• Digital Flyers
    Decatur Public Schools has partnered with "Peachjar," the electronic flyer distribution service, to provide digtial distrubition of important school and community information directly to parents. Adoption of this new platform is in line with our efforts to help close the achievement gap and provide our students with access to beneficial programs, resources and activities. We believe increased participation in school and after school programs can help improve student outcomes at our district.
    Community Partners wishing to promote their program or event must go to www.peachjar.com and set up an account to move through the Flyer Approval Process.
    The District no longer accepts paper flyers at our district office or our school sites for distribution. Flyers must be approved by the Community Engagement office for distribution.
    Decatur Public Schools will accept flyer submissions for educational, enrichment, and community activities. If you have questions about the District's flyer approval process, you may contact Maria Robertson, Community Engagement Director, at 217-362-3017 or at mrobertson@dps61.org.
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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 DPS#61 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 that wish to distribute information to parents can do so through Peachjar. To send your flyer, follow these steps:

    1. Visit the DPS#61 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. Once your account is created, click "Send a Flyer" to submit your flyer for approval
    7. Once approved, your flyer will be emailed to parents and posted on each school's website.


    Partner Organizations:

    District #61 recognizes the important role our community organizations play in serving our students and area youth. The District reserves the right to deny the posting and/or distribution of any flyer.

    All flyers MUST:

    • Adhere to Decatur Public Schools' Policy 8:25 Advertising and Distributing Materials in Schools Provided by Non-School Related Entities
    • Be educational in nature and serve the District's stakeholders, consisting of students, parents, guardians, and the community
    • Be age appropriate for PreK-12 students
    • Not contain sales-driven advertising language that simply promotes an individual, agency, and/or organization
    • Contain the name and contact information (phone or email) of the sponsoring entity
    • Be in PDF format, smaller than 3MB in file size
    • Portrait orientation is preferred
    • Use 12pt minumum font size for all text

    Flyers MUST NOT:

    • Solicit funds
    • Promote a particular political candidate, party, ballot, referendum, or issue
    • Position the District on a side of controversial issues