FAQs & Link To Waivers
Frequently asked questions
Why Does My Student Have To Have Waivers?
Unfortunately, in this day and age, Waivers are every institution's attempt to avoid liability for people who all-too-often try to seek a legal recourse for even the faintest of slights. Think of them as an education about the potential hazards of the After-Prom event.
Will There Be Security?
Yes. Not only does the After-Prom Committee's budget include hiring the Deputy who is the SRO (School Resource Officer) at the High School, but we also have two Campus Supervisors who conduct a search of every student's bag entering the facility, as well as the Dakota Ridge Administrative Staff present for most of the evening. Additionally, while not guaranteed or recorded, since volunteers on the night of the event are typical community members and clearly have a vested interest in DRHS and the safety and success of its students, it is not uncommon or unreasonable to expect to have several parent and community volunteers present be active/retired first responders, active/retired law enforcement, active/retired military members, professionals from the healthcare field, and/or have other training that may prove useful or imperative in various emergency situations.
What "Dangers" Does My Student Face When Attending After-Prom?
While we'd like to be able to say, "None", really there are some potentials for injury.
The Pools will be open at the event for a limited time...there will be lifeguards on duty during the entirety of the time that they are open and all facility safety rules will be enforced.
With the other activities available at After-Prom, if misused, any number of bumps and bruises could possibly occur. Each activity will be supervised by a community volunteer to help assure that each activity is being done, and used, appropriately, and every reasonable precaution taken to avoid potentially dangerous situations and/or injuries.
Will My Student Be Allowed To Attend After-Prom Without Waivers?
Unfortunately, no. EVERY student in attendance MUST have both the Jeffco Schools', as well as the Foothills Rec waivers complete before they will be allowed entrance. This is not something that any member of the After-Prom Committee has control over, nor are we empowered to make any exceptions.
How Can I Help?
After you complete both of the waivers for your student, come back to our website and check out the "Get Involved" page. There you'll be able to find information on making a donation, volunteering for the After-Prom Event, how to secure Reserved Seating at this year's Graduation Ceremony, as well as information about Senior Collages, proudly displayed in our "Senior Hallway" each year at After-Prom.
What Activities Will After-Prom Have This Year?
This Year's Theme is, "Celebrate Good Times"...named after the Classic Kool & The Gang Song, each area at After-Prom will be dedicated to a different type of Party...A Graduation Party, a Rave, an "UnBirthday Party", a Mardi Gras Party, a Pajama Party...and more.
Mechanical Surfboards - Inflateable
Facepainting - Including Black-Light Paint
An "UnBirthday Party" Food Area - All types of food will be available to all students (and volunteers).
When/Where Is This Year's After-Prom?
The 2020 DRHS After-Prom will be held on April 4th from 10:00pm until April 5th at 3:00am. This year's After-Prom Party will again be held at the Ridge Rec Center at 6613 South Ward Street, Littleton, CO 80127.
Activities and food will be open from 10:00pm until 2:00am.
Who Can I Contact If I Have Questions/Concerns?
If you click HERE, you will be taken to our "Contact Us" Page where you can send us an email with your question(s)/concern(s), and/or your contact information. A member of the After-Prom Committee will respond or reach out to you, typically within 24 hours.
If your question is not answered, or not answered to your satisfaction, you can reach out to the Dakota Ridge Administration at 303-982-1970 during normal school hours.
How Much Does It Cost To Get In To After-Prom?
The Dakota Ridge High School After-Prom Committee has been very blessed to be supported strongly by the extended Dakota Ridge Community. Because of the strength of the commitment of our supporting vendors, the parent and community volunteers, the countless hours invested by our After-Prom Committee members, and the Staff, Administration, and other extremely supportive programs at Dakota Ridge High School, we've been able to keep the Dakota Ridge High School After-Prom FREE for all who are able to attend each year.