Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
District 70 FAQ on Impact & D70 Responses to COVID-19
A FAQ for parents on the impact and District 70 responses to COVID-19. 
(Updated 5:20 p.m. April 1, 2020) 
Updated 4-1-2020 5:31 PM
District 70 Preguntas frecuentes acerca del impacto y la respuesta de D70 al COVID-19

Preguntas frecuentes acerca del impacto y la respuesta de D70 al COVID-19

Updated 3-21-2020 12:44 PM
District 70 March 25 Update COVID-19
A letter from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini on an employee testing positive for COVID-19.
Updated 3-26-2020 5:17 PM
Medical COVID-19 Update 3.22.20
A letter from Supt. Matt Barbini to D70 families and staff about a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 with a HMS staff member. 
Updated 3-23-2020 3:43 PM
Medical Spanish - COVID-19 Updated 3.22.20

A letter from Supt. Barbini to D70 families and staff about a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 with a HMS staff member. 

Updated 3-23-2020 3:41 PM
District 70 New - Letter on Schools Closing Through April 7
A letter from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini on the evening of March 20, announcing that all District 70 schools will be closed through April 7 in accordance with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's shelter-in-place declaration today. 
Updated 3-20-2020 7:11 PM
District 70 Spanish - Schools to Remain Closed Through April 7

In Spanish - A letter from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini on Gov. J.B. Pritzker's declaration for shelter-in-place and schools being closed through April 7. (released March 20, 2020

Updated 3-23-2020 5:02 PM
Applications of Learning Wheel Graphic
Working on Teams: Learn an contribute productively as individuals and members of groups.
Self-Direction: Use reflective practices to develop learning goals; plan a process to reach and evaluate outcomes.
Solving Problems: Recognize and investigate problems; formulate and propose solutions by reason and support.
Using Technology: Use appropriate instruments, electronic equipment, computers and networks to access information, process ideas and communicate results.
Making connections: Recognize and apply connections of important information and ideas within and among learning areas.
Communicating: express and interpret information and ideas. Optional Continued Learning Activities
Optional Continued Learning Activities. 
Updated 3-20-2020 7:37 PM
District 70 Letter 2 Families about OCLA, Communication, E-Learning, Special ED 3.20.20
A letter from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini on March 20 to bring parents up to date with Optional Continued Learning Activities, communication with teachers, E-Learning and Special Ed. 
Updated 3-20-2020 12:27 PM
District 70 Spanish 3.20.20 Carte del Supt. Optional Learning Activities
Carta del Superintenenta March 20 on Optional Continued Learning Activities
Updated 3-23-2020 4:59 PM
Document Letter 2 Families about Picking Up Paper Copies of Online Learning Activities
A letter from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini on March 19 to parents about when to pick up paper copies of Optional Continued Learning Activities because they do not have a way to access them online. 
Updated 3-20-2020 2:28 PM
Document Carta del Superintendente March 19, 2020 Paper Copies
Carta del superintendente March 19, 2020 (picking up paper copies) 
Updated 3-23-2020 5:14 PM
Laptop Letter 2 Families on Device Survey and When to Pick Up Devices 3_18_20

A letter to parents from Supt. Matt Barbini on March 18, 2020, about making student electronic devices (iPads for Early Childhood through first grade, Chromebooks for second through fifth grade) available for students who need them to engage in Optional Continued Learning Activities online and that they will be distributed at schools between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. 

This letter also contains the link to the SURVEY used by parents to sign-up for the devices. 

Updated 3-19-2020 8:40 AM
Laptop Carta del Superintendente March 18,2020
Carta del Superintendente March 18, 2020
Updated 3-18-2020 8:07 PM
Laptop Letter 2 Families Who Need Electronic Device for Remote Learning 3_17_20

A letter to parents from Supt. Matt Barbini on March 17, 2020, about making student electronic devices (iPads for Early Childhood through first grade, Chromebooks for second through fifth grade) available for students who need them to engage in Optional Continued Learning Activities online.

This letter also contains the link to the SURVEY used by parents to sign-up for the devices. 

Updated 3-19-2020 8:41 AM
Laptop Carta del Superintendente March 17, 2020

Carta del Superintendente March 17, 2020

Updated 3-19-2020 8:52 AM
Light Bulb Letter 2 Families about Optional Continued Learning Activities 3_16_20

A letter to parents from Supt. Matt Barbini on March 16, 2020, about how teachers and administrators are working on creating more Optional Continued Learning Activities for students. They are expected to be on the website on Friday, March 20

Updated 3-18-2020 8:06 PM
Light Bulb Carta del Superintendente March 16,2020
Carta del Superintendent March 16, 2020
Updated 3-19-2020 8:38 AM
District 70 Supt. Closes Schools March 16 to About April 6 to stop COVID-19

Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini sent a letter to the D70 Community on March 13, 2020, announcing that ALL District 70 schools will be closed beginning March 16 to about April 6 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Updated 3-19-2020 8:53 AM
District 70 Carta del Superintendente Cierre March 16 - about April 6
Carta del Superintendente Cierre March 16 - about April 6
Updated 3-20-2020 2:31 PM
Schoolhouse Supt. Letter Postpones Non-Essential School Events (March 12, 2020)
Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini letter to the D70 Community postponing before- and after-school activities, limiting visitors. (March 12, 2020) 
Updated 3-19-2020 8:59 AM
Form Supt. Barbini Letter to the D70 Community on COVID-19 (3/6/20)
Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini sent a letter to the D70 Community on March 6, 2020, to talk about cleaning practices in the school and working with local, state and federal health agencies as we closely monitor the rapidly changing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 
Updated 3-12-2020 11:29 AM
Form Supt. Barbini Letter to the D70 Community on COVID-19 (2/26/20)

Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini sent a letter to the D70 Community on Feb. 26, 2020 to talk about best practices in washing  your hands, covering coughs and staying healthy as District  70 works with local, state and federal health agencies to closely monitor the rapidly changing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

Updated 3-15-2020 3:44 PM
Medical Links to Health Agencies with Info About COVID-19

Lake County Health Department (LCHD)
Department of Communicable Diseases 1-847-377-8130
FAQ
Sign up for COVID-19 Update Emails

IF YOU ARE SICK
Call your doctor: 
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, stay home and call your healthcare provider to be assessed. 

Do not walk into a healthcare facility, urgent care clinic, or hospital before calling. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If your doctor believes that you need to be tested for COVID-19, your doctor should call the Lake County Health Department Communicable Disease program to arrange for you to be assessed.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
For general questions 
COVID-19 HOTLINE 1-800-889-3931 To report a suspected case of COVID-19 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov
FAQ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK
Resources for Home
Share Facts Not Fear About Coronavirus from the CDC

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS
Illinois State Board of Education Guidance with Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updated 3-15-2020 5:10 PM
Handprints Parents: How to Talk to Your Child About COVID-19
Points on talking to your children about COVID-19 from the National Association of School Psychologists. 

NPR Comic on Talking About COVID-19 With Children

BrainPOP on Coronavirus

Dr. Peter Lin Shares Essential COVID-19 Facts Video (video for parents) 

 
Updated 3-23-2020 6:41 PM
Computer Sign up for Email Updates from the LCHD on COVID-19
Sign up for emails from the Lake County Health Department to receive up-to-date news on COVID-19
Updated 3-12-2020 12:02 PM
Globe Best Practices to Stay Healthy

Please continue to use the following best practices to keep yourself healthy: 

Clean

Cover

  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

Contain

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Updated 3-20-2020 5:12 PM