Covid 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 (two charts * are down for LCHD as of 12.2.20) and have made the decision to open our schools in a hybrid learning model.  

Incidence Rate - Lake County

Diagnostic Testing Turnaround

58.3/100,000

As of 11/29 Between 7 and 14 = Hybrid

3 days *

As of 11/10 Between 3 and 10 = Hybrid

Lake Cty 7 day rolling avg Pos Rate 11/13

Incidence Rate per 10,000 - 60048

17.1 percent*

7 day Rolling Average Positivity Rate in Lake County

37.4 per

12/1 Zip Code Incidence Rate 60048

Additional data by 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). 
Updated 12-2-2020 4:25 PM
Please Welcome New Board Member Angela Balanag
Superintendent's Department
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Angela K. Balanag, a Libertyville resident and Copeland Manor parent, was sworn in as the new school board member during a Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Balanag was unanimously approved by the school board and was sworn in by School Board President Wendy Schilling during the meeting. Schilling replaced Tom Vickers as board president as he stepped down from the president position due to work obligations on Nov. 19th. Under board policy, the vice president, which was Schilling, moves to president. The board then voted 6-1 to have Marc Grote step into the role of vice president. 

Balanag, 47, will serve until the April 6 Consolidated Elections, completing the term of  Linda Lucke, who resigned after moving out of District 70 boundaries. An English teacher at Grant Community High School, Balanag noted in her application that, “I am an educator who is passionate about equity. I think all students, staff, faculty, administrators, parents, and community members deserve high-quality opportunities to grow.”

With a master’s degree in school leadership from Northeastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in English and teaching and learning from DePaul University, Balanag first majored in mass communications and history at Illinois State University. She worked as a professional broadcaster while working on her bachelor’s degree. 

“I have great respect for public service and the role of the community in public education,” Balanag said. “I recognize the high-quality decision-making process of the staff, faculty, administration, and board of education that District 70 engages in. It would be an honor to serve the community for a few months.” 

She began her education career as a substitute teacher in Community District 128 (LHS) and in Waukegan Community School District 60. She also has taught at Antioch Community High School and served two years as the head coach of the Boys Bowling Team at Grant Community High School. 

Balanag and her husband, Edgar, have a daughter, Vivian.

Updated 11-23-2020 7:31 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
Tom Vickers Steps Down as School Board President
Superintendent's Department
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Tom Vickers is stepping down as board president of Libertyville School District 70, saying his work obligations have increased dramatically and can no longer give the school board and school district the attention they deserve. He will remain on the board and supportively serve out the remainder of his term.   

According to School Board Policy 2:110, board Vice President Wendy Schilling will step in to serve as board president beginning with the Nov. 23 school board meeting.

Updated 11-19-2020 9:13 PM
Please Self-Certify Every Day Before In-Person Hybrid School
Superintendent's Department
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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 has created an e-Learning Plan to replace Emergency Days through the next three school years, 2020-2023.  

The plan would allow District 70 to use e-Learning 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 e-Learning Plan, approved by the school board and the Regional Office of education, will allow students to learn remotely when school has 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 Proposed Plan, eLearning Verification Form for ROEOct. 26 School Board PowerPoint Presentation 

Updated 10-27-2020 5:31 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
2020-21 Calendar Highlights
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The D70 Calendar for the 2020-21 school year (updated 11.10.20)
Updated 11-10-2020 4:57 PM
2020-21 Fall Plans
Superintendent's Department
District 70 Information on eSchool and the first fall trimester can now be found under a new 20-21 Fall menu item found along the top of the district and the schools' websites. 
Updated 10-26-2020 8:49 PM
Registration for Kindergartners, New Students, Returning Students Now Open
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Registration for KINDERGARTNERS and NEW STUDENTS and RETURNING STUDENTS is now open on the D70 website.

For new kindergartners, as well as students who will be new to the district this fall for the 2020-21 school year:
  • On the d70schools.org website, go to HOME, then NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION and follow the directions.
  • You may also 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.
  • We encourage you to pay online. 
  • You may pay by check by mailing the check to Libertyville School District 70, Educational Resource Office, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, Il. 60048.  
  • Questions? Email District 70 registrar, Cristina, directly at cdistefano@d70schools.org

For returning students:
  • Go to your parent PowerSchool account at powerschool.d70schools.org.
  • Sign in with username and password.
  • If you forgot your password, select "Forgot Password" and create a new password.
  • Fill out the section called School Forms. You must fill out School Forms separately for each of your children you are enrolling.
  • We encourage you to pay online. 
  • You may pay by check by mailing the check to the Libertyville School District 70, Educational Resource Office, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, Il. 60048.   
  • Questions? Email District 70 registrar, Cristina, directly at cdistefano@d70schools.org
Updated 8-21-2020 5:15 PM
School Board Election April 6, 2021
Superintendent's Department
New

Nominating petition forms for the April 6, 2021, school board election in Libertyville School District 70 will be available on Sept. 18 at the Lake County Clerk's Office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, Il.

Petitions may begin to be circulated on Sept. 22. A school board candidate's petition must be filed in the Lake County Clerk's Office no earlier than 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 14, and no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 29. 

Four of the seven-member board of education seats are open in the April 6 election. Candidates elected will take office at an organizational meeting to be held within 28 days following the election and serve the four-year terms until April 2025. 

To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of the election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a resident of the State of Illinois and Libertyville School District 70 for at least one year immediately preceding the election, and a registered voter.

Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate political party affiliation. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest limitations set forth in the school code. 

Important information: 
April 6, 2021, Consolidated Election Calendar
2021 Candidate's Guide
2021 Election Campaign Finance Calendar  

Updated 9-17-2020 3:25 PM
District 70 on EtO
Superintendent's Department
District 70

District 70 is aware of and is monitoring developments in Waukegan and Gurnee about ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions.  EtO is a substance known to cause cancer. 

Medline Industries in Waukegan and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee are being monitored for EtO emissions by the Lake County Health Department.  Other agencies, such as the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), are involved as well. 

The Lake County Health Department website has information about EtO and the results of air testing at and near both of these facilities in Waukegan and Gurnee. You can reach the Health Department at 847-367-8000.

District 70 is committed to safety and will communicate with staff and parent communities about this matter as appropriate. (Sept. 25, 2019)

Updated 9-17-2020 3:25 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