The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) has announced that students will not be allowed to attend prom for a second year in a row.
Given that most LBPSB schools are located in Red Zone regions, schools are not allowed to organize big events with students from different class bubbles, which would make planning for a big event more difficult.
The cancelling of high school’s big night of the year has brought shock and devastation to many, especially just after receiving news on the loosening of restrictions. However, the school board made it clear that they must respect government health guidelines to ensure the safety of students, staff, and their families.
The likelihood of planning an event for prom would be challenging for the many reasons:
- Events must only include students and staff. Parents are allowed to attend by video conferencing only.
- End-of-school activities are permitted for students in the same class bubble.
- Photos are allowed only if taken by bubble class.
- If students wish to sign yearbooks, social distancing must be respected and with one pen per student (no sharing).
What are your thoughts on the cancelling of prom?