Prom and School Dance Updates

School Dance Policy Updates

For the 2018 junior-senior prom, the following are points of which to take note:

  • The class of 2018 will host a junior-senior prom on Saturday, April 21 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at M&T Bank Stadium.
  • Juniors and/or seniors may purchase a maximum of two tickets for this event.
  • All attendees must bring a photo I.C. such as a BCPS I.D., school I.D., or driver’s permit/license AND their ticket to be admitted to the dance.
  • All attendees will be required to arrive to the prom within one hour of its start time (by 8 pm) AND will be required to stay at the prom until 9 pm before leaving.(Exceptions require advanced administrative approval.)
  • Students bringing a guest outside of HHS must follow the conditions and terms stated on the Guest Form.


 Moving forward to the 2018-19 school year, the following changes will occur for future school-sponsored dances:

  • All policies and procedures outlined above will continue to be in effect.
  • Senior classes will host a senior-only prom at a Baltimore County venue. (The class of 2019 will be the first class to host this event.)
  • Junior classes will host a junior formal in the school’s cafeteria. (The class of 2020 will be the first class to host this event.)
  • Only seniors can purchase tickets to the senior prom, and only juniors can purchase tickets to the junior formal.
  • Seniors and juniors may invite other Hereford students, or other non-HHS students as their guests.

Changes to proms and dances and events are occurring because of concerns experienced with past prom practices and the need to make the entire prom experience safer and more affordable for our students. If students or parents have any questions or concerns or need clarification about any change and the reason why, please first talk to your child, and then, please do not hesitate to contact one of the grade-level advisors or administrators or one of your PTSA Executive Board members. As always, if you need to get in touch with me, please use my email address or contact the main office.

Thank you for your continued support,

Joe Jira


Sample Guest Forms:

Below are sample guest forms for specific dances.  To get the most updated version of these forms, please go to the main office.

SAMPLE: Homecoming Guest Form (high school students only)
SAMPLE: Prom Guest Form (non-high school students)