5Essentials Survey Now Closed - Thank you!
Superintendent's Department

District 70 thanks students, parents/guardians, and teachers for completing the 5Essentials survey this year.

Results from the survey are used to drive continuous improvement in our schools.  Each public school district in the state of Illinois is required to participate in the 5Essentials.  The survey provides useful information that is reviewed at the school and district levels so that D70 can improve effective leadership, collaborative teaching, involved families, a supportive environment, and ambitious instruction. 

In completing the survey, we had response rates of 92 percent from students, 40 percent for families, and 72 percent for teachers. 

Great job, everyone! 

Updated 4-6-2021 10:04 AM
The Current Need for Substitutes 9-29-2020
Human Resources Department
District 70 is accepting applications for Substitute Teacher, Paraeducator, School Secretary or Learning Center Clerk at any or all of our five schools during the 2020-2021 school year, to cover day-to-day absences.  All appropriate PPE and 6-foot social distancing will be utilized.  Face coverings are also required at this time.

Applicants MUST hold a "Professional Educator License" (PEL), or a "Professional Substitute License" and be registered in Lake County (Region 34).

No previous teaching or student-teaching is required, although applicants with education degrees and/or instructional experience are preferred.

Note:  Online training will be required for those with no education degree.

After you have been invited to attend an orientation meeting you should download the Health Record (physical) form below.  Bring it with you to orientation, or provide it as soon after that as possible.
Updated 10-5-2020 10:36 AM
D70 Summer School
Superintendent's Department

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.  

Updated 4-6-2021 9:10 AM
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

11.45 per 100,000


98.2 percent


Lake Cty 7 Day Rolling Avg Of New Cases

Incidence Rate per 100,000 - 60048

                                      97 New Cases 

7 day Rolling Average of Daily New Cases 

11.80 per 100,000

                            Zip Code Incidence Rate 60048

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.    

Updated 4-5-2021 8:08 AM
Registration for Kindergartners, New Students, Returning Students Now Open
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 at powerschool.d70schools.org.
  • 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
Updated 3-12-2021 11:51 AM
2020-21 Calendar Highlights
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The D70 Calendar for the 2020-21 school year  (updated 3.16.21)
Updated 4-1-2021 5:01 PM
2021-22 School Year Calendar
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The 2021-22 School Year Calendar is now available to the public. Here is another form of the 21-22 calendar
Updated 1-26-2021 2:04 PM
Register for the LCHD COVID-19 Vaccine
Superintendent's Department
LCHD The Lake County Health Department is registering residents interested in being vaccinated for COVID-19 on its website.  
Updated 1-7-2021 8:23 AM
Please Self-Certify Every Day Before In-Person Hybrid School
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. 

Updated 11-19-2020 10:26 AM
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.  
Updated 11-9-2020 4:42 PM
D70's Proposed e-Learning Plan for Snow Days
Superintendent's Department
District 70

District 70's eLearning Plan can be used to replace Emergency Days off through the next three school years, 2020-2023.  

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. 
e-Learning Letter to Familiese-Learning Plan, eLearning Verification Form for ROEOct. 26 School Board PowerPoint Presentation 

Updated 2-16-2021 1:59 PM
Link to Watch School Board Meetings During COVID-19
Superintendent's Department
Computer Videos of archived school board meetings during COVID-19.  
Updated 10-26-2020 10:31 PM
School Offices Now Open
Superintendent's Department
District 70 All District 70 school offices are now open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Adler Park School: 847-362-7275
Butterfield School: 847-362-3120
Copeland Manor School: 847-362-0240
Highland Middle School: 847-362-9020
Rockland School: 847-362-3134
Updated 8-21-2020 5:54 PM
Marine Brother Surprises Sister At Butterfield School
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Butterfield alumni and Marine Corps Cpl. Maxwell Sampson deployed to Kuwait for the last six months, surprises his little sister, Frances, in her third grade classroom.

Cpl. Sampson and Frances' teacher, Karen McLean, planned the happy reunion.  Fox 32 Dane Placko reported the story. 
Updated 8-21-2020 5:58 PM