Senior Info Announcements

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    Dear class of 2024,

    Please find below information regarding senior pictures, quotes and ads.

    The North Thurston High School Yearbook staff (students) are excited about making the 2024 Yearbook.  We would like to take this opportunity to communicate the process for submitting pictures, quotes and buying senior ads. Please take a moment to read all the information below.

     

    For any questions or concerns, please contact us via nthsyearbook@stu.nthurston.k12.wa.us

    You may also stop by room 123, and see Mrs. Borseth for questions. The yearbook takes place during 6th period.


    DEADLINES:

    • Senior Pictures & Quotes: 12/11/2023
    • To purchase Senior Recognition Ad: 1/31/2024
    • 2nd & Last Deadline for not approved pictures (and some eventual quotes): 12/15/2023.

     

    LINKS:

    • To submit your senior picture, click here. 
      • You may also submit it via email. Please include "SENIOR PICTURE" in the subject line.
    • To submit your senior quote, click here.
    • To buy a senior ad, click here.

    IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

    >> Please note that these are FINAL deadlines. Shortly after the deadlines, the pages that have senior contents will be submitted, and we won't be able to retrieve them. So please, make sure to turn in anything by the deadline.

    >> The yearbook staff will NOT accept late submissions. No Exceptions! Please make sure to plan ahead.

    >> If a submitted picture is not approved, the student will be informed (by the Senior Manager, who is a yearbook student) and will have until 12/15/2023 to submit a second picture.

    >> If the second picture submitted also does not follow the requirements, it will not be used and the school portrait will be used. If the student does not have a school portrait, the student will be included in the "not pictured list".

    >> If you do not hear from the Yearbook Staff in regards to your picture, assume it's been approved. You're welcome to check if your picture has been approved.

     

    >> The earlier the senior picture is submitted, the more time the student will have to submit a second one, in the event the first picture is not approved. 

    >> If your quote is not approved and you are given a second chance, you will receive a notification email (by the Senior Manager, which is a yearbook student), and will be given one last opportunity to submit your second quote by 12/15/2023. If the second quote is still not approved, the senior will not have a quote.

     

    >> If you want to have a picture with your pets, your car, and/or props, we HIGHLY recommend that you purchase a senior ad and have all your favorite pictures there. ALL PICTURES WILL BE CROPPED TO HEAD & SHOULDER SHOT.

    >> It’s the students' responsibility to check their email for notifications about yearbook submissions and to resubmit by the deadline.


    Yearbook staff reserve the right to edit, omit or ask for a different submission to anything submitted, IF time allows, and/or does not meet any of the above requirements. No Additional Time Extensions will be given.  Suggested submitting your items earlier to guarantee approval and save on last minute rejection of image or information.

    >> THE NTHS YEARBOOK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EDIT, NOT APPROVE OR OMIT WITHOUT NOTICE.  IF YOU AREN’T SURE WHETHER WHAT YOU ARE SUBMITTING WILL BE APPROVED OR IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, CONTACT US BEFORE THE DUE DATE. SINCE THE YEARBOOK REFLECTS OUR COMMUNITY, SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY APPROPRIATE ACCORDING TO NORTH THURSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS POLICIES.

    >> FOR QUESTIONS EMAIL US AT NTHSYEARBOOK@STU.NTHURSTON.K12.WA.US. Allow 48h to hear back from us.


    • TO PURCHASE SENIOR AD: Click here (COMING SOON!)
      • Full page $250
      • 1/2 page $130
      • 1/4 page $75
      • 1/8 page $50
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Senior Yearbook Photo Requirements

    • Must be in color.
      • If the color is too bright, too dark, too yellow or the tone is non-conforming, the yearbook staff will try to fix and adjust it, if not possible, the student will be contacted and have one last chance to submit a different picture by the given deadline.
    • Portrait must be a chest-up shot; full body pictures will be cropped to head and shoulders level. NO FULL BODY SHOTS. FULL BODY WILL BE CROPPED.
    • Clothing and jewelry must fit school dress code guidelines and be “school appropriate”.
    • No hands near face—arms and hands should not be above the waist.  
    • No knees blocking the body.
    • No strapless tops.
    • No clothes with inappropriate references, cursing or gang affiliation.
    • No sunglasses.
    • The senior is the ONLY one in the image.
    • Seniors' faces must be a full-faced shot (no side or partial profile).
    • Hijabs are allowed and acceptable.
    • No props.
    • No snapchat filters or other filters added to the image.
    • No selfies.
    • No friends, children, significant others in the photo.
    • No candid pictures

    NOTE: 

    • Do not cut the head/hairline at the top of the photo 
    • The NTHS Yearbook reserves the right to refuse a photo not meeting specifications.
    • The NTHS Yearbook Photo Editor (who is a yearbook student) will contact you if your picture does not meet the requirements, and you will have until 12/15/2023 to submit another one.
    • EVERY PICTURE showing more than chest up will be cropped to a head & shoulder shot.
    • The school portrait will be used if the yearbook staff does not receive another picture by the given deadline.
    • Usually, full body or distant images with low quality/resolution cannot be cropped to head & shoulder. In this type of circumstance, the picture gets denied and the student has one last chance to submit a different picture.

    Digital File Format & Requirements

    • 300DPI 
    • width 2.25” 
    • height 3” 
    • file format type: PNG, JPEG or JPG 

    NOTE: You cannot save photos into Word, Works, Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, or PDF, file formats. 

    WE DO NOT ENCOURAGE TAKING PRINTS FROM YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER AND SCANNING THEM. THE QUALITY IS USUALLY POOR. HAVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER SUBMIT THE IMAGE. 

  • SENIOR QUOTES REQUIREMENT

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    For quotes to be accepted, seniors must follow the guidelines below:

    1. Submitted via the student’s school email.
    2. G-Rated, 150 or fewer characters.
    3. Positive, fun, and exciting content.
    4. NO double entendres!
    5. NO profanity. 
    6. NO acronyms. 
    7. NO gang-affiliated words or phrases. 
    8. NO drug or alcohol references.
    9. NO derogatory comments about other students or staff members.
    10. NO urls, music chords, or emojis.
    11. NO negativity.
    12. NO weblinks.
    13. NO questionable/inappropriate content.
    14. NO sexually explicit content.
    • Proofread, and make sure your quote is free of grammar, capitalization and/or spelling errors. 

       

      • The yearbook staff will not fix capitalization, grammatical or spelling mistakes.

      • If approved, your quote will be submitted as received.

    • If you're using someone else's quote, please be sure to ATTRIBUTE your quote to the proper person.

    • All quotes are subject to review by the yearbook staff and administration, if necessary. Failure to follow the guidelines above will result in the exclusion of your quote.

    • A second chance may be given at the discretion of the yearbook staff in very specific and limited situations. HOWEVER, students who submit a quote that clearly goes against the guidelines will NOT have a second chance.


    Take your time, read the guidelines and choose your quote wisely.

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