5Essentials 2015 Surveys and Fact Sheet
Superintendent's Department
Illinois The Illinois State Board of Education is once again offering a 5Essentials Survey to students, parents and teachers. The surveys run from Jan. 12 through March 13. Please complete them and make your voice heard.

Here are the surveys.

Here is a fact sheet for parents.
Updated 1-26-2015 5:10 PM
Kindergarten Registration is Now Underway
Superintendent's Department
K It's time to register children who will be attending Kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year. From the HOME menu on the school or district webpage, click the Kindergarten Registration link to get to the Kindergarten Registration web page. The page is intended to host the information parents will need in order to complete the process. Please start with the "Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form."
Updated 1-12-2015 1:40 PM
The Current Need for Substitutes 7-17-2014
Human Resources Department
District 70 is now accepting applications for substitute work for the 2014-2015 school year.

In order to be considered "qualified" an applicant needs to have teaching experience, or a teaching degree to include student-teaching experiences. Until further notice, applicants without these qualifications will not be contacted for an interview.

After
you have been invited to attend an orientation meeting you should download the documents listed below and bring them with you.
Updated 7-17-2014 9:29 AM
2015-16 Calendar At-A-Glance
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The calendar for the 2015-16 school year at-a-glance.
Updated 1-20-2015 9:13 AM
Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace Deadline Approaches
Superintendent's Department
RX Time is running out for people to enroll for health coverage through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace! Open enrollment closes February 15th. After that date, the only way people will be able to get coverage is if they qualify for a special enrollment period due to a qualifying life event. Most Illinois residents who apply through the Marketplace qualify for financial assistance by way of federal subsidies. Enroll Lake County! navigators are available days, evenings, and weekends now through February 15th to help people explore their options and apply for coverage.

Medicaid enrollment is year-round so navigators will still be able to assist with Medicaid applications once the Marketplace closes, but now is the time to meet with a navigator if you need help applying for coverage through the Marketplace. By law, most people must have health coverage or they will be fined. To schedule an appointment, emailEnroll@LakeCountyIl.gov or call 847-377-4999 today!
Updated 1-12-2015 12:32 PM
Welcome Jaclyn Adamczyk
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please give a warm welcome to Jaclyn Adamczyk, the new receptionist at the Educational Resource Center.
Updated 1-9-2015 12:24 PM
School Closing Procedures
Superintendent's Department
Snow Day Please take a few moments to review our school closing procedures.

There are several ways that the information will be delivered to you, as well as several methods for you to use to search for the information.
Updated 1-9-2015 11:08 AM
The Fall/Winter D70 Views Newsletter for 2014-15
Superintendent's Department
District 70 The D70 Views community newsletter for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 sessions is now posted on our website.
Updated 12-29-2014 12:19 PM
Rockland Celebrates National Blue Ribbon Award
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Congratulations once again to the Rockland students, staff and community for being awarded the U.S. Dept. of Education 2014 Blue Ribbon Award.
Updated 12-5-2014 6:23 PM
Solar Project Now Complete
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Highland Middle School and Butterfield Elementary School are now being powered, in part, by solar energy.

The $3.2 million solar panel installation project was completed this month, thanks to a private grant of $1.8 million from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. The project makes Libertyville School District 70 the largest solar-run school districts in the state, possibly the midwest.

Both schools can tap into the solar readings of the panels, with plans to use them in the near future for classes when students study energy and for science projects. To see how the Highland Middle School panels are working, click here. To see how Butterfield School solar panels are working, click here.
Updated 11-24-2014 5:35 PM
Board of Education Honored with State Governance Award
Superintendent's Department
News Photo The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education was honored Oct. 30 by the Illinois Association of School Boards with the 2014 School Board Governance Recognition designation.
The prestigious School Board Governance Recognition award is designed to acknowledge school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.
Congrats to Board President Maryann Ovassapian, Board Vice President Tom Vickers, Board Secretary Jennifer Lund, along with fellow board members Julie Damenti, Chris Kennedy, Wendy Schilling and Luke Stowe.
Updated 11-24-2014 1:19 PM
A Letter From Supt. Schumacher on Enterovirus D68
Superintendent's Department
Guy Schumacher Here is a letter to parents and guardians on precautionary measures to take to help prevent the latest respiratory illness hitting children, called Enterovirus D68.
Updated 9-18-2014 10:50 AM
Supt. Schumacher's Podcast on the New 14-15 School Year
Superintendent's Department
Podcast District 70 Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher welcomes families back to school for the new 2014-15 school year.
Updated 9-8-2014 4:22 PM
New Assessments Set For Students This School Year
Superintendent's Department
District 70 Libertyville District 70 students will take new assessments in the 2014-15 school year.

STAR Enterprise Assessments will be administered to kindergarteners through eighth-graders and will replace IOWA assessments, while PARCC will be administered to third- through eighth-graders and replace ISAT testing. This change will help 1) assess student understanding of the new Illinois Learning Standards for math and language arts, 2) help monitor student growth, 3) provide information to guide instruction, 4) evaluate curriculum effectiveness, and 5) provide opportunities for students to have more experience with online testing.

More information is posted on the d70schools.org website under the Curriculum Department, under "Assessment."
Updated 8-29-2014 12:08 PM