Picture Days (Individual Portraits) Information
Photo Days are September 21 and September 22!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Soon, you will receive an email from Island Photography about preordering picture packages for the upcoming Picture Days! Your child will take photos through their science classes on one of the two days: Wednesday, September 21st and Thursday, September 22nd. All 8th graders (Blue, White and Orange Teams) as well as 6th graders on Team Adventure will take photos on 9/21. All 7th grade students and remaining 6th graders on Team Discovery will take pictures on 9/22.
Every child will take a photo which is used in our yearbook at the end of the school year. While taking pictures are free, we encourage you to order picture packages to cherish for years to come. We are excited to let you know that SOON, all Picture Day packages will be available for you to view online and you can also make purchases online as well! To order online, please visit Island Photography (link to follow soon.) On the site, you can choose backgrounds, packages, and so much more. These links are also posted on the NMS website.
Additionally, be on the lookout for exciting information about ordering the 2023 Yearbook! Yearbook sales and ads for 8th grade parents will start on Wednesday, September 14th. You can visit the NMS website for more information! Early bird pricing starts Wednesday!
If you have any questions, please visit the NMS website for some additional information about Picture Day, including a FAQ sheet. You're also welcome to get in touch with our Yearbook Advisors, Kristin Kirleis and Danielle Larson who would be happy to assist you with any questions.
Kristin Kirleis, email@example.com
Danielle Larson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Frequently Asked Questions
When do students have their pictures taken?
Picture Days were September 21 & 22 but students can sit for retakes on Friday, October 28th. Students may come down to the auditorium during their lunch period. They can also ask any of their teachers if they may leave class for a couple of minutes to take care of this.
What safety protocols are in place?
Students will be socially distanced from beginning to end in the auditorium. The photo station will be on the stage. The photographer will be always wearing a mask. Students will stand in front of the backdrop and remove their mask briefly for the picture.
Who should have a RETAKE?
Any student that did not have a photo take on the photo days in September should have theirs done on the retake day. Any student who purchased a package and is unhappy with their photo can have a retake done AND the retake WILL generate a new package at no additional cost. Any student purchasing a new package based on the retake can of course take a retake.
***It is REALLY important that EVERY grade 8 student have their portrait taken. We build the yearbook largely around the 8th grade!***
Should students bring their original proof or package to the RETAKE?
Students should try to bring the original proof and/or their package with them to the retake so that they can communicate to the photographer what was unsatisfactory so the photographer can correct the issue with the retake.
What if I paid for a package but didn't receive it with the picture day envelope?
Please contact LifeTouch directly to inquire about missing print orders. We don't have a way to check here at NMS.
Can families submit their own photograph of their child?
No, the portraits are set up in a section of the book and they need to be consistent in pose and background.
What happens if my child is absent for photo RETAKE day?
They will be listed as ‘camera shy’ in the portrait section of the yearbook. Their old picture (from last year) will continue to be used in our student management system.
Do I have to buy a package to have my child’s portrait taken?
No purchase is required for students to be photographed; however we are limiting retakes to those students who missed the photo days in September and made a purchase or plan to make a purchase of the retake. We cannot have students taking retakes for the sake of taking them if there is not a purchase involved (new or made already).
Can orders be made after a child sits for the RETAKE photo?
The online order center will be open for 24 hours after photo day to accept orders. It is preferred that orders be made prior to photo day and that they be made online to eliminate the handling of paper at the school.
Does a new package automatically get generated as a result of the RETAKE and is there an extra charge for the replacement package?
If a package was purchased for a photo taken on the photo days in September and a RETAKE is done, a new package will be produced at no additional cost.
Can orders be made after seeing the proof?
Orders can be made after the proofs come in to the school (students will receive them in school and take them home) BUT these orders will be shipped to the home and shipping will be charged in addition to the cost of the package. The order code for these orders will be on the proof.
If a retake is done, will it automatically be used in the yearbook?
Yes, if a retake is done it will automatically be used in the yearbook unless contact is made with Mrs. Kirleis or Mrs. Larson requesting that the photo taken on the original photo day be used.
When does the yearbook go on sale and what is the pricing?
The Yearbook Order Center (online) will open for business September 14. Books can be purchased there through May 1, when the order center closes. All of this information and more is on our school’s website. The price is $75.00. If you cannot purchase online please contact Mrs. Larson. Please visit the NMS Yearbook Webpage for more information.