Virtual Backpack

District 401's "Virtual Backpack" is where you can find downloadable PDF flyers about District, school or community events, as well as other timely documents relevant to the D401 community.

For quick access to each of these three types of flyers, use the following links:

If you would like to submit a flyer, please scroll down or click this link:

District Flyers & Docs

PK screening info

Reposted June 5, 2023

Pre-K screening info in Polish and Ukraine

Reposted June 5, 2023

End of Year event

Posted June 5, 2023

School Flyers & Docs

Community Flyers

Event flyer for summer basketball clinic

Posted May 26, 2023

EP Library school summer reading flyer

Reposted May 26, 2023

EP Summer Play Camp flyer

Reposted May 15, 2023

EP Parks & Recreation Summer Camp 2023 flyer

Reposted May 15, 2023

Northwest Turners summer program flyer

Reposted May 15, 2023

Camp Kangaroo Summer 2023 flyer

Posted May 15, 2023

Event flyer

Reposted May 15, 2023

Event flyer

Reposted May 15, 2023

AMI Summer Music Camp

Reposted May 15, 2023

Curiosity Lab Tutoring

Reposted May 15, 2023

EP Community Food Pantry Schedule

Reposted May 15, 2023

Pure Water Free Filter

Reposted May 15, 2023

Rush football

Reposted May 15, 2023

EP Rush Cheerleading Registration

Reposted May 15, 2023

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
  • 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 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.