• District 60 Virtual Backpack

    Maercker School District 60 receives requests on a regular basis from various organizations to distribute informational materials to our students.  Suitability and approval of such material is at the discretion of District 60 in accordance with Board of Education Policy (8:25). District 60 has adopted a new method of making information from community, educational, charitable and other recreational organizations available to our students and families. Rather than the countless number of flyers students carry home on a weekly basis, information will be available through our Virtual Backpack60. Families without Internet access may request such information from the individual school offices. Groups interested in submitting informational materials for posting on our Virtual Backpack 60 website must do so electronically by emailing a completed District 60 Flyer Request Form and a PDF of the flyer to Anne Harris aharris@maercker.org at least ten days in advance of the desired posting date. We ask that organizations limit postings to one per month, with a two-month limit for any one item. Approved postings will be updated on a weekly basis. Complete details and guidelines are provided by clicking on DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS.

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    Community Events Park District Scouting


    Mental Health Help

    IPPL Back To School Flyer

    Gift of Carl Foundation/IPPL Writing Competition and n eveningwith Celia C. Perez




    4th Grade Girl Scouts

    Music Parent Association Miscellaneous School/PTA

    West Suburban Food Pantry

    Westmont Fire Department Open House October 14, 2023

    Dick's Sporting Goods Illinois Elementary School Association Coupon - October 6-9, 2023


    Maercker Educational Foundation Sports  Hinsdale PTO

    DGN Cheerleeding Kids Clinic - October 7, 2023

    Indian Boundary YMCA Fall Program and Events




    Distribution of all materials must be approved through D60 Communications:


    The following criteria will apply to all materials submitted for online posting:

    1. Community, educational, charitable and other recreational organizations that are non-profit or not-for-profit will be allowed to post/distribute informational materials on the Virtual Backpack60 web page upon review and approval by the Administration Center. Posting/distribution of materials for commercial organizations will not be permitted. An organization may be asked to submit a rationale seeking permission to post/distribute materials.

    2. All activities and information must be appropriate for students. Activities should relate to school function, event or purpose, or relate to an agency that offers widely appealing recreational program options for students.

    3. Activities should not conflict with public tax-supported efforts already in effect.

    4. Activities should accommodate a community-wide need and must be significant for the portion of the population served by the boundaries of District 60.

    5. An application should be made ten days prior to the posting/distribution date and one copy of the proposed material must accompany the request for posting/distribution.

    6. An organization should attempt to limit its request(s) to one per month.

    7. District 60 will not endorse anything that requires solicitation for local service organizations.

    8. All proposed material for posting/distribution shall have the sponsoring organization's name prominently displayed and shall contain the following disclaimer, "This is not a Maercker School District 60 sponsored activity."

    9. All requests for the posting/distribution of materials must be made electronically by emailing a completed 
    District 60 Flyer Request Form and a PDF of the flyer to D60 Communications (d60communications@maercker.org). Once approved by the Administration Center, the requesting organization will be notified and the material will be posted for one month, starting from the date of notification.  Twenty-five paper copies per school (75 total if applicable to all three schools) must be provided to the Administration Center after approval.


    In order to submit a request for your flyer to be added to the District 60 Virtual Backpack site, please do the following:

    1. Download the District 60 Flyer Request Form from above to your computer. (It is a Word Document).

    2. Fill in all required information.

    3.  Save the completed form to your desktop.

    4.  E-mail a copy of the completed form AND a PDF of the flyer you wish to have posted to: D60 Communications at d60communications@maercker.org

    5.  A confirmation of posting will be emailed back to you.