ROE Yearbook 20-21

There’s no school year like your school year.

Your yearbook celebrates a year full of friends, events and shared experiences.

It’s a place where your friends can jot down shared memories, too.

Pre-order one today; have memories on hand for a lifetime!


Buy a yearbook

Here are some common questions from parents. If yours are not answered here, please feel free to reach out to yearbook advisors!

Q: Will the price of yearbook stay the same before June?

Yearbook prices will increase gradually online. Here is the schedule:

There might be a limited number of yearbooks for sale on-site in the Spring of 2021 (Price TBD).

Q: Any other important dates?

  • Monday, 12/14/2020: Ads open to 5th graders (how to create your ad [video] [pdf])

  • Monday, 1/4/2021: Ads open campus-wide

  • Friday, 1/29/2021: Last day to personalize your yearbook or order any accessories.

  • Thursday, 2/11/2021: Last day to purchase Ads;

  • Monday, 3/8/2021: Last day to submit photos to yearbook (Pages are set one by one and submitted to Jostens in Spring. Upload yours early!) - Last week before summer break;

  • First week of June, 2021 Week of June 7th, 2021: yearbook distribution

Q: Have I purchased a copy of yearbook this year?

There are a few ways to self-check. Two easy ones are:

  • Look up your purchase history by logging onto your Jostens account

  • Search receipts in your email.

Q: Are there more yearbooks from previous years?

You can still order 17-20 yearbooks here through PTO. By default, books are delivered to students' current classrooms. If your student remains virtual, please note to arrange a pickup.

We normally respond within hours upon receiving your order to arrange pickup. If not, please forward a copy of your receipt to yearbook advisors at yearbook@riveroakspto.org to inquiry status.

Yearbook samples are kept at the front office when school is in session. (Note to our alumni: Unfortunately, Jostens is unable to print any historical issues. Nor can they share ePubs.)

Q: We missed the Lifetouch portrait event. Can I upload a portrait for my student?

Please follow the following guideline to upload a portrait of your student to https://images.jostens.com/415773972 (User ID: 415773972) and note 'portrait'.

  • Photo chest up, with 5 inches on either side of the shoulder, and head.

  • Background grey or plain light-colored wall or fabric.

  • Indoors with lots of light.

  • If taken with phone, full-size image please.

*Lifetouch portrait examples. The last portrait is with the preferred grey background.

Please note that

  • we are expecting up to 100 ROE student portraits from parents this year. Therefore it is essential for you to upload your image directly to the Jostens image database to minimize mistakes.

  • upload your student's portrait asap and no later than Feb 21st. This is so we can provide feedback to you if needed.

  • for those students without usable portraits, only their names will be listed on their respective class pages.

We highly recommend parents take advantage of the professional photograph service offered through Lifetouch. Virtual students should come to ROE on Jan 28th Tuesday, February 2, 2021 between 8:00 - 9:00 am to get their picture taken. Please enter the building through Avalon and plan to stop at Wellness Station D for a temperature and mask check. Mask will be removed only when the photo is taken. The entire contactless and safe process expects to take just a few minutes.

Portrait specifications will be shared with students without portraits in February so parents can take and upload portraits for their students to Jostens directly.

Q: How do I upload awesome pictures of my children taken from ROE activities and events?

  • Please upload them at https://images.jostens.com/415773972 (User ID: 415773972).

  • Please document each picture with kids’ name(s), grades, event/activity, and other details. Our helpers only know a handful of kids. These annotations will guide us to place your pictures onto the right page.

  • We value high-resolution pictures taken through professional cameras.

The yearbook editors will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used in the book.

Q: Can I email in my pictures?

No. Pictures are collected only through the vendor online script so they can be indexed in Jostens' image database directly.

Q: What is the new Jostens Yearbook+ this year?

Yearbook+ (“yearbook plus”), a new technology Jostens empowering students to digitally tell more of their own stories through their printed yearbook. Here is a glimpse in this video and more detailed howto in this video.

With patent pending technology developed by Jostens, Yearbook+ creates an interactive yearbook experience for Jostens yearbook buyers. Here’s how it works:

  • All students are invited to upload 10 photos of their school year.

  • Those photos are then digitally “unlocked” by scanning each student’s portrait picture in the printed yearbook with their mobile device.

  • In addition to each student’s individual photos, Yearbook+ supports an unlimited number of crowd-sourced club and organization photos as well.

This additional offering is part of printing your book with Jostens, there is NO additional charge to offer this to your community. We are ready to get started whenever you are.

Q: How can I help?

Here you can get a sense of key yearbook tasks throughout each school year. You can contribute in many ways. Please let us know your interests and skills. In particular, our Photo Crew is looking for friendly and gifted people to help us capture moments here at ROE. We are also in need of editors and writers. Please contact us!

For more questions, please contact yearbook advisors Rinku, Linda, and Zhen at yearbook@riveroakspto.org .