SCCSD Virtual Backpack

New & Upcoming Events/Opportunities from Community Partners

Thank you for signing up for weekly Virtual Backpack updates from the Sioux City Community School District. The Virtual Backpack serves as an online flyerboard that allows local non-profits to share timely updates with our school community about upcoming events and opportunities.


See what is currently being offered below!

Shoe Giveaway


When: Saturday, September 11, 2021


Morningside Assembly of God, Child Evangelism Fellowship & Samaritan’s Feet will be giving away 1,000 pairs of brand new shoes to kids on Saturday, September 11th from 10 am to 2 pm. Children and adult shoe sizes available. We will also be offering free lunch and inflatables.


Event is while supplies last, no pre-registration necessary.


View the shoe giveaway event flyer here.

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead


When: Sunday, September 12, 2021


Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrates friends and family who have passed away. In certain Mexican communities, the arrival of the Monarch butterfly becomes an integral part of the festivities. The monarch’s significance to Day of the Dead and its journey from the Midwest to Mexico will be explored.


Explore the migration of the monarch with the children’s book, “Señorita Mariposa,” read by

Kari Sandage, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. The program will trace the monarch’s great

journey through the Midwest and Michoacán. Make a monarch to help decorate the

Museum’s Día de los Muertos exhibition.


View the Sioux City Public Museum's flyer here.

The Professor’s Society After School Club


When: Sunday, September 12, 2021


Can I make a magnet? How can I make slime magnetic? Answer these questions and more as we explore the world of magnets. Professor’s Society is a new after school program at LaunchPAD, where students will explore topics in depth through reading, questioning, hands-on activities, building, experimenting, and more! Meeting on Mondays, September 13, 20 and 27 from 3-5 pm. A snack is included. Price is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.


View the LaunchPAD flyer here.

Scouting in Siouxland

When: Sunday, September 19, 2021


Does your child like adventure or learning new things? Do you want them to be a part of something that teaches leadership skills, values, citizenship and service to community while having fun at the same time? Come and check out Scouting in Sioux City! The skills youth will learn in Scouting build self-confidence, character, and academic success.


So join us at the Sioux City Scout office, located at 4240 Hickory Lane (just across the street from JC Penney) on Sunday, September 19th from noon to 3 pm. Come see what Scouting is all about and find your local Pack!


View the Scouts flyer here.

Darby's Dancers Sign Up

Darby’s Dancers provides an opportunity for children with special needs to participate in the performing arts through dance education. Class will be offered at the Arena Dance Academy (main studio) on Sundays at 3:45 - 4:15 pm. Trained instructors and assistants will teach dance fundamentals in a safe, professional, welcoming setting. Students will perform in an annual Winter showcase and Spring Recital. No dance experience necessary. Open to ages 4-18.


View Darby's Dancers website at the Arena Dance Academy here.

Non-Discrimination Statement


The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW.


The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices. The District is required by Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs, activities, or employment.


Inquiries or grievances under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to Dr. Dora Jung, Director of Student Services & Equity Education/Title IX Coordinator at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, jungd@live.siouxcityschools.com. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.