Superintendent's Department Announcements
D70's Proposed e-Learning Plan for Snow Days
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
Nov. 2 School Board Meeting
District 70

The Board of Education will hold a special in-person meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Butterfield School.  

Due to being in Phase 4 of Restore Illinois during COVID-19, attendance will be limited to a total of 50 people. With board members, staff, and video personnel, there will be room for about 25 additional community members to attend in person. 

The District 70 school board values public participation. Community members and staff will also be able to participate remotely in the live meeting on Nov. 2, 2020, by:

  • Sending an email to publiccomment@d70schools.org.  Emails received by 4 p.m. on Nov. 2 to this address, which meet the requirements of Board Policy 2:230, will be read at the meeting; 
  • Sending a voice message to (847) 461-9418.  Messages received by 4: p.m. on Nov. 2, which meet the respect and civility requirement of Board Policy 2:230, may be played at the meeting. However, due to the space limitations of District 70’s current phone system, voice messages will have a maximum of three (3) minutes allowed.

Based on the number of written comments and voice messages received, to preserve time for the School Board to conduct all of its business, the Board President may summarize the comments or may read only such portions of the comments aloud as time permits, then make the written comments available on the District’s website after the meeting. 

Also, please note: 

    Updated 10-30-2020 1:03 PM
    Link to Watch School Board Meetings During COVID-19
    Computer Videos of archived school board meetings during COVID-19.  
    Updated 10-26-2020 10:31 PM
    2020-21 Fall Plans
    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
    School Board Election April 6, 2021
    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
    2020-21 Calendar Highlights
    Calendar The D70 Calendar for the 2020-21 school year (updated 10.27.20)
    Updated 10-27-2020 4:15 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:
    • 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 Offices Now Open
    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
    Opt in for Emergency Notifications Via Text
    Caution 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 10-26-2020 8:51 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. 
    Updated 8-21-2020 5:58 PM
    District 70 on EtO
    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