Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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How much does the yearbook cost?

Embers 2023 sales kick off at the start of the school year and begin with a special, Back-to-School offer that features a limited-time, pre-order price of $75. The regular sales window opens on October 1st, at which the cost increases to $85.

What is the deadline for ordering a yearbook?

The deadline to guarantee your copy of Embers 2023 is February 17th, 2023. After this deadline passes, yearbooks can only be purchased at the school level while supplies last and on a “first come, first served” basis.

When will I receive my yearbook? 

The yearbook is scheduled for a summer 2023 delivery. The Class of 2023 will receive their books at a summer distribution event, with underclass distribution to follow in the fall.

Why are the yearbooks delivered during the summer? 

In the yearbook world, there are two primary yearbook delivery options: the Spring Delivery model and the summer/fall delivery model. The Spring Delivery model allows for distribution at the conclusion of the school year, but it also requires a shorter production time for the yearbook staff to submit pages to the plant for printing, and it shifts deadlines to earlier in the school year. The resulting production schedule is often challenging and stressful for yearbook staffs and their advisors, and it also limits what they are able to include in their books. The summer/fall delivery model, on the other hand, provides a longer, more manageable production cycle and also allows the yearbook staff to feature coverage of events that occur later in the school year.

For many years, the Embers staff elected to distribute yearbooks in the spring. More recently, however, we have shifted to a summer/fall delivery. This choice was made deliberately, after much thoughtful consideration by and discussion among the yearbook staff. There were many reasons for this decision. For example, the editors wanted to be able to do spring sports justice, and they didn’t feel that they could do that when their final deadline of the year fell during the first week in April, when spring sports hadn’t really started. They also wanted to have the time and flexibility necessary to experiment creatively while still producing a high-quality book that would meet the Amity community’s expectations and be worthy of standing next to previous yearbooks on their shelves. Finally, they wanted yearbook to be a fun experience, and a summer/fall delivery model made that more likely since, as a club (not a class), the students who work on the yearbook do so on a voluntary, extracurricular basis… and it’s a big time commitment!

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