Welcome to the digital backpack—where we post information about educational and enrichment opportunities in and around our community. Read the following guidelines carefully so your event publishes successfully.
Publications from community organizations must meet the guidelines of our Board Policy 903.5 – Distribution of Materials. It is the Board’s policy to cooperate with non-profit groups, organizations and individuals who wish to display non-school-related materials that are viewed as having direct value to students subject to the approval.
Our acceptance of publications for display here does not imply agreement with or support of their content by the schools, administration, staff, Board or individual reviewing the materials.
Important Tips Before Submitting Your Event
- The District will not display materials that promote a for-profit entity or activity that will likely disrupt the orderly, efficient and disciplined atmosphere of the school or a school-sponsored activity.
- A date for your event is required. If there are multiple, please utilize the date range and fully explain the details in the event description. If you leave the date field blank, your event may not post.
- You must include the following disclaimer on the electronic file for the flyer you submit online: “This is not an Ames Community School District publication, nor is it in any way endorsed or sponsored by the District. This publication is being provided only to inform you of other community activities and opportunities.”
If your flyer does not include the disclaimer, we will ask you to correct it and resubmit your event with the updated information. A flyer is not required for submission of events that meet the criteria for posting.
- If you have a website link that describes your event, please include that information.
District, Booster or PTO Publications
We believe that student participation in co-curricular activities is an important parallel to students’ curricular experience. In order to promote these activities and make them available to as many students as possible, the District encourages participation of parents and other community members in supporting co-curricular boosters clubs.
Similarly, the District endorses and appreciates school/community partnerships and the participation of PTA/PTO organizations in fund-raising and other activities designed to support school activities, programs and family engagement.
District, Booster and PTO/PTA activities do not require the disclaimer.
To find opportunities you or your child might be interested in, select a category or age range on the Digital Backpage Page.
Questions About Digital Backpack? Contact Us.