PROM 2017: Saturday, May 20th

THE PROM PACKET has been emailed to all OPRF Junior and Senior students' via their school email address. 

Official Prom Packet Here: /activities/documents/1OPRFPromPacket2017.pdf

Hard copies can also be found in the Student Activity Office. 

Info from the packet:

OPRF encourages parents and students to make legal, safe, and healthy decisions before, during, and after prom! 

PROM is open to OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST HIGH SCHOOL Juniors and Seniors! A current Junior or Senior may bring 1 current Freshmen or Sophomore as a guest or 1 Non-OPRF-student as a guest.

Theme:  A Night at the Grammy’s

·       Saturday, May 20th, 2017

·       6:30-11:00pm (No admittance and no refunds after 7:30pm)

·       151 E Wacker Drive, Chicago: Hyatt Regency, West Tower

·       $100 for OPRF students; $110 for Non-OPRF-Student Guests

TICKET INFORMATION:  All ticket sales are FINAL-No refunds- no exceptions
*Tickets are $100 for OPRF Students and $110 for Non-OPRF-Student guests

When purchasing/picking up ticket you must have:

  • OPRF Student ID

The Prom Permission Form (one for each OPRF  student)

If purchased online, the printed RECEIPT- not the confirmation email, the receipt.

(If applicable) The Non-OPRF Student Guest Permission Form AND a copy of their photo-ID

Monday, April 10th - Friday, May 12th at 11:59pm for OPRF STUDENTS
  • ·        Go to the OPRF Web store and select “School Dances/Prom”

·        Tickets must be picked up between Monday, April 24th and Monday, May 15th at 3:30pm.

·        Tickets will not be distributed without the appropriate paperwork

·        Tickets will not be distributed after Monday, May 15th at 3:30pm.

o   If ticket isn’t picked up by 3:30pm on 5/15, no refund will be issued.

Monday, April 17th – Wednesday, May 10th at 3:30pm for all attendees

·        Form of Payment accepted: cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or by check payable to OPRF/Prom.

§ If check, please also include driver’s license number, address, phone number and student’s name & ID#

Non-OPRF Student Guests:
Permission forms due to SID’s by Monday, May 8th at 3:30pm. No Exceptions.

·        Guest Permission Form must be completed with all required signatures before a ticket may be purchased/picked up.

·        Attach a copy of the guest’s photo ID. They must use that ID for entry to the dance.



TABLE RESERVATIONS Due Friday 5/12 to Mr. Weisman in 227

·        You may reserve a dinner table to sit with your friends by filling out the reservation form

·        1 form per group request

·        Ticket numbers MUST be included in your request. Students must purchase a ticket before being included on a form.

Professional Prom PhotographsProfessional photos will be taken at Prom by VIP Photography Studio.  Photo package information will be provided when the prom ticket is purchased.

Behavioral and Discipline

·        Students on Social Probation may NOT attend prom

·        Prom privileges may be taken away even after your ticket is purchased (NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED)

·        If you are unsure if you are allowed at prom, confirm with your SID before purchasing your ticket

·        To be admitted to prom, all detentions must be served on or by Thursday, May 18th.

·        See your Student Intervention Director if you have any questions.

·        If the student loses the privilege to prom after purchase or purchases even though they aren’t allowed, NO REFUND CAN ISSUED


Ticket Sales are FINAL & NO SALES after the end date: NO EXCEPTIONS


Hyatt Regency West Tower                           Saturday, May 20, 2017

West Tower                                                                  6:30 pm – 11:00 pm                                                

151 East Wacker Drive                                              -  6:30 – 7:30 Doors Open

Chicago, IL 60601                                                       -  8:00 Dinner

(312) 565-1234                                                           -  9:00 – 11:00  Dancing

***NO ADMITTANCE AFTER 7:30pm and NO REFUND if you arrive late***                                   


$100 for 1 OPRF student ticket; $110 for 1 Non-OPRF guest includes:

  • The beautiful Hyatt – Grand Ballroom
  • Sit-down dinner
  • DJ and Dancing


Please read the ticket information closely. You are expected to know all information provided.








NO REFUNDS for any reason


To pick up or purchase tickets, each student bring to Bookstore:

o   OPRF Student ID

o   (If purchased online) Online printed receipt (not confirmation email and the receipt must be printed)

o   Completed Prom Permission Form(s) (1 for each ticket)

o   Completed non-OPRF Guest Form and a copy of their photo ID if applicable


·        Monday, April 10th - Friday, May 12th at 11:59am

·        Go to the OPRF Web store and select ‘School Dances/Prom’

·        Tickets must be picked up between Monday, April 24th and Monday, May 15th at 3:30pm.

·        Tickets will not be distributed without the appropriate paperwork

·        Online purchased tickets will not be distributed after Monday, May 15th at 3:30pm. If ticket isn’t picked up on time, no refund will be issued.



·        Monday, April 18th at 7:30am – Wednesday, May 10th at 3:30pm

·        Form of Payment accepted: cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or by check payable to OPRF/Prom.

§  If check, please also include driver’s license number, address, phone number and student’s name & ID number






·     All students must present their current student ID at the door and keep it in their possession at all times to show if requested

·     Non-OPRF guest must have a copy of their permission form & have their ID that was submitted

·     Persons who are late will not be admitted to prom.  Any student denied entry to prom because they are late will NOT be issued a refund

·     Backpacks and bags are NOT allowed, and there will be no coat check or place to store coats.  DO NOT leave them unattended at your table.  OPRFHS is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

·     Prohibited items include but aren’t limited to: alcohol, drugs, drug paraphernalia, outside food or drink and weapons. Students will not be admitted if these items are found.

·     Hotel rooms are off limits

·     Students and guest may not return to prom after leaving


Turn in your Table Reservation Form to Mr. Weisman in 227 by Friday May 12, 2017 at 3:30pm (1 form per table, all table members must list their ticket number to reserve)





  • Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the Hyatt
  • In the GPS, type 151 E Wacker (there are 2 Hyatt Hotels in Chicago- go to the correct one. If you are late due to going to the wrong hotel you will not be admitted)
  • Garage parking is available for about $50 at the Hyatt Hotel
  • Parking on the street by the Hyatt is very limited
  • Be sure to allow extra time for parking, walking up and other emergencies to ensure that you and your guest arrive on time.        

***NEW in 2017***


Watch the announcements and your student email for an opportunity to order PROM GEAR which may include a t-shirt, hat, socks, and more!




Prom is a formal occasion!

·       DO wear: Dresses, dress skirts, Tuxedo,  suit, dress shoes, and a collared shirt

·       DON’T wear: Denim clothing, T-shirts, gym shoes or high tops, extreme slits; cut outs; exposed midriffs; low back outs or low plunging neck lines

·       Students who are denied entry due to inappropriate attire will NOT be given a refund

·       Please see Ms. Topf, Ms. Brown, or Mr. Weisman with questions



Non-OPRF-Student Guest:

·        An OPRF student may bring ONE (1) non-OPRF-student guest who is approved

·        The guest must be at least a freshman in high school and 20 years old or younger on 5/20/17

·        Please follow these steps to bring your non-OPRF-student guest:

1)     Pick up a Permission Form: They are available in this packet, online, in the SIDs’ or Counselors’ offices, Bookstore, and Student Activities Office. 

2)     The OPRF student fills out the pertaining information including their own guardian’s signature

3)     The Non-OPRF Student guest needs to fill out the form & it needs to be signed by the guest’s parent/guardian and high school administrator.

4)     The OPRF student turns in the completed form AND a copy of their guest's PHOTO ID (school or state issued) to their SID

****Non-OPRF Guest Permission Forms due to SID’s by Monday, May 8th at 3:30pm*****

5)     The OPRF student picks up the permission form and then can purchase the ticket by Wed 5/10 in the bookstore at 3:30pm or online by Friday 5/12 at 11:59pm. Tickets must be picked up by Monday 5/15 at 3:30pm. No refunds if you don’t pick up your ticket in time.

6)     The OPRF student will keep a copy of the Non-OPRF guest permission form. The guest will be verified upon entry to prom.

7)    No refunds or exchanges can be made



Prom portraits are provided by VIP Photography Studios: 

·     Students will receive photography information when they purchase their prom ticket(s).

·     Students must pay for their pictures at prom; the photography studio will not bill students later.


All detentions must be served by Thursday, May 18, 2017or you will not be permitted and no refund will be issued.



Students and guests are expected to obey the OPRFHS Code of Conduct for all school-sponsored dances/events (on and off campus).  Students and guest who are suspected of alcohol or drug consumption or possession, weapon possession, display poor behavior and/or disrespect or other violations of the OPRFHS Code of Conduct before, during, or after any school-sponsored dance/event will be:

Ø  Detained and a parent or guardian will be contacted

Ø  Emergency Medical Responders will be contacted

Ø  Removed from the dance/event

Ø  Restricted from attending future events (see below)

Ø  Possibly referred to the Chicago or Oak Park Police Department

  • If school personnel suspects that a student is under the influence, they will employ the use of non-invasive drug test (for marijuana) and breathalyzers (alcohol) to determine whether or not a student has used either substance.  (see Student Handbook). 
  • Any dance attendee who has a positive test result or who refuses to submit to a test will be considered “under the influence”, removed from the dance, and his or her parents will be called.
  • Consequences will be administered according to the OPRF Code of Conduct.  Possible outcomes are listed below:

Ø  A Graduating Senior – many lose the privilege of participating in the commencement ceremony and all other remaining senior activities

Ø  A Junior, Sophomore or Freshman – will automatically forfeit the privilege of attending school-sponsored dances for one calendar year

Ø  A Guest – will be banned from all future OPRFHS dances



Prom season is an exciting and memorable experience for our students! Please make healthy, legal, and safe choices when planning before, during and after prom. The OPRF Club Healthy Youth Peer Educators will be supplying information for fun post-prom activities.  Do not choose to put your safety, participation in commencement, or other privileges in life or school at risk.