Contribute a News Story
Thank you for your interest in contributing a news story to the Sheridan County School District #2 website! Please read the following submission guidelines carefully before submitting your story via the form at the bottom of this page:
SCSD#2 Story Submission Guidelines
- Submitted stories should be no more than 400 words.
- All stories will be reviewed and possibly edited prior to publication.
- Staff are permitted to take digital/video images to support educational aims, but must follow school policies concerning the distribution of those images.
- When taking digital/video images, ensure that students are appropriately dressed and are not participating in activities that might reflect negatively on the individuals, the school, or SCSD#2.
- Please do not take, use, share, or publish images of others without consent.
- Pictures to be published on the SCSD#2 website, or elsewhere, which include pupils will be selected carefully and will comply with good practice guidance on image use.
- Pupils’ full names will not be used anywhere on the SCSD#2 website (with the exception of honor rolls), particularly in association with photographs.
- Written permission from parents or guardians will be obtained before photographs of students are published on the SCSD#2 website.
- Student work can only be published with the permission of the student and parents or guardians.
Photo Submission Guidelines
The following criteria for photos will help ensure that your photo appears properly on the site.
- File Types: JPEG, JPG or PNG
- Resolution: 72 dpi
- Max Width: 1170 pixels
- Aspect Ratio: 3:2 (recommended)
- If your photo is less than 1170 pixels wide and is used as the image for a featured story, it will be automatically scaled up to fit the necessary dimensions; however, this will degrade image quality accordingly. It is highly recommended that you follow the criteria above for best photo appearance.
- The height of images accompanying news posts will automatically be cropped to fit. Cropping is always done from the bottom of the image. As such, try to choose images with their primary subject(s) (e.g. persons, building, etc.) placed toward the top of the image to ensure they remain the primary focus of the photo if it is cropped.