students holding up a poster that says "Unity means Kindness, Working Together...Helping Each Other!"

*Image is from a 2019 Unity Day assembly

Today is Unity Day! Wear orange to show that we are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion! In previous years, we have recognized Unity Day with school assemblies, decorations and classroom activities. As we honor Unity Day this year in a remote setting, you can still participate through sharing photos of you wearing orange on social media and using #BSDUnity or #UnityDay2020 or checking out some of these virtual activities from PACER.

“More than one of every five school-aged children report being bullied,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors Unity Day and founded National Bullying Prevention Month in 2006. “By wearing and sharing ORANGE on Unity Day, we can send the unified message that we care about student’s physical and emotional health and that bullying will no longer be accepted in this society.” Learn more.