May 17, 2021, School Board Meeting
Superintendent's Department
District 70

The monthly Board of Education meeting on May 17, 2021, will begin at 6 p.m. at Butterfield School, 1441 W. Lake St., Libertyville.  

Stakeholders may attend the meeting but seating capacity will be limited to about 25 people because about 25 seats are required for board members, administrators, teachers, and other necessary personnel. Face masks and social distancing will be required for all people attending the meeting. 

The District 70 community may watch the live stream of the meeting. The meeting also will be recorded, and the link will be posted on the District website within 48 hours after the meeting.

The District 70 school board values public participation. Community members and staff will also be able to participate remotely in the live meeting on May 17, 2021, by:

  • Sending an email to publiccomment@d70schools.org.  Emails received by 4 p.m. on May 17 to this address, which meet the requirements of Board Policy 2:230, will be read at the meeting; 
  • Sending a voice message to (847) 461-9418.  Messages received by 4: p.m. on May 17, which meet the respect and civility requirement of Board Policy 2:230, may be played at the meeting. However, due to the space limitations of District 70’s current phone system, voice messages will have a maximum of three (3) minutes allowed.

Based on the number of written comments and voice messages received, to preserve time for the School Board to conduct all of its business, the Board President may summarize the comments or may read-only such portions of the comments aloud as time permits, then make the written comments available on the District’s website after the meeting. 

Also, please note: 

  • The agenda for the school board meeting is posted on the D70 website. 
  • The meeting will be live-streamed to be viewed during the meeting. 
  • The meeting will be recorded and can be viewed within 48 hours after the meeting;
  • A summary of the meeting, known as Board Briefs, will be placed on the D70 website within 48 hours after the meeting.
  • Public Comments submitted to the board are posted on the website under Board within 48 hours after the meeting. 
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    D70 Summer School
    Superintendent's Department
    Sun

    In-person summer school in Libertyville District 70 begins on Monday, June 14, and D70 is excited to offer academic courses including math, reading, and writing for students in grades K-8 to specifically address unfinished learning during the pandemic. 

    Registration for Summer School begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 1st, through our d70schools.org website and is open to only District 70 families. Families will register students by their 2021-22 grade level and students will then be assigned a class for the entire morning sessions which run from 8:30-11:45 a.m., Monday through Thursday until July 15. For an extra fee, bus service will be available for summer school, which will be held at Highland Middle and Rockland schools, both located next to one another on Rockland Road in Libertyville

    Students will not rotate among classes and must remain in school for the entire three-hour morning sessions. As has become practice during COVID-19, students will be asked to self-certify for COVID symptoms every morning before summer school. Face masks will be required, as will social distancing and frequent hand washing. 

    • Intervention services will be offered for students who qualify for the additional help and will be pulled into small groups from general education time. Both math and reading intervention services will be offered. 
    • Summer school also will offer Extended School Year (ESY) for students who qualify through their Individualized Education Program. Students in this program will be grouped together and spend their time in the same class. 

    To register, click on Summer School listed along the top bar under Schools and then go to Home. For more information, contact Summer School Directors Elizabeth Davis or Carrie Modra via contact info posted under Summer School.  

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    COVID-19 Stats
    Superintendent's Department

    District 70 is monitoring the Illinois Department of Public Health's IDPH regional data and the Lake County Health Department’s COVID-19 Data Hub and has made the decision to open schools in a hybrid learning model using mitigations listed below.   

    Incidence Rate - Lake County

    Lake County Recovery Rate

    10.17 per 100,000

    5/11/2021

    98.3 percent

    5/11/2021

    Lake Cty 7 Day Rolling Avg Of New Cases

    Incidence Rate per 100,000 - 60048

                                          72 New Cases 

    7 day Rolling Average of Daily New Cases 
    5/11/2021

    5.90 per 100,000

                                Zip Code Incidence Rate 60048
    5/11/2021

    Additional data by D70 school/building about students and staff with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, who are in isolation, and who are in quarantine can be found here. Families and staff will be informed of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis at their school or assigned building in accordance with guidance from LCHD (See Appendix A. Confirmed Case in School Letter Template). 
    *Risk transmission also is based on the importance of schools having solid mitigation strategies in place (e.g., daily certifications, social distancing, proper mask utilization, enhanced cleaning, hand hygiene, and contact tracing) as a part of each school district’s continued ability to make local decisions about what instruction looks like during the pandemic. LCHD recently aligned with CDC indicators & thresholds for transmission ranges as less than 7 per 100,000 = low risk of transmission; between 7 and 14 per 100,000 = moderate risk of transmission; and higher than 14 per 100,000 = high risk of transmission.    
                

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    Superintendent's Department
    News Photo Registration for KINDERGARTNERS and NEW STUDENTS and RETURNING STUDENTS is now open on the D70 website.

    For new kindergartners, as well as students who will be new to the district this fall for the 2020-21 school year:
    • On the d70schools.org 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.
    • We encourage you to pay online. 
    • You may pay by check by mailing the check to Libertyville School District 70, Educational Resource Office, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, Il. 60048.  
    • Questions? Email District 70 registrar, Cristina, directly at cdistefano@d70schools.org

    For returning students:
    • Go to your parent PowerSchool account. 
    • Sign in with username and password.
    • If you forgot your password, select "Forgot Password" and create a new password.
    • Fill out the section called School Forms. You must fill out School Forms separately for each of your children you are enrolling.
    • We encourage you to pay online. 
    • 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.   
    • Questions? Email District 70 registrar, Cristina, directly at cdistefano@d70schools.org
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    Superintendent's Department
    News Photo

    Please self-certify your child(ren) before 7:30 a.m. before school.

    For the first several weeks of hybrid, in-person school families will receive an email with a link to self-certify. You may bookmark that link after submitting the health form to return to self-certify again for the next day. A text also will be sent to families of students attending school in-person to remind them to self-certify.

    By law, District 70 may only send text messages to families who opt-in to the service. Information on how to opt-in to text messages can be found on the announcement page of each school website, as well as the district website. 

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    Opt in for Emergency Notifications Via Text
    Superintendent's Department
    Caution District 70 is pivoting quickly during the pandemic. Some very important information will be sent out via text because it will need your immediate attention. An email also will follow these important messages. 

    By law, however, you must 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 when very important information needs to be shared with you.  
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    The plan allows District 70 to use eLearning days, instead of Emergency Days (such as Snow Days), so that students can continue to learn remotely.

    The state mandates that five emergency days are built into the school calendar to accommodate emergency school closures due to inclement weather or other events beyond our control (flooding, school power outages, etc.).  The emergency days are built into the school calendar at the end of every school year.

    The eLearning Plan, approved by the school board and the Regional Office of education, will allow students to learn remotely when schools have to be closed and also will allow the school year to end on a set date without being extended to accommodate the built-in emergency days. 
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    Butterfield School: 847-362-3120
    Copeland Manor School: 847-362-0240
    Highland Middle School: 847-362-9020
    Rockland School: 847-362-3134
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    Human Resources Department
    The District is no longer accepting applications for substitutes for the 2020-2021 school year.
    We will open substitute applications for the 2021-2022 school year in mid-June, 2021.  Please apply / re-apply at that time.

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