Westwood Horizon

Yearbook Info

updated 22 August 2020

Orders for the 2020 yearbook are closed. Books were distributed on July 28 and August 10. We will announce another pick-up day soon. Please check your student email regularly. There will be a few books available for purchase.

FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR:

Keep in mind that we must remain flexible during the pandemic. Updates to our plans due to COVID-19 will be posted here and announced through every available channel. Students, please read your student email regularly; parents, please pay attention to emails from the principal.

Seniors:

You should have your senior portrait taken by Prestige over the summer. If you have not, please contact them immediately to schedule your appointment. 512-251-5558 or at this link. Only senior portraits taken by Prestige will be used in the senior portrait section of the yearbook. The deadline for having your senior portrait taken is November 1.  If you miss this deadline your portrait will not be included in the yearbook. For your senior ad, you may submit any photos.

Senior Ads are on sale from September 1 to November 1.  The ad deadline is November 1 to purchase and submit all materials for printing. Ads must be purchased online at Balfour.com (same place you purchase yearbooks). Content must be submitted through our form  after you’ve made your purchase. Click here for details and sample ads.

Please note that while you may purchase your ad and book at the same time, an ad purchase does not include the yearbook, unless you purchase the Senior Deluxe Package.

Underclassmen:

We are working with Lifetouch to figure out how we are going to get school portraits taken this year. Stay tuned for details.

In light of the current uncertainty of school activities, please check your student email account regularly and pay attention to school announcements/emails from the principal. Follow us on Twitter @whsStudentPress and Instagram @westwoodstudentpress for up-to-date announcements.

Ordering your yearbook: Once the online store opens on September 1, click here to order your yearbook. You should also receive an order form in the mail from Balfour. Order IN THE FALL for the best price…books get more expensive as the year goes on. We do not plan to order a lot of extra books, so order now to make sure you get one. The yearbook price is $75 in August, $85 in January, and $100 in May.  Yearbooks are typically distributed during lunches on an announced day in mid-May and may be picked up in D-1311 any time after that.   Any yearbooks that are not picked up by the last day of school become the property of the yearbook staff and may be re-sold. The deadline to order a yearbook is April 30. Sales will close on that date until after distribution day. After distribution day, any remaining books may be purchased for $100, cash only, on a first-come, first-served basis. The only way to be certain you will get a book in May is to order it before March 1, as that is when our exact quantities are set and it is possible we may sell out of books before the end of April.

 

Name changes: If you want us to use a different name in the yearbook other than the one in the official school records, you have until September 30 to tell us. Come by D-1311, or send us an email at [email protected]. We may not be able to make changes after this date.

 

Proofs: All students have the opportunity to check their school portraits and name spellings. We make proofs available in alpha offices and with teachers as soon as we get them. Pay attention to student email accounts for announcements on this. Once proof time has passed, we won’t be able to make changes. Proofs usually happen in November or December. We are not sure how we will do proofs this year due to the pandemic.

 

Be careful with opt-out forms from the district. Each year, we have students who are not allowed to be pictured in the yearbook because their parents signed the form saying not to picture them; usually, this was unintentional.

 

If you don’t want to be pictured in the yearbook, please don’t show up for portraits or group photos. We cannot remove an entire group’s photo because of one person. Please take responsibility for your own actions.

 

Please bookmark westwoodhorizon.com and visit often for student news and updates about yearbooks, portraits, and more. From there, you can also follow us on Twitter @whsStudentPress,  like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @westwoodstudentpress, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

 

Any questions about yearbooks, senior ads, school pictures, or senior portraits may be emailed to [email protected]. The Student Press faculty adviser is Lanie Catuogno, and she can be reached at [email protected].

 

 

Please note this information should be updated prior to the start of each new school year. If you find a link or info that is out of date, please email [email protected].