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E-Learning Discontinued This Year - Expect Snow Days
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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
Parent Information Night
Meeting

Use the link below to get information regarding a Parent Night on Building Resilience: Understanding Adolescent Stress & Anxiety on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:00pm @ Highland Middle School - Learning Center

BUILDING RESILIENCE INFO

Updated 11-5-2019 11:03 AM
New Communication Tool - Board Briefs
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 11-5-2019 5:03 PM
Announcements 11-19-2019
Desk - Student

There will be NO before school Study Hall tomorrow morning except for those taking tests.

Just a reminder, don't forget to bring in canned foods and other goods such as ketchup and soups for the Food Drive! The drive will be over Friday so don't forget! 

Calling all Highland Buddies, our Fall Party will be tomorrow in the Learning Center from 3:45-4:45. There will be snacks, activities and music. Everyone is welcome! 

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball team on their victory over North Chicago last night. Way to go girls!

And Congratulations also go to the 8th Grade Girls' Basketball team on their win yesterday against North Chicago. Good luck against Lake Bluff.

Updated 11-19-2019 9:42 AM
District 70 Hires New Finance Director for 2020
Announcement Photo

During an Oct. 28 school board meeting, The Libertyville School District 70 School Board unanimously hired John Herrin as the new Finance Director to begin on July 1, 2020.

Herrin, currently the chief business officer in Consolidated Community School District 46 in Grayslake, will replace Dr. Kurt Valentin. Valentin, assistant superintendent of finance and operations, has been with the district 20 years and is retiring at the end of June 2020.   

Updated 11-4-2019 4:40 PM
Announcements 11-18-2019
Soup Can

Calling all Highland Buddies, our Fall Party will be this Wednesday in the Learning Center from 3:45-4:45. There will be snacks, activities and music. Everyone is welcome! 

Remember we are having an all school food drive this week until Friday. Please bring in as many non-expired canned items you possible. The Studio One that brings in the most items will receive a prize of either a pizza party or donut party. Good luck! 
 

Updated 11-18-2019 9:06 AM
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
Announcements 11-15-2019
Baton

Congratulations to this week's Classy Students of Week. Winners should report to Student Services to claim their prize. 

Sixth grade student council would like to thank everyone who donated candy for the troops. HMS had so many donations that we filled the trunk of Mr. Romano's car! Way to go, Hornets!

This is a friendly reminder for the food drive. We would appreciate any canned food, condiments and hygiene product donations. The food drive ends November 22nd so make sure to turn in your items as soon as possible. If your Studio One wins you will get the choice of a pizza party or donut party. If you also bring in 10 items yourself you can get a special treat! Remember to give everything to your Studio One. Have a great day! 

Are you interested in finding out what the Spring Musical will be this year! Come to the musical reveal on TODAY right after school in the Learning Center! The reveal will last from 1:45-2:05!
 

Updated 11-19-2019 9:43 AM
What's Ahead
Calendar  
  • Nov. 11 -No School. Veterans Day. 
  • Nov. 15 - Early Release - K-5 at 1:15 p.m., Highland at 1:45 p.m. Records Day.  
  • Nov. 27-29 - No school. Thanksgiving. 
Updated 10-31-2019 12:16 PM
Announcements 11-14-2019
Basketball

There will be Indoor recess as members of the Charity Committee will be presenting this year's charity to students. 

From November 18 through the 22 Highland will be holding a Food drive for the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. You can bring in canned foods like canned potatoes, tuna, chicken etc., condiments such as ketchup, and mayonnaise or you can also bring in hygiene products such as toothpaste, body soap and cleaning supplies such as laundry detergent and paper towels. There will be prizes for the Studio One in each grade that brings in the most items. The class will get to choose either a pizza party or a donut party. If you bring in 10 or more items you will also get a special treat! 

Are you interested in finding out what the Spring Musical will be this year! Come to the musical reveal on Friday, November 15th after school in the Learning Center! The reveal will last from 1:45-2:05!

Congratulations to the 7th grade Girls Basketball Team on their victory over Millburn last night. Way to go girls!

And Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Team on their win yesterday against Millburn. 

Updated 11-14-2019 9:57 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
Announcements 11-13-2019
Highland

There will be NO after school Study Hall this evening.

Congratulations to last week's Class Act Students of the Week. Winners should report to Student Services to claim their prize. 

Are you interested in finding out what the Spring Musical will be this year! Come to the musical reveal on Friday, November 15th after school in the Learning Center! The reveal will last from 1:45-2:05!

Recess will be indoors today.
 

Updated 11-13-2019 10:07 AM