Superintendent's Department Announcements
Information on the Coronavirus
District 70

**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 4-5-2020 4:29 PM
Optional Continued Learning Activities
Applications of Learning Wheel Graphic
Working on Teams: Learn an contribute productively as individuals and members of groups.
Self-Direction: Use reflective practices to develop learning goals; plan a process to reach and evaluate outcomes.
Solving Problems: Recognize and investigate problems; formulate and propose solutions by reason and support.
Using Technology: Use appropriate instruments, electronic equipment, computers and networks to access information, process ideas and communicate results.
Making connections: Recognize and apply connections of important information and ideas within and among learning areas.
Communicating: express and interpret information and ideas.

While District 70 schools are closed to help mitigate the progress of COVID-19, D70 compiled a variety of Optional Continued Learning Activities and resources. 

Teachers created 10 days of activities that are optional and are designed to extend learning. 

Updated 4-5-2020 4:28 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
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
Summer School 2020 Registration Is Open

District 70 Summer School online registration is open for residents and non-residents. Summer School will run Monday through Thursday, from June 15-July 16, at Highland Middle and Copeland Manor schools. 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.
  • Summer School pre-kindergarten and pre-first grade (K-1) classes also were moved to Copeland Manor School because summer construction projects are scheduled at Rockland School.
  • To accommodate families picking up at both Copeland Manor (11:30 a.m. dismissal) and Highland Middle (serving students in 2nd - 8th grades with 11:45 a.m. dismissal), pickup times are staggered. A similar procedure has been followed in the past when Summer School was at  
  • Adult supervision at both schools will start at 8:10 every morning during Summer School. Classes start at 8:30 a.m. 
  • Non-resident fees are being increased to help cover the cost of the program. Non-resident registration starts on March 15.     

A Summer School Open House will be held from 8-10 a.m. and again from 2-4 p.m. on June 11 at both Libertyville schools. Students and parents may walk their schedules and become familiar with the schools. 

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 3-18-2020 8:18 PM
Registration for Kindergartners, New Students Now Open
Registration for KINDERGARTNERS and NEW STUDENTS is now open on the D70 website. This is 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.

Questions? Call the registrar, Cristina, directly at 847-362-9695 ex. 7116. 

Registration for returning students will begin early March.  
Updated 3-2-2020 12:03 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
March 16 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. 

Updated 3-18-2020 8:26 PM
New Student Registration Now Open
District 70 New student registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. 
Updated 2-10-2020 12:22 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
D70 Views Newsletter for Spring/Summer 2019
Newspaper The D70 Views community-wide newsletter is now available. 
Updated 2-19-2020 3:05 PM
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