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MARCH

  • March 12th – iCademy 10-11am Skating Party 
  • March 14th – 1/2 Day Teacher Professional Development
  • March 15th – No School – Teacher Professional Development
  • March 22nd and 23rd – Robotics Competition all day at Grand Valley State University
  • March 29th – April 7th – iCademy Spring Break

APRIL

  • April 8th – School Resumes

MAY

  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Break begins at 12:30pm
  • May 22nd – May 24th – Middle School Trip to Chicago
  • May 24th – June 2nd – iCademy Break Week

JUNE

  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 3rd – iCademy Graduation
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School for Students
  • June 9th – 15th – iCademy/Innocademy students visit Washington D.C.
  • June 20th – All 2nd Semester coursework due at 11:59pm

NEW Info For This Week!

Robotics Team Wins!

Congratulations to our iCademy Robotics Team #5927 on their WIN in St. Joseph this weekend!! Our Globetrotters partnered with Team #4325 and Team #288 to secure the victory! Congratulations Globetrotters and a giant THANK YOU to all of their sponsors!

Marketplace Opportunity!

If you enjoyed creating an item to sell for marketplace, this might be an opportunity your family would enjoy!

On April 20th the Holland Civic Center will be host to the first ever Children’s Business Fair. Only 30 spots are available for kids from all over to host a table and sell their wares. If your student is interested, please take a peek at the link, below for more details about the day and how to apply. https://www.childrensbusinessfair.org/holland

Spring Book Fair – March 25th – March 28th – Volunteers Needed!

We are excited to, again, host the Scholastic Book Fair this spring! If you would like to volunteer to help check out students….or help students shop, please click on the link, create an account and sign up.

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/0per9JM4S

Old Info…Just in case =)

March Lunch Menu

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Team 5927 – Robotics Competition Schedule

Come support the iCademy Globetrotters in their upcoming Robotics Competitions this month! They are excited to compete at Grand Valley State University on March 22nd and 23rd. Keep an eye on www.team5927.com for schedule and details.

Encouraging Literacy in iCademy Students

How to encourage literacy in young children and BEYOND! How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our series on Parents’ Role in Education, focusing on how best to support learning from early childhood to Year 12.

http://theconversation.com/how-to-encourage-literacy-in-young-children-and-beyond-80459?mc_cid=01699af950&mc_eid=fb7a630e5b

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary.When it comes to weather we ALWAYS follow the lead of Zeeland Public Schools as that is the district in which we are located. If a cancellation happens, our campus will be closed, but STUDENTS CAN CONTINUE LEARNING AS NORMAL. Yay!!!  Please see, below for notes on delay vs. cancellation.

In the event of campus CLOSING, please remember:

  • All due dates still apply
  • Students can reach teachers through Zoom, as normal
  • No Live Lessons will take place on Mondays/Wednesdays

In the event of campus DELAY, please remember: 

  • If it is a Tues/Thurs, campus will not open until 11am and, if you need to order a lunch the only option will be HOT lunch. No option #2.
  • If it is a Monday/Wednesday, no Live Lessons will take place
  • Can reach your teachers through Zoom as normal

For K-5 Students – In the event of a DELAY or CLOSING:

  • All due dates still apply
  • Teachers will be available by Zoom as normal
  • If it is a Tuesday there will be no live lessons
  • If delay happens on Thursday, the only option for ordering will be HOT lunch. No option #2.

We try to pass along delay/closing information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type icademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

Observer (Parent) Accounts And Access

Each of you has an observer account so that you can stay connected and informed of your child’s progress with his/her schoolwork. Please take a peek at the short video for more information on how to access. https://youtu.be/qR2F5gYmv60

Don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher/mentor, listed below, with any questions you may ever have.

K/1 – Ms. Deedee – deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org

2/3 – Ms. Katelyn – katelyn.vandyke@icademyglobal.org

4/5 – Mr. Tyler – tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal.org

6th – Ms. Melinda – melinda.baker@icademyglobal.org

7th – Mr. Andy – andy.meredith@icademyglobal.org

8th – Mr. Ryan – ryan.martinez@icademyglobal.org

9th – Ms. Janece – janece.ellers@icademyglobal.org

10th – Mr. Reid – reid.nicholson@icademyglobal.org

11th – Ms. Amy – amy.baragar@icademyglobal.org

12th – Ms. Kris – kris.kennedy@icademyglobal.org

Learning Environment Expectations

Please take a moment and watch this 7 minute video regarding learning environment expectations.

https://youtu.be/q5Z5t-Uj3UM

Family Resource Guide

For all of the information you ever could wish to know about iCademy – – and MORE, please see the Family Resource Guide. #3 iCademy Family Resource Guide 18-19

Calendar for 2018-2019 School Year

Please see the attachment for the 18-19 School Year.

iCademy 18-19 Calendar

Live Lesson Schedule

2018-2019 Schedule

Reminder that live lessons happen each Monday and Wednesday of the school year!!

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.  support@vectortechgroup.com