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    May Checklist

    MAY CHECKLIST

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    ESSENTIALS

    • If you’re planning distribution day, check the April checklist, which was dedicated to that very topic.
    • Submit your supplement now.
    • Make your final invoice payment and plan your budget for next year.
    • Submit your book to Portfolio, a showcase of Herff Jones’ best books. Find the form at YearbookDiscoveries.com.
    • Write thank you notes to all who assisted with this year’s book.

     
    NEXT LEVEL

    • Submit your book to NSPA, CSPA and state organizations for evaluations.
    • Have outgoing editors write job descriptions and letters to next year’s editors.
    • Hold one-on-one interviews with each staff member about the good and bad of the year. Compile ideas for future growth.
    • Design theme packets as a class project.
    • Create a tentative ladder.
    • Notify rising seniors and their parents about required photo deadlines and costs. If possible, insert a flyer into rising senior newsletters and mail from the school.

     
    EXPERT

    • Plan next year’s ad campaign and begin selling. Send renewal letters to all existing advertisers.
    • Get book and ad sales fliers ready for next year’s registration packet or online newsletter. Update your school website for the summer.
    • Develop an exchange list and share your book (or PDFs of your favorite spreads) with other schools.
    • Establish a plan for summer coverage.
    • Schedule summer get-togethers and make contact lists. Start team-building between new and incoming staffers.
    • Make final summer camp arrangements.

     

     

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