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ADLER PARK SCHOOL'S SPRING MUSICAL AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL SET FOR MARCH 18 

First, Third and Fifth graders from Adler Park School in Libertyville will be performing a musical titled "Classic Disney! (Encore)” for their annual spring musical on March 18.

The students will be performing popular Disney songs from the past.  Some of the songs to be performed will include "Under The Sea,” "Hakuna Mata,” " Spoonful Of Sugar” and "Bare Necessities" to name a few.  The concert is set for 7 p.m. at Butterfield School, 1441 W. Lake St.  Students will be dressed as in “Disney” attire for the evening. (Blue Jeans & Mickey Mouse ears are acceptable.)

Artwork will be displayed by the Art Club to "decorate" the concert.  Narrations by fifth grade students will inform the audience about various aspects of Walt Disney and the songs.

An ice cream social, sponsored by the Adler Family Association, will be held immediately following the concert.  This will also be the final General Music concert for music teacher, Jack Turner.  Mr. Turner has been teaching general music and band at Adler Park since it’s reopening in 1988!  Come celebrate with "the leader" of this special performance as he leads the students one final time!

Updated 2-10-2020 8:07 AM
Preschool Screening Dates for 2019-20
Medical Supplies

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 12-10-2019 11:07 AM
Summer School 2020 Registration Opens March 8
Sun

District 70 Summer School registration opens for residents on March 8. Summer School will run Monday through Thursday, from June 15-July 16, at Highland Middle and Copeland Manor schools. Summer School classes will be posted online on Feb. 28. 

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 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.  
  • 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 Copeland Manor School is to be determined.  

Updated 2-10-2020 3:34 PM
Parent Teacher Conferences
People Registration for parent teacher conferences, to be held February 12-13, will open Friday, January 10 at noon.

Be sure you're registered ahead of time by visiting the PTC Wizard.

Directions can be found here.
Updated 1-9-2020 8:00 AM
LAST WEEK - Parent Survey (5Essentials) Info & Link
District 70

This is the LAST WEEK to have your voice heard and complete the 5Essentials parent survey.

We are asking parents/guardians to please fill out the Illinois State Board of Education 5Essentials Survey to share your thoughts and impressions on the D70 school/schools your child/children attend. Your voice is important and through this survey, you can be heard. 

If at least 20 percent of the parents of a school respond, the results of this survey will appear on a Parent Report for the school when the State Report Cards are issued. While we are hopeful we will reach the 20 percent mark, none of our schools are there yet.

The survey is open through February 14, 2020, and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Pursuant to ISBE and 5Essentials administration guidelines, parents who have more than one child who attends the same school may elect to participate multiple times (e.g. completing a separate survey for each child in their family).   ISBE and 5Essentials also recommend that parents who have children enrolled in multiple schools participate in the survey for each school. Pursuant to these same guidelines, only one parent per household may participate in the survey.

Your feedback will be completely anonymous and is used for school and district improvement efforts.  

Updated 2-10-2020 12:33 PM
Kindergarten, New Student Registration Now Open
Announcement Photo

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 on March 1, 2020. 

Updated 2-5-2020 11:28 AM
LCHD Letter on Coronavirus
LCHD

A letter from the Lake County Health Department to parents and guardians on the coronavirus with tips on how to reduce the risk of an infection caused by any virus. 

Updated 1-31-2020 2:30 PM
D70 Names Character Counts Leadership Honoree
Announcement Photo

Libertyville School District 70 is honoring Libertyville Township Supervisor Kathleen O’Connor as this year’s District 70 Character & Leadership Award recipient.

 O’Connor, a beloved Libertyville resident who raised her children in District 70 schools, exemplifies the traits of the character-building program used in District 70 schools, including trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship, according to Holly Simon, Butterfield speech-language pathologist, who nominated Mrs. O’Connor for the award.  Simon noted that Mrs. O’Connor is “hard-working, always ready to be there for others in all aspects of her life,” even during non-working hours. 

 District students, families and teachers often collected items for the Libertyville Township Food Pantry, which Mrs. O’Connor supervises and directs. The pantry helps supply food to those in need.  

Updated 1-23-2020 12:59 PM
2020-21 Calendar Highlights
Calendar  
  • 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 12-19-2019 12:47 PM
E-Learning Discontinued This Year - Expect Snow Days
Computer

New requirements from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has District 70 discontinuing e-learning this school year.

Last year, District 70 adopted e-learning as an innovative approach to counting emergency days as the days of actual student attendance. The model District 70 employed in 2018-19 had students choose from a variety of activities that accounted for approximately 40 minutes. But this year, ISBE changed the parameters with a five-hour requirement for school districts to adhere to consider e-learning as an actual day of student attendance. This has presented a challenge for District 70 staff to create enough learning activities to meet the increased time requirement, including tasks that can be accomplished by 5- and 6-year-olds. There also is no guidance from ISBE this year regarding students requiring special education services.

E-Learning will be reviewed by district staff for future development. 

As such, District 70 students will need to make up missed school days due to Snow Days or other complications that call for emergency school closure at the end of the school year in June 2020. State law requires school districts to prepare for this by adding five emergency days at the end of every year. 

  • No missed school days        ------------  School ends June 3, 2020
  • District 70 closed 9/13/19  ------------ School ends June 4, 2020   (Butterfield loses power, HMS flooding during a severe storm) 
So what happens if Snow Days or Cold Days are called this school year and District 70 closes? (All five schools are closed during emergency closings.) 
  • Second day closed ------------    School ends June 5, 2020. 
  • Third day closed     ------------    School ends June 8, 2020. 
  • Fourth day closed   ------------    School ends June 9, 2020.
  • Fifth day closed      ------------    School ends June 10, 2020. 
The last day of school will be early release with dismissal at 1:15 p.m. for K-5, and at 1:45 p.m. for 6-8.

Please plan accordingly. 

Updated 11-8-2019 6:43 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 9-20-2019 4:39 PM
What's Ahead
Calendar Feb. 12
Early Release, 1:45 pm, HMS only, Parent-Teacher Conferences

Feb. 13
Early Release, 1:15 p.m., K-5, Parent-Teacher Conferences 
1:45, HMS, Parent-Teacher Conferences

Feb, 14 - No School

Feb. 17 - No School Presidents Day

Feb. 28

Early Release, 1:15 p.m., K-5, Records Day 
1:45, HMS, Records Day

March 23 - March 29
Spring Break

March 30
Classes Resume



 
Updated 1-23-2020 11:23 AM
Calendar for 2019-20 School Year
Calendar

The approved calendar for the 2019-20 school year in Libertyville School District 70. 

Updated 8-20-2019 2:53 PM