Bishop John Snyder High School ’ s Formal Dress Code The following rules and guidelines apply to both BJS students and their dates. The administration will enforce the formal attire guidelines at the entry. While we will be reasonable in our interpretation, you will not be allowed into the dance if you are dressed inappropriately. If you are dressed appropriately at entry but alter the outfit during the dance, you will be asked to leave. Money will not be refunded. This dress code does not limit your ability to show your style and uniqueness; however, we are a Christian school that promotes modesty as a virtue. If you have questions, take photos of the front, back and sides of the attire in the dressing room to show Mrs. Vetzel BEFORE you purchase the outfit. It is the responsibility of BJSHS juniors and seniors to inform their guests of this code. Females: Formal length is floor-length. Material should be appropriate for formalwear. Legs cannot show: 1. NO SPLITS in skirts. 2. No short dress with long overlay of sheer material. 3. No high-low hems. Cleavage should not be visible. No open sides. Midriffs will not be exposed. No cut- outs or sheer materials. If the dress does not meet code, fabric inserts must be sewn (not pinned) on the dress. Dresses may be backless as long as they are not cut below the waistline (navel). Spaghetti straps or strapless are allowed, as long as they follow the other rules. No cover-ups (shawls, sweaters) will be allowed over dresses that do not meet code. No form-fitting dresses. Males: Tuxedo or formal suit : jacket, tie, dress shirt, pants, belt, and dress shoes. No baseball hats or bandannas. No earrings. No canes. Shirts must stay buttoned to the second button. Plain white t-shirts should be worn underneath. Pants should fit properly and not sag below the waistline. Faces should be clean-shaven. Not allowed for males or females : Athletic shoes, slippers, Sperry–style, boots, or flip-flops. Formal dress shoes must be worn. Body piercing jewelry. Visible tattoos. Cosmetic contact lenses of a color or pattern not natural to a person. School rules apply for hair. No hair colors or styles not natural to a person (e.g., pink or faux-hawk). Junior-Senior Prom FAQ Who? BJSHS juniors, seniors, and their dates are invited. Faculty and administration are chaperoning. When? Saturday, April 18 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. Arrival: The doors open at 6:50; no admittance after 7:45. Please plan your time well: don’t aim for a 7:45 arrival! Other high schools will have their proms that night, so restaurants and traffic will be slower than usual. The Prom Court will be announced around 8:30. Departure: Once you exit the prom, there is no re-entry. You cannot visit your car in the parking lot. Please arrange to leave by 10:35. Ticket? Tickets are $60 single and $120 couple. The prom committee will sell tickets at lunch time March 27-31 only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are non-refundable and nontransferable. You will receive an invitation to keep for your scrapbook. A teacher will be at the door to verify approved names from a master list. If you purchase a ticket, but need to cancel after the ticket sales are over, keep in mind: NO REFUNDS. We have already paid our vendors for you to attend, whether you attend or not. Why $60 per ticket? The price covers the venue, the deejay, the decorations, and the food (see menu below). A prom costs as much as a large wedding! What is for supper? While some students enjoy going to a restaurant before prom, we will be serving heavy hors d’oeuvres/ dinner. Menu: quesadillas; chicken tenders w/ Ranch and blue cheese dressing; mini flatbread pizzas; Angus slider burgers; fried potato wedges vegetables w/ herb dip; cheese; fruit ; crackers; cupcakes; iced tea, punch, and water Bringing a guest? BEFORE you are allowed to purchase tickets , you MUST have the guest approved by Mr. Kellum. Tickets will be on sale March 27-31, so you need to have paperwork approved by March 25. Fill out the Non-school Guest Approval form available at the front desk, from Mrs. Naughton, or on the school website. A copy of the guest’s driver’s license must be attached. All of these papers must be presented at the time the ticket is purchased. The guest has to bring the driver’s license with him/her to the prom. Persons 21 years of age and older may not attend the prom. Students who have been expelled or excluded from Bishop Snyder may not attend. Is formal photography available? No, but bring your camera. The view will be worth your while. Music? The DJ is responsible for the play list. We discourage your requesting songs at the dance. Reason 1: We are a Christian school that does not allow explicit lyrics. Reason 2: The DJ, a professional businessman, knows many songs ; however, he cannot be held responsible for playing a song he has not listened to recently since it may contain objectionable material. Dancing Style? Physical contact will be monitored by the chaperones. There should be no PDA. No grinding. Areas that a bathing suit covers should not be in physical contact with anyone else. When bodies touch, both must remain upright. If your contact is inappropriate, a chaperone can and will ask you to leave. Mr. Kellum will give you the consequences the following Monday at school. There are no refunds. Behavior? We are proud of the compliments we usually receive on our students’ behavior at extracurricular events; however, we will reiterate that guests and students abide by BJSHS’s rules. This may include submitting to a breathalyzer and on-site drug testing if there is reasonable suspicion. Anyone found to be under the influence of any drug /alcohol will be turned over to law enforcement authorities. We cannot emphasize enough that we want everyone to have a great – and SAFE – prom. Complaints? If you have a legitimate issue, please express your concern to Mrs. Vetzel, not to fellow students or parents or other teachers. Where? The University Club occupies the 27th floor of the Riverplace Tower on the Southbank of downtown Jacksonville. The address is 1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207. This is a tall white building. The parking garage is immediately to the right, and it has a Wells Fargo sign. Although security is present and watchful, please do not walk alone in the garage or to the building. We are only allowed in the areas we have rented. A chaperone will be present in the lobby to help with the elevator. You are not allowed to play on the elevator or get off on any other floors (which contain business offices). Security will escort you out of the building (and you will face behavioral consequences at school on Monday) if you should wander onto other floors. DRIVING DIRECTIONS From the South: Take 95 North to the Downtown Exit, stay to the right and take the Prudential Drive option. Turn right at Riverplace Boulevard. The Riverplace Tower Building will be on your left at the 1st light. From the North: Take 95 South to the San Marco Exit (the first exit off the Fuller Warren Bridge). At the second light, turn left on San Marco Boulevard. Continue until the end of San Marco Boulevard. Turn right on Riverplace Boulevard. The Riverplace Tower Building will be three blocks ahead on your left. From the West Take I-10 East into Jacksonville to 95 South. Take 95 South to the San Marco exit (the first exit off the Fuller Warren Bridge). At the second light, turn left on San Marco Boulevard. Continue until the end of San Marco Boulevard. Turn right on Riverplace Boulevard. The Riverplace Tower Building will be three blocks ahead on your left. PARKING? Free parking is available in the garage east of Riverplace Tower Building; this garage is connected to the building. When you face the building , the garage is immediately to the right.There is a Wells Fargo sign on this garage. There is also a free parking lot available just before Riverplace Tower Building in front of the Crowne Plaza Hotel along Riverplace Boulevard. Please keep in mind you should not walk alone while downtown. *** Parents, please discuss with your child any before- or after- prom activities, and ensure these activities are chaperoned by responsible adults.
© Copyright 2020