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The Ball-Chatham School District distributes information to students from outside non-profit organizations, and intergovernmental agencies, for which it grants approval.


Rather than sending home flyers from these organizations in book bags, or in our newsletters, we will be posting such information on this Virtual Backpack webpage throughout the school year for all to see. (Homework, Booster, PTO, Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation, and District/School/Class correspondence will continue to be sent home in book bags, email blasts and/or newsletters.)


Suitability and approval will be at the discretion of the District.

Current postings:​

  • At Home Learning Resource Ideas     Link

  • ALPLM Summer Junior Historians     Link

  • Glenwood Summer Sports Camps     Link

  • UISWBB Elite Camp 2020     Link

  • UISWBB Girls Day Camp     Link

  • UISWBB Showcase Camp 2020     Link

  • Panther Creek Country Club Summer Camp     Link

  • NFL Flag Football Registration      Link

  • KC Lake Club Family Fun Day, April 26     Link

  • Lakeside Preschool Open House     Link

  • Lifeguard Training Classes      Link

  • YMCA Luck of the Irish Flash Sale      Link

  • Summer Camp Registration     Link

  • ALPLM Sensory-Friendly Event     Link

  • YMCA 3-on-3 Basketball Clinic     Link

  • YMCA Spring Volleyball Clinic     Link

  • YMCA Softball Registration     Link

  • Prom-it-Forward     Link

  • SASA Spring League Soccer Registration     Link

  • Chatham Blaze Spring League Registration     Link

  • Girls on the Run to Start at BES     Link

  • Chatham Youth Baseball and Softball Rec League Registration     Link

  • Healthy Kids Running Series     Link

  • Henson Robinson Zoo Spring Flyer     Link

  • Chatham Soccer Association Spring Registration Begins - February 1     Link

  • YMCA Winter Programming      Link

  • YMCA Winter Indoor Soccer     Link

  • YMCA Spring-School Days Out (SDO)     Link

  • YMCA Parents’ Night Out (PNO)     Link

  • UIS Future Stars Baseball Youth Clinic Sessions     Link


To submit a flyer for approval: Those wishing to submit information to be posted on this Virtual Backpack website must do so by reading the Flyer Submission Guidelines shown below, sending the required information via email and attaching a PDF or providing a link of the requested posting. This should be done at least 10 days in advance of the desired posting date. 

Flyer Submission Guidelines:

  • Those wishing to submit information to be posted on this Virtual Backpack site must do so by emailing the required information listed below to bschroeder@bcsd5.org, and attaching a PDF of the requested posting.

  • This should be done at least 10 days in advance of the desired posting date.

  • Organizations are limited to postings of one a month, with a two-month limit for any one posting. Approved postings will be updated on a weekly basis.

  • Only non-profit organizations will be allowed to have materials posted on the Virtual Backpack site. Distribution of materials for commercial businesses, or organizations will not be permitted.

  • All activities or information must be appropriate for students. Activities and information should relate to a school function, event or purpose, or relate to an organization that offers widely-appealing recreational program options for Ball-Chatham students. Approval of any and all flyers is at the discretion of Ball-Chatham administrators.

  • Application should be made ten days prior to the distribution date and one electronic copy of the proposed flyer must accompany the request for distribution.

  • Materials are posted for informational purpose only. Posting does not imply District endorsement of them.

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