Prom 2015 - Upper Canada District School Board

May 11, 2015
Dear Parents/Guardians,
With the end of the school year fast approaching, many of our students are making plans to
attend our prom which will be held from 4:30 until 7:00 in the gymnasium at BCI on Friday, June
12th. In addition to searching for that perfect dress and getting fitted for tuxes, our students
are also making choices about pre-prom and post-prom activities. With that in mind, I would
like to remind you that the Upper Canada District School Board has a zero-tolerance policy with
respect to the use of alcohol and/or drugs at school events.
I believe that our school prom should reflect the values and core beliefs of our school
community and that it should be a safe and respectful finale to an enjoyable and productive
senior year for our graduating class. It is for this reason that I am asking for your support in
ensuring that your sons and daughters comply with the zero tolerance policy at the upcoming
prom. I would also like to be up front in communicating that students who violate the policy
will be subject to regular school disciplinary action, including suspensions from school and all
school-related activities. It is important to note that student safety is our first priority and that
this policy will be enforced out of concern for the well-being of our students.
In addition, I would like to point out that post-prom activities are not school sanctioned events.
Many of you may be aware of a post-prom letter that was written by students and shared with
other students recently. The letter clearly states that all students will be required to pay a fee
for admission bracelets and refreshments. The letter also asks students for their Health Card
numbers and it outlines a disclaimer with respect to school and Board liability. As this is not a
school organized activity, the post-prom party is not an event that our school endorses.
I am confident that with your support we can make the 2015 BCI Prom a very fun and
memorable evening. If you have any questions regarding our upcoming prom or the
expectations that are in place for our students, please feel free to contact me at the school
phone number (613) 345-5641 or by email at
Bill Loshaw