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    August Checklist

    AUGUST CHECKLIST

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    ESSENTIALS

    • Have you called your rep today? Hammer out budgets and deadlines now.
    • Curriculum resources aplenty: How to Yearbook: The HJ Way, is available in print with resources online at LearnYBK.com.
      If you’re new, read the Welcome section!
    • Start teaching with online video tutorials for eDesign and InDesign. (Click the help button when you’re logged in to eDesign or check out the Learn menu on myHJyearbook.com.)
    • Get right with your admins. Sync your calendars and introduce your editors.
    • Set up eBusiness. Find it in the Setup menu on myHJyearbook.com.
    • ll that book. Don’t miss the opportunity to sell yearbooks at registration or back-to-school nights. Consider offering the lowest price of the year at these events.
    • Find your HJ kit and start making decisions about the book. Use the desk ladder or wall ladder to chart a coverage plan. Choose fonts, color palettes and designs using the kit resources.

    NEXT LEVEL

    • If you already have a theme for this year, decide if you’ll follow a traditional coverage model or an alternative plan, like chronological or umbrella.
    • Get those photographers snappin’. Make sure your staffers are capturing the start of school.
    • Review staffers’ roles, discuss workflow, approval process and begin gathering content for the first deadline.
    • Start designing your cover and endsheets.
    • Returning staffers should be planning the look and feel of the book. Theme carries over to opening/closing, endsheets, dividers and mods.

    EXPERT

    • Build type packages for headlines. Choose styles for caption lead-ins, subheads and sidebars.
    • Some advisers start working from the back of the book with ads. Some start with the front. Choose which works best for you.
    • Assign spreads to each deadline. Create a calendar and make sure everyone, including parents, know what’s up.

     

     

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