• Picture Days (Individual Portraits) Information

     

    Picture Retake Day is October 28th

    Picture packages and proofs were sent out by Island Photography. If you preregistered and provided an email to the company, proofs were emailed to you. If not, proofs were mailed home. All prepaid packages were mailed home as well. You're still welcome to order packages once you see the proofs. If you have any questions or issues with Picture Day packages, please contact Island Photography directly.  They can be reached at: https://www.islandphoto.com/

    While photographers are here, 8th graders will also take the large group photo that will be featured in the 2023 Yearbook! This will take place right after homeroom.

     

    What's Next?

    Any student who did not have a photo taken 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 as well. However, students should not retake pictures for the sake of retaking them. This is reserved for those ordering print packages or if a student was absent.

    Note: 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.  Answers to many FAQ can be found in the FAQ section below. 


    YEARBOOKS

    Additionally, it's time to start ordering the 2023 Yearbook!  Yearbook sales and ads for 8th grade parents will be available until December 16th. You can visit the  yearbook webpage for more information!  

     

    If you have any questions, you're welcome to get in touch with our Yearbook Advisors, Kristin Kirleis and Danielle Larson who would be happy to assist you with any questions. 

    Sincerely,

    Kristin Kirleis, kkirleis@greatneck.k12.ny.us

    Danielle Larson, dlarson@greatneck.k12.ny.us

    Yearbook Co-Advisors

     

    *Click/Follow the links:*

    NMS Website

    Picture Day Information

    Yearbook Orders & Information


  • 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.

     

    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?

    YES! Students need 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 Island Photography directly to inquire about missing print orders.  We don't have a way to check here at NMS. https://www.islandphoto.com/

     

    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?

    You're welcome to make an appointment with Island Photography to have your child's picture taken in their studio in Port Washington.  Otherwise, your child will be listed as ‘camera shy’ in the portrait section of the yearbook. 

     

    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?

    You're invited to call Island Photography directly to discuss purchase options. 

     

    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 are sent home (via email or mailed). Please follow details included when you receive your proofs.  

     

    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) is open. Books can be purchased there through May 13th, 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.