Superintendent's Department Announcements
Supt. Letter on Florida School Shooting
Guy Schumacher

Dear Families and D70 Staff: 

In light of the tragic shootings that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, I share with you our commitment to the safety of the children and our staff. 

With safety procedures and a crisis plan in place, we continue to encourage vigilance when it comes to securing all access doors, monitoring student release, and requiring visitor check in at all school offices.

While stories of this nature are incomprehensible and the connection to schools and the educational system bring the horror so deeply into the light, we share with you our ongoing commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our Libertyville learning community.

Our thoughts are with the families throughout Parkland, Florida, during this shockingly sad and extraordinarily complex time.

Guy Schumacher
Superintendent of Schools

How to talk to children about terrible things. 

Updated 2-20-2018 10:57 AM
Early Release, No School
District 70 Early release will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, at HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL only at 1:45 p.m.

Early release will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, for Adler Park, Butterfield, Copeland Manor and Rockland schools at 1:15 p.m. Early release will be held the same day for Highland Middle School at 1:45 p.m. 

Parent/teacher conferences will be held Feb. 14 & 15. 

NO SCHOOL Friday, Feb. 16. The Educational Resource Center will be open. 
NO SCHOOL Monday, Feb. 19 in honor of President's Day. 


Updated 2-14-2018 3:37 PM
Rockland Rd Bridge Closed for Repairs
For public safety, the Rockland Road Bridge over the Des Plaines River in Libertyville will be closed at 1 p.m. on Feb. 1st for emergency repairs.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recommended the bridge be closed until work to correct deterioration in the decorative steel truss system is complete, which may require removal of the truss and reconstruction of the bridge. 

For more information, contact the Village of Libertyville at  


Updated 2-2-2018 3:58 PM
Summer School Registration

  As temperatures rise to the 30s this winter, planning is underway for the popular Libertyville Elementary District 70 summer school with registration set to open on March 4th.
       Summer school for this year will be held from June 11 through July 12, Monday through Thursday, for second through eighth grade at Highland Middle School and will return next door for pre-kindergarten and pre-first grade classes at Rockland School. An Open House will be held June 7.
       Adler Park physical education teacher and long-time summer school principal Gerry Carollo will continue as Summer School Director this year as Butterfield Assistant Principal Steve Feldman steps into the role as Summer School principal.
             Busing will be available for students to match school hours from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Busing information also will be posted on the summer school website. Summer school classes will be posted online at the district website, as of Feb. 23. The link to register also will be located on the summer school website.
         While course offerings are being developed, some of the popular classes offered every year include building with Legos, ball games, cheerleading, and floor hockey.
        District residents may begin registering on March 4 until May 25.

Updated 2-14-2018 3:41 PM
Introducing Drs. Bongle, Hallmark & Poelking

Dear District 70 Families,

It is with extraordinary pride I share with you, as of this afternoon, Adler Park School Principal Kerri Bongle, Highland Middle School Principal Jon Hallmark, and Copeland Manor School Principal Lori Poelking have successfully completed their respective dissertation defense with Concordia University, earning each of them the distinct honor as Doctor of Education.

As superintendent of schools, I grasp the depth of their specific roles as school leaders and the commitment of time, patience, struggle and endurance to achieve such success. Often times, they have sacrificed opportunities with family, friends, and colleagues to fulfill commitments related to such an endeavor. Never have they let such commitment interfere with their professional roles, responsibilities, and accountability, making their efforts that much more extraordinary. I greatly value and comprehend all for which they have yearned, all that they have earned, and all that they have learned. Needless to say, this honor does not come without great focus and profound determination. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Bongle, Dr. Hallmark and Dr. Poelking for this wonderfully impressive honor.

Dr. Guy Schumacher
Superintendent of Schools

Updated 1-29-2018 5:27 PM
Fees Increase to Cover Technology
District 70

Student textbook and technology fees for the 2018-2019 school year will increase to help pay for updated infrastructure, new software, and technology devices.     

Fees for the upcoming school year, including textbook rental fees, technology fees, and supply costs, will be $125 for students in kindergarten through fifth-grade and eighth grade, while sixth- and seventh-graders will pay $225 to help cover the costs of one-to-one Chromebooks. 

“We’ve worked hard to keep costs low as we consider the bottom line for our stakeholders,” Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher said during a Monday night meeting before the Board of Education approved the increase. “Now we need to increase the fees just to try to keep up. Technology changes, we need to update the infrastructure, buy new devices so that our students can take their assessments online. Without charging for extracurricular activities, including athletic participation (or music), our fees are still inline when compared to neighboring school districts.” 

Updated 1-23-2018 3:17 PM
Opt-In To Be Notified By Text of School Closings
Snowflake 1 To be notified by D70 for schools closings by text you must OPT-IN for the service. 

Severe snowfall or extremely cold weather traditionally occur in January, February, and March in our area. Receive school closing information due to snowfall or cold weather via text by texting 67587 with either Y or YES as the message you send. For more information, contact Director of Technology Pam Imholz at 847-362-9695

 This text (SMS) service only will be used in the event of school closings or a school emergency. 


Updated 2-8-2018 12:17 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 1-11-2018 4:31 PM
FAD70 Presentation on Homework, Assessment Data
Erik Youngman The slide presentation on homework and recent assessment data shared during the Nov. 16 FAD70 meeting by Dr. Erik Youngman, director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. 
(Please contact Dr. Youngman for an ADA Compliant version of this presentation.) 
Updated 11-29-2017 5:50 PM
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 10-3-2017 10:02 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
Copeland Manor Named National Blue Ribbon School
Blue Ribbon Schools In a letter to the District 70 community, Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher praises Copeland Manor School for being named a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School for its overall academic performance. 
Updated 10-3-2017 10:01 AM
2017-18 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Updates
Desk - Student

Engaging curriculum and instruction changes will create new learning opportunities in Libertyville District 70 schools this year for language arts, language skills, science, and health.

Updated 8-16-2017 11:00 AM
Direct Phone Lines Now Offered To Report Absences
Phone With the implementation of a new phone system districtwide, parents and guardians can now report student absences to a direct phone line at the school. 

To report a child's absence call: 
Adler Park School: 847-932-0054
Butterfield School: 847-932-0057
Copeland Manor School: 847-932-0058
Highland Middle School: 847-932-0060
Rockland School: 847-932-0099

Please leave the following information in your message when reporting a child's absence:
Child's name, child's homeroom teacher, your name, the date or dates, the reason for the absence and whether your child has a fever. 
Updated 8-15-2017 4:26 PM
2017-18 Kindergarten and NEW STUDENT Registration In Progress
Blackboard Registration for NEW students attending District 70, as well as new kindergartners in the 2017-2018 school year, is now open.

Information can be found through the mentioned link or under the HOME button by selecting “New Students 2017-2018.” 

This page hosts the information parents need to complete the registration process and includes a Frequently Asked Questions section. 
Updated 7-13-2017 4:06 PM
Parents-only Screenagers Movie Screening
Film Slate

Libertyville School District 70 social workers, in conjunction with Hawthorn District 73, Oak Grove District 68, and St. Joseph School, are holding a free parent-only viewing of the highly acclaimed documentary film, “Screenagers" at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Copeland Manor School. This is a candid film about what it is like to grow up in the digital age.

The film highlights for parents the impact of the digital age on children, their developing brain and how parents can help minimize harmful effects and find a healthy balance of screen time to non-screen time for children

An RSVP is required. 

Updated 2-14-2018 3:43 PM
School Calendar for the 2018-19 School Year
Calendar The calendar for the 2018-19 school year.


Updated 1-29-2018 4:07 PM