Virtual Backpack is a place for Morton 709 families to receive flyers and other information from the district, schools, and community organizations.
How do I submit a flyer?
Ensure that your flyer clearly states "Not sponsored by Morton School District". Then, send an email to [email protected] with a PDF version of the flyer along with your name, organization, and requested display dates.
1 to 1 Technology
Apple Family Share
If you own a iPhone, iPad or Mac, one way you can be more connected to your child’s Apple ID activity is through Apple’s Family Sharing program. Apple’s Family Sharing program allows you to share purchase made with your Apple ID to up to 6 people, share photos and calendars, find devices and set controls so that you approve all app downloads. Click "go" to view the document that helps you set up this feature.
How to create Apple ID's for students and how to manage/remove payment information associated with the ID.
A brief explanation of many of the common apps used in the district.
Troubleshooting steps if you are having trouble connecting your iPad to a network.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children.
Expectations for students when they are using the District's email system.
Troubleshooting steps to help if you are having trouble with your district email.
Common questions that are asked regarding the personal computing initiative.
Lists of the required apps for the district's iPads and the prohibited apps. The lists change as needed, so please continue to review for the most current information.
iPad Damage Procedure
Procedure for damage or loss of iPads.
iPad Educational Expectations
The expectations for using the iPads in class.
The district restricts certain features on their iPads. How parents can add additional restrictions.
Having troubles with your iPad? Here you will find a flowchart for support and additional directions for troubleshooting steps.
iPad User Agreement
For purposes of this Agreement, all personal computing devices issued by the district are designated as “iPad”. This term should be interpreted broadly to include district iPads, other tablets, laptops, or any other district issued equipment, which includes a computer processor.
Parental Technology Tips
Hints for successfully navigating technology integration in the home.
Securly Parent Portal
Securly is the web filter used by District 709. Learn more about the features Securly has to offer parents here!
Student Safety Tips
Tips for keeping kids safe with electronic devices.
Arbor Management August Newsletter and Fun Page
District Online Forms
Asthma Action Plan Form
Child Health Examination
State of Illinois Child Health Examination Form
State of Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination form
District K-12 Registration
A district registration form should be completed for all new students entering the district. Form details student, family and previous school information.
Elementary Limited Excused Absence Form
Eye Exam Report
State of Illinois Eye Examination Report
Flash Drive Order Form
Use this form when ordering a Flash Drive copy of an event taped by the MPTV crew.
Forms For Religious Exemption for Immunizations
Home Language Survey
The State Board of Education requires that school districts administer a "Home Language Survey" to each student entering the District's schools for the purpose of identifying students of non-English background.
Loan of Assistive Technology Devices For Student Use
Local Homeless Education Liaison Toolkit
Local liaisons using this resource will improve schools' effectiveness in working with homeless children and youth through identification, provision of appropriate services, and increased awareness and sensitivity among school personnel working with homeless studen
Registration for the 18-19 School Year
Thursday, August 2nd
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
School Medication Authorization
All medications to be administered during school hours are to be kept in the office in the original container. A medication authorization form, which details the administration of the medications, must be signed by a parent. The required form is filed in the office. An asthma inhaler, which can be kept in a student's or teacher's possession, is the only exception, as indicated by the required medication authorization.
Special Education Referral Form (Parent Request)
Special Education Referral Process
Special Education Release Form
The Special Education Record Release grants permission to release special education records or secure records from another school or agency.
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance
Go online to review benefits and purchase coverage directly at https://www.k12specialmarkets.com/.
Volunteer Information Form
Illinois School Medical Requirements
Google Classroom Guardian Access
Steps to help you gain access to your child's Google Classroom(s) after receiving an "invitation invalid" error.
Google Classroom Join Codes-Extracurricular
Codes for joining Extracurricular Google Classrooms
Problems connecting to the PowerSchool App?
Available features when accessing your students online through PowerSchool.
PowerSchool Parent Accounts
How to create a Parent account to access your student's grades online through PowerSchool.
PowerSchool Password Recovery
How to reset your password on the PowerSchool app or PowerSchool webpage.