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   The goal of the Reflector Yearbook is to have the student’s face as the focus of the picture as well as keeping a similarity amongst the senior portraits. Therefore, we would appreciate your support of the following strict requirements for senior pictures to be included in the senior portrait section of the Jackson High School Reflector Yearbook.

  • Submit one(1) color hardcopy picture that follows each quideline listed:

  • No sepia or other coloring effects
  • Suggested finish: glossy
  • Crisp shot - no "fuzzy/out of focus" shots

  • wallet size, rectangular shape, at least 3 inches tall by 2 inches wide but no larger than 3 ½ inches tall by 2 ½ inches wide
  • head and shoulders shot only – no hands
  • street clothes - no costumes (which includes but not limited to) cap and gown or sport/band uniforms. Exception given to JACC JROTC dress military uniforms.
  • drapes are acceptable but the entire side of the shoulder - starting at the absolute top of the curve of the shoulder- should be covered as well as no exposed cleavage and not low cut (should not fall below underarm line in front and should not fall below top of shoulder blade in back)
  • suggested clothing for males: suit with tie, shirt with tie, turtleneck sweater, crewneck sweater or sleeved crewneck top
  • suggested clothing for females: sleeved turtleneck sweater, sleeved crewneck sweater or sleeved crewneck top or a drape
  • no off-the-shoulder, “spaghetti” strap, tank, tube, low cut (falls below underarm line), one strap, backless, halter or see through tops
  • Poses that show the back of the subject - the back must be covered from top of shoulder blade down
  • no hats or other head coverings
  • modest makeup is allowed
  • no exposed tattoos
  • minimal jewelry and hair accessories are allowed but must not detract focus away from the face
  • no props and/or miscellaneous objects
  • standard plain background – no outdoor shots (no trees, rocks, stones, bricks, grass, buildings, books, or any other identifiable objects), no laser beams or other special lighting features
  • no others included in shot
  • standing pose only – no leaning
  • no text and/or graphics on clothing and no stamped text on picture such as name or year of graduation
  • student’s appearance must also meet JHS student dress code – see student handbook

Decisions for inclusion will be reserved to the Yearbook Adviser, Grade Principal and Principal for Instruction. Parental appeals to decision must be submitted by November 18, 2014.

Late pictures are defined as any picture turned in after 1:30 pm, November 4, 2014, but will be accepted until 1:30 pm, November 18, 2014 with a $50.00 late charge.
Absolutely no pictures will be accepted after 1:30 pm, November 18, 2014. For seniors who do not submit a picture, their Lifetouch picture will be included, if appropriate.

Starting Monday, September 8, 2014, two yearbook pictures may be turned in to Mrs. Lusk in room #311 - third floor by the circle drive. Please lightly write your name on the back of the picture and place in a plain envelope with your name written on the front. Student or parent signature will be required at time of submission. Do not place pictures under doorway.

Students may choose any photography studio to have their pictures taken. Local area photographers have been notified of our requirements but it is the responsibility of the student and/or parent/guardian to make sure that the pictures submitted meet all of our requirements in order to be included in the senior portrait section.

Students may appear in the senior section once during their high school career. Only students on senior status at the start of the first trimester of the school year may appear in the senior section. Reflector Yearbook staff members and adviser are not responsible for and will not perform any photo software corrections or any other corrections on pictures. The staff and adviser do reserve the right to crop pictures for space and content.

Jackson High School
544 Wildwood Avenue
Jackson, MI  49201

Attendance Hotline - 841-3730
School Closing - 841-2175

(517) 841-3700 voice
(517) 768-5910 fax


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