Superintendent's Department Announcements
Welcome New Butterfield AP Carrie Modra

Please welcome to new Butterfield Assistant Principal Carrie Modra.

Modra comes to District 70 via the North Chicago School District where she was the Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator. She has a master's degree in principal preparation from Concordia University in Chicago and a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Purdue University. She did her undergraduate work in speech-language pathology at Augustana College in Rock Island.

Before North Chicago, Modra was a speech-language pathologist with Woodland School District 50 for nine years, working in two schools.

Before working in public schools Modra practice at private businesses in Libertyville and Highland Park, as well as worked in area hospitals for nine years.

Please give a warm welcome to Ms. Modra.

Updated 7-6-2020 5:26 PM
2020-21 Reopening FAQ from ISBE
Round icon with the numbers 2020 - 2021 The Illinois State Board of Education released an FAQ on reopening schools in the 2020-21 school  year. 
Updated 7-1-2020 7:34 PM
Registration for Kindergartners, New Students, Returning Students Now Open
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 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

For returning students:
  • Go to your parent PowerSchool account at
  • 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
Updated 7-1-2020 7:33 PM
2020-21 Calendar Highlights
Calendar The D70 Calendar for the 2020-21 school year
  • Aug. 20, 2020:  First day of school for 1st - 8th grade students        
  • Aug. 21, 2020:  First full day of school for kindergartners
  • Nov. 3, 2020: No School, Election Day. (New as of June 22, 2020) 
  • Nov. 25-27, 2020: Thanksgiving break
  • Dec. 21, 2020- Jan. 4, 2021: Winter break
  • March 22-26, 2021: Spring break
  • June 4, 2021: Tentative last day of school 
  • June 11, 2021: Last day of school if 5 emergency days used                       
Updated 7-1-2020 7:33 PM
Link to Watch School Board Meetings Held Remotely During COVID-19
Computer Here is the Vimeo link to watch District 70 school board meetings that have been held remotely and live-streamed during COVID-19. 
Updated 6-24-2020 3:42 PM
Video Messages from Supt. Dr. Barbini
Photo of Matt Barbini Please enjoy these end of the school year video messages from Supt. Dr. Matt Barbini for 
Updated 6-4-2020 3:35 PM
Remote Learning Parent Survey Results
People Results from the remote learning parent survey in April 2020. 
Updated 5-17-2020 9:21 PM
Information on the Coronavirus
District 70

Illinois State Board of Education FAQ for families. (released 5.14.20)

The Restore Illinois Plan - a public health approach to safely reopen Illinois 

**For the latest news from D70 during COVID-19, please visit the PARENT section on your school website and click on COVID-19.**

The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our first priority in District 70.

We are closely monitoring the situation and making the necessary preparations in case the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) becomes more prevalent in our community. As we partner with the Lake County Health Department (LCHD), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we will continue to communicate with you in the days and weeks to come. **For up-to-date information, see COVID-19 under the Parent section on each school website.** 

Updated 6-18-2020 10:10 AM

To reach District 70's Remote Learning website.

District 70's e-learning plan:

E-learning Verification Form
Approval from the Lake County Regional Office of Education on March 24, 2020

For more information please visit the Parent FAQ on Impact and Response to COVID-19. 

Updated 4-5-2020 4:17 PM
June 22nd Board Briefs Now Posted
District 70

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.

Keep up with the latest D70 news by reading Board Briefs posted on our website under Board. 

To watch the live stream of the school board meeting, click here. 

Updated 6-24-2020 9:08 AM
Marine Brother Surprises Sister At Butterfield School
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. (Video does not play on Chrome) 
Updated 3-8-2019 10:15 AM
District 70 on EtO
District 70

District 70 is aware of and is monitoring developments in Waukegan and Gurnee about ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions.  EtO is a substance known to cause cancer. 

Medline Industries in Waukegan and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee are being monitored for EtO emissions by the Lake County Health Department.  Other agencies, such as the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), are involved as well. 

The Lake County Health Department website has information about EtO and the results of air testing at and near both of these facilities in Waukegan and Gurnee. You can reach the Health Department at 847-367-8000.

District 70 is committed to safety and will communicate with staff and parent communities about this matter as appropriate. (Sept. 25, 2019)

Updated 6-24-2020 9:15 AM
Rockland Principal Jeff Knapp Says Goodbye
Jeff Knapp

After nine years leading Rockland School, Principal Jeff Knapp is leaving to become a Human Resource Director in a northern elementary school district. 

“The hardest part of me leaving is that it’s very hard to say goodbye to all the great relationships I’ve made with students, parents, and staff,” said Mr. Knapp, who was the first male principal for the school in more than 25 years. “This is such a tight-knit community. Everyone loves this school, the red doors, and all that it means. This place is very special. It is hard to walk away from.”

Updated 7-1-2020 7:31 PM