• When Can I Order a Yearbook?

    UPDATE 5/22/24: 
    1. If you ordered a yearbook but have not picked it up, it will be available for pickup at the front office between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Thursday, 5/23, or Friday, 5/24.
    2. Students still interested in purchasing a yearbook will have the opportunity on Friday, May 24. The payment portal link will go live at 8:00 a.m. and stay open until all yearbooks are sold or until 3:00 p.m., whichever comes first. The purchase price is $45. Yearbooks purchased on May 24 will be available for pickup in the front office on Tuesday, May 28, from 8:00 AM until 3 PM. 

    Purchasing a Yearbook

    1. From the HMS website, click the "Online Payments" icon.
    2. Click the link that reads https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56783/
    3. Click "Login" on the left-hand menu and log in to your account. This is the same account parents created at the beginning of the year to pay student fees.
    4. Once you are logged in, click the link labeled "Pay for Optional Fees."
    5. Click the name of the student for whom you are purchasing a yearbook.
    6. Click the link labeled "Yearbook" towards the bottom of the list.
    7. On the next screen, click the "Add To Cart" button to add the yearbook to your cart.
    8. If you are purchasing a yearbook for multiple students at HMS, click the green link labeled "BACK TO STUDENTS." This is underneath your student's name towards the top of the screen. You can then select the name of the next student for whom you wish to purchase a yearbook. If you are only purchasing a yearbook for one student, proceed to the next step.
    9. Under the Cart section of the screen, click the blue "BEGIN CHECKOUT" button.
    10. Complete your payment information and submit payment.
    11. The system should email you a receipt. SAVE your receipt. If there is a question concerning your purchase, you must provide a receipt. Receipts DO NOT need to be emailed or given to classroom teachers at the time of purchase.

    When Will Students Receive Yearbooks?

    UPDATE 05/15/24: Yearbooks are scheduled to arrive on Thursday or Friday at some point. We are tentatively planning to distribute yearbooks during students' elective classes on Tuesday, May 21st.  Yearbooks are usually delivered to HMS in mid-May. Yearbooks are TENTATIVELY scheduled for distribution on Friday, May 17, 2024; however, this may be adjusted based on their delivery and our exam schedule. If a student is absent on distribution day, the student may pick up the yearbook in room 206 on May 20 or May 21 from 1:30-2:30 PM. Yearbook purchases made after distribution day will be picked up in the front office during regular school office hours.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What if I Missed All Yearbook Purchasing Opportunities?

    Yearbooks are available for sale throughout the school year. This information is advertised through the HMS PTO, the school's website, the HMS morning announcements, and the classroom teachers. There are no other purchase opportunities other than those listed above.

    How Do I Know if I Purchased a Yearbook?

    A link to a purchase list is provided on the left-hand side of the screen, "List of People Who Have Purchased Yearbooks." If there is a question concerning your purchase, you must provide a receipt. It is highly encouraged to SAVE the confirmation email you will recieve from e~Funds. You can also print the receipt and keep it for your records. Receipts DO NOT need to be emailed or given to classroom teachers/advisors at the time of purchase. 
    *It is the responsibility of the purchaser to confirm their purchase. If there are discrepancies, the purchaser will need to send a copy of their online receipt to hmsyearbook@homewood.k12.al.us before distribution day.

    What if I Know I Purchased a Yearbook, but my Child's Name is Not on the List?

    The purchase list is created directly from the online payment portal. Therefore, the names entered in the payment portal are the names that will appear on the purchase list. You might consider the following if you are having difficulty verifying your purchase:

    • Did I enter my child’s information properly using the payment portal? If you did not follow the directions completing the online purchase form, the data may present in an unintended form. For example:
      • Parent entered his/her name instead of the student’s name.
      • Parent entered the child’s first name and last name in the incorrect order.
      • Parent marked the incorrect grade level of the child.
      • Parent entered a different name of the student other than the documented name in PowerSchool.
      • Parent entered student information for a child who does not attend HMS. 

    These are the most common reasons a purchaser’s name does appear on the list. 

    What if I Purchased More than One Yearbook?

    Parents are strongly encouraged to keep the online receipt to prove purchase(s); keeping the receipt can ensure that you do not make multiple purchases. A student will receive the number of yearbooks ordered. There will be no refunds on multiple purchases. Please communicate with your family to ensure the correct number of yearbooks are purchased.