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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Music Parent Association Miscellaneous School/PTA
Maercker Educational Foundation Sports Hinsdale PTO
MAERCKER SCHOOL DISTRICT 60
POSTING/DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS VIA VIRTUAL BACKPACK60
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 (email@example.com). 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.
10. MATERIALS ARE POSTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS DOES NOT IMPLY DISTRICT 60'S ENDORSEMENT OF THE REQUESTING ORGANIZATION OR THE INFORMATION POSTED/DISTRIBUTED.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
5. A confirmation of posting will be emailed back to you.