Radnor Community Encouraged to Participate in Day of Unplugging, March 2
January 30, 2020
All Radnor Staff, Parents, Students and Community Members Encouraged to "Unplug and Connect" as District Celebrates National Day of Unplugging, March 2
In an effort to promote a balanced "digital diet," encourage reflection on the impact of technology in our lives, and dedicate time for "unplugging and connecting" with one another, Radnor Township School District will celebrate the National Day of Unplugging on Monday, March 2.*
All Radnor students, staff members, parents/guardians, and community members are encouraged to set aside their devices and take a break from screens. A range of activities are planned to help celebrate and facilitate participation in the event. Participants need not "unplug" for the entire day on March 2; even a short period of time dedicated to powering off is a great start!
See the RTSD Day of Unplugging website here for all the details.
Community members can show their support for the Day of Unplugging by taking a pledge to unplug from technology at NationalDayofUnplugging.com; printing and completing the official poster stating your reason for unplugging and posting a photo to social media using #RadnorUnplugs prior to March 2; playing Day of Unplugging Bingo by March 6; printing and displaying the official RTSD Day of Unplugging poster; and talking to friends and family about their relationship with technology using conversation prompts.
RTSD recognizes the need to promote responsible and safe use of technology while harnessing its positives. As part a district-wide study of technology last year, the district established a goal of examining ways to impart the importance of mindful technology use for students and staff.
*The official National Day of Unplugging is sundown-to-sundown on March 6-7. Due to parent-teacher conferences and no school for K-5 students on March 6 in RTSD, the district will commemorate the occasion on Monday, March 2 -- appropriately the same day as the national Read Across America celebration.
"Unplug and Connect" logo designed by Radnor High School sophomore Amasha Wickramasinghe.