Yearbooks are here!

 Tuesday, July 14th, 5-7 pm for students with Last Names A-G

Wednesday, July 15th, 5-7 pm for students with Last Names H-O

Thursday, July 16th, 5-7 pm for students with Last Names P-Z


Details were emailed to all parents scheduled to receive yearbooks this week.  Please double check your Spam Folder for the announcement from our Yearbook team.  If you believe that you purchased a copy for your child but no one in your family has received the confirmation email, please reach out to the yearbook team ASAP at 


We understand that many families are away for the summer.  It's OK - copies not picked up this week will be distributed once school resumes.


If you haven't had a chance to order your copy, it is not too late. Please order ASAP to receive your copy this week. See you at the pickup. What precious memories for the years to come!






Here are some common questions from parents. If yours are not answered here, please feel free to reach out to yearbook advisors!


Q: Are there more yearbooks from this year or previous years?


You can still pre-order 2020 yearbook here. The last few copies of 17-18 and 18-19 Jostens yearbooks are available to purchase. Please forward a copy of your receipt to yearbook advisors at yearbook@riveroakspto.orgYearbook samples are kept at the front office when school is in session. (Note to our alumni: Unfortunately, Jostens is unable to print any historical issues. Nor can they share ePubs.)


Q: What is the plan for this year’s delivery?


Curbside pickups are scheduled for July 14th – July 16th. Please check emails for your confirmations (double check Spam folder too.) Copies not picked up will be distributed once school resumes.


Q: It is May 4th and why can’t I purchase on Balfour anymore?


Balfour closed the ROE online shop on May 3rd. The online shop is in the process to be re-open through May 6th. However, because its system only refreshes at midnight, no one can make a purchase during the day on May 4th. Please be sure to re-visit the Balfour shop on May 5th!


Q: Will the price of yearbook stay the same before June?


Yearbook prices will increase gradually online. Here is the schedule:

  • Before Oct 1, 2019: $20; Limited time Back-to-School package: $25 with free namestamping and icons.
  • Before 12/18/2019: $24
  • Before 02/29/2020: $26
  • Before 05/05/2019 05/07/2019: $28
    There might be a limited number of yearbooks for sale on-site in the Fall of 2020. Price TBD.


Q: Any other important dates?


  • 02/28/2020: Last day to personalize your yearbook or order any accessories.
  • Monday, 03/30/2020 04/06/2020: Last day to purchase Ads
  • Monday, 03/30/2020 04/06/2020: Last day to submit photos to yearbook (Pages are set one by one and submitted to Balfour in Spring. Upload yours early!);
  • Last week before summer break: yearbook distribution – dates will be set as soon as Balfour informs us of their shipping date.


Q: Have I purchased a copy of yearbook this year?


There are a few ways to self-check. Two easy ones are:

  1. Look up your purchase history by logging onto your Balfour account
  2. Search receipts in your email.


Q: How to design a recognition ad for my child?


This tutorial from Balfour will guide you through the steps.


Q: How do I upload awesome pictures of my children taken from ROE activities and events?


Through Balfour App on your phone [Apple Store] [Google Play] (Project No. 014718.) Please tag each picture with kids’ name(s), grades, event/activity, and other details. Our helpers only know a handful of kids. These annotations will guide us to place your pictures onto the right page. 


We value high-resolution pictures taken through professional cameras. Please upload them at (Project No. 014718, Password not required). Again, please annotate them with details.The yearbook editors will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used in the book.


Q: Can I email in my pictures?


No. Pictures are collected through the Balfour App or online program only to be indexed in Balfour image database directly.


Q: Can I have only namestamping with my yearbook? I don’t need any icons.


Yes, please choose “Yearbook Only” and Option “Name Stamp Line 1”.


Q: How can I help?


Our Photo Crew is looking for friendly and gifted people to help us capture moments here at ROE. Please contact us!


For more questions, please contact yearbook advisors Linda and Zhen at