December 15, 2023

Dec 15, 2023Newsletter

Thank YOU Angel Tree!

Wow…You Guys!!! 18 Families were helped, significantly, this holiday season because of the generosity of our IES Families. “Thank you” just doesn’t cover it! We are so very grateful to our school community for helping take care of each other – especially at the holidays. Your generosity is truly appreciated!

Fun At iCademy This Week…

2024 iCademy Robotics Team #5927

Mark Your Calendar, Please…

  • December 22nd – No School For Students and Staff – Holiday Break Begins
  • December 22nd – January 7th – Holiday Break
  • January 8th – School Resumes
  • March 11th – 16th – HS Capstone Trip to SW United States
  • April 29 – May 3rd – MS Capstone Trip to Williamsburg, VA & Virginia Beach


January Hot Lunch Menu


End of First Semester – Friday, January 19th

Please be aware that all first-semester assignments, projects and assessments MUST be turned in by Friday, January 19th in order to receive credit. Questions. PLEASE reach out to your mentor or teacher.

RE:Fuel Water Fundraiser Next Week!

Re:Fuel is having a fundraiser next week! Students have been working hard to create this stewardship project. They are raising money for three separate, water-focused charities, Water Wins, Team Seas and Water Mission. Each time you make a drink purchase, you get a vote for your favorite charity. The charity with the most votes will be receiving 5% of all money from Re:Fuel next semester!

Don’t live locally, but would still like to contribute? Please contact Lyndi.Roush@icademyglobal.org


Community Passport Program 2nd semester sign-up is here!

Community Passport Program is an elective option for students to choose an Art, Music or PE course in their community and combine that with an online course for the semester. The majority of learning happens in students’ communities in lessons with the partner combined with some online reflections, time and attendance logs, and a final project making up the remainder of the course. If you choose to work with one of our current partners, we will pay up to $300 towards the class/lessons (sign-up fees, uniforms, recital fees, etc are not included). If you want to partner with someone not on our list, we will do our best to create a partnership, so we can help cover the cost. If we aren’t able to work out a partnership for payment, your student will still receive school credit for their learning.

So exciting! I’m interested! Now what?

  1. Check out the current list of partners to see all the cool things you can do through a CP elective.
    1. Use the direct links to see their specific classes, lessons, policies, availability, location(s) and costs
    2. Keep in mind some partners require a full year (2 semester) commitment
    3. Don’t see a partner on the list that you would like to work with? No problem! There is still a way for you to participate.
  2. Connect with the partner of interest to sign up or hold your spot for the upcoming semester. Don’t wait, their classes fill quickly! Make sure your chosen partner knows your student is participating as a student at iCademy Global.
    1. If your partner is not on the approved list, please still enroll in the class. You can let us know your preferred partner’s information in step 3.
  3. Fill out the application so we can enroll your student in the correct course in Lincoln (6-12) or FlexPoint (K-5).
    1. If your preferred partner is new to us, you will be prompted to share their contact information in the application. We will do our best to work out a partnership with them. Please note that it is still possible to earn credit through a CP class without a partnership, iCademy will just not be able to contribute $300 towards the lessons.

Have questions? Check out the FAQ page or reach out to jody.voss@icademyglobal.org

K5 Holiday Party – Thursday, December 21st – PLEASE RSVP

K5 Holiday Party: All K-5 students and their learning coaches are invited to join us for an onsite Holiday Party on Thursday, December 21st from 12:00PM-3:00PM at our Homestead Campus in Zeeland, MI. 

All families, please fill out the RSVP form below by Friday, December 15 to let us know if you will OR will not be able to attend. This will help us as we plan for our party! RSVP Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8pn2sBFbMWQyQGEsGJvLBhk807pGZTPkt6meixJgETIHN9A/viewform?usp=sf_link  

December Ottawa County Food Pantry Calendar

Live Locally? FREE Monthly STEM Workshops – January Info!

The program is called Exploring Engineering and STEM and is for tweens 8-12years old. Each month we focus on a different career area of STEM. One or more professionals will share what they do for a career with the kids and how they got into it, plus answer questions. Then kids do a hands-on activity related to the career area. The program meets once a month on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM, at the North Branch of Herrick District Library located at 155 Riley Street in Holland. No need to sign up ahead of time, simply show up if you would like to attend.

REMINDER – “Give A Gift” Capstone Fundraiser

For our iCademy students we are offering a fundraising opportunity this Christmas Season. Please see the INFORMATION FLYER HERE for more details and how your student can participate!

December Lunch Menu


iCademy Counselor Information

Parent/Observer Account Update for Middle/High School Families

Lincoln Learning has recently updated what you will see when logging into Pulse to get to Buzz.


Because we have students and staff with life-threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts it’s incredibly important that we are vigilant about remaining a completely nut-free campus.

If your child visits Re:FUEL please make sure anything they bring for a snack or lunch does not contain peanuts or tree nuts. For some of our students and staff, unknowingly touching an area besmudged with nut residue or nut butter of any sort and then touching their mouth, eyes or nose is enough to send them into anaphylactic shock, closing their airway and necessitating immediate life-saving medical attention. Thank you for your help in keeping all of our students and staff safe.

Get Outside Initiative

Let’s Highlight Your AMAZING Kiddos!

We want to showcase the awesome things our school community is doing across our social media pages! Did one of your children accomplish something awesome outside of school? Do you have pictures from a Field Trip / Special Event that should be highlighted? Did a student submit an assignment that impressed you? Please use THIS FORM to simplify the process! *please note, there is a 5 image MAX, choose wisely.* -Social Media Team

’23-’24 iCademy Family Resource Guide

If you’ve not already done so, please read through the iCademy Family Resource Guide for this year so that you are familiar with daily life at iCademy. As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach

Who Ya Gonna Call….(not Ghostbusters =)?

As you get started or work through the school year, we know that things will come up for your family because….well, life happens! Please use the guide, below as a starting point for your questions

Weekly Engagement Reports Via Email

Each week you will see an engagement report for your child’s engagement from the previous week. This is a detailed summary of their participation in their coursework from the week before and it will show their attendance in Live Lessons. See the video below for more information

iCademy Global School Calendar for 23-24