Virtual Backpack

Plano Community Unit School District No. 88 

Virtual Backpack


Plano virtualbackpackCommunity Unit School district is proud to present our "Virtual Backpack" for distributing information from non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies and business partners. Approved flyers from these organizations will now be available from the district website. This will not replace all paper items sent home with our students, but it will help reduce the amount.

Any organizations that wish to submit information to the Virtual Backpack may do so by emailing a PDF to Plano Community Unit School District #88 at Please include a contact name, phone number, requested dates of posting, title for the backpack listing, grade level, and any other pertinent information regarding the posting.

Materials posted on this page are the responsibility of the organization represented and endorsement by Plano Community Unit School District #88 is neither direct nor implied. 


General Information

April 2019

  • Plano High School College/Career Night - Thursday, April 25 at Plano High School - from 6-8 PM.  It is never too early or too late to explore college and career options.  There will be raffle prizes throughout the night.  Visit with military, unions/trades, community college, state universities and private colleges.  Click here for a Spanish version of the flier.
  • Cyber-Bullying and Social Networks: A Parent's Guide - Thursday, April 25 at Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Auditorium - from 6:30-8:30 PM.  Detective Richard Wistocki (Ret.), nationally recognized High Technology Child Crimes Specialist with 30 years experience in Law Enforcement, will be presenting proactive strategies, expert insight, and invaluable resources designed to empower your family to combat Cyber-Bullying and Sexting.  Free admission, but seating is limited.  Please register and bring your 3rd-6th grader and their phone/tablet. 
  • Kendall County Juvenile Justice Council SKY 5K - Saturday, April 27 - 11285 W. Fox Road in Yorkville.  There are categories for ages 5-up.  The race is pet friendly.  Proceeds will help the Kendall County School Districts to assist the youth in Kendall County.
  • Healthy Kids Day - Saturday, April 27 from 1-3 PM at Fox Valley YMCA in Plano.  If you attend you will get FREE registration for Summer Camp, no join fee for membership, healthy snacks, giveaways, opportunities to win raffle baskets and can take part in free swim lessons, gymnastics open gym, fitness and sports demos and more!  Funds from an 8-station gross motor skills obstacle course will benefit the Plano Family Resource Center, sponsored by PH Miller School.  PH Miller Principal Laurel Mateyka will kick-off the family fun event!  Look for the Plano School District tables for Plano gear!
  • Miles for Smiles 5K - Sunday, April 28 - Oswego.  Race starts and ends at River View Ford in Oswego.  For more information and to register, go to
  • Panel Discussion on Vaping, Drugs & Mental Health - Monday, April 29 - 6-8:30 PM - Plano High School, 704 W. Abe Street.  Learn about the latest challenges our students are facing in our schools and neighborhoods.  Walk through a mock teenagers bedroom that is set up to help you look for things that seem innocent, but have dangers and warning sign.  Speakers include local police, hospital and mental health representatives, Kendall County States Attorney Office and Plano School District administration.   

May 2019

  • Retirement Party for Centennial Teacher Greg Thoms - Friday, May 3 from 4-5:30 PM.  Centennial School gymnasium at 800 S. West Street.  Community, staff members and former students invited to wish Mr. Thoms well in his retirement.
  • Chicago Fire Juniors West Soccer Club Tryouts - May 4-22 - Van Horn Woods at 17199 S. Lily Cache Road in Plainfield.  Times vary depending on age group.  See attached flier for specific dates, times and more information. 
  • Emily G. Johns 5K Color Run - Saturday, May 11 - 9 AM - Emily G. Johns School, 430 S. Mitchell Drive.  The color walk/run features a designated 5K course.  During the race, participants are doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the end.  Proceeds will provide new books for the school's literature closet and help bring an author to visit with students and staff.  Register online at or print out this application form and return to the school. 

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