|Superintendent's Department Announcements|
|D70 Names Character Counts Leadership Honoree|
Libertyville School District 70 is honoring Libertyville Township Supervisor Kathleen O’Connor as this year’s District 70 Character & Leadership Award recipient.
O’Connor, a beloved Libertyville resident who raised her children in District 70 schools, exemplifies the traits of the character-building program used in District 70 schools, including trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship, according to Holly Simon, Butterfield speech-language pathologist, who nominated Mrs. O’Connor for the award. Simon noted that Mrs. O’Connor is “hard-working, always ready to be there for others in all aspects of her life,” even during non-working hours.
District students, families and teachers often collected items for the Libertyville Township Food Pantry, which Mrs. O’Connor supervises and directs. The pantry helps supply food to those in need.
Updated 1-23-2020 12:58 PM
|Strategic Plan Review & Update|
The District 70 Strategic Planning Committee will meet from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Butterfield School to review and update the 2016-21 Strategic Plan. Dr. Robert Madonia, who guided the last two Strategic Plans, will lead the discussion for the meeting.
Updated 1-22-2020 7:48 AM
|2020-21 Calendar Highlights|
Updated 12-19-2019 12:45 PM
|E-Learning Discontinued This Year - Expect Snow Days|
New requirements from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has District 70 discontinuing e-learning this school year.
E-Learning will be reviewed by district staff for future development.
As such, District 70 students will need to make up missed school days due to Snow Days or other complications that call for emergency school closure at the end of the school year in June 2020. State law requires school districts to prepare for this by adding five emergency days at the end of every year.
The last day of school will be early release with dismissal at 1:15 p.m. for K-5, and at 1:45 p.m. for 6-8.
Please plan accordingly.
Updated 11-26-2019 2:45 PM
|Nov. 25th Board Briefs Now Posted|
District 70 is initiating a new communication tool for the community known as Board Briefs. Board Briefs are designed to highlight important conversations and decisions made on behalf of students, families, staff, and the larger community by the District 70 School Board at each monthly School Board meeting.
Updated 12-10-2019 10:54 AM
|District Hires New Finance Director|
During an Oct. 28 school board meeting, The Libertyville School District 70 School Board unanimously hired John Herrin as the new Finance Director to begin on July 1, 2020.
Herrin, currently the chief business officer in Consolidated Community School District 46 in Grayslake, will replace Dr. Kurt Valentin. Valentin, assistant superintendent of finance and operations, has been with the district 20 years and is retiring at the end of June 2020.
Updated 10-31-2019 12:12 PM
|Opt in for Emergency Notifications Via Text|
District 70 takes closing schools seriously. When the decision is made due to inclement weather or power outages in schools, 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 10-31-2019 11:55 AM
Early Release, 1:45 pm, HMS only, Parent-Teacher Conferences
Early Release, 1:15 p.m., K-5, Parent-Teacher Conferences
1:45, HMS, Parent-Teacher Conferences
Feb, 14 - No School
Feb. 17 - No School Presidents Day
Early Release, 1:15 p.m., K-5, Records Day
1:45, HMS, Records Day
March 23 - March 29
Updated 1-23-2020 11:24 AM
|New Student Registration Now Open|
New student registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open.
Updated 7-9-2019 1:03 PM
|Calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year|
The approved calendar for the 2019-20 school year in Libertyville School District 70.
Updated 7-9-2019 1:02 PM
|Preschool Screenings for 2019-20|
The Preschool Screening dates for the 2019-20 school year are set.
Screening dates for all 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children living in the District 70 boundary area are invited to a free screening that will evaluate their vision, hearing, speech, language, cognitive development. and fine and gross motor skills.
Updated 7-9-2019 1:15 PM
|Marine Brother Surprises Sister At Butterfield School|
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. (Video does not play on Chrome)
Updated 3-8-2019 10:15 AM
|Please Welcome New Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini|
Please welcome our new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matt Barbini!
Updated 7-1-2019 9:10 AM
|School Offices Now Open|
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 8-20-2019 2:40 PM
|District 70 on EtO|
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 9-25-2019 2:04 PM
|Parent Survey (5Essentials Survey) Info & Link|
This is a reminder that we are asking parents/guardians to 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 a Parent Report for the school when the State Report Cards are issued. While we are hopeful we will reach the 20 percent mark, none of our schools are there yet.
The survey is open through February 14, 2020, and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Pursuant to ISBE and 5Essentials administration guidelines, parents who have more than one child who attends the same school may elect to participate multiple times (e.g. completing a separate survey for each child in their family). ISBE and 5Essentials also recommend that parents who have children enrolled in multiple schools participate in the survey for each school. Pursuant to these same guidelines, only one parent per household may participate in the survey.
Your feedback will be completely anonymous and is used for school and district improvement efforts.
Updated 1-15-2020 5:48 PM