Superintendent's Department Announcements
June 21, 2021, School Board Meeting
District 70

The monthly Board of Education meeting on June 21, 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 June 21, 2021, by:

  • Sending an email to publiccomment@d70schools.org.  Emails received by 4 p.m. on June 21 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 June 21, 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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    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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    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.

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    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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    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
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    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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