1st Website Visit

This website was created at www.classcreator.com and is maintained and administered by your classmates.   While there are several other websites that help accomplish similar things (e.g. classmates.com) this site isn't trying to sell anything; there is no fee. It is COMPLETELY FREE to our classmates. You will never be asked to pay to make a profile or to be able to access other alumni profiles. All contact information that you enter into this website will be kept confidential. It will not be shared or distributed. Your address and phone number can't be seen by the classmates unless you grant permission on your profile. (See "password protection" section below)  
If you are a member of Rockford East High School class of 1962 and new to this site, the first thing you have to do is to create your profile.  You will need to do this in order to access any password protected pages on the site. 
Creating a Profile
Start by clicking on the Classmate Profiles link. This will take you to a page with all our classmates names, including yours.   (If you cannot find your name on the Classmate Profiles page, please Contact Us to have your name added.  We welcome classmates who went to school with us but did not graduate with us. We can provide them with a guest account. Use the Contact Us link.) 
Follow the instructions to create your profile. Once you create your profile, you will be able to see the profiles of your fellow classmates and interact with them.
The password that you enter during this process will be used as your login password. You can personalize your page with information---such as what have you been up to since 1962, school memories, your career, your family. We encourage you to put as much as you are inspired to share-- it gives us all a chance to know more about each other.
Password Protection
Is your contact information secure on our website?  Contact information is your e-mail address, address and phone number. This information is NOT VISIBILE to anyone unless YOU choose to make it visible, which can be done from your Edit Profile link.
Communicating with Classmates 
To contact a classmate who is registered on this site, click on Classmates Profiles and find their name. When you click on their name, there will be a box on the bottom of the screen that says "send a message to..." If you send a message to someone through their profile, they will see your email address so that they can respond.  If you know the e-mail address of a classmate who has not joined the site you can click on their name, enter their e-mail address and an invitation will be sent to them to join the site.
If you Forget your Password  
There is a password retrieval feature to click on: "Forgot Password?" in case you need to log in sometime and can't remember your password; the password will be sent to you email inbox. If you continue to have difficulty logging in, Contact Us.
Changing Information
If you change your email address, your home address, or phone number, please update those in your profile by clicking on Edit Contact Info so we can keep updated with your information. To add any personal information in your profile, click on Edit Profile. You must be logged in to do this.
More Instructions
How to upload pictures to your web page: 
1.    Be sure you are logged in on the home page. In the links on the left side under MEMBER FUNCTIONS, click on the link: Edit/Upload Photos.
2.    The Photo page will appear and you’ll see a gray box titled: Upload New photo. Click on this box and you will be at the Add Photo page.
3.    The Add Photo page gives basic instructions for uploading your photos. There are 3 places on this page to make entries.
Sort:     The sort number controls the order in which photos display on your page. By default your pictures will appear in the order you entered them, so this isn’t important for your first picture. But later if you want picture #5 to appear as #1, you will have to change the sort numbers on your pictures. If you delete a picture, the sort numbers for the remaining pictures do not change (e.g., if you delete picture #2 out of 4 pictures, you will show pictures #1, 3, and 4.)
Caption:     Caption is the description you write for your picture.
Browse:     This is the most important one, for this is how you find the picture on your computer and get it to appear on your page.
4.    Your first picture will automatically be Sort Number 1.
5.    Now click the Browse button. A list of folders on your computer will show up. Locate the folder that holds your picture. For most classmates this will be the My Pictures folder located in the My Documents folder. When you have clicked through to your picture file, click the view button at the top to show icons as pictures. This makes it easier to find the specific picture you want to upload.
6.    Select the picture you want to upload by clicking on it once, and then click Open at the bottom of the box.
7.    Now you will be taken back to the Add Photo page and in the Upload Photo box you will see the path to your picture.
8.    Enter the Caption for your picture in the box.
9.    Click the SAVE CHANGES button.
Now go to your Profile page and look for your picture and caption.
Shortcut for multiple pictures:      If you are uploading several pictures that are in different folders, you can copy them to your desktop, then delete them later. Make sure you COPY, not move, your pictures, so you won’t delete the original.
Hope you enjoy the site,
Bart Carlson
Website Administrator