May 16, 2021
Dear Upper School Families,
We’re very much in the homestretch! AP exams wrap up on Monday, capstone projects are coming to a close and final exams are on the horizon. Given all the moving parts in the next couple weeks, here is some important information to help guide you, including information on our much-anticipated Prom.
Saturday, May 22nd, 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Columbus Academy Presents
A Van Gogh-inspired PROM – “A Starry Night to Reunite”
Please read all the information related to next Saturday’s event, as we’re excited to offer something for all the upper school students to enjoy!
Students must arrive by 9:00 p.m. and stay until 10:30 p.m.
Underclassmen (grades 9-10) are invited to join us in the Jones Gym and lawn area outside the strength and band rooms for an evening of dancing, games and dessert trucks. Students must check in via the main Athletics Entrance.
Upperclassmen (grades 11-12) are invited to join us in the Quad, dining hall tent and surrounding areas for an evening of dancing, games and food trucks. Students must check in via the front doors to the Senior Lounge. Note: only seniors may invite non-CA guests, and guests must be pre-approved in advance through the Dean’s office.
Forms may be turned in to Dr. Losambe anytime this week or when a student arrives to check in at the dance.
RSVPs: even if students did not fill out the electronic RSVP, they are welcome to come as long as they have a signed permission form at the door. However, prom t-shirts are only guaranteed for those who RSVP’d in advance.
Prom T-Shirts: t-shirts will be handed out this week at school.
Attire: dress is semi-formal or formal, but we encourage footwear that makes sense outdoors. It’s also a good idea for girls to have a pair of socks to throw on when dancing indoors.
If you wear a suit coat, please put a name in it. Every year a jacket is left behind that we can’t connect with the proper owner.
Masks: given that we are still a community where many of its members may not be vaccinated and students may be socializing in close proximity, masks are still required.
Covid Rapid-Tests: depending on your child’s vaccination status, we are strongly encouraging that students use a free, school-provided BinaxNOW Covid-19 Rapid HomeTest on Friday, May 21st, to help ensure the health and wellness of the greater CA community. Tests will be handed out with prom t-shirts at school for those who requested them. Our nurses have provided this three-minute “How To” video: