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Senior information/yearbook information 



Senior portrait information


·     Submit a digital photograph (jpg or tiff) taken in a vertical orientation with the highest resolution, 300dpi or greater, at the minimum size of 3" x 5" (yearbook staff can shrink it to fit the space, but enlarging it will make it blurry).

·     Supply an individual image only (choose one to send).

·     Wear appropriate attire. Refer to school dress code.

·     Only ONE person in the photo you choose.

·     Title your jpg or tiff photo file exactly like this: lastname_firstname

·     E-mail photo to or deliver on disk or flashdrive to room 411.

·     Pictures are due no later than December 15, 2017, or the yearbook will use your school ID photo.

·     Any photographer can do this for you; we cannot recommend anyone at this time. 


Yearbook information


 This year the yearbook company we are using is Jostens.  It's going to be better than ever!  The cost of the book until December 15th, 2017, is $75.  After December 15th, 2017, the cost of the book will be $85 (this is a standard price for a yearbook; the other schools in our district charge the same price or more).  If you are interested in ordering your yearbook at any time during the school year, you can do one of two things:

  • You can give cash or a check and order form to the business office. Checks can be made out to SMHS for the amount of the yearbook, plus any personalization you want to also order.  Order by September 1st, 2017, and you can personalize with icons for FREE (after you pay the $5 to have your name put on the front cover)!! Icons are usually $3 each, and you can order up to 4 different icons.  See the order form for more details.  Order forms can be found at the business office or in room 411 (there is also a "yearbook order form" link on the top of this page. 
  • You can go right to and order on their website. Look for "yearbook" at the top of their web page, then enter Santa Maria High School.  Make sure you also input Santa Maria, and California (there is also a SMHS in Texas!). There is also a link for yearbook ordering under "important links" at the top of this page.   When you order online, you have different payment options.  These are: credit card, debit card, electronic check, paypal, paypal credit.  You can also pay in smaller payment installments over 3 months.  Your yearbook does NOT have to be paid in full to get the special early-order price, or the free icons for personalization.  It just needs to be ordered by the deadline.