Dance Chaperones

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Parents are not asked to chaperone Middle School dances.

Upper School

We depend on parents to chaperone Upper School dances. Please help our students enjoy safe social activities by joining Upper School faculty as chaperones.

Upper School clubs host dances each year, including the winter semiformal and the junior-senior prom. Each dance requires both faculty and parent chaperones. The semiformal and prom occur at off campus venues; other dances take place on campus.

Parents will be notified by PFA representatives when dances have been scheduled, and directed to an online sign-up form. 

Chaperone Guidelines

Chaperones choose between two shifts for each dance. Each shift requires at least four parent chaperones; more may be required depending on the venue.

Shift times vary; for a typical dance they are from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and 9:30 to 11 p.m.

Parents need to check in with the faculty member in charge of the dance when they arrive for their shift.

Rules of conduct outlining expectations for chaperones and students are provided in advance of the dance.

If parents see objectionable behavior during a dance, they should speak with a faculty chaperone or an administrator, who will deal directly with the students involved.

What chaperones need to know about dance rules

No alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products prior to, during, or after a dance.

Students are expected to dance in a manner that does not disrespect others or injure those around them.

Students need to leave campus when the dance is over, usually by 11:15 p.m.

Each student may invite two guests from another school for whom they are responsible during the dance. Host students are expected to introduce their guests to a faculty chaperone.

If students leave the immediate premises during a dance, they are not allowed to re-enter.