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All Schools Open Wednesday, Aug. 20
All Libertyville District 70 schools open Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Half-day and all day kindergartners will attend for a 30-minute-long Open House. Half-day morning classes, along with all all day kindergartners, will meet from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. at their home school, while all half-day afternoon classes will meet from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

The regular school hours for half-day kindergarten, which begin Aug. 21, are 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. for AM classes; and 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. for PM classes. All day kindergartners will follow the regular class schedule on Aug. 21, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Regular school hours for students in first through fifth grade are from 8:15 .m. to 2:45 p.m.

Regular school hours for students in sixth through eighth grade are from 8:50 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

Students are expected to be in their classroom seats and ready for school by 8:15 and 8:50 a.m.
Posted 8-19-2014 2:50 PM
Supply Lists for 2014-2015
Please click on the link below for a list of all the supplies you will need to start the 2014-2015 school year. As always, please call the Butterfield School office with any questions.

http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/lib/files/documents/2/supplylist201415.pdf
Posted 8-4-2014 10:24 PM
Technology Club
Technology Club is starting soon. Check out the flyer in the Extra Curricular section with more information. Students in 4th and 5th grades have the opportunity to join and create projects for our school to see.
Posted 8-20-2014 7:38 AM
Meet Tracy Aleckson
Please give a warm welcome to D70's new hearing impaired teacher Tracy Aleckson. She will travel between schools to work with hearing impaired students.

Tracy has worked for SEDOL for the last 16 years as a hearing impaired itinerant teacher. Before that, she was a sign language interpreter for SEDOL.

She has a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University.
Posted 8-19-2014 2:34 PM
Meet & Greet/BFA Kick-Off Picnic
First through fifth graders are invited to meet their teachers and see their classrooms on Tuesday, August 19th from 4:00-6:00pm. All students and families are invited to the BFA Back to School Picnic that same night from 4:30-6:30pm. Click here for more information.
http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/lib/files/documents/2/Kick-offResform.pdf
Posted 8-5-2014 10:49 PM
Parent/Student Handbooks, Sign-Off Form
Please complete this sign-off form after reading the Parent/Student Handbook 2014-15 posted under "Resources" under the home page of your school's website.
Please return to your school front office no later than Sept. 5, 2014.
Posted 8-15-2014 4:00 PM
Kindergarten Open House Aug. 20
All kindergarten students are invited to attend Open House at their school on the first day of school on Aug. 20.

Open House for HALF-DAY Kindergarten: 9:45-10:15 a.m. for AM classes; 12:15-12:45 p.m. for PM classes.
Parents are invited -on Aug. 20 only and only one parent per child- to ride the bus to and from school with their kindergartener if their child is assigned a bus route.
The regular school hours for half-day kindergarten, which begin Aug. 21, are 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. for AM classes; and 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. for PM classes.

Open House for ALL DAY Kindergartners: Follow the AM (morning) kindergarten Open House schedule from 9:45-10:15 a.m. on Aug. 20. All day kindergartners attend their first full day from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Aug. 21.

All school start times mean students are seated in their classrooms by 8:15 a.m., or 12:15 p.m.
Posted 8-15-2014 12:47 PM
Please Slow Down, Schools Open Aug. 20
We continue to ask all residents to please be careful when driving around the schools.
Many of our students are out and about on foot, walking to and from school. Please be aware of pedestrian traffic.
Please be alert around the schools as students are dropped off for class or early activities. Please review approved drop-off areas around the schools, especially at Highland Middle School where the drop-off procedure and a map can be found on the school website.
Please pay attention to signage at the schools related to parking, no cell phone use in a school zone, no U-turns and please have students exit the car on the curb side so they do not cross lanes of traffic.
We all need to work together to keep our children safe. (Photo from the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Avenue in 1966.)
Posted 8-17-2012 4:30 PM
New Assessments Set for Students This School Year
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."
Posted 8-6-2014 2:50 PM
Remember to Register for Parent Email
Please remember to register with your school/schools to receive all the important Parent Emails!

You can do this online by going to your school's website home page and clicking on the Parent Email bar on top. There you can register for all the schools your children attend so that you can receive important emails throughout the school year. You may also cancel your registration at the same location.
Register today. Stay informed.
Posted 8-8-2014 10:42 AM
All Schools Are Open
All five D70 schools are now open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

However, please be aware that a variety of meetings are taking place inside the school and the office may appear empty. Feel free to call the school ahead of time to assure someone is on hand to assist you. All our school buildings are locked and you need someone to let you inside.

The first day of school is Aug. 20.
Posted 7-1-2014 9:31 AM
Calendar for the 2014-15 School Year
The 2014-15 school year calendar is available for your information.

More detailed, day-by-day calendars are posted on the websites.

Classes begin Aug. 20. Enjoy the summer!
Posted 4-17-2014 1:18 PM
Shatter-Proof Door Glass, Windows Being Added For Safety
District 70 is coating doors and front widow glass with shatter-resistant film and installing video cameras to school entrances as part of a state safety grant.
An Illinois School and Campus Safety Grant of almost $60,000 is paying for the work. The grant is being issued by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The grants were created on the heels of the mass shooting of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. District 70 is one of 448 schools being awarded grant monies.
Posted 7-29-2014 3:24 PM
Attention: New Residents
New residents planning on attending District 70 schools in the fall can pick up registration packets at the Educational Research Center. The ERC is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please complete the packets and then drop by our offices to talk with Alisa Gilbert to complete the process. Her phone number is 847-362-9695, ex: 7112. The ERC is located at 1381 W. Lake St., across from Butterfield School.
Posted 6-12-2014 3:14 PM
Champions Programs Offered This Fall
Champions will once again offer before- and after-school programing at all of our elementary schools for the 2014-15 school year.

New this year will be a preschool program for 3-5 year olds at Butterfield School. More information is located on our Virtual Backpack flier page on this D70 website, listed under HOME.
Posted 7-1-2014 9:16 AM
Meet Charity Parrish
Please join us in welcoming Charity Parrish to D70 as a technology support assistant.

Charity has a Master of Arts degree in business management and a Bachelor of Science degree in music from Liberty University in Virginia.
Before coming to D70, Charity was on the creative team at an Apple store in Northbrook.

Charity will be working behind the scenes, for the most part, keeping our complicated and extensive hardware and software systems working.
Welcome Charity!
Posted 7-30-2014 11:53 AM
Strategic Plan Committee Reconvenes
The D70 Strategic Planning Committee reconvened June 18 to review progress and share insight toward current plans and district development. Supt. Guy Schumacher began the process, letting members move into committee for detailed work.

Check the D70 dashboard online to see the updates on the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan.
Posted 6-18-2014 4:12 PM
Crossing Guards Needed
The Libertyville Police Dept. is looking for Crossing Guards for the upcoming school year.

Contact the daytime Watch Commander at 1-847-362-8310 for more information.

Posted 8-2-2013 4:19 PM
Meet New Technology Literacy Coach Chris Vipond
Chris Vipond joins D70 this school year as the third Technology Literacy Coach.
Chris is expected to work mostly in the four elementary schools.
Chris is a cum laude Carthage College graduate, who has spent the last four years at Clearview Elementary School in Waukegan as a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Internal Behavior Coach and physical education teacher. He also helped staff learn Google Apps for Education after he piloted use of Google Apps in the school.
A very warm welcome to Chris!
Posted 7-2-2014 3:09 PM