A sneak peek of students’ smiles

Several changes have been made to Picture Day at CFHS this year to adapt to the new COVID-19 related circumstances.


Aizlynn Thim

CFHS hold Picture Day through Jostens Pix. Ordering pictures take place online this year.

Although the school year just started, one of the most dreaded school traditions, picture day, is already creeping around the corner. Unlike most years, students may find themselves relieved to be standing stiffly behind a camera since it will provide them with an opportunity to take a brief break from their claustrophobia-inducing masks.

This should not come as a surprise to anyone, but because of the new scheduling technique Cannon Falls HSMS is following this year, picture day, or picture days, will run a little differently. High school and middle school students participating in the hybrid option of the school year are scheduled to get their pictures taken on a day their cohort is physically in the school building. For Cohort 2, this day is Monday, September 21, and the following Monday, September 28, Cohort 1 will have their pictures taken. The students who opted for full-time distance learning this quarter have the choice of attending either day. 

Picture forms were not sent home with students, but parents can access order forms online. The online order form allows parents to choose the photo’s background and pay once if they have multiple students. Visit shop.jostenspix.com to see student photos.

Picture Day may have provoked many sour faces in the past, however, it holds a much heavier significance in these odd times. Due to the unfortunate circumstances caused by the global pandemic, these pictures may be one of the few opportunities students and staff will have to show off their beaming smiles.