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New Hybrid Schedule Information
New 2 For information about the HMS hybrid schedule 2.0 being implemented on March 8th, 2021, use this link: HMS HYBRID 2.0

For information about the current HMS hybrid schedule, use this link: HMS HYBRID SCHEDULE

 
Updated 2-24-2021 7:17 PM
Friendship February
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This month, Highland Buddies in conjunction with The Nora Project presents our first Friendship February. Buddies is working with The Nora Project to encourage students and their communities to show kindness, empathy and inclusion through daily friendship challenges. Use the link below for more information:

FRIENDSHIP FEBRUARY

Updated 2-8-2021 3:17 PM
Announcements 2-25-2021
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If you have been participating in Friendship February, don't forget to spread kindness and friendship around our school. Completed challenge forms should be turned into Student Services, and are due by March 5. Also, Buddies will be having an online celebration on Wednesday, March 3 at 3:45 to celebrate all of the friendship you have shown. Join us at code: Buddies. All are welcome!
 

Updated 2-25-2021 8:55 AM
Announcements 2-24-2021
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Don't miss your chance to get your writing and artwork published! The deadline to submit pieces for consideration to Write in the Middle is this Friday, 2/26. Pieces should be sent or shared with Dr. Wyatt.

Have you been participating in Friendship February? Don't forget to spread kindness and friendship around our school. Completed challenge forms should be turned into Student Services, and are due by March 5. Also, Buddies will be having an online celebration on Wednesday, March 3 at 3:45 to celebrate all of the friendship you have shown. Join us at code: Buddies. All are welcome!

If you read 3 or more Caudill Nominees this year, cast your vote for the book and author you want to win this year's Caudill Award by Friday, 2/26. Contact Dr. Wyatt with questions. 

 

Updated 2-24-2021 11:05 AM
Announcements 2-23-2021
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Have you been participating in Friendship February? Don't forget to spread kindness and friendship around our school. Completed challenge forms should be turned into Student Services, and are due by March 5. Also, Buddies will be having an online celebration on Wednesday, March 3 at 3:45 to celebrate all of the friendship you have shown. Join us at code: Buddies. All are welcome!

It’s treat Day!  Today the HFA will be passing out Rice Krispie treats to Cohort A students as you exit your assigned door this afternoon.  For students who are fully virtual you may pick up your treats this afternoon or tomorrow in the front vestibule.

 

Updated 2-23-2021 8:54 AM
Announcements 2-18-2021
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Today is the last chance to send your virtual friendship message to the people you like most! This year it will work a little differently. It will be a free google form, where you will enter your email address and the name of the person to whom you want it sent. A video tutorial will be included in the form! An Email will be sent out including this form from Dr. Hallmark. Also don’t forget,  this month is Friendship Month! So, get your cyber grams soon! Email Mrs. Rosen or Mrs. Battaglia for any questions regarding the Cyber Grams. 

Updated 2-24-2021 8:22 AM
Announcements 2-17-2021
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You have been Cyber Grammed! Send your virtual friendship message to the people you like most! This year it will work a little differently. It will be a free google form, where you will enter your email address and the name of the person to whom you want it sent. A video tutorial will be included in the form! An Email will be sent out including this form from Dr. Hallmark. Also don’t forget,  this month is Friendship Month! So, get your cyber grams soon! You only have until tomorrow. Email Mrs. Rosen or Mrs. Battaglia for any questions regarding the Cyber Grams. 

Updated 2-17-2021 8:23 AM
2021-22 Kindergarten & New Student Registration
Announcement Photo Registration for kindergartners and new students for the 2021-22 school year will open on Feb. 8, 2021, on the D70 websites. This is for new kindergartners, as well as students who will be new to the district in the fall of the 21-22 school year.

On each school website, go to PARENTS, then New Student Registration, and follow the directions. You also may register on your home school website under Home, to New Student Registration. 

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 on March 8, 2021. 
Updated 2-19-2021 4:52 PM
5Essentials Survey Is Open Until April 2, 2021
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It is once again time for the 5Essentials survey.  The 5Essentials is an online survey designed to seek input from students, parents, and staff to drive continuous improvement in our schools.  Each public school district in the state of Illinois is required to participate in the 5Essentials.  The survey provides useful information that is reviewed at the school and district levels in the following areas:

  • Effective Leaders: The principal works with teachers to implement a clear and strategic vision for school success.
  • Collaborative Teachers: Teachers collaborate to promote professional growth.
  • Involved Families: The entire school staff builds strong relationships with families and communities to support learning.
  • Supportive Environment: The school is safe and orderly. Teachers have high expectations for students and support students to realize their goals. Classmates also support one another.
  • Ambitious Instruction: Classes are academically demanding and engage students by emphasizing the application of knowledge.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open to District 70 families here, or go to https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/

The parent survey is optional and only one survey per household may be submitted and it should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Additional information about the 5Essentials survey can be found on the Illinois State Board of Education website or the FAQ. 

Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to complete this survey as your voice matters.

Updated 2-3-2021 9:15 AM
Crossing Guards Needed
Crossing Guard The Libertyville Police Department is looking to hire crossing guards for Libertyville District 70 schools.  
Hours of work will range from 7:45-8:30 a.m. and from 10:30-11 a.m., and from noon to 12:40 p.m. and from 2:45-3:30 p.m. The starting pay is $14 an hour. The LPD will provide the employee with training and a hand-held stop sign.  
For more information, contact Police Lt. Chad Roszkowiak at (847) 362-8310. 
Updated 2-1-2021 2:21 PM
Please Self-Certify Before 7:30 a.m. Every School Day
Announcement Photo Please self-certify your child(ren) before 7:30 a.m. before school.

For the first several weeks of hybrid, in-person school families will receive an email with a link to self-certify. You may bookmark that link after submitting the health form to return to self-certify again for the next day. A text also will be sent to families of students attending school in-person to remind them to self-certify.

By law, District 70 may only send text messages to families who opt-in to the service. Information on how to opt-in to text messages can be found on the announcement page of each school website, as well as the district website. 
Updated 11-19-2020 10:29 AM
Message from the HMS Dean of Students
Computer Use the link below to view a message from the HMS Dean of Students, Mrs. Miller, regarding Social Media Safety.

LINK TO SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGE
Updated 9-30-2020 8:29 AM
Link to Watch School Board Meetings Held Remotely During COVID-19
District 70

Videos of archived school board meetings during COVID-19.  

 

Updated 9-22-2020 10:28 AM
Helping your child cope with COVID-19
Video Use the link below to view a video on helping your child cope with COVID-19.

LINK TO HELPING YOUR CHILD COPE WITH COVID19
Updated 9-2-2020 4:01 PM
6th grade & New Families
New 2 Are you new to District 70?  Do you have a 6th grade student?  Use the following link for important information about Highland Middle School: LINK TO INFO FOR NEW & 6TH GR. 
Updated 8-29-2020 10:57 AM
2021-22 School Year Calendar
Calendar The 2021-22 School Year Calendar is now available to the public. Here is another form of the 21-22 calendar
Updated 1-26-2021 2:08 PM
20-21 Calendar for the School Year
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The D70 Calendar for the 2020-21 school year (updated 2.22.21)

Updated 2-22-2021 11:40 PM
LCHD Registering Residents for COVID-19 Vaccine
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The Lake County Health Department is registering residents interested in being vaccinated for COVID-19 on its website.  

Updated 1-5-2021 4:14 PM
Parent Tips on Talking to Children About Violence
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Parent and teacher tips on Talking to Children About Violence from the National Association of School Psychologists. 

Updated 1-7-2021 8:17 AM
Opt in For Important Information Via Text
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District 70 is pivoting quickly during the pandemic. Some very important information will be sent out via text because it will need your immediate attention. An email also will follow these important messages. 

By law, however, you must 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 when very important information needs to be shared with you.  

Updated 11-9-2020 4:44 PM
D70's eLearning Plan
District 70

District 70 created an eLearning Plan to replace Emergency Days through the next three school years, 2020-2023.  

The plan allows District 70 to use eLearning 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 eLearning Plan, approved by the school board and the Regional Office of education, allows students to learn remotely when schools have 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 Plan, eLearning Verification Form for ROEOct. 26 School Board PowerPoint Presentation 

Updated 2-16-2021 2:01 PM