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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:​​

  • Bridgewhiz online bridge program for grades 4-12     Link

  • Chatham Area Public Library's Cinema Under the Stars - August 19     Link

  • Chatham Area Public Library to Offer Programs on Developing Resumes & Cover Letters     Link

  • Paint the Town Red, August 14     Link

  • Cardboard Boat Regatta Benefiting Special Olympics     Link

  • Chatham Soccer Assn. Fall Registration     Link

  • Chatham Community Football League Registration is Open     Link

  • Illinois State Fair Free Admission Days     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 to 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 anyone 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.

  • The 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.