Note to Parents of Seniors

May 29, 2014

Dear Senior Parents,

I am writing with logistical information about the end of the year in the Upper School for seniors.  Here is the link to The Senior Week Schedule.  We will post the Senior Project Presentation Schedule as soon as all details are finalized.  You are welcome to attend any senior project presentations that you would like on Friday, June 6.

Following is additional information about the Prom, which will take place on Saturday, June 7, from 8:00-11:30 at at SMCC, 2 Fort Road, South Portland in the main dining hall. All students are invited.  Tickets are $15/advance and $20/door.  Students attend in pairs, groups, or individually.  Attire is semi-formal.  The following expectations apply:

  • Students may attend with a guest by completing a guest form.  The forms are available from Cathie Connors and should be returned to Cathie by noon on Thursday, June 5.  Hosts must explain dance expectations to their guests, sign them in at the door, and introduce them to chaperons.
  • Students may arrive and leave when they choose.  Once they leave, however, they may not return.
  • Students must dance in ways that are appropriate for a school function.
  • Any student who chooses to use drugs or alcohol before or during the event will be subject to strong disciplinary action, including possible expulsion from school.

Parking information will be included in next week’s Weekly. If you need to contact your child or the chaperons during the dance, please call 653-9985.

I think the seniors are pretty clear about my expectations regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs before or during the Prom, and I believe that they will live up to those expectations.  However, I do not want inadvertently to send the message that such use after the Prom is fine.  While use outside of school functions and hours is not a violation of school rules, it is still of great concern.  I strongly advise you as parents to make your expectations are clear with your senior and make a plan to ensure that they are met.  Post prom parties that are not closely chaperoned by parents are dangerous for the well being of the students and for the hosting adults, who are responsible in the eyes of the law whether or not they are present.

Please let Lydia Maier, Cathie Connors, or me know if you have questions.