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  • Learning and Fun at  Rockland

    Learning and Fun at Rockland

  • Spring at Rockland

    Spring at Rockland

  • Rockland Blue Ribbon Awards 1990 & 2014

    Rockland Blue Ribbon Awards 1990 & 2014

  • Working on Maps - 3rd Grade

    Working on Maps - 3rd Grade

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    Music - learning about notes

  • Math x Math

    Math x Math

  • PE Climbing

    PE Climbing

  • Volleyball in PE

    Volleyball in PE

  • Kindergarten Technology

    Kindergarten Technology

  • Science 2nd Grade

    Science 2nd Grade

  • MakerSpace


  • MakerSpace Activity

    MakerSpace Activity

  • Thank you RFA

    Thank you RFA

  • 3rd Grade Shark Tank!

    3rd Grade Shark Tank!

  • Helping Rockland Shine

    Helping Rockland Shine

  • Visit with State Rep Sauer

    Visit with State Rep Sauer

  • Fairness Pillar Students

    Fairness Pillar Students

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    April / May Gym Class Heroes

  • Our First Grade READERS!

    Our First Grade READERS!

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    Kindergarten Celebration

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    Beautiful day for Field Day

  • More field day fun...

    More field day fun...

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    Thank you Volunteers

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    Jump for Field Day

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    PBS Last Day Fun

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    Battle Ball PBS Fun

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    Closing Ceremonies

  • Mr. Knapp closes the year, welcomes Summer

    Mr. Knapp closes the year, welcomes Summer

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    Girl Scouts Flag Ceremony

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    Ring out the close of school

  • Have a Great Summer

    Have a Great Summer

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

Updated 2-15-2018 2:13 PM
Portillo's Dine and Share 2/8/18
Announcement Photo

Eat at Portillo's and 20% of your purchase goes back to Rockland!  WooHoo!

February 8th  5-7 PM

Show this flyer on your phone when you order!

Updated 2-6-2018 3:46 PM
Calendar for 2019-20 School Year Breaks
District 70

While we calculate trimesters, we'd like to share important dates with you for the 2019-20 school year calendar. 

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 4:33 PM
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 3:38 PM
Potbelly Dine and Share March 13th
Announcement Photo

Eat at Potbelly and 25% of the proceeds go to Rockland School!  Fantastic!!

March 13th 5-8 pm

Make sure to tell them that you are there for Rockland School!


Updated 2-6-2018 3:54 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 2-1-2018 12:31 PM
2018-2019 Kinder and New Student Registration

The Kindergarten and New Student Registration Page is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. This is for NEW STUDENTS only. Parents of returning students will receive further instructions in April. Information can also be found through the NewStudents2018-2019 link under the HOME menu on the district or school web sites.

This page contains information parents will need in order to complete the registration process. It includes additional links to packets (PDF) of required forms, and medical and financial assistance information.


Updated 2-2-2018 3:55 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 3:40 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 3:41 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 3:22 PM
Calendar for the 2018-19 School Year

The calendar for the 2018-19 school year. 

Updated 1-11-2018 1:52 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
School Closings, Emergency Notifications
Snowflake 1 District 70 takes closing schools seriously. When the decision is made to close schools due to inclement weather, District 70 uses an emergency notification system to deliver phone calls and emails about school closings or safety emergencies.

 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 text (SMS) service only will be used in the event of school closings or a school emergency. For more information about school closings, please read the FAQ.
Updated 11-29-2017 6:02 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. 

Updated 11-16-2017 4:01 PM
Bundle Up!
Snowflake 2 Cold temperatures are here!  Students will go outside for recess if the temperature is above 10 degrees fahrenheit and above zero degrees windchill.  Kids need fresh air and exercise, so please send them prepared to be comfortable outside playing on cold days for a 20 minute recess! 
Updated 11-10-2017 3:43 PM
We Have an App for That - The D70 Mobile App
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 11:05 AM
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 11:05 AM
What's New In Language Arts

What's new in the kindergarten through fifth grade language arts and literature program. 

Updated 8-25-2017 2:50 PM
New Attendance Phone Number

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: 

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 8-22-2017 10:48 AM
2017-18 Curriculum, Instruction and 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 10:41 AM
Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions and answers about all things Rockland!

Updated 8-4-2017 10:31 AM
School Supply List 2017-18
School Supplies Here is the school supply list for 2017-18.

If you pre-ordered the school supply box from SchoolKidz, it will be waiting in your student's classroom on the first day of school.  Remember to check the above list for things that will not be in the pre-ordered box, such as gym shoes to leave at school and backpacks.
Updated 8-4-2017 10:36 AM