Virtual Backpack Submissions

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Virtual Backpack

Virtual Backpack Submissions

The Virtual Backpack replaces traditional flyer distribution. Because the 2020-2021 school year requires the District to move between three learning models with fluidity, and because we also have a population of Virtual Learners to support, this online flyerboard ensures all students have equal access to information no matter what learning model the District is using. The online flyerboard is a free service for our local non-profit community partners and it’s an environmentally friendly format for information dissemination.

From camps to sports leagues to family services, the SCCSD Virtual Backpack is here to serve as a link between community partners and our students and families. Submit a request at the link below.


Virtual Backpack submissions for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed.

The Communications Department will begin taking Virtual Backpack submissions for the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, August 9, 2021.

Note: Any submissions submitted on or prior to Tuesday, June 1, 2021, will remain on the Virtual Backpack until the event timeframe has passed.


Submission Guidelines

Who can submit?

The Sioux City Community School District allows non-profit organizations and Sioux City Community School District school groups to share information on the Virtual Backpack. Virtual Backpack submissions must be informational/educational in nature and appropriate for students. Activities should relate to an event or purpose specifically for school-age children.

How is my flyer approved?

The District communications department reviews all flyer submissions for the Virtual Backpack. Once submitted, a confirmation email will be sent within one full business day. Please allow up to five days for materials to be reviewed. If edits are required, a notice will be sent back to the requesting organization. Flyers are published on the Virtual Backpack once a week.

What can I submit?

The online form prompts you to provide specific details about an event or program. Organizations are encouraged to upload a PDF flyer about an event or program. Flyers must contain the organization’s name, address, and phone number as well as the disclaimer outlined below.

Does my flyer need a disclaimer?

Yes, each flyer provided by non-profit partners MUST include the following disclaimer in legible, bold print, in a conspicuous location on the materials. If the materials contain more than one page, this statement must appear on each page.

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

How will my flyer be shared?

Families and students can visit the Virtual Backpack to view all upcoming events and programs. Updates regarding the Virtual Backpack are also frequently shared on social media, through monthly school newsletters, and through Virtual Backpack emails.