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Welcome to the Virtual Backpack for the Sioux City Community School District, an online flyerboard that allows local non-profits to share timely updates with our school community about upcoming events and opportunities. Use the Virtual Backpack menu to view upcoming events by category or school.

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  • Fire Fact’s Friday

    Contact
    Scott Kovarna

    Information

    Each year more than 4,000 Americans die in fires, more than 25,000 are injured in fires, and more than 100 firefighters are killed while on duty. Eighty-three percent of all civilian deaths occurred in residences.

    Cooking fires are the number one cause of fires and the third leading cause of fire deaths and the leading cause of injury among people age 65 and older.

    1. Never leave cooking unattended.
    2. Always wear short or tight-fitting sleeves when you cook.
    3. Keep towels, pot holders, and curtains away from flames.
    4. Never use the range or oven to heat your home.

    Check your smoke alarm and make sure you have at least one on each floor of your home.

    “THIS MATERIAL IS NEITHER ENDORSED NOR SPONSORED BY THE SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT.”

  • 1st Saturday Family Storytime: Celebrate Seuss!

    Location
    Virtually via Zoom
    Audience
    Ages 0-9 and their families
    Cost
    Free
    RSVP
    March 05, 2021
    Organization
    Sioux City Public Library
    Contact
    Youth Services

    Information

    This virtual program for kids (ages 0-9) and their families will be offered via Zoom. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s special day, with a special guest appearance by the Cat in the Hat! At the end of storytime, we’ll create a fun craft together!

    To register and for more information about how to pick up a free activity kit, go to https://siouxcitylibrary.libcal.com/event/7556257.

  • Sioux City Chamber of Music – Young Artist Competition

    Location
    First Presbyterian Church, 608 Nebraska St, Sioux City
    Audience
    Middle School & High School Students
    Organization
    Sioux City Chamber of Music
    Contact
    Charity Koehler

    Information

    Students in middle school and high school are encouraged to register.
    Scholarships may be available for music students who participate. Register at https://bit.ly/2MSqTZ0.

  • Breakfast with the Bunny

    Location
    Cone Park (3800 Line Drive)
    Cost
    $12.00 per person (under 2 is free)
    RSVP
    March 18, 2021
    Organization
    Sioux City Parks & Recreation

    Information

    Come have Breakfast with the Bunny. Enjoy breakfast, decorate cookies, make crafts, color pictures, participate in an Easter Egg Hunt, and take a picture with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera). Limited registrations will be accepted. This year the event will be held in two sessions to allow for social distancing in the lodge.

    Purchase tickets by March 18, 2021, at https://webtrac.sioux-city.org.

  • Rental Assistance Available – Quarter 3

    Audience
    All SCCSD Families
    Organization
    Sioux City Housing Authority
    Contact
    Amy Tooley

    Information

    Need Assistance Paying Your Rent? Applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are available.

  • Youth Sports Programming Opportunities – Quarter 3

    Location
    United Sports Academy – 300 Centennial Dr Suite 170, North Sioux City, SD 57049
    Audience
    Children Enrolled in PK-12-Grade
    Cost
    Varies – Contact the United Sports Academy for Details
    Organization
    United Sports Academy
    Contact
    Lindsey Smith

    Information

    Sign-up for Youth Sports Programs through the United Sports Academy today! Sports include basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and more.

  • Rental Assistance Available – Quarter 3

    Audience
    All SCCSD Families
    Organization
    Sioux City Housing Authority
    Contact
    Amy Tooley

    Information

    Need Assistance Paying Your Rent? Applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are available.

  • Join the Girl Scouts – Quarter 3 Sign-Up

    Audience
    Girls enrolled in kindergarten and up.
    Organization
    Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
    Contact
    Jessica La Fleur

    Information

    More than ever, girls need their own crew. Girl Scouts is a sisterhood that supports, educates, and provides opportunities for safe fun. Troops meet online and when it’s possible, in-person. Sign-up is available year-round.

  • Westside Connection Volleyball Camps

    Location
    West Middle School – 3301 W. 19th St.
    Audience
    Girls in grades 2-8 who attend a Westside Feeder School
    Cost
    Free
    RSVP
    March 29, 2021
    Organization
    Westside Connection
    Contact
    Paula Acero

    Information

    Westside Connection Volleyball

    Westside Volleyball is open to girls in 2nd-8th grade who attend a West Feeder School.

    Westside Volleyball will be hosting a series of free camps over the next two months.

    Camp Dates & Times

    February 10th, 17th, & 24th
    March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st
    April 7th & 14th

    2nd – 5th Grade | 5:30-7:30 pm
    6th – 8th Grade | 7:00 – 8:00 pm

    *Please bring a mask, knee pads, a ponytail holder, gym shorts, and a water bottle. 

    Contact
    P.O. Box 3291 Sioux City, IA 51102

  • Westside Connection Softball Camps

    Audience
    Girls ages 7-14 who attend a Westside Feeder School
    Cost
    $80/Player
    RSVP
    March 29, 2021
    Organization
    Sioux City Westside Connection
    Contact
    Ashley French

    Information

    Westside Connection Softball

    Westside Softball is open to all girls ages 7-14 before 12/31/20 who attend a West Feeder School.

    Westside Softball will be hosting a series of free camps over the next two months.

    Camp Dates & Times

    February 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
    March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th

    Pitchers & Catchers 1:30 – 2:00 pm
    All Positions 2:00 – 4:00 pm

    *Please bring a glove, water bottle, and please wear a mask inside the building. 

    Contact
    P.O. Box 3291 Sioux City, IA 51102

  • Rotary 2020-21 Annual District 5601 Four-Way Test Essay Contest

    Audience
    6th-Grade Students/Teachers
    Organization
    Rotary Club – District 5610
    Contact
    Pat Stuliff

    Information

    Sixth Graders are Encouraged to Submit an Essay

    The Four-Way Test Essay Contest is available to 6th-grade students who are interested in writing a 200 to 500-word essay on “How can I apply the Rotary Four-Way Test to my life?”

    6th-grade students interested in participating must find a teacher or group of teachers who are also willing to participate in the project. Teachers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the flyer and entry form. The flyer describes the contest, its history, and requirements.  When students have written their essays teachers must then submit their top ten choices to their local Rotary Club. The club will then need a panel of judges to determine the top essays to reward a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize.

    Once placements have been determined, each club must submit the winning essay to the district Roarty 5610 by March 31, 2021.

    The District 5610 winners will be announced online on April 31, 2021.

    1. The first-place winner will receive a $200 check, a certificate, a Four-Way Test coin, and the chance to read their essay at the District Conference in Deadwood, SD.
    2. The second-place winner will receive a $100 check, a certificate, and a Four-Way Test coin.
    3. The third-place winner will receive a $50 check, a certificate, and a Four-Way Test coin.
  • Register for Summer Traffic Education March 15 – April 2

    Audience
    SCCSD students who are 14-years-old or older
    Cost
    $385
    Organization
    Sioux City Community Schools
    Contact
    John Torno (North High School)

    Information

    This summer, the Sioux City Community School District (SCCSD) will offer one session of traffic education classes at each of the three High Schools. Classes will start on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, and run for five weeks – finishing on Friday, July 2, 2021.

    Registration Requirements:

    1. The student must be 14 years of age.
    2. The student must have a valid Iowa learner’s permit prior to registration.
    3. For registration to be complete, a full deposit for the class fee must be made to the high school the student is registering at . Students and families will be contacted by each school’s bookkeeper.

    For questions, contact John Torno (North High School) at (712) 239-7000 x3511.

    Learn more about our Traffic Education course here.

  • Floyd Youth Slow-Pitch Softball

    Location
    Floyd Softball Complex 3500 Chautauqua Dr Sioux City, IA
    Audience
    Students Ages 5-18
    Cost
    $50/Player
    RSVP
    April 02, 2021
    Contact
    Floyd Youth Softball

    Information

    Slow-Pitch Softball games are scheduled to tentatively start on May 20, 2021.

  • Headid Little League Registration 2021

    Location
    Central Baptist Church, 4001 Indian Hills Drive
    Audience
    Students Ages 4-16
    Cost
    Varies - See Flyer for Details
    RSVP
    April 07, 2021
    Contact
    Tim Scherle

    Information

    Registration for Headid Little League baseball for children ages 4 to 16 is now available.

    Register online via SportsEngine: https://headidlittleleague.sportngin.com/register/form/965937020

    If you need assistance completing the information online, an IN-PERSON REGISTRATION SESSION will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Thompson Electric at 2300 7th Street (Thompson Electric is near McDonald’s at 6th and Floyd Boulevard).

    If you attend the in-person session, PLEASE WEAR A MASK.

    For more information visit: http://www.headidlittleleague.org. Contact headidbaseball@aol.com if you have questions.

  • SYA – Siouxland Youth Athletics Summer Softball Program 2021

    Location
    SYA Softball Fields 1001 Riverside Blvd.
    Audience
    Girls in PK through Middle School
    Cost
    $80.00/Player
    RSVP
    April 05, 2021
    Organization
    SYA – Siouxland Youth Athletics
    Contact
    Jessica Jones-Sitzmann

    Information

    Sign-up for the Siouxland Youth Athletics Summer Softball Program is now available.