Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year from your iCademy Global Team!Staff 2014 Christmas

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Break is finally here! This will be a 2 week long break that starts on Saturday, December 2oth and ends Sunday, January 4th. The Learning Cafe will reopen on Monday, January 5.  Teachers and learning coaches will have limited availability over break. During our two week break students that are not on track are encouraged to continue to work.  Mr. Garrett will once again be assisting students (6-12 grades)to unblock assignments.  You can reach Mr. Garrett at garrett.burgett@icademyglobal.org or text/call  (810)624-9370. If you have a K-5 student Ms. Ruth will be available to help you.  You can connect with her at ruth.hester@icademyglobal.org or text/call to (616) 953-9874.

WEEKLY PROGRESS CHECK

Are you wondering where your students progress should be? Let’s do some quick math. We just completed our 15th week of school.  Students should be doing roughly 5.5% progress in each class each week to stay on track.  So, by the end of this week students should be around 82.5% progress in each of their classes. This number may flex a little either way  depending on the weight of the assignments for the week. Another way to track progress is to simply look at the due dates.  Every assignment given has a due date, so you can also monitor if your student is on track by looking at the due dates for assignments.  If you have questions about your students progress please contact your students learning coach.

blanketSynergy Day

The synergy team at Innocademy and iCademy Global would like to send a huge thank you to all the parents that donated fleece to school this week.  We are so humbled and thankful to work at a place where teachers, parents, and students give so much of themselves to others. Both Innocademy and iCademy students worked to make   15 large throw blanket, 9 baby blankets, and 17 scarves for 2 local missions.  What a wonderful experience to witness all our students working together on one goal.  The generosity that surrounds this place is amazing.  All we can say is, thank you to all who made this a wonderful “reason for the season” moment for our staff and students.  May the gifts be blessed to those who receive them.

Low Cost Internet Available From Comcast 

Are your children struggling to complete school work because you do not have effective internet service at home?  Comcast has an inexpensive option. If your son or daughter qualifies for free or reduced lunch, your family could qualify for internet service for $9.95 a month. Go to www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-8INTERNET.  Comcast is not currently available in Zeeland, but it is in Holland. You can check your location here:http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/shop/Products/local/michigan.cspx