REMINDER: Christmas Break begins at 3:30pm on Friday, December 20th. School resumes on Monday, January 6th. Enjoy the holiday break!

Thanks to Lily for spending some time with Mr. Reid this past Friday! Lily is involved in Robotics here at iCademy and loves the flexible schedule! Catch the video interview on our facebook page!

*NEW Information

iCademy Spelling Bee!

Its spelling Bee time again! the iCademy Global Spelling Bee will be taking place ONSITE ONLY at Homestead Campus on January 9th beginning at 9:30am. The Bee is open to students in grades 4th – 8th. It’s a great opportunity for students to show their skills and become a finalist to participate in the Regional Bee on February 25. If you are interested in being part of the Spelling Bee at iCademy Global please click the link below to sign up and receive the spelling lists and more information. If you have any questions please connect with Ms. Michelle.

CLICK ME TO SIGN UP

iCademy Family Spotlight – We Need You!

At IES, we value global learning! If you and/or your family has traveled recently, we’d love to hear about it! Every couple of months, a team of teachers focused on expanding our school’s global mindset, will be sending out a newsletter that features educational videos, relevant activities, and student/ staff spotlights. If you’d like to share your international experience, please complete this form by the end of Winter Break. We are looking forward to seeing all the cool places that the IES community has been!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=04KXDR96nkWzrtThFPDI2oSw9BkfdbZLlFwL-eQHY9dUNU05TlRGRzVQRlAyUUNNSlJOSFJLMUpKVi4u
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REMINDER! End of Semester 1 is Approaching

January 17th  at midnight is the deadline for completing all coursework from the 1st Semester. January 21st is the First Day of 2nd Semester and all new courses will begin. Final Grades and Report Cards for 1st Semester will be emailed out during the week of January 27th.

MAPS Testing is Coming!

We have our second round of MAP Testing – these are virtual tests that students complete at home or on campus. Similar to the last testing cycle in September, this may require an adult to be home to help support a student while testing.

Middle school students will complete Math, Science and Language Arts Tests on January 27th at 9:00 and January 29th at 9:00.

High School students will complete their testing on Tuesday, January 21st (coursework will be replaced by testing for this day). Wednesday, January 22nd and Thursday, January 23rd will be “make up” testing days, but coursework will also be assigned for those make up days.

Scrip Fundraising

Our next fundraising opportunity is Scrip, it’s a great way to fundraise during the holiday season and really easy to use!

Watch this video to learn more about what Scrip is: CLICK ME TO VIEW

Attached is PDF which explains all the steps to starting scrip through iCademy Global, please use the School Code: A326C3BB482L8 (use this code to access your school when signing up on the website below).

https://www.shopwithscrip.com/

* Old Info – In Case You Missed it =)

December Lunch Menu

Bittersweet Ski Passes STILL Available

Ski passes are a great opportunity for folks to purchase a pass ($18) that acts as a coupon throughout the season; reducing the prices on lift tickets, helmets and rentals. The pass can be used, repeatedly, at any time throughout the ski season (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days), by the pass holder! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. 
​If you are interested, please… 

  1. Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
  2. Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT
  3. Label envelope: BITTERSWEET SKI PASSES – LEISA LOBBEZOO 
  4. Return to campus. If you would like to mail the forms and payment via US mail, that is great, too! Please use the information, below:

Leisa Lobbezoo iCademy Global 8485 Homestead Drive Zeeland, MI 49464
Once we receive the application and payment, there is usually about a 14 day turn around for your information to be processed at Bittersweet and passes to be issued so please plan ahead. =)

Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”

WITHOUT SKI CLUB PASSES

Adult/Student

$34-$50 lift ticket

$26-$29 rentals

$10 helmet rental

WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($18 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)

Adult

$22 lift ticket

$22 Rentals

$10 helmet

Student

$18 lift ticket

$18 rentals

$10 helmet rental 

+ 2 FREE Lessons or NASTAR run 

Robotics Team Competition Schedule

If you’d like to cheer on our team this year, they’d love to have you!

Robotics St. Joseph District – March 5th – 7th

West Michigan District (at GVSU) – March 19th – 21st

State Championships – April 8th – 11th

Having Tech Troubles?

If you are having issues with your computer and need technical assistance, asap, Mr. Kevin, our offsite Vector tech team lead, has said the smoothest way to get solutions in place would be to email support@vectortechgroup.com or call 616-502-2572 or 866-629-8005.  

What’s Parent Portal?

In order to receive updated training videos and to access your student accounts, you can always log into the icademy portal located on your student’s desktop or found at the link, below:

https://portal.icademyglobal.org

Live Lesson Schedules

iCademyGlobal.Org Website

If you are ever lost – – or at another computer and would like to login to the Orientation section where you will find all of the videos, your coursework OR your parent portal, you are able to do so with one simple click!

At the very top of the website found at iCademyGlobal.org, you will see “Student Portal”

This “Student Portal” is where you will find your orientation information and be able to login to view any videos you wish! Pssst… this is great for parents, too! It’s always a GREAT place to start if you are rusty on how to do something. =) Simply login with your firstname.lastname@icademystudents.org and your password

If you are a parent and are hoping to quick take a peek at how your student is doing for the day finishing his/her assignments, you can click on the “Parent Portal” link. Psst….this also works if you are a student working on a different device for the day. Simply click on the link and login as you always do =).

The login screen may look like this…

Or it may look like this. Either screen will get you to your course content or parent observer account. Remember, username is firstname.lastname and your password.

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