COVID-19 Stats
Superintendent's Department

District 70 is monitoring the Illinois Department of Public Health's IDPH regional data and the Lake County Health Department’s Lake County School Decision Dashboard and has made the decision to open schools in a hybrid learning model using mitigations listed below.   

Incidence Rate - Lake County

Diagnostic Testing Turnaround

10.1 per 100,000


3 days


Lake Cty 7 Day Rolling Avg Pos Rate

Incidence Rate per 10,000 - 60048

                                      15.9 percent

7 day Rolling Average Positivity Rate in Lake County

5.9 per 10,000

                            Zip Code Incidence Rate 60048

Additional data by D70 school/building about students and staff with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, who are in isolation, and who are in quarantine can be found here. Families and staff will be informed of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis at their school or assigned building in accordance with guidance from LCHD (See Appendix A. Confirmed Case in School Letter Template). 
*Risk transmission also is based on the importance of schools having solid mitigation strategies in place (e.g., daily certifications, social distancing, proper mask utilization, enhanced cleaning, hand hygiene, and contact tracing) as a part of each school district’s continued ability to make local decisions about what instruction looks like during the pandemic. LCHD recently aligned with CDC indicators & thresholds for transmission ranges as less than 7 per 100,000 = low risk of transmission; between 7 and 14 per 100,000 = moderate risk of transmission; and higher than 14 per 100,000 = high risk of transmission.    

Updated 2-25-2021 5:14 PM
The Current Need for Substitutes 9-29-2020
Human Resources Department
District 70 is accepting applications for Substitute Teacher, Paraeducator, School Secretary or Learning Center Clerk at any or all of our five schools during the 2020-2021 school year, to cover day-to-day absences.  All appropriate PPE and 6-foot social distancing will be utilized.  Face coverings are also required at this time.

Applicants MUST hold a "Professional Educator License" (PEL), or a "Professional Substitute License" and be registered in Lake County (Region 34).

No previous teaching or student-teaching is required, although applicants with education degrees and/or instructional experience are preferred.

Note:  Online training will be required for those with no education degree.

After you have been invited to attend an orientation meeting you should download the Health Record (physical) form below.  Bring it with you to orientation, or provide it as soon after that as possible.
Updated 10-5-2020 10:36 AM
2020-21 Calendar Highlights
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The D70 Calendar for the 2020-21 school year  (updated 2.22.21)
Updated 2-22-2021 11:40 PM
5Essentials Survey Now Open Until April 2, 2021
Superintendent's Department

It is once again time for the 5Essentials survey.  The 5Essentials is an online survey designed to seek input from students, parents, and staff to drive continuous improvement in our schools.  Each public school district in the state of Illinois is required to participate in the 5Essentials.  The survey provides useful information that is reviewed at the school and district levels in the following areas:

  • Effective Leaders: The principal works with teachers to implement a clear and strategic vision for school success.
  • Collaborative Teachers: Teachers collaborate to promote professional growth.
  • Involved Families: The entire school staff builds strong relationships with families and communities to support learning.
  • Supportive Environment: The school is safe and orderly. Teachers have high expectations for students and support students to realize their goals. Classmates also support one another.
  • Ambitious Instruction: Classes are academically demanding and engage students by emphasizing the application of knowledge.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open to District 70 families here, or go to

The parent survey is optional and only one survey per household may be submitted and it should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Additional information about the 5Essentials survey can be found on the Illinois State Board of Education website or the FAQ. 

Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to complete this survey as your voice matters.

Updated 2-19-2021 12:26 PM
2021-22 Kindergarten & New Student Registration
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Registration for kindergartners and new students for the 2021-22 school year is now open on the D70 websites. This is for new kindergartners, as well as students who will be new to the district in the fall of the 21-22 school year.

On the D70 main website at, go to DEPARTMENTS, then New Student Registration, and follow the directions. You also may register on your home school website under Parents.

Please register as early as possible so we can make sure we have staff in place for all students. 

Questions? Call the registrar, Cristina, directly at 847-362-9695 ex. 7116. 

Registration for returning students will begin on March 8, 2021. 
Updated 2-19-2021 4:42 PM
Crossing Guards Needed
Superintendent's Department
Crossing Guard

The Libertyville Police Department is looking to hire crossing guards for Libertyville District 70 schools.  
Hours of work will range from 7:45-8:30 a.m. and from 10:30-11 a.m., and from noon to 12:40 p.m. and from 2:45-3:30 p.m. The starting pay is $14 an hour. The LPD will provide the employee with training and a hand-held stop sign.  
For more information, contact Police Lt. Chad Roszkowiak at (847) 362-8310. 

Updated 2-1-2021 2:20 PM
2021-22 School Year Calendar
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The 2021-22 School Year Calendar is now available to the public. Here is another form of the 21-22 calendar
Updated 1-26-2021 2:04 PM
Register for the LCHD COVID-19 Vaccine
Superintendent's Department
LCHD The Lake County Health Department is registering residents interested in being vaccinated for COVID-19 on its website.  
Updated 1-7-2021 8:23 AM
Please Self-Certify Every Day Before In-Person Hybrid School
Superintendent's Department
News Photo

Please self-certify your child(ren) before 7:30 a.m. before school.

For the first several weeks of hybrid, in-person school families will receive an email with a link to self-certify. You may bookmark that link after submitting the health form to return to self-certify again for the next day. A text also will be sent to families of students attending school in-person to remind them to self-certify.

By law, District 70 may only send text messages to families who opt-in to the service. Information on how to opt-in to text messages can be found on the announcement page of each school website, as well as the district website. 

Updated 11-19-2020 10:26 AM
Opt in for Emergency Notifications Via Text
Superintendent's Department
Caution District 70 is pivoting quickly during the pandemic. Some very important information will be sent out via text because it will need your immediate attention. An email also will follow these important messages. 

By law, however, you must opt-in to receive the information via text by texting 67587 with either Y or YES as the message you send. (This will not be activated for 48-hours from when you opt-in.) This text (SMS) service only will be used in the event when very important information needs to be shared with you.  
Updated 11-9-2020 4:42 PM
D70's Proposed e-Learning Plan for Snow Days
Superintendent's Department
District 70

District 70's eLearning Plan can be used to replace Emergency Days off through the next three school years, 2020-2023.  

The plan allows District 70 to use eLearning days, instead of Emergency Days (such as Snow Days), so that students can continue to learn remotely.

The state mandates that five emergency days are built into the school calendar to accommodate emergency school closures due to inclement weather or other events beyond our control (flooding, school power outages, etc.).  The emergency days are built into the school calendar at the end of every school year.

The eLearning Plan, approved by the school board and the Regional Office of education, will allow students to learn remotely when schools have to be closed and also will allow the school year to end on a set date without being extended to accommodate the built-in emergency days. 
e-Learning Letter to Familiese-Learning Plan, eLearning Verification Form for ROEOct. 26 School Board PowerPoint Presentation 

Updated 2-16-2021 1:59 PM
Link to Watch School Board Meetings During COVID-19
Superintendent's Department
Computer Videos of archived school board meetings during COVID-19.  
Updated 10-26-2020 10:31 PM
School Offices Now Open
Superintendent's Department
District 70 All District 70 school offices are now open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Adler Park School: 847-362-7275
Butterfield School: 847-362-3120
Copeland Manor School: 847-362-0240
Highland Middle School: 847-362-9020
Rockland School: 847-362-3134
Updated 8-21-2020 5:54 PM
Marine Brother Surprises Sister At Butterfield School
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Butterfield alumni and Marine Corps Cpl. Maxwell Sampson deployed to Kuwait for the last six months, surprises his little sister, Frances, in her third grade classroom.

Cpl. Sampson and Frances' teacher, Karen McLean, planned the happy reunion.  Fox 32 Dane Placko reported the story. 
Updated 8-21-2020 5:58 PM