Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati Enquirer |
Many area schools are limiting their proms to seniors only, or holding separate dances for different grade levels in order to meet state health protocols. Others, like Wyoming High School, are planning outdoor proms.
St. Ursula Academy in East Walnut Hills is planning separate junior and senior proms in different locations on the same date, district spokesperson Jill Cahill said. Betsy Fuller with Lakota Local Schools says both Lakota East and Lakota West proms will be seniors-only, with no outside guests allowed. Kings High School in Deerfield Township is hosting a seniors-only dinner and dance at the Manor House in Mason on April 17, community relations coordinator Dawn Gould said. William Mason High School also announced an April prom at the Manor House.
Fran Russ with Cincinnati Public Schools says CPS students will get outdoor proms, too. Each high school principal is working to finalize plans. Springboro Schools communications coordinator Scott Marshall says the Warren County district is looking into “some type of social event” that will meet state and county guidelines.
Other Cincinnati-area schools say they are waiting for further guidance from the governor before they make any official prom plans. But the governor’s office has approved proms, DeWine’s press secretary Dan Tierney confirmed to The Enquirer. Separate “guidance documents” are being finalized, though it’s not clear when those will be released.