ADA Compliance
The Libertyville School District 70 website is currently under analysis and review in support of observance and conformity with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
After-School, Weekend Cancellations
Superintendent's Department
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In anticipation of a snowstorm, many after-school and weekend activities for Libertyville School District 70 have been canceled. 

*Butterfield School has canceled the Family Movie Night for today, Jan. 18. 
*Highland Middle School has canceled all after-school events today, Jan. 18, and weekend activities. This includes this weekend's Jazz Festival and wrestling meet.


Have a safe three-day weekend.

Updated 1-18-2019 12:38 PM
Calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The approved calendar for the 2019-20 school year in Libertyville School District 70. 
Updated 1-17-2019 4:05 PM
Parent Survey (5Essentials Survey) Info & Link
Superintendent's Department
District 70 Please fill out the Illinois State Board of Education 5Essentials Survey to share your thoughts and impressions on the D70 school/schools your child/children attend. Your voice is important and through this survey, you can be heard. 

If at least 20 percent of the parents of a school respond, the results of this survey will appear on the state School Report Card for that school. This will be the only parent survey for D70 in the 2018-19 school year. We are asking parents to complete the survey between Jan. 7 and Jan. 31, 2019. 

Only one parent per household may participate in the survey. If you have more than one child at a school, one survey should be completed for all your children at the same school. If you have children enrolled in multiple schools, you may take the survey for each of those schools. We respectfully request that only parents of children in D70 take the survey so that we can gather more accurate data as we dedicate D70 to continuous improvement. Thank you! 

Letter to parents from Supt. Dr. Schumacher. 
Updated 1-17-2019 4:06 PM
Jan./Feb. No School, Early Release
Superintendent's Department
Calendar Jan. 21, 2019                        No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day    

Feb. 13                                  Early Release - HMS Only - 1:45 p.m.
                                                Parent-Teacher Conferences. 
Feb. 14                                  Early Release - K-5th - 1:15 p.m. 
                                                                          HMS - 1:45 p.m. 
                                               Parent-Teacher Conferences
Feb. 14                                 No School
Feb. 18                                 No School - President's Day
Updated 1-17-2019 4:09 PM
School Closings, Emergency Notifications
Superintendent's Department
Snowflake 1 District 70 takes closing schools seriously. When the decision is made due to inclement weather, District 70 uses an emergency notification system to deliver phone calls and emails about school closings or safety emergencies.

For more information about school closings, please read the FAQ.

 There also now is an option to 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 of school closings or a school emergency.
 
Updated 1-17-2019 4:13 PM
Parent Presentation on E-Cigarettes, Vaping
Superintendent's Department
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There will be a parent presentation on the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Highland Middle School in the north gymnasium.

Learn about the new epidemic of our youth in this free presentation that does not require advance registration. 

Updated 1-8-2019 3:38 PM
Use Caution Around Students & School Buses
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Please use caution when approaching school buses as students board before school and as they unload after school. 

It is illegal to pass a school bus whose red stop lights are flashing, according to a letter distributed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.

For the first time this year, District 70 grade school students reviewed bus safety with Toby Tire, a robotic bus safety program sponsored by White's office. The program reviewed general safety measures for children, including staying away from strangers, looking both ways to cross a street or board a bus,  staying clear at least 10-feet around buses, and staying seated and speaking in normal tones while riding in a bus. 
Updated 1-8-2019 5:08 PM
D70 School Board Hires New Supt. for 2019-22
Superintendent's Department
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The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education agreed Monday night to hire Dr. Matthew J. Barbini, currently deputy superintendent of schools in Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine, to be the next superintendent of schools for District 70.

During a school board meeting, board members unanimously approved a three-year contract with Barbini that will begin on July 1, 2019. He replaces Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher, who is retiring in June after a decade in the top slot.  

Updated 12-17-2018 8:23 PM
Student Perspectives
Technology Department



Thanks to Highland students for voicing their perspectives about the Access1:1@HMS initiative! This was part of the Board of Education presentation in October.

Updated 11-28-2018 4:15 PM
The Current Need for Substitutes 11-2-2018
Human Resources Department
District 70 is accepting applications for substitute work for the 2018-2019 school year.
The requirement for previous teaching experience and/or student teaching has been lifted, though is still preferred. At minimum you need to hold a Substitute Teaching License (SUB) license from the ISBE and be registered in Lake County. There is no longer a requirement for teaching experience, a teaching degree or student-teaching.

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 11-2-2018 7:42 AM
New Illinois School Report Card 2018
Superintendent's Department
Illinois

In a commitment to new statewide accountability and support, the 2018 Illinois School Report Card will take on new areas of concentration when released in late October. Reinstating the work of the No Child Behind Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in 2015 by President Barack Obama, offers credence to student growth and graduation rates, accounting for fifty percent of how schools are evaluated, and carrying with it a 15-year timeline.

Transitioning from a spotlight focused on standardized test scores, multiple indicators of students’ success will be used to assess school quality. In addition to standardized tests, comprehensive indicators will include academic growth, chronic absenteeism, English learner proficiency, fine arts participation, school climate survey summaries, science measures, as well as preschool to second grade and elementary/ middle-grade indicators. The system also measures the academic progress of individual student demographic groups across the inclusive indicators. High school indicators comprise college entrance examination (SAT) success, as well as graduation accountability.

Using these balanced indicators, as defined through ESSA, a set of four tiers have been designated to reflect individual school performance; Exemplary, Commendable, Underperforming/Comprehensive, and Lowest Performing/Targeted, with funding and support services aligned to the most challenged or struggling of schools.

For more information, read the comprehensive summary of Illinois' Every School Succeeds Plan

 

Updated 10-5-2018 3:38 PM
School Calendar for the 2018-19 School Year
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The calendar for the 2018-19 school year.

 

Updated 6-6-2018 10:17 AM
Let The Sun Shine - Making a Difference in D70
Superintendent's Department
Sun Libertyville School District 70 is the largest solar-powered school district in the state of Illinois.

Or read about why we have solar panels on Butterfield and HMS schools.
Updated 4-16-2018 4:42 PM
2018-2019 Kinder and New Student Registration
Student Registration Department
2018-2019 The Kindergarten and New Student Registration Page is open for the 2018-2019 school year. This is for NEW STUDENTS only. Information can be found through the NewStudents2018-2019 link under the HOME menu on the district or school web sites.

This page contains information parents will need in order to complete the registration process. It includes additional links to packets (PDF) of required forms, and medical and financial assistance information.
Updated 9-18-2018 1:11 PM