CLARK, NJ - Most people did not realize that Thursday, April 23 was “Take Your Child to Work Day,” since, well, every day has been "Take Your Child to Work Day" since schools went to social-distance education.

Ed Bucior, Vice-Principal at Arthur L. Johnson High School, was the exception this year. In his morning remarks on Thursday morning, Bucior pointed out to the faculty and staff that it was, in fact, “Take Your Child to Work Day,” and they were encouraged to send pictures of their day. 

Almost immediately, the pictures started coming in. Mr. Reyes, who is the advisor to the Crusader News, got in on the action too, asking colleagues to send in their pictures “with whomever you are spending “Take Your Child to Work Day,”" including pets and spouses. 

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From traditional participants in the popular day, to grown children, dogs, cats and even a ferret, the school community rallied in response. 

 Spanish teacher Jessica Lopez-Otalvaro shared her picture with her kids. "It wasn't business as usual at our house, we actually tried to celebrate “Take Your Child to Work Day,” said Lopez-Otalvaro, “my children loved using Photo Booth and Google Meet to chat with my students. It was a nice diversion from the usual.”

Special Education teacher, Tara Gordon said, “This is the first year I took both of my kids to work with me.  My little one was always a little too young. I was actually planning on finally bringing her in this year, but this works too and it's a lot easier.” 

Even though they didn’t roam the halls of ALJ, or take time to play with Ms. Jacobi’s bunny, or lead the news on Mr. Scardilli’s TV Show, everyone agreed it was a nice diversion from the every day.   

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