Welcome to Campus K-5 Students!
Was fun to welcome back our K-5 students to campus this past week! Each Thursday students meet with their teachers from 9am – 3pm. They work in their grade groups, but also with their multi-age teams; rotating through stations such as 7 habits with Ms. Katelyn; Global Learning with Ms. Deedee and PE with Mr. Brett. Such fun!
Ms. Katelyn welcomes her 2nd/3rd grade students with a letter that she wrote to them!
Ms. Deedee and her K/1st grade students get excited as they learn all about caterpillars!
Mark Your Calendars, Please! NEW items in BOLD=)
- September 12th – Picture Retake Day – 2pm
- September 12th – Barton Tutor Training – 6:30pm-8:30pm
- September 13th – MAPs testing begins
- October 4th – State of Michigan Count Day – Look for details, soon!
- October 9th – 12th – Book Fair Week!
- October 13-22 – iCademy Break Week – No School
- October 23 – School Resumes
- December 8th & 9th – Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
NEW Info For This Week!
Reminder: Pictures Retakes (or NEW student pictures!) on Tuesday at 2pm
If your student did not have his/her photo taken at orientation on August 3rd, we are offering picture retakes on September 12th at 2pm. Please find the picture pricing information, below. Payment for pictures needs to take place at the time of ordering. All picture retakes and original orders will be available on campus for pick up on Tuesday, September 19th.
Have You Accessed Your Parent/Observer Account?
Each parent/guardian should have a parent/observer account associated with your student. If you do not have one, please email Deedee at email@example.com so that she can set one up for you. If you aren’t sure, simply go to this link: https://icademy.ems.connexus.com/ and enter your firstname.lastname as the username and password will be #iCademy17.
Why Do You Need A Parent/Observer Account?
This is the primary way that your child’s teacher will communicate with you and makes it easy for you to connect with them on questions. It’s also the place you will look for general communications from your grade teams. This account also helps you clearly see what your student needs to do and has already completed. If you have questions, please contact your child’s mentor or teacher.
OLD Info…In Case You Missed It =)
September Lunch Menu
Middle School Robotics
Interested in joining the iCademy/Innocademy middle school Robotics team? Mr. Chad from Innocademy is so excited to start things up this year. Please contact him at Chad.Zuber@innocademy.com with any questions that you have!
Amazon Smile – Help iCademy While You Shop! =)
Did you know that Amazon Smile works EXACTLY the same as Amazon.com? Only, while making your purchase, a percentage of the sales gets donated to our schools! What?! Soooo easy to sign up! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and select Innovative Education Services as the organization you would like to support. It’s that easy! Each time you wish to make a purchase on amazon, simply go to amazonsmile.com instead.
FERPA & Asbestos Notifications
IMPORTANT REMINDER: We are a Completely NUT FREE Campus.
Sadly, we had a student have a serious reaction to a nut exposure last week. Please remember that we are a completely nut free campus. All nuts.
We know many students pack their own lunches and snacks and it’s easy for some things to slip by. Please talk with your students, share with them how to read labels for allergy information and, if they have an allergy, please encourage them to eat only the food that they brought to school.
In an effort to help, we’ve listed below some examples of tree nuts. Please avoid bringing foods that are, or contain, these ingredients.
- Artificial nuts
- Brazil nut
- Chinquapin nut
- Gianduja (a chocolate-nut mixture)
- Ginkgo nut
- Hickory nut
- Litchi/lichee/lychee nut
- Macadamia nut
- Marzipan/almond paste
- Nangai nut
- Natural nut extract (e.g., almond, walnut)
- Nut butters (e.g., cashew butter, nutella)
- Nut meal
- Nut meat
- Nut milk (e.g., almond milk, cashew milk)
- Nut paste (e.g., almond paste)
- Nut pieces
- Pili nut
- Pine nut (also referred to as Indian, pignoli, pigñolia, pignon, piñon, and pinyon nut)
- Shea nut
Tree nuts are sometimes found in the following:
- Black walnut hull extract (flavoring)
- Natural nut extract
- Nut distillates/alcoholic extracts
- Nut oils (e.g., walnut oil, almond oil)
- Walnut hull extract (flavoring)
Thanks for your help in keeping all of our students safe and healthy.
Virtual Office Links!
Middle School Virtual Office Information:
UserName: MSvirtualoffice Password: #iCademy09
High School Virtual Office Information:
UserName: HSvirtualoffice Password: #iCademy09
Let’s Do Kids’ Yoga to Support a Great Local Charity!
Kids’ Food Basket and Sing Song Yoga are partnering together to offer this fun event and Homestead Campus is willing to host! We hope your family can join us!
When: Thursday, September 14, 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
- Family Yoga (all ages welcome)
- Kids’ Food Basket Brown Bag Decorating (with brief intro from KFB’s Holland Development Specialist, Kim Magoon)
Where: Homestead Campus
- raise money for KFB through donations from participants at the event
- decorate brown bags to send a little love from one child to another
- raise awareness of the work KFB does for families throughout West Michigan
Who: Public welcome. All ages. Parents need to remain with their children throughout the event.
Cost: Suggested donation of $5/person or $15/family
Together, let’s support children nutritionally, physically and emotionally.
Sing Song Yoga® is a kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. Their iOS App, DVD and local classes make it easy for families to enjoy yoga with their kids.
Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications.
Each year iCademy Global receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. Seems funny for an online school, I know, but it’s the truth! This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us.
We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!!
We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form. Every little bit helps our schools! Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).
You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate if/when your students are ever on campus.
Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.
Setting Up Your Home Learning Space?
We know that one of the things that helps students find success at iCademy is to have a designated learning space at home. Their bed may be a comfy spot to hang out, but probably not the most ideal place to do their best learning. =) Ms. Mel has been putting together a Pinterest board with some ideas about how to set up a learning space for all ages. You can find the board, here: http://pin.it/cyPn3HU
Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!
To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID. Please email Leisa at firstname.lastname@example.org for the code.
There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!
Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at email@example.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.
School Calendar for 2017-2018
Live Lesson Schedule
Reminder that live lessons happen each Monday and Wednesday of the school year, beginning August 7th!
Having Tech Troubles?
If you are having issues with your computer and need technical assistance, Mr. Kevin, our offsite tech team lead, has said the smoothest way to get solutions in place would be to call 616-502-2572 or 866-629-8005. firstname.lastname@example.org