Superintendent's Department Announcements
Video Messages from Supt. Dr. Barbini
Photo of Matt Barbini Please enjoy these end of the school year video messages from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini for 
Updated 6-4-2020 3:35 PM
Pickup and Drop-off Day is June 5 for K-5, June 2, 3 & 5 for 6-8
Pickup day and drop-off day is this week at all our schools. Please make sure to bring library books, textbooks, technology (iPad and/or Chromebooks), and other items you need to return to school with you. 

For Adler Park, Butterfield, Copeland Manor and Rockland schools, pickup and drop-off times range from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 5, depending on the school.  

For Highland Middle School, pickup and drop-off will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on June 2, 3, or 5th, depending on the grade level. 
Updated 6-1-2020 12:04 PM
HMS Dean Leaves for High School Position

Libertyville School District 70’s Highland Middle School Dean of Students Ryan Anderson will be the new assistant principal of student services for  Wauconda High School on July 1. 

Anderson has served as dean of students for two years. Before Highland, Anderson taught social studies at  Warren High School for seven years. 

“I’m excited to move back to a high school setting, that was the plan all along,” Anderson said. “Five years ago, I never thought I’d be doing any of this. I couldn’t ask for a better staff to work with than Highland.”

While District 70’s first dean of students moved onto a principalship, the second one was a high school teacher who used the grade school administrative position to propel himself into high school administration, just like Anderson is doing. 

“What I’ve really enjoyed the most is the community and the family feel of Highland,” Anderson said, adding that it will be hard to leave the professional group he has grown close to.  "Students and parents are so invested in the school, this is a community that is involved. I’ve had a great experience working with families and trying to help students through the middle school years, which is tough. It was an honor for me to have an impact on those kids and help them out.”

 Anderson’s accomplishments at Highland Middle School include setting up Parent Nights on current issues confronting middle school children, tweaking the Class Act program, and working with the counseling center. 

 While looking forward to his new school, Anderson noted he will miss the students. “My job was to find a way to connect with more than 900 students, and I did that. So, of course, I will miss them. I will miss them a lot.” 

Updated 5-26-2020 9:51 AM
Link to Watch School Board Meetings Being Held Remotely During COVID-19
Computer Here is the Vimeo link to watch District 70 school board meetings that have been held remotely and live-streamed during COVID-19. 
Updated 5-22-2020 1:01 PM
Remote Learning Parent Survey Results
People Results from the remote learning parent survey in April 2020. 
Updated 5-17-2020 9:21 PM
How To Contribute to Remote School Board Meeting on June 22
District 70

A special Board of Education meeting will be held remotely at 7 p.m. on June 22. The board agenda will be posted on the District 70 website under "Board" by June 18.    

There are two options to participate: 

  • Send an email to  Emails sent to this address that meet the requirements of Board Policy 2:230 will be read at the meeting. Please include your name. Messages must be sent by 5 p.m. on June 22;
  • Send a voice message to (847) 461-9418.  Messages which meet the respect and civility requirement of Board Policy 2:230 will 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. Please include your name when leaving a message. Messages must be left by 5 p.m. on June 22. 

D70 will live stream this meeting. The meeting will be recorded and linked to the website within 48 hours of the meeting. 

Updated 5-22-2020 1:12 PM
Information on the Coronavirus
District 70

Illinois State Board of Education FAQ for families. (released 5.14.20)

**For the latest news from D70 during COVID-19, please visit the PARENT section on your school website and click on COVID-19.**

The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our first priority in District 70.

We are closely monitoring the situation and making the necessary preparations in case the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) becomes more prevalent in our community. As we partner with the Lake County Health Department (LCHD), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we will continue to communicate with you in the days and weeks to come. **For up-to-date information, see COVID-19 under the Parent section on each school website.** 

Updated 5-22-2020 1:52 PM

To reach District 70's Remote Learning website.

District 70's e-learning plan:

E-learning Verification Form
Approval from the Lake County Regional Office of Education on March 24, 2020

For more information please visit the Parent FAQ on Impact and Response to COVID-19. 

Updated 4-5-2020 4:17 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 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

For returning students:
  • Go to your parent PowerSchool account at
  • 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
Updated 4-14-2020 4:55 PM
Preschool Screenings for 2019-20
Medical Supplies **The preschool screening date of April 17, 2020, is postponed until the stay-at-home order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is lifted by the governor of Illinois. Teachers and staff are reviewing ways all or parts of the screening may be completed remotely.  Please email if you are on the April 17 schedule or you would like to be added to this list for prescreening appointments.**

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 4-5-2020 4:35 PM
2020-21 Calendar Highlights
  • Aug. 20, 2020:  First day of school for 1st - 8th grade students        
  • Aug. 21, 2020:  First day of school for kindergartners
  • Nov. 25-27, 2020: Thanksgiving break
  • Dec. 21, 2020- Jan. 4, 2021: Winter break
  • March 22-26, 2021: Spring break
  • June 3, 2021: Tentative last day of school
  • June 10, 2021: Last day of school if 5 emergency days used                       
Updated 3-5-2020 5:14 PM
Summer School 2020 Registration Opens May 28, June 1

District 70 Summer School online registration for residents and non-residents already registered for summer school opens May 28 with a new course list as all classes will be held remotely. Residents and non-residents new to summer school can register June 1 on the summer school website.

Refunds are available until June 1.

Summer School will run Monday through Thursday, from June 15-July 16, remotely. Summer School classes are now posted.  

Here are some changes this year:

  • A later start date was needed to accommodate possible Snow Days, which are added to the end of the school year calendar in June.
  • Classes in Early Childhood through first grade will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., while students in second through eighth grade will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.  
  • Non-resident fees are being increased to help cover the cost of the program.  

The Summer School Directors are (Butterfield Assistant Principal) Steve Feldman for Copeland Manor School and Elizabeth Davis (Highland Middle School Assistant Principal) for Highland Middle School. Principals on-site for Summer School at Highland Middle School will be Alder Park physical education teacher Gerry Carollo and math coach Carrie Thompson. The principal for Summer School at Copeland Manor School is to be determined.  

Updated 5-28-2020 10:55 AM
May 18 Board Briefs Now Posted
District 70

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.

Keep up with the latest D70 news by reading Board Briefs posted on our website under Board. 

To watch the live stream of the school board meeting, click here. 

Updated 5-20-2020 8:28 AM
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
Congrats To Soon-To-Be Principal Feldman
Even in these stressful times, a ray of joy shines through! 

Congrats to Butterfield Assistant Principal Steve Feldman, who will be the new principal at B. J. Hooper Elementary School in Lindenhurst in July.

Mr. Feldman has served as assistant principal of Butterfield School,  the largest K-5 school in District 70, for three years. Before Butterfield School, Mr. Feldman spent two years as an assistant principal and physical education teacher at Copeland Manor School. 

“My family and I are extremely excited about the opportunity and I’m eager to get to work,”   said Mr. Feldman, 39.  “Thank you to Libertyville School District 70 as I have learned so much from the staff, students and parents. I will always hold a special place in my heart for all of you.”

Known for his willingness to pitch in and help when there is a need,  connecting and joking with students, as well as being the go-to summer school leader, Mr. Feldman will be missed throughout District 70. 

 “It is with mixed emotions that I, on behalf of Butterfield’s community, offer Mr. Feldman congratulations,” said Butterfield Principal Dr. Candice Kehoe. “The Hooper community will be lucky to learn and grow under Mr. Feldman’s leadership, but deep down, he will always be a Bulldog.”

So happy for you, Mr. Feldman, but sorry to see you go! 
Updated 3-18-2020 8:27 PM