ANGEL TREE – ANGELS NEEDED
Hello IES Families,
It’s that time of year where we open up our IES Angel Tree for donations in order to bless families within our school communities this holiday season!
We have connected with 12 different families from Innocademy Zeeland, Innocademy Allegan, and iCademy that have expressed a need for help in making the holidays special for their families.
They have shared with us items that their family members not only want for the Holidays, but need as well. If you are interested in helping these families, please take a look AT THIS SIGN UP
- Select items you are willing and able to contribute
- Please make sure all items are new, not previously used
- Bring (or send via Amazon =) UNWRAPPED items to Homestead Campus (8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland, MI 49464) on or before THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH
- Please make sure to include the family number with each item.
Please be sure to read the instructions at the beginning of the Sign Up, and feel free to reach out to Ms. Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Marisol at email@example.com with any questions.
Thank you so much for helping make the holidays brighter for some of our IES families.
HIGH SCHOOL TRAVEL MEETING -DECEMBER 5TH – PUERTO RICO
Click on THIS LINK to join us on Dec 5th for a Virtual Q&A Info Session regarding the High School Trip to Puerto Rico. Bring your questions! 5:30pm – 6pm
JOIN US FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL GVSU CLIMBING ADVENTURE SYNERGY SESSION THIS WEEK!
This is a friendly reminder to sign up for Rock Climbing at GVSU December 9th, you can access the sign-up using this link HERE. 🌟
Here are the details:
Friday, Dec. 9th, 10am-noon Grand Valley Fieldhouse – 1 Campus Dr, B 170 Rec. Center, Allendale, Michigan 49401
Cost is $5, includes admission and all the gear you will need to climb
PLEASE take this survey even if you are not planning on attending, it will help us plan for future HS events.
We will meet at the Fieldhouse at 9:45. If you would be interested in transportation from Homestead Campus, please answer the survey accordingly.
All climbers must have a waiver on file filled out by your parent/guardian.
You can fill out the waiver here.
DECEMBER FOOD PANTRY SCHEDULE – OTTAWA COUNTY
HIGH SCHOOL CAPSTONE TRIP INFORMATION – PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico Details
TOTAL cost will be $750 per student for the entire trip! Cost includes flight, meals, lodging, transportation, entrance and tour fees. iCademy is capping out of pocket student cost at $750. Actual cost of trip will be approx. $1600, but iCademy will cover the cost difference of $850 per student. The only thing not included in the $750 cost are any souvenirs or additional snacks students wish to purchase.
Refundable deposit of $150 due on 12/15
$250 due Jan 27th (non-refundable)
$350 final payment due (non-refundable)
MIDDLE SCHOOL CAPSTONE TRIP INFORMATION – WASHINGTON D.C.
Still time to signup and fundraise!
Here are some of the details:
WHERE: Washington DC
WHEN: May 9th – May 13th 2023
WHO: All Middle School Students
COST: $750 Student ($800 per adult) – includes all transportation, food, lodging and admission tickets
iCademy is investing in students who are committed to travel and fundraise and will support those students with up to $500. This means student cost could be as low as $250 to travel! Space is limited – sign-ups will be sent out after break week.
If you are interested in finding out more details about the trip – please fill out the survey below. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com – SIGN UP BELOW:
HIGH SCHOOL SYNERGY SESSION – DECEMBER 9TH – GVSU CLIMBING – PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE
Join us on December 9th for a high school synergy session at Grand Valley State University Fieldhouse (Please note location change!) from 10am -12pm. Cost is $5 per student and covers 2 hours of climbing and all the gear you will need. Keep your eyes out for more details!
JOIN US TO LEARN ABOUT WORK BASED LEARNING
Are you enrolled in the class already or are you a parent with a son or daughter enrolled? Maybe just curious about WBL?
If you answered yes to one of the above questions, please join Ms. Linda for a virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 7 @ 7 pm for an information and Q & A session.
You may want to attend if:
- You have a job
- You like to learn with your hands and feet
- You are interested in working in the near future
- You want to explore career ideas more
Questions before the session? Feel free to contact Ms. Linda through zoom or at
If you are enrolled in Work-Based Learning class for next semester and haven’t completed this short survey, please do so by November 28.
You can join the meeting on DECEMBER 7 @ 7 PM from your computer, tablet, or smartphone by CLICKING ON THIS LINK.
REMINDER: HOMESTEAD CAMPUS IS NUT FREE
We have students on campus who have severe allergies to nuts of any kind. Please use extra caution when packing snacks, bringing treats to school, and enjoying lunches so that we can keep all of our students safe.
BITTERSWEET SKI INFORMATION & PASSES
We are again offering Bittersweet Ski Passes for students (7 + years) and their families (extended families and friends, too! Open to anyone!) through Innocademy and iCademy Global.
Ski passes are a great opportunity for folks to purchase a pass ($29) 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 as well as black-out holidays), by the pass holder! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend.
If you are interested, please…
- Read through the attached information
- Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
- Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT)
- Label envelope: BITTERSWEET SKI PASSES – LEISA LOBBEZOO
- 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:
Attn: Leisa Lobbezoo – Ski Club, iCademy Global, 8485 Homestead Drive, Zeeland, MI 49464
Once we receive the application and payment, there is usually about a 14 school-day turnaround 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?”
WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($29 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)
Adult (anyone not still in high school)
- $33 lift ticket
- $33 Rentals
- $15 helmet
Student (7 years old and older)
- $29 lift ticket
- $29 rentals
- $15 helmet rental
- + 2 FREE Lessons
WITHOUT SKI CLUB PASSES
DECEMBER LUNCH MENU
MORE TECHNOLOGY HELP
Sadly, Zoom has been giving lots of folks fits, lately, including teachers! So sorry for the frustration. If you DO get kicked out of Zoom, please follow the directions, below:
If you are a K/5 Family and get kicked out of a different platform that you need, please check, below for instructions on connecting.
Thank you for your patience and perseverance!
HIGH SCHOOL 2ND SEMESTER SCHEDULING MEETINGS
Believe it or not, we are looking into 2nd semester courses, and Ms. Laura would like to connect with each high school student to confirm/change/create a course plan for next semester and beyond.
Note: If you are interested in exploring dual enrollment, tech center programs (CTC, KCTC, or others around the state), Community Passport options, work-based learning, or other ideas you have to leverage the flexibility of our virtual programming for meaningful learning opportunities, please sign up for TWO MEETINGS back to back.
NEED TECHNOLOGY HELP? PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS, BELOW
Please note…if you work through the problem with Vector Tech Group and they request that you return your computer to campus for a technology exchange, please connect with Robyn.firstname.lastname@example.org, directly, to make an appointment or to work with her regarding shipping.
ARE YOU FOLLOWING US ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
We’ve enjoyed celebrating our K5 students this month and coming up next we have Middle and High school students spotlights 🙂 Don’t miss out, check us out on Facebook or Instagram!
And don’t forget to join us in our iCademy Parents group on Facebook!
This is the first Fall Open House in several years, and there is no better way than to attend the Open House to get a feel for if CTC is a good fit for you!
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL IF YOU VISIT CAMPUS
Just a reminder that, if you are visiting campus for Re:FUEL or Blended Learning, please adhere to the “ONE WAY” traffic moving to the right immediately upon entering the East (Taco Bell =) parking lot. Need a refresher? Here’s a short VIDEO to help!
NEED TO CONNECT WITH YOUR TEACHER/MENTOR?
Please remember that teachers and mentors are excited to help answer questions each school day. Please, please, please always use zoom to reach out to them instead of email. They do not want to miss your message!
HAND 2 HAND – SIGN-UP OPEN – IF YOU LIVE LOCALLY AND CAN PICK UP FROM CAMPUS EACH THURSDAY
OK, Hand2Hand is firing up again for the year, and attached is the sign-up form. A few things to know:
- Hand2Hand is a weekly food bag distribution, provided by Vertical Church (yay to them for this partnership!!). Read the attachment for more info.
- There are no qualifications, other than just signing and returning the form. Families can continue to sign up throughout the year.
- Bags are distributed on Thursday mornings and we attempt to put in lockers/cubbies during the lunch hour.