Virtual Backpack

 ‘D123 – Paper Free’ is the Way to Be!

As part of the Virtual Backpack Program, Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 will limit the number of flyers sent home with students, and will instead post flyers on the Virtual Backpack. Monthly e-mail alerts will be sent to District 123 families letting them know of upcoming events.

A small number of paper copies can be sent to the District’s Administration Center for those families without Internet access.  We will be more than happy to distribute those flyers to each of our buildings for display purposes.

Click here to complete an Electronic Approval Form 

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The following criteria will apply to materials submitted for posting on the District website:

  • The organization requesting posting must be a non­profit group (501c3) based in the Oak Lawn­Hometown School District 123 community or its contiguous communities.
  • The District retains the right to determine the date material is posted and removed.
  • The material may not contain any of the following:
    • Any direct solicitation of money or other items of value except for dues for membership or fees for an activity announced in the materials;
    • Anything that would cause substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school or its
      activities;
    • Personal information about persons other than those seeking distribution;
    • Material which is defamatory or insulting to any group or individual;
    • Material which is vulgar or otherwise socially inappropriate;
    • Material dealing with issues of human sexuality;
    • Material which is commercial in nature, except as related to approved school fundraising; activities or services supportive of school­ sponsored activities;
    • Material that would be violative of any law or board policy;
    • Material which is political in nature, or in conflict with tax­ supported efforts.
  • Material must contain the following statement:
    • This activity is not sponsored by Oak Lawn­-Hometown School District 123,
      and any of its schools, or groups officially associated with the District.
  • The District reserves the right to further limit the number of requests for posting, permit exceptions to the criteria noted above, deny posting rights to individuals or organizations which have demonstrated irresponsibility, and permit limited paper copy distribution to students.
  • Materials are posted for informational purposes only. This does not imply Oak Lawn­-Hometown School District 123’s endorsement of them.