“Our school system made an incredibly powerful statement in 2018 in our first year being involved in this effort,” Dr. Arlotto said. “We want to make an even more powerful statement this year, and we want everyone in the county and city of Annapolis to join us. Our children are products of our communities as well as our schools, and we all need to join together to convey the message of kindness and acceptance to them loudly and clearly.”
The day is just the first of several occasions on which AACPS will specifically address anti-bullying issues this year. As part of Project Unity, AACPS students and staff will wear orange and participate in additional activities on December 5, February 12, and March 24. Staff professional development on those dates will also be aligned with these initiatives.
More information about the National Bullying Prevention Center can be found at www.pacer.org/bullying.