Carlisle High School has scheduled its prom for May 15 from 7 to 10 p.m., Principal Michael Black said. “Probably 95 percent of it will be held outside under tents in the courtyard on the high school campus.”
The plan is to have one large central tent with two to three smaller tents arrayed around it, Black said. All the tents will be connected by covered walkways allowing prom-goers to move freely between the different areas and “pod together” with classmates.
While the school is renting tents, covered walkways and some lighting from Event Central, most of the sound and lighting equipment is being provided in-house. A DJ will be on hand to provide entertainment.
The crowning of the prom king and queen will take place as usual. A dance floor will be set up with some raisers to introduce the different court members.
While, in the past, the prom was open to junior, seniors and even a few sophomores, attendance this year is limited to just each senior and a guest, Black said. He added each guest is required to pre-register and to sign off on the list of protocols included in the registration form.
Pre-packaged food will be provided along with bottled water.