June 5, 2022

Dear PRHS Class of 2022 Parent/Guardian: 

Good morning. I hope this note finds you enjoying the first weekend of June. The Renaissance Dinner and the Senior Awards Ceremony were both great events and we are hoping for more of the same at the PRHS graduation on June 22nd. I am writing to update you on two issues regarding the Class of 2022. Please be advised of the following: 

  • Senior Portraits – For the Class of 2020 and 2021, the administration decided to post pictures of every senior in front of the high school, near the corner of Pascack Road and Park Ave. We did this because it wasn't certain that we would be able to celebrate the seniors with a traditional graduation that would be open to friends and family. As this was not a Park Ridge tradition previously, it was never our intention to post senior pictures this year, because we have been confident that we could return to celebrating our graduates with a traditional graduation ceremony in June without limitations on the number of attendees. However, after discussions with students from the Senior Class and the Executive Student Council, it has come to our attention that they believed this was a new tradition for all PRHS graduating classes. Since we did not communicate our plans with the students, we have decided that we would post the portraits of the Class of 2022 in front of the school. For safety and security reasons, we will be using only first names under their picture this year. If you would like your child to be included in this activity, please email [email protected] by June 9th to let him know you give permission for your child’s picture to be included with the class. If you do not notify him, your child's portrait will not be posted. Next year, I look forward to discussing the future of this activity with the Class of 2023 Op Grad Committee.


  • Graduation Gowns – Earlier in the school year, an administrative decision was made to unify the Class of 2022 and all future graduating classes by wearing the same gown to the graduation ceremony. All of the gowns this year will be maroon, with a white stripe on the sleeve. Unfortunately, at the time you placed the order for your child’s gown, the order form did not represent this change. We apologize for not communicating this earlier to the students and parents.

In closing, I look forward to seeing everyone on June 22nd at the PRHS Class of 2022 graduation on Doc Lewis Field. The ceremony will begin at 6 PM sharp.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.


Robert M. Gamper, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools