Senior Prom 2019

June 1, 2019

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


There Is No School Sanctioned After Prom Party


The Senior Prom

June 1, 2019

To Parents/Guardians and Students:

We can all sense the excitement that comes with the Senior Prom for the Class of 2019. A great deal of time, planning, and commitment have gone into making this gala occasion at the Cascades a safe and fun-filled event. Please read this letter carefully and support the outstanding efforts of the Senior Class officers and their advisors.

The safety and welfare of all participants attending the Senior Prom are of utmost importance. Parents/Guardians and students should be aware that this event is chaperoned by DHHS faculty, staff, school security, administration, and a Hamden police officer. The following specific rules and guidelines will be strictly enforced:

  1. Any non-DHHS guests should have furnished their name, home address, a parent/guardian telephone number, and email address prior to the close of school on Monday, May 20th.
  2. The prom begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. All participants are expected to arrive at the prom by 6:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 6:30 p.m.
  3. Anyone arriving under the influence or in possession of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to attend the prom. Parents/guardians and the police will be called and the school policy on drug and alcohol use and/or possession will be enforced (Please refer to the Code of Conduct for additional information.) The breath alcohol tester will be considered for use in the event that there is reasonable suspicion that a student has consumed anything containing alcohol. Use of the breath alcohol tester will follow guidelines as stated in Board of Education Policy #5090.7. If suspended, a student will not be allowed to participate in school activities during the duration of the suspension, including special senior activities. 
  4. If it is reported that there is any behavior suspected to be related to drug and/or alcohol possession or use by students, all students transported in the same vehicle as those students will also be asked to submit to a breath alcohol test and/or a search of their possessions by the administration. Students who are determined not to have been in violation of the school policy on drug and alcohol possession or use will be allowed to attend the prom. Their parents/guardians will be notified that there has been a problem, and in the event that the driver refuses or is incapable of driving the student(s) home, it will be expected that the parents/guardians will provide such transportation. Any students found to be under the influence or in possession of drugs or alcohol will incur consequences as stated in the Code of Conduct, will not be allowed to attend the prom, and their parents/guardians will be required to pick them up.
  5. If a student leaves the prom for any reason, he/she will not be permitted to return. Parents/Guardians will be called if students attempt to leave the prom prior to 9:00 p.m. The prom ends promptly at 10:00 p.m. There is not a sanctioned after prom party sponsored by Daniel Hand High School.

Making this a positive and memorable event is only possible when we have the Daniel Hand High School community of parents/guardians, students, and staff working together in a positive and supportive manner. I thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.


Anthony R. Salutari, Jr.

Prom Do's and Don'ts for Parents/Guardians

(Developed by parents/guardians/students/administrators)


DO contact the parents/guardians of your child's guest to review the plans for the evening.

DO establish reasonable curfews. Nowhere is it written that prom goers must stay out all night.

DO invite prom goers to your home before and after the prom.

DO be sure, if using a limousine, that the company is registered by the Connecticut State Department of Transportation.

DO make yourself available by phone that evening.



DON'T allow drinking/drug use of any kind at any time.

DON'T rent hotel rooms for prom parties.

DON'T hesitate to call the school or fellow parents/guardians with questions or concerns.


Prom tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 8th during lunch waves and will be available for purchase outside of the Library Media Center. The cost will be $83.00 per ticket or $166.00 for two tickets. Please bring cash or a check payable to DHHS to purchase your ticket(s).

There will be open seating at the Senior Prom. The information on the form below is required to be submitted to Mr. or Mrs. Docker by Monday, May 20th if your guest is not a student at Daniel Hand High School. 

Dinner will be buffet style including; Penne ala Vodka, chicken parmesan, meatballs, mashed potato bar, Caesar salad, vegetable medley, and fresh rolls. Dessert will be an ice cream sundae bar. Please inform Mr. Docker (Room 342) or Mrs. Docker (Room 223) of any allergies or dietary restrictions. 

All students will purchase their tickets outside of the Library Media Center during lunch waves on May 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, and 15th. 

Thank you,

The 2019 Class Council 

2019 Senior Prom Guest Form