|Superintendent's Department Announcements|
|Student Health Forms Required for Fall 2020|
Student immunizations required for the 2020-21 school year are listed here by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Physicians are conducting well visit exams and giving immunizations throughout the pandemic. Neither the Illinois State Board of Education nor the IDPH has offered any changes for medical requirements during COVID-19. Please send in your child's appropriate grade level health forms upon the start date of school on Aug. 24.
Details on health exams required according to grade level can be found on your school site under Resources under Health.
Updated 8-6-2020 4:35 PM
|2020-21 Reopening Plans|
Information on reopening can now be found under a new 20-21 Reopening menu item found along the top of the district and the schools' websites.
The District 70 Board of Education approved starting the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 24 with an "e-school" that will happen remotely to keep both students and staff safe during a pandemic. The e-school will run through Nov. 16, the end of the first trimester. Throughout August, staff will be creating a robust e-school that will include live-learning and go above and beyond state standards. School officials also will continue to review how and when they can reopen schools to in-person learning safely.
Updated 7-28-2020 12:41 PM
|2020-21 Calendar Highlights|
The D70 Calendar for the 2020-21 school year
Updated 8-7-2020 4:24 PM
|Registration for Kindergartners, New Students, Returning Students Now Open|
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:
For returning students:
Updated 8-3-2020 2:22 PM
|Welcome New Butterfield AP Carrie Modra|
Please welcome to new Butterfield Assistant Principal Carrie Modra.
Modra comes to District 70 via the North Chicago School District where she was the Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator. She has a master's degree in principal preparation from Concordia University in Chicago and a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Purdue University. She did her undergraduate work in speech-language pathology at Augustana College in Rock Island.
Before North Chicago, Modra was a speech-language pathologist with Woodland School District 50 for nine years, working in two schools.
Before working in public schools Modra practice at private businesses in Libertyville and Highland Park, as well as worked in area hospitals for nine years.
Please give a warm welcome to Ms. Modra.
Updated 7-6-2020 5:26 PM
|2020-21 Reopening FAQ from ISBE|
The Illinois State Board of Education released an FAQ on reopening schools in the 2020-21 school year.
Updated 7-1-2020 7:34 PM
|Link to Watch School Board Meetings During COVID-19|
Here is the Vimeo link to watch District 70 school board meetings that are being live-streamed during COVID-19.
Updated 8-3-2020 2:21 PM
|Video Messages from Supt. Dr. Barbini|
Please enjoy these end of the school year video messages from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini for
Updated 6-4-2020 3:35 PM
|July 27 Board Briefs Now Posted|
Board Briefs from the July 27 in-person meeting are now posted. 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 8-3-2020 2:24 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
|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 6-24-2020 9:15 AM