Community Flyer Distribution

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) is now partnering with Peachjar to provide digital distribution of important school and community information directly to parents. Formerly called “Virtual Backpack,” you will find information about activities from the WDMCS, WDMCS Community Education, district- or school-affiliated groups, and other community organizations. Please enjoy exploring these district and community opportunities for learning, enrichment, engagement, and fun!

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Information for Parents

Important information from your child’s school can now be viewed right from your smartphone! Flyers will be posted to each school’s website and can be accessed by clicking the Peachjar button on your school’s homepage. Additionally, if you’d like to begin receiving flyers in your email to stay up to date with your child’s school, please register:

  1. Visit the WDMCS Peachjar page
  2. Click “My Account”  in the top right corner
  3. Click “Register Now
  4. Select account type “Parent/Family Provide”
  5. Enter requested information; choose your school and/or district you wish to follow

Information for Community Partners

Community organizations who wish to distribute information to parents can now do so through Peachjar. Promotional information may be distributed through the district as a courtesy to inform families of community activities, opportunities, and services available.

To send your flyer, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the WDMCS Peachjar page
  2. Click”My Account”  in the top right corner
  3. Click “Register Now
  4. Select account type “Program Provider”
  5. Register Your Organization
  6. View Peachjar Pricing
  7. Once your account is created, click “Send a Flyer” to submit your flyer for approval
  8. Once approved, your flyer will be emailed to parents and posted on each school’s website.

Flyer Guidelines

  • PDF format required
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • Portrait orientation preferred
  • 1-4 pages in length
  • Under 50 MB in size
  • 12pt minimum font size
  • Links embedded in the flyer PDF are not supported

Information for Partner Organizations

WDMCS reserves the right to deny the posting and/or distribution of any flyer.

All flyers should:

  • Adhere to guidelines outlined in Board Policy 904.03 – Distribution of Information
  • Be age-appropriate for PK-12 students
  • Contain the name and contact information of the sponsoring entity
  • Be in PDF format, smaller than 3 MB in file size
  • Include the following disclaimer: This is not a school publication, nor is it in any way endorsed or sponsored by any school district. This publication is being provided only to inform you of other available community activities and opportunities.

Flyer should NOT:

  • Feature any religious symbols.
  • Promote a particular political candidate, party, or ballot.
  • Position the district on a side of a controversial issue.

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Information for Schools and the District

WDMCS reserves the right to deny the posting and/or distribution of any flyer.

All flyers should:

Flyer should NOT:

  • Feature any religious symbols.
  • Promote a particular political candidate, party, or ballot.
  • Position the district on a side of a controversial issue.