District 70 - Highland Announcements http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4 Highland Announcements en-us Wed, 31 Dec 1969 18:33:40 -0600 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 18:33:40 -0600 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4 Website Manager v4.1 Copyright 2020 District 70 2020-21 Calendar Highlights http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6092 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/calendar.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <a href="https://www.d70schools.org/lib/files/documents/84/OnePageCalendar20202021FINALADA1.pdf">The D70 Calendar for the 2020-21 school year</a><ul><li>Aug. 20, 2020:&nbsp; First day of school for 1st - 8th-grade&nbsp;students&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</li><li>Aug. 21, 2020:&nbsp; First full day of school for kindergartners</li><li>Nov. 3, 2020: No School, Election Day. (New as of June 22, 2020)&nbsp;</li><li>Nov. 25-27, 2020: Thanksgiving break</li><li>Dec. 21, 2020- Jan. 4, 2021: Winter break</li><li>March 22-26, 2021: Spring break</li><li>June 4, 2021: Tentative last day of school&nbsp;</li><li>June 11, 2021: Last day of school if 5 emergency days used&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</li></ul> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:53:39 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6092 June 22 Board Briefs Now Posted http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6063 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/districtround.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>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.<br /><br />Keep up with the latest D70 news by reading <a href="https://www.d70schools.org/?sect=boe&amp;func=briefs">Board Briefs</a> posted on our website under Board.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="https://vimeo.com/ld70">Recordings of our live-streamed school board meetings are posted</a> for public viewing. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:48:56 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6063 2020-21 Reopening FAQ from ISBE http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6268 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/20202021.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>The <a href="https://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1508">Illinois State Board of Education released an FAQ on reopening schools</a> in the 2020-21 school&nbsp; year.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:54:01 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6268 HMS Dean Leaves for High School Position http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6245 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/lib/files/anc_photos/6245.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Libertyville School District 70&rsquo;s Highland Middle School Dean of Students Ryan Anderson will be the new assistant principal of student services for&nbsp; Wauconda High School on July 1.&nbsp;</p><p>Anderson has served as dean of students for two years. Before Highland, Anderson taught social studies at&nbsp; Warren High School for seven years.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m excited to move back to a high school setting, that was the plan all along,&rdquo; Anderson said. &ldquo;Five years ago, I never thought I&rsquo;d be doing any of this. I couldn&rsquo;t ask for a better staff to work with than Highland.&rdquo;</p><p>While District 70&rsquo;s first dean of students moved onto a principalship, the second one was a high school teacher who used the grade school administrative position to propel himself into high school administration, just like Anderson is doing.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;What I&rsquo;ve really enjoyed the most is the community and the family feel of Highland,&rdquo; Anderson said, adding that it will be hard to leave the professional group he has grown close to.&nbsp; &quot;Students and parents are so invested in the school, this is a community that is involved. I&rsquo;ve had a great experience working with families and trying to help students through the middle school years, which is tough. It was an honor for me to have an impact on those kids and help them out.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;Anderson&rsquo;s accomplishments at Highland Middle School include setting up Parent Nights on current issues confronting middle school children, tweaking the Class Act program, and working with the counseling center.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;While looking forward to his new school, Anderson noted he will miss the students. &ldquo;My job was to find a way to connect with more than 900 students, and I did that. So, of course, I will miss them. I will miss them a lot.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 May 2020 17:05:58 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6245 Info on the Coronavirus, Now Called COVID-19 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6136 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/districtround.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p><strong>NEW&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1482">PARENT FAQ on Impact and D70 Response to COVID-19</a>&nbsp;<br />(</strong>Updated regularly)&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="https://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1506">Illinois State Board of Education FAQ for Families. (released 5.14.20)</a><br /><br /><a href="https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/sfc/servlet.shepherd/document/download/069t000000BadS0AAJ?operationContext=S1">The Restore Illinois Plan - a public health approach to safely reopen Illinois</a>&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>**For the latest news&nbsp;from D70 during COVID-19, please visit the PARENT section on your school website and click on COVID-19.**</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?sect=parents&amp;func=parents_cust&amp;pid=257&amp;school_id=1">Adler Park School</a></li><li><a href="https://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?sect=parents&amp;func=parents_cust&amp;pid=257&amp;school_id=2">Butterfield School</a></li><li><a href="https://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?sect=parents&amp;func=parents_cust&amp;pid=257&amp;school_id=3">Copeland Manor School</a></li><li><a href="https://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?sect=parents&amp;func=parents_cust&amp;pid=257&amp;school_id=4">Highland Middle School</a></li><li><a href="https://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?sect=parents&amp;func=parents_cust&amp;pid=257&amp;school_id=5">Rockland School</a></li></ul><p><br />The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our first priority in District 70.<br /><br />We are closely monitoring the situation and making the necessary preparations in case the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)&nbsp;becomes more prevalent in our community. As we partner with the <a href="https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4377/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19">Lake County Health Department (LCHD),</a> the <a href="http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus">Illinois Department of Public Health&nbsp;(IDPH) </a>and the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html#situation-summary">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)</a>, we will continue to communicate with you in the days and weeks to come.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:11:19 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6136 HMS 2020-2021 Supply List http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6258 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/supplies.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> Use this <a href="https://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?sect=parents&amp;func=parents_cust&amp;pid=159&amp;school_id=4">LINK</a> to access the HMS 2020-2021 School Supply List.&nbsp;Please be aware that due to COVID-19, this list is subject to change.&nbsp;&nbsp;While we do not anticipate many changes, we do want&nbsp;families to be aware of this possibility. If changes to this list&nbsp;do occur, an email will be sent to notify families.&nbsp;Supply kits, liked the ones used at the elementary level, are not available at Highland Middle School. Thu, 11 Jun 2020 12:16:45 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6258 The HMS Spring Musical http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6248 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/singer.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>We proudly present this year&#39;s virtual spring musical <em>The Show Must Go Online</em>!&nbsp;<br /><br />The staff and students have two performances with two different casts!<br /><br />To access this year&#39;s musical, use the links below:<br /><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U7SJ3bwbhQ&amp;feature=youtu.be">&quot;Friday&quot; Performance of The Show Must Go Online</a><br /><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFSPgW1t8jY&amp;feature=emb_logo">&quot;Saturday&quot; Performance&nbsp;of The Show Must Go Online</a></p> Sun, 31 May 2020 20:29:30 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6248 Remote Learning Parent Survey Results http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6241 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/people.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> Here are the <a href="https://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1505">results</a> of the parent survey on remote learning. The results were redacted to protect the identities of families and staff.&nbsp; Sun, 17 May 2020 21:27:49 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6241 Kindergarten, New Student, Returning Student Registration Now Open http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6142 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/lib/files/anc_photos/6142.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Registration for KINDERGARTNERS and NEW STUDENTS and RETURNING STUDENTS is now open on the D70 website.<br /><br />For <a href="https://www.d70schools.org/?sect=dept&amp;func=cust&amp;dept_id=45&amp;cust_id=123">new kindergartners, as well as students&nbsp;who will be new </a>to the district this fall for the 2020-21 school year:</p><ul><li>On the d70schools.org website, go to HOME, then NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION and follow the directions.</li><li>You may also register on your home school website, under PARENTS.&nbsp;</li><li>Please register as early as possible so we can make sure we have staff in place for all students.</li><li>We encourage you to pay online.&nbsp;</li><li>You may pay by check by mailing the check to Libertyville School District 70, Educational Resource Office, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, Il. 60048. &nbsp;</li><li>Questions? Email District 70 registrar, Cristina, directly at cdistefano@d70schools.org.&nbsp;</li></ul><br />For returning students:<ul><li>Go to your parent PowerSchool account at powerschool.d70schools.org.</li><li>Sign in with username and password.</li><li>If you forgot your password, select &quot;Forgot Password&quot; and create a new password.</li><li>Fill out the section called School Forms. You must fill out School Forms separately for each of your children you are enrolling.</li><li>We encourage you to pay online.&nbsp;</li><li>You may pay by check by mailing the check to the Libertyville School District 70, Educational Resource Office, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, Il. 60048. &nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>Questions? Email District 70 registrar, Cristina, directly at cdistefano@d70schools.org.&nbsp;</li></ul> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:26:09 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6142 Link to Watch School Board Meetings Held Remotely During COVID-19 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6243 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/computer.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Here is the <a href="https://vimeo.com/ld70">Vimeo link to watch District 70 school board meetings</a> that have been held remotely and live-streamed during COVID-19.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:17:16 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6243 Video Messages from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6254 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/mbarbini.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p>Please enjoy these end of the school year video messages from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini for&nbsp;<br />students:<br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o02r5pbhRU&amp;t=1s">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o02r5pbhRU&amp;t=1s</a><br /><br /><br />parents:<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://vimeo.com/425647663/5dd17dbd6d">https://vimeo.com/425647663/5dd17dbd6d</a><br /><br /><br />staff:<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://vimeo.com/425393906/f644956f38">https://vimeo.com/425393906/f644956f38</a></p> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:16:24 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6254 E-Learning http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6068 <img src="http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/icons/computer.png" style="float:left; margin-right:3px;" /> <p><strong>To reach <a href="https://sites.google.com/d70schools.org/d70remotelearning/home">District 70&#39;s Remote Learning website.</a></strong><br /><br /><br />District 70&#39;s e-learning plan:<br /><br /><a href="https://www.d70schools.org/lib/files/documents/84/ELearningProgramVerificationFormLibertyvilleDistrict70March2020.pdf">E-learning Verification Form</a><br /><a href="https://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1493">Approval from the Lake County Regional Office of Education on March 24, 2020</a><br /><br />For more information please visit the <a href="https://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1482">Parent FAQ on Impact and Response to COVID-19.&nbsp;</a></p> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 14:02:23 -8100 http://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?school_id=4#6068