Issues with Lifetouch

Student Portraits

photos during registration

08/09/2012 - 08/13/2012

lost copies of photos; parents upset and confused

returned for round 1 of retakes

10/12/2012

students were unsure who had not had pictures taken; everything seemed very unorganized

received portrait CD

11/06/2012

multiple students' pictures still missing; sent an e-mail to Lifetouch that day and was told their equipment was glitching

returned for round 2 of retakes

11/27/2012

see round 1

received 2nd portrait CD

12/11/2012

discovered 83 students still missing pictures only 12 days before the second publisher deadline for yearbook

Deadlines

HERFF JONES DEADLINE 1 - 36 PAGES

11/12/2012

almost missed the first deadline since Lifetouch had swept 10 pages out from under us

HERFF JONES DEADLINE 2 - 38 PAGES

12/24/2012

we WILL miss the deadline since Lifetouch has now swept 20 pages out from under us (not including the 10 from first quarter)

HERFF JONES DEADLINE 3 - 36 PAGES

02/04/2013

that leaves me less than a month to teach students how to use software, load photos, and edit them

FINAL YEARBOOK DEADLINE - 22 PAGES

03/11/2013

a total of 58 pages that a very small group has to complete in a about 10 weeks (where it takes at least 3-4 weeks to learn the basics and the technology)

Sport Photos

took fall team photos

09/05/2012

sent e-mail to request photos for team pages

10/09/2012

still had not heard anything or received a CD and I wanted to have time for students to add/edit names

received fall team photos

10/24/2012

12 days after quarter 1, so I had to do all team photo pages with the help of a few quarter 2 students who were just learning the technology

took boys basketball pictures

11/08/2012

tooks girls basketball pictures

12/05/2012

took cheer pictures

12/11/2012

no winter sport photos received

12/20/2012

this leaves us with more yearbook pages incomplete and more work for a limited quarter 3 staff to do

Quarters

Quarter 1

08/15/2012 - 10/12/2012

62 on staff

Quarter 2

10/15/2012 - 12/21/2012

84 on staff

Quarter 3

01/07/2013 - 03/15/2013

11 on staff

Quarter 4

03/18/2013 - 05/30/2013

62 on staff