Superintendent's Department Announcements
School Closings, Emergency Notifications
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 11-27-2018 9:51 AM
New Illinois School Report Card 2018
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
Dec./Jan. Winter Break, No School
Calendar There will be no school on: 

Dec. 21 - Jan. 6, 2019         No School - Winter Break 
Jan. 7, 2019                          Classes Resume

Jan. 21, 2019                        No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day    


 
Updated 11-27-2018 10:57 AM
Consolidated School Board Elections April 2
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Residents interested in running for the three, four-year term seats open on the seven-member Libertyville School District 70 School Board in the Consolidated Elections on April 2, 2019, may begin circulating petitions on Sept. 18. The filing period will run from Dec. 10-17.  

Courtesy petition packets will be available from the Lake County Clerks Office beginning on Sept. 12. Candidates may download the forms from the website at lakecountyclerk.info, then click on “Elections,” then “Candidate Services.”  Or they may pick up the forms in person at the Clerk's Office, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan. Information also is available at the Illinois School Board Association. 

*Election Calendar
*Key Dates
*Qualifications and Characteristics of a School Board Member

 
Election packets will no longer be available at the ERC. 

Updated 10-1-2018 12:21 PM
The Superintendent Search: Ten Step Process

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New Superintendent Profile Report presentation from School Exec Connect presented to the District 70 Board of Education during a public meeting on Sept. 24. 

Updated 9-25-2018 10:37 AM
School Calendar for the 2018-19 School Year
Calendar The calendar for the 2018-19 school year.

 

Updated 6-6-2018 10:17 AM
We Have an App for That - The D70 Mobile App is Here
District 70 District 70 is on the go with a mobile app! Download us - it's free! Available on iTunes and Google Play (search Libertyville District 70
Updated 10-3-2017 10:03 AM
Let The Sun Shine - Making a Difference in D70
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
Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year Breaks
District 70 While we calculate trimesters, we'd like to share important dates with you for 2019-20 school year calendars. 

For the 2019-20 School year: 
The first day of school for students will be Aug. 21, 2019.
Winter Break will run from Dec. 20, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020.
Spring Break will run from March 23, 2020, through March 29, 2020. 
 
Updated 8-22-2018 5:12 PM