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Dear Students:

Seniors have a lot of 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 4, 7, 8 and 9 daily.

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



Important upcoming dates for seniors:


Monday, September 17, 2018 through Friday, October 5, 2018

                This is the time slot for Senior Portraits taken in the Pool Balcony.  All seniors should have received an appointment within that time period.  Anyone who has not received an appointment or needs to reschedule should call Continental Studios at (718) 268 – 2870, email the studio –, or go speak directly to one of the photographers in the Pool Balcony.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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, parent permission is required.

* The deadline for returning forms to B64 is Friday, October 12th


Mid October – Mid November, 2018


                This is the window for ordering Senior Apparel online.  Items available for purchase are short sleeve tee (two color options), long sleeve tee, windbreaker, crewneck, hoodie, flannel pant and jogger. Look for posters and emails indicating the site as well as exactly when it will be open, coming soon.


Thursday, October 25, 2018:

                This is the deadline for Senior Trip payment, in room B64.  Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for Senior Trip.  A representative from Jostens will also be available outside of B64 between 10:30am and 2pm for Senior Class Jewelry.  See details and qualifications below:

                Senior Trip Details

* Friday January 25th to Sunday January 27th, 2019 at the Honor’s Haven Resort in Ellenville, NY. 

* $350 - $410 per student, depending on number of students in room.

* Rooms MUST be decided prior to payment.  (If no roommates are planned we will place students).

* Payment is due NO LATER THAN Thursday, October 25th, 2018 along with room preference/activity sheet, and    NOTARIZED parent permission slip, which will be available in B64 soon.


Senior Trip Qualifications


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

*Student must be in GOOD standing regarding school conduct.


Senior Class Jewelry Details and Qualifications

* If you would like to order through the representative, a $75 (check, cash or credit card) deposit is required. This option comes with a free 2019 hooded shirt.

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

* No (senior) FOUR official class is required.


Thursday, February 7, 2019:

                This is the deadline for Senior Night ($35) and Yearbook ($68) payments, in room B64.  If you qualify for, and are interested in both – feel free to combine into one payment of $103BUT MAKE SURE YOU QUALIFY FOR BOTH BEFORE COMBININGOnly MONEY ORDERS will be accepted.  See details and qualifications below:

                Senior Night Details

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

* Last day of Senior Week, 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.


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. More information on this option to follow.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019:

                This is the deadline for Graduation payments.  The cost is $65.  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 is TBD.

* Payment covers 4 guest tickets to ceremony, 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).


Thursday, May 2, 2019:


                This is the deadline for Senior Prom payments.  The cost per person is $160, or $320 per couple.  Only MONEY ORDERS can be accepted, in room B64.  See details and qualifications below:


                Senior Prom Details

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

*Prom date is June 14, 2019, beginning at 7 pm.

*Couples paid on one money order must enter prom together and sit together.  Please include dates full name on 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. 



Event Date

Event Cost

Deadline for payment/paperwork

Senior Portraits

Mon, Sept 17 – Fri, Oct 5



Fall Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 17


Friday, October 12

Senior Apparel

Mid October – Mid November



Senior Class Jewelry

Thursday, October 25



Senior Trip

Fri, Jan. 25 – Sun, Jan 27

$350 - $410

Thursday, October 25

Senior Night



Thursday, February 7


Distribution mid-June


Thursday, February 7


Friday, June 14

$160 p/p

Thursday, May 2




Wednesday, April 17




If you wish, payments for Senior Night ($35), Yearbook ($68), and Graduation ($65) can all be combined on one money order totaling $168BUT MAKE SURE YOU QUALIFY FOR ALL THREE BEFORE COMBININGPlease understand the payment deadline in this case is still February 7, 2019.


Prom payments cannot be combined with any other payments.


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 also refer to Pupilpath email for future information and updates. 


Thank you,

Senior Council 2019