Yesterday, October 24th, 2018 was Unity Day, so PALCS teachers and staff gathered in their orange shirts, pants, and shoes, to celebrate and stand against bullying. We are united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion of all students!
We hope you were able to join us by wearing orange yesterday to show your support to end bullying and raise awareness. As a cyber school, PALCS has an opportunity to not only highlight bullying itself, but also address the issue of cyberbullying.
“More than one of every five school-aged children report being bullied,” states Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors Unity Day and founded National Bullying Prevention Month in 2006. “By joining together and wearing and sharing orange on Unity Day, we can send the unified message that we care about students’ physical and emotional health and that bullying will no longer be accepted in this society.”
We would like to send a special thank you to our guidance department for always being there for our students, in every situation, but especially when it comes to bullying.
We hope that this topic will be continuously discussed, not only in October, but all months of the year, making prevention a priority. Once again, we want to wish a Happy Unity Day to all and, as the PACER Center puts it, “make it orange and make it end!”
Make sure to post your photos of you wearing orange for all to see using the #PALCSUnite and #UnityDay. Together, PALCS stands tall against bullying – and so can you!