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Dear Students:


Seniors have a lot to look forward to this year! Outlined below is the best information we can provide thus far, including dates, payments, and deadlines. Certain items are subject to change.


Please keep in mind our deadlines are extremely important and must be adhered to.  If there is a financial hardship that doesn’t allow for full payment on time, please speak to us for arrangements PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE DATE. 


All senior activities are planned through the Senior Council along with Mr. Pastore and Mrs. Perez in room B64.  Our phone number is (718) 748-1537, extension 7641.


Mr. Pastore is available periods 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 daily.

Mrs. Perez is generally available all day Wednesday and Thursday, and 8:30 am to 12 pm Fridays.



Important upcoming dates for seniors:


Monday, September 23, 2019 through Friday, September 27, 2019

                Senior Portraits are taken in Promenade A.  All seniors should have received an appointment within that time period. If you are graduating in 2020, and you have not received an appointment, please see Mr. Pastore or Ms. Perez.  


Thursday, November 21, 2019

This is the Fall Blood Drive, run by Senior Council.  Head down to B64 if you would like to sign up to donate blood.  See details and qualifications below:


Fall Blood Drive Details

* Held in the Girls’ Gym, periods 1 through 7, open to all students 16 and older. 

* If you are 16 or 17 years of age, parental permission is required.

* The deadline for returning forms to B64 is Monday, November 18th.  


Mid October – Mid November, 2019

                 This is the window for ordering Senior Apparel online.  Approximately six (6) items will be available for purchase.  Look for posters and emails indicating the website, specific items for purchase, as well as exactly when it will be open.  If you have trouble ordering, please come to room B64 for assistance.


Thursday, October 24, 2019:

                A representative from Jostens will be available outside B64 between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm for Senior Class Jewelry.  See details and applications below:


                Senior Class Jewelry Details and Qualifications

                * If you would like to order through a representative, a $75.00 (check made out to JOSTENS, cash or credit card) deposit is required.

                * If you prefer, you can order directly through the catalog or website (

                * No (senior) FOUR official class is required.


Thursday, October 25, 2019:

                This is the deadline for Senior Trip payment, in room B64.  Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for the Senior Trip.  See details and qualifications below:


              Senior Trip Details

* Friday, February 7th to Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at Honor's Haven Resort in Ellenville, NY.

* $355 - $445 per student, depending on number of students in room (Min 2 - Max 5).

* Rooms MUST be decided prior to payment.  (If no roommates are planned we will place students, most likely in a room of four).

* Payment is due NO LATER THAN Friday, October 25, 2019 along with room preference sheet and NOTARIZED parent permission slip, 

   which will be available in B64 in early October.  If parents prefer, they can come sign in front of us in B64.


Senior Trip Qualifications

*Student must be in a (senior) FOUR official class.

*Student must be in GOOD standing regarding school conduct.


Thursday, February 6, 2020:

                This is the deadline for Yearbook payments ($60.00) in person, in room B64. 

                Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted.     

                See details and qualifications below.


              Yearbook Details and Qualifications

              * Yearbooks are generally distributed mid-June.

              * Any student can purchase a Yearbook: no Four Official is required.

              * Yearbooks can be purchased online if preferred, which allows for extras such as personalization.  Taxes and fees apply.  The online 

                 store is already open, and closes Sunday, February 9, 2020.  The site for online purchase is


           ** The coupon code FORT2020 (all caps) will be available through December 15th which takes 10% ($6.00) off the cost of the book only 

                (no discount on optional extras).  Students who mention the code in B64 will also receive the $6.00 discount if purchasing in our 

                office, and should bring a $54.00 money order.**


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

                This is the deadline for Senior Night payments ($35.00) in room B64.  Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted (no cash or personal checks).  See details and qualifications below.


              Senior Night Details

* Informal Dinner/Dance which takes place at the school.

* Date TBD.

* Senior Celebrities awarded.


Senior Night Qualifications

* Student must be in a (senior) FOUR official class.

* Student must be in GOOD standing regarding school conduct.


Thursday, April 16, 2020:

                This is the deadline for Graduation payment.  The cost is $65.00.  Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted, in room B64.  See details and qualifications below:


                Graduation Details

* Ceremony to be held at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island.

* Graduation date TBD.

* Payment covers four (4) guest tickets to ceremony and includes cap, gown, tassel and diploma case.

* Extra tickets cannot be purchased.

* Distribution of caps, gowns, and tickets takes place during Regents week leading up to graduation.


Graduation Requirements

*Students must be in a (senior) FOUR official class.

* Payments for those not in a four official can be made once the senior official is obtained (even if it is late June).


If preferred, Yearbook, Senior Night, and Graduation can all be combined in one money order, but please keep in mind payment must be made by the earliest deadline, which is February 6th.  


                       * Today through December 15th with coupon code - $154.00 money order.

                       * December 15th through February 6th - $160.00 money order.


Friday, May 8, 2020:

                 This is the deadline for Senior Prom payment.  The cost per person is $160, or $320 per couple.  Only MONEY ORDERS can be accepted, in room B64 (no cash or personal checks accepted). See details and qualifications below:


                Senior Prom Details

*Formal Dinner and dance to be held at Terrace on the Park

*Prom date is June 12, 2020, beginning at 7 pm.

*Couples paid on one money order must enter prom together and sit together.

  Include the full name of your date on the money order if paying as a couple.


 Senior Prom Qualifications

    * Student purchasing ticket must be in a (senior) FOUR official. 

     * Students must be in GOOD standing regarding school conduct. 

     * Prom dates who are not seniors or do not attend Fort Hamilton High School

        must be approved prior to the event.


Prom payments cannot be combined with any other payments.



Event Date

Event Cost

Deadline for payment/paperwork

Senior Portraits

Monday, September 23-Friday, September 27



Fall Blood Drive

Thursday, November 21


Monday, November 18

Senior Apparel

Mid October – Mid November



Senior Class Jewelry

Thursday, October 24



Senior Trip

Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9

$355- $445

Friday, October 25

Senior Night



Wednesday, March 4


Distribution mid-June


Thursday, February 6


Friday, June 12

$160 p/p

Friday, May 8




Thursday, April 16


Money orders should be made out to “Fort Hamilton High School” and include student’s name, OSIS, and official class. Address is not necessary.  Cash and personal checks CANNOT be accepted. 


Please feel free to speak to Mr. Pastore or Mrs. Perez at (718) 748 – 1537 extension 7641, or any member of senior council with questions or concerns.  Please refer to PupilPath emails for future information and updates. 


Thank you,

Senior Council 2020