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2300 East Jackson Street
Springfield, IL 62703
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How to improve your photo:
PhotoSuggestions for to improve photo
If at all possible, take your picture (or have someone take your picture) with a phone camera instead of your Chromebook camera.
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Have the camera closer to eye level
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Take the picture with more light behind the camera instead of the person.
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Turn a light on behind the camera aimed toward the person.
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Selfie Guidelines
Selfie Guidelines
Want your picture in the yearbook?

We have a solution! Since we are unable to set up student portraits this year, submit a selfie instead. (Just because it is being called a “selfie” does not mean you need to take the picture yourself, someone else can take your picture for you.) Follow the guidelines below and submit your selfie for inclusion in the portrait section of our 2021 school yearbook. This will be a year to REMEMBER! The deadline for submission is January 18, 2021.


  • Your photo needs to be either .jpg or .png file format.

  • Your photo should be taken in a portrait orientation (vertical).

  • Photos taken with a phone will be a better quality than photos taken with a chromebook.

  • Photos taken in a well lit are will be a better quality. (Light should not be behind you.)

  • Photo MUST show head and shoulders of just you.

  • You must be facing the camera with your full face in view and centered in the frame. (NO side profiles)

  • Your background should be a neutral color.

  • Your photo must include you and no one else. No photo bombing or group selfies.

  • Do not include hand gestures of any kind.

  • Do not incude sunglasses, hats, or anything else that obstructs the view of your face. Escetion: intems used for religious purposes.

  • You must submit a color picture - no black and white or filtered photos.

  • Avoid odd shadows over your face and find good lighting. The light should be in front of you, not behind you.



Google Form Submission Links:

Directions using a phone:


  1. Click the correct grade level “Selfie Submission” links above.

  2. Log into your school Google account. (Please only submit YOUR picture with your Google Account)

  3. Answer the questions in the Google Form.

    • Your last name - enter as it appears on your cumulative folder

    • Your first name - enter as it appears on your cumulative folder - DO NOT use a nickname



  4. “Upload your selfie here”

    1. Click “Add file”

    2. Click “Select files from your device”

      • To choose a photo from your photo library, click “Photo Library”

      • To take a new photo, click “Take Photo”



    3. Make sure the photo follows the guidelines above then click “Use Photo”

    4. Click the blue “Upload” button



  5. Click the purple “Submit” button.



Directions from a computer:


  1. Click the correct grade level “Selfie Submission” links above.

  2. Log into your school Google account. (Please only submit YOUR picture with your Google Account)

  3. Answer the questions in the Google Form.

    • Your last name - enter as it appears on your cumulative folder

    • Your first name - enter as it appears on your cumulative folder - DO NOT use a nickname



  4. “Upload your selfie here”

    1. Click “Add file”

    2. Click “Select files from your device”

      • Find the photo on your device



    3. Click the blue “Upload” button



  5. Click the purple “Submit” button.