District 44 Virtual Backpack
District 44 is going "green" by launching a new approach to distribute to our students and families approved information from non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies and business partners.
Rather than sending flyers via backpack mail (which previously only took place at the elementary level), we will be posting such information on the District 44 Virtual Backpack webpage for all to see.
Groups wishing to submit information to be posted must do so electronically by emailing:
1) a completed VB Flyer Request Form
2) a PDF of the flyer containing the line "Not a District 44-sponsored activity"
to Mindy Merkle firstname.lastname@example.org at the District 44 Administrative Center at least ten days in advance of the desired posting date. No flyers will be posted the first two weeks nor last two weeks of the school year.
Prior to submitting, please read details regarding our distribution guidelines described below. Materials posted on the VB Page are the responsibility of the organization represented, and endorsement by District 44 is neither direct nor implied.
VB Flyer Distribution Guidelines
District 44 uses a Virtual Backpack Web Page for the distribution of information from non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies and business partners which has been previously approved to share with our students and their families.
If you have any questions, contact Mindy Merkle at 630.827.4400.
Do you use a Mac? We've encountered problems when Macs, by default, use the Mac program Preview to open PDF files. We need to tell your computer to use Adobe Reader to open the Request Form PDF file.
Save the D44 Request Form to your desktop so it is easy to see.
Right click on the file saved on your desktop > Get Info > in the Open With section drop down box choose Adobe Reader.app
Now your computer/device opens our Request Form PDF with Adobe Reader. You will be able to fill out the form, save it and email it back to D44. It will arrive with all your information viewable and D44 will be able to add our approval and return the form to you for your records as well.