Virtual Backpack


In an effort to eliminate waste, District 401 uses "virtual backpacks" to share downloadable PDF flyers about District and community events of potential interest to our students and other stakeholders. 

If you would like to submit a flyer for posting, please scroll down this page for more information or click the link to the left titled "Procedures for Submitting Flyers."


District Flyers


Below are flyers about District-sponsored events, activities and programs. New flyers will be posted throughout the school year as they become available.


Community Flyers


Below are approved flyers about community events, activities and programs pertinent to District 401 students. New flyers will be posted throughout the school year as they become available.


Who Can Submit a Flyer?


As stated in Section 8:25 of the District 401 Board of Education's Policy Manual:

Community, educational, charitable, recreational, or similar groups may, under procedures established by the Superintendent, advertise events pertinent to students’ interests or involvement. 

Under the District's policy governing the advertising and distribution of materials in schools, all advertisements must:

► Be student-oriented

► Prominently display the sponsoring organization's name

► Be approved in advance by the Superintendent or designee

The District reserves the right to decide where and when any advertisement or flyer is distributed, displayed or posted.


How to Submit a Flyer


All community flyers must be approved by the District 401 main office before being posted on this or any other District site. 

To submit a flyer for consideration:

► Fax it to 708-452-9504 or email it to d401info@epcusd401.org

► Address it "Attention: Flyer Approval" 

► If emailing, please attach the flyer in PDF format

► If possible, submit the flyer for approval two weeks before the intended distribution date

► Indicate on the flyer that your event, activity or program is not school sponsored


District 401 Disclaimer


The distribution of information contained in a community flyer does not indicate directly or indirectly that the content of the material is sanctioned, sponsored or endorsed by the District, the Board or the Superintendent.

Further information about District 401's policy on flyers and advertising can be found in Section 8:25 of the Board of Education's Policy Manual.