Winter Dance Canceled

Administrators Err On the Side of Caution In the Midst of Latest COVID Spike


Charlie Odhiambo

ACIT’s winter dance, which would have been held in the school gym, has been canceled due to recent COVID spike.

Alex Cadavid, Staff Reporter

The ACIT Winter Dance, which was scheduled for January 21, has been canceled. Around 10 a.m. on January 5, Senior Class Advisor Ms. Shaughnessy sent out an email stating, “Out of an abundance of caution, the winter dance that was scheduled for January 21 has been canceled. We had a fantastic homecoming dance in October and look forward to the rest of our senior events this year.”
With COVID cases on the rise again in Atlantic County, school administrators speculate that hosting a school dance at this time might lead to a schoolwide COVID outbreak. This, of course, is the last thing students want at ACIT. Seniors, especially.
“We just don’t want to jeopardize the Senior Prom,” says Senior Class President Peter Parlagreco.
Vice Principal Mr. Rovani, Ms. Shaughnessy, and the student council began planning the winter dance shortly after homecoming in November. The theme chosen was ‘Winter Wonderland’ from Edwin Feria-Serna.
Candy grams will still be in place during the week the winter dance was supposed to take place, which will bring in some additional funds for the senior class.
One can imagine that many students are not happy about the dance being canceled; however, important decisions like these give the school a better chance at ensuring that students have their senior prom.