TAHS Prom 2021: What You Need to Know


Students going to prom this year should prioritize their health and safety to insure a fun night.

With such a crazy 2020-2021 school year, has been there has been a lot of uncertainty about annual school events such as prom and graduation. Will they happen? If so, how? When? With what restrictions? 

While it won’t look exactly like proms of the past, barring any major increase in infection rates in the school and/or county, TAHS will have their 2021 junior-senior prom.

A few things have changed this year, including the date and the venue.

Prom 2021 will be held on June 5, outdoors at Fort Roberdeau with a dance floor under a tent. 

The date was chosen to allow more time for the effect of vaccinations to positively impact infection rates in the area.

I am glad that the district is allowing us to hold a prom this year even if it looks a little different than usual”

— Prom Adviser Gabby McLarren

The location was chosen to make the event safer, as CDC guidelines have recommended against large indoor gatherings.  Outdoor gatherings are believed to be much less likely to spread the virus.

As in years past, all attendees are permitted to invite a guest.  Guests can be from TAHS in grades 9-12 or another school district. Any guests not attending high school must be under 21 years of age. Guests that are not TAHS students must provide a copy of a valid form of identification with the guest’s picture. 

According to a survey sent to TAHS juniors and seniors that has 165 responses, 120 students said that they would attend the prom and 29 said maybe. This number did not include the student’s dates but it gave a good idea of how many students would be in attendance. 

As has been a tradition at TAHS, there also will be a Grand March at Fort Roberdeau at 6:45 (weather permitting).

Students must also follow the CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines at the time of prom.

To purchase tickets a registration form must be completed and turned in with the student’s $40 (per person) fee. This form will be available outside of Miss. Markel’s (229) or Miss. McLaren’s room (110) starting April 19th. They will be due between May 3rd and May 7th. 

“I am glad that the district is allowing us to hold a prom this year even if it looks a little different than usual,” says Prom Advisor Mis. McLarren.

Click below to download the Prom Registration Form and Guest Registration Forms:

“PROM 2021 Registration Form” – TAHS Students

“PROM 2021” Registration Form – Guests

Below are the TASD approved 2021 Prom Guidelines:

  • The prom will be held on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at Fort Roberdeau in Altoona from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Formal dress is required for all attendees and must be worn throughout the event or you will be asked to leave. Dress shirts must be worn and buttoned at all times. No jeans or casual wear is permitted.
  • A junior or senior may invite one guest. A guest is a student in grade 9-12 at TAHS, a TAHS graduate under 21, a student under 21 enrolled in a GED or with a GED Certificate, a student from another district in grade 9-12, a graduate from another district under 21, or a guest approved by the TAHS administration under 21.
  • All guests from outside of the Tyrone Area School District must submit “proof of age” with their GUEST registration form. This must contain the guest’s picture. It can be a copy of a valid driver’s license, military ID or ID card. If a student is under the age of 16, they must submit a copy of their current school ID card. This identification will be required for admission to “Prom 2021”- No exceptions.
  • Prom/guest fees are $40.00 per person (Check or money order should be made payable to “TAHS”). All juniors, seniors, and their guests attending the prom must pay the fee. Fees are non-refundable.
  • All students and their guests attending the prom are required to complete their own “Prom 2021 Registration Form” or “Prom 2021 Guest Registration Form”. These forms are available outside Ms. Markel’s Room 229 or Ms. McLarren’s Room 110.
  • Prom Fees and Registration Forms should be placed in an envelope with your name and 1st-period class clearly printed on it. Forms and fees for couples should be in the same envelope. If forms and fees are not placed in an envelope, they will not be accepted.
  • The forms and fees, paid in full, must be turned in to Ms. Markel in Room 229 or Ms. McLarren in Room 110 on the following COLLECTION DATES: Monday, May 3rd through Friday, May 7th.
  • Late forms will not be accepted and you will not be permitted to attend the prom.
  • Money owed to the Tyrone School District for prom registration fees, cafeteria bills, library fines, books, Chromebooks, uniforms, class projects, parking passes, and/or fundraisers from any TAHS club/group/class must be paid in full by Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 to the main office. If bills and fines are not paid you will not be admitted into Fort Roberdeau for “TAHS Prom 2021”.
  • All detentions must be completed by Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 in order to attend the prom.
  • The prom is a school function and a privilege. All Tyrone Area High School Rules and Regulations from the Student Handbook / Code of Conduct will be enforced during the prom. No alcoholic beverages, tobacco of any kind or vaping devices are permitted at “Prom 2021”. If found in possession of any of the aforementioned items you will be removed from the Prom and disciplinary action will be taken.
  • Guidelines presented by the PA Department of Health and the CDC for social distancing and mask-wearing will be adhered to at all times during Prom 2021. Those that do not follow these guidelines may be removed from the Prom.
  • Admission tickets, royal court voting tickets, parking passes, and other pertinent information will be distributed to all students attending the prom on Thursday, May 27th, 2021. For couples, the student whose name appears on the form stapled on top will receive the packet. If your guest is not an 11th or 12th-grade TAHS student, please do not put their registration form on the top.
  • Decorations at Fort Roberdeau may be viewed from 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. only.
  • Prom attendees will be announced during the “Grand March” (this is voluntary), which will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. outside at Fort Roberdeau in Altoona.
  • As per the student handbook: 15 tardy unexcused – NO PROM and/or 10 or more absence unexcused- NO PROM