Virtual Backpack

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Virtual Backpack

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.

North High


  • Volunteers Needed – Santa’s House

    Gifted Boutique, 422 Pierce Street, Upper Level
    Middle and High School Students
    Paige Korver


    Our 33rd annual Santa’s House celebration is back and looking for volunteers! Santa’s House will take place on the upper level of the Gifted Boutique, located at 422 Pierce Street. Join us in spreading joy and cheer to the community with the gift of your time and talents. Sign up for a time at

  • Boys and Girls Clubs Teen Center Enrollment

    823 Pearl Street
    Boys and Girls Clubs of Siouxland
    Jen Williams


    Registration is open for Boys & Girls Clubs of Siouxland school-year programming! Pick up an application at 823 Pearl Street. Ages 12-18 can attend our new Teen Center for just $25 for the school year! Come check out our recording studio, theater, game room, art center, learning center, and much more!

  • On-Demand Homework Help FREE from the Sioux City Public Library

    Students K - 12
    Matti Smith


    Back to School – the Library is Here to Help with Free On-demand Tutoring from Brainfuse

    The Library is here to help learners of all ages as they head back to school this year. In addition to the thousands of materials you can find on ANY subject at our three Library locations, there is help right at your fingertips with e-resources from Sioux City Public Library, and it’s all FREE with your Library Card!

    Stuck on a problem and don’t know the answer? Brainfuse HelpNow is an app that provides learners from kindergarten to college access to live tutoring and homework help.
    Brainfuse tutors are live on-demand anywhere you have an internet connection. Snap-n-send a photo to a tutor for help, get writing advice and critiques, or schedule a tutoring session to help with your overall knowledge of a specific subject. Tutoring and homework help services are available in Spanish for all subjects offered in English. Brainfuse also offers standardized test prep for a variety of tests including ACT, the new SAT, TASC, the new GED, ASVAB, TOEIC, the US Citizenship Test and others.

    To get the Brainfuse App:
    • Go to
    • Select “brainfuse Help Now”
    • Go to “Login” to register
    • Get the Brainfuse App on your phone and sign-in for help anytime!
    Or stop by any of our Library locations for help

  • Stars Inc. – Volunteers Needed!

    Stars Inc. 33418 K22, Sioux City IA 51108
    October 18, 2022
    Jerusha Goulette


    Volunteers at STARS find that helping with our therapeutic riding program is beneficial not only to our riders but for themselves as well. Learn about horses and how our program helps individuals with disabilities.

    Stars in needing volunteers to help with our therapeutic riding program! No horse experience is necessary, we will teach you everything you need to know. Volunteers must be age 14 and up.

    New volunteer orientation (but we’re always taking new volunteers!):

    October 18, 2022 – 6pm

  • YMCA Winter Camp

    Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA 601 Riverview Drive, South Sioux City, NE 68776
    child aged children
    $35/day or $160/week
    Lucas Briggs


    Childcare for school break!
    Kid’s will participate in swim, sports and a variety of group games specialized around our Winter Camp theme days!

    Take a look at our exciting theme days being offered!

    26th: Holiday Sweater Party
    27th: Winter Wonderland Day
    28th: Holiday PJ Day
    29th: Whoville Day
    30th: Antarctic Adventure Day

  • Telehealth Series for Caregivers of Children with Special Health and Behavioral Needs

    Virtual via Zoom
    Family caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs
    $40 - Financial scholarships available upon request
    January 31, 2023
    Malisa Rader


    Are you a caregiver of a child with special health and behavioral needs looking for some educational tools to help you in your caregiving role?

    “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is an educational series presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach that is designed to provide you with the tools to take care of yourself while caring for any age child with special health or behavioral needs.

    Two experienced class leaders conduct the classes and provide interactive lessons, discussions, and brainstorming to help family caregivers take the tools presented and place them in action.

    Participants will receive “The Caregiver Helpbook” developed specifically for the class that covers topics such as hiring in‐home help, understanding community resources, making legal and financial decisions, and understanding depression.

    “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” will give you the tools to:• Help you reduce stress

    • Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid help
    • Take care of yourself
    • Reduce guilt, anger, and depression
    • Help you relax
    • Make tough decisions
    • Set goals and problem‐solve

    Pre‐registration for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is required. Foster parent credit is available.