Prom Guidelines

  • Please review the rules below that are in place for Junior-Senior Prom at Fernbank Museum of Natural History on Saturday, April 24th, 2021. Please be sure you understand them and are aware of the consequences if you do not abide by them.

    1. Face masks must be worn at all times during Prom. Students must social distance while they at the event. Students will also be asked to not congregate in groups of more than ten.

    2. Covid-19 Rules: Do not attend this event if you are sick or have Covid -19 symptoms, have been diagnosed with Covid-19 within 10 days (April 14th) prior to prom, are awaiting a Covid-19 test result, or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19.

    3. Photo ID (Driver’s License, School ID, Learners Permit, etc) will be required upon check-in.

    4. Prom will end promptly at 11:00 pm. You must have a ride at Fernbank Museum of Natural History by 11:00 pm.

    5. Suggestive or inappropriate dancing will not be allowed at all. This is a school-sponsored event. Please understand you WILL be asked to leave if you cannot dance appropriately.

    6. No excessively revealing (front and/or back) or short dresses will be allowed. If you think your dress is in violation of this dress code, please bring a picture with you wearing the dress to an administrator’s office.

    7. Gentlemen—jackets and ties are required. Shirts must be worn at all times.

    8. No glow sticks or open containers of any kind will be allowed.

    9. This is a school-sponsored event; therefore, all GCPS and Grayson High School rules apply.

    10. Students must be present for half the school day on Friday, April 23, 2021, in order to be able to attend Prom on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

    11. Students who are suspended or expelled during this time are not allowed to attend any GCPS school function, including Prom.

    12. Grayson High School students who are planning to bring a date that does not attend Grayson High School to the dance are responsible for sharing this information with their date.

    I understand that I must follow all of the above rules or I could be asked to leave the Prom.

  • General Information

    Who can attend the prom?
    Prom is a dance for any junior or senior who has purchased a prom ticket on My Payments Plus.

    When is the dance?
    The dance is Saturday, April 24th from 7-11 pm. The prom will end promptly at 11:00 pm. You must have a ride at Fernbank to pick you up no later than 11:00 pm.

    Where is the dance?
    Prom will be held at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

    What can I use for a photo ID at check-in?
    You can use a school ID (this year or last year), Driver’s License, or Learner’s Permit. If you don’t have one of these, go to the media center to get them to print your picture ID.

  • Tickets

    How much are tickets?
    $75 until April 15th (unless they sell out early)

    Where do I buy a ticket?
    On MyPaymentsPlus until April 15th (unless they sell out early).

    What is the last date to buy a prom ticket?
    The last day to pay is April 15th on MyPaymentsPlus.

  • Date Tickets

    How much do date tickets cost?
    Tickets are $75 on MyPaymentsPlus

    When do date tickets go on sale?
    Date tickets will be sold on MyPaymentsPlus from March 8th until April 15th.

    How many date tickets can I buy?
    Each student will be allowed to buy one date ticket. You are NOT allowed to switch tickets.

    What if my date does not attend a Gwinnett County Public School?
    Non-GCPS dates need to complete a permission form. Current high school students need to get parent and principal signatures. Forms are due to the front desk by Thursday, April 15th. Forms can be found on MyPaymentsPlus when you purchase your date ticket or at the front office.

  • Prom Court

    How can I nominate someone for Prom Court?
    Nominations will be made on the Junior and Senior eClass pages the week of April 12-15.

    When do we vote?
    Voting will take place on the Junior Class and Senior Class eCLASS pages from April 19-21. The winners will be announced at the dance around 9:30 pm.

    How will I know if I am on the prom court?
    The top 3 nominees will be notified by Friday, April 16th.

  • Dance Behavior and Dress Code

    What is the dress code?
    Ladies - no excessively revealing (front and/or back) or short dresses will be allowed. If you think your dress is in violation of this dress code, please bring a picture with you wearing the dress to an administrator’s office.

    Gentlemen - jackets and ties are required. Shirts must be worn at all times. 

    Students in violation of this WILL be asked to leave.

    What are the rules of the dance?
    Suggestive or inappropriate dancing will not be allowed at all. This is a school-sponsored event. Please understand you will be asked to leave if you cannot dance appropriately.

    • No glow sticks or open containers of any kind will be allowed.
    • Masks must be worn.
    • This is a school-sponsored event; therefore, all GCPS and Grayson High School rules apply.
    • Photo ID will be required upon check-in. Please have your ticket and ID ready when you arrive.
    • Grayson High School students who are planning to bring a date that does not attend Grayson High School to the dance are responsible for sharing this information with their date.
    • Prom will end promptly at 11:00 pm. You must have a ride at Fernbank to pick you up no later than 11:00 pm.

    What is the attendance policy?
    Students must be present for half the school day on Friday, April 23rd in order to be able to attend the dance on Saturday, April 24th. There will be an attendance roster at the door to check this information. Students who are suspended or expelled during this time are not allowed to attend any GCPS school function, including Prom

  • Parking and Tickets

    How much is parking?
    Parking is free at Fernbank.

    How do I get to the venue?
    Fernbank is located at 767 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307.

  • COVID Protocol

    What COVID guidelines will be followed at the dance?
    Face masks must be worn at all times during Prom. Students must socially distance at the event. Students will also be asked to not congregate in groups of more than ten.

    COVID-19 Rules: Do not attend this event if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within 10 days (April 14th) prior to prom, are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Prom Space

    What areas of Fernbank can we use at Prom?
    Students will have access to the lower level of Fernbank (including Star Gallery, Café, and Special Exhibit Gallery), patio, walkway to Wildwood Outdoor area, entry-level balcony, and front fountain area (Dinosaur Plaza).

    View the Fernbank map.