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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:‚Äč

  • Capital City Cavaliers (Lacrosse 14U)     Information & Registration     

  • YMCA Summer Camps     Link

  • Springfield Park District's Spring Break Camp for Ball-Chatham Kids   Flyer     Registration Link

  • 109th Girl Scout Birthday Party, March 7     Link

  • BCG PTO Spring Book Fair     Link

  • YMCA Spring Soccer Registration    Link

  • SASA Spring Recreational Soccer League     Link

  • UIS Summer Youth Baseball Clinics     Link

  • UIS Summer Youth Baseball Camp     Link

  • CBSI Rec League Baseball/Softball Registration    Link

  • BCGPTO Family Dinner Nights Fundraiser     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.

  • 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.