Eagan High School Prom Plan for 2021
Dear Eagan High School Senior Students and Families:
Throughout the past year, we have dealt with the repercussions of the global pandemic. While this has altered many events and milestones in our students’ high school careers, we are pleased to announce that we have a “Prom Plan” for Saturday, May 22nd, 2021.
Of course, this event will look ENTIRELY different from years past. However, we are excited about the possibility of celebrating this milestone in a creative way that follows the constraints of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and District 196 guidelines. These guidelines include: students and any school personnel wearing masks, a documented method to contact trace if needed, no eating, no dancing, students can be designated in “pods” of 6, all pods must be 6 feet away from other pods, and limiting the numbers of attendees. Because of this, Prom will be limited to current Eagan High School seniors only. Guests must be an Eagan HS senior or EHS junior class member. A senior student is limited to one such guest.
The Prom committee has worked diligently to create a memorable class event within the parameters of the MDH and District 196. They have decided upon a movie night in the Eagan Stadium. (There is no rain date - so we are hoping for good weather).
The prom committee will be making a balloon arch and students will be announced before entering the field as part of our Premier event. Eagan cable TV (ETV) will be there to film this and will air at a later date. No family members will be allowed in the stadium.
IF it rains - we will still do this part of the evening in the gym - and students will pick up their blanket/chair and goodie bag, and take a few photos at the selfie stations.
Students will sign up in pods(groups) of no more than 6. Each pod will be given tickets for their group - students will be required to show their ID’s to check into the Stadium. The entire group must check in together. Each pod will have an assigned area on the field and wear the provided identifying wristbands. They will not be able to leave their pod to join another pod. If students leave the stadium - they will not be allowed to re-enter.
Attire: Students choice – Formalwear, or casual; comfortable outdoor movie watching. NO Dress shoes including high heels allowed on the field.
Cost: $15/student (This includes: Either a chair or blanket students take home with them, a few decorative selfie stations, bottled water, and a goodie bag to take home - compliments of City & County Credit Union. CCCU also generously paid for the movie licensing to reduce the cost of the ticket for students. NO food on the field during the movie. Students will not be allowed to bring in bags, backpacks or additional items including food and drink.
*Tickets will go on sale on MyPayments on Monday, May 3rd. We will sell until we run out of available tickets. Please remember that we have limited capacity for safety and social distancing.
Time: Students may begin arriving at the field at 7pm. The evening concludes by 10:15pm
One thing that COVID has taught us is that everything is subject to change based on the safety of our students, families and staff. Right now, we are hoping we can hold this event, but of course, we will continue to monitor the situation and the guidelines and will make changes as needed. Because of this, we are recommending that students/families do not make a large financial investment in the event of a change in plans.