February 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019Newsletter

Reminder: State of Michigan Count Day is this Wednesday, Feb 13th.

Even if Live Lessons are cancelled that day due to weather, students are still expected to login to each of their classes for a minimum of 3 minutes in order to be “counted”.

Thank you!

Mark Your Calendars, Please! NEW items in RED =)


  • February 11th – Youngest Friends Night and Precademy Enrollment – 6:30-8pm (changed from 1/31)
  • February 12th – End of Sub/Pizza Sales
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 15th – iCademy Ski Day at Bittersweet
  • February 18th – 24th – iCademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • February 28th – Pick up Sub/Pizza sales at Homestead Campus (even though sales sheet says 2/26)


  • March 14th – 1/2 Day Teacher Professional Development
  • March 15th – No School – Teacher Professional Development
  • March 29th – April 7th – iCademy Spring Break


  • April 8th – School Resumes


  • 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 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!

Live Locally? Interested in Enrolling a Kiddo at PRECADEMY?

Join us, TONIGHT, at our Youngest Friends Open House beginning at 6:30pm to pick up a registration packet or begin the process by using the link, below, to fill out the application (link will become active at 6:30pm) ***IMPORTANT*** In order to secure a space at Precademy for your student you must submit an application (packet or online), their birth certificate and $75 enrollment fee. Once those 3 items have been submitted, a student may be added to the roster. Enrollment at Precademy is first come, first served.


News from Team 5927 – iCademy Globetrotter Robotics Team!

Spring Sports 5th – 8th Graders at Homestead Camus

If you have a 5th – 8th grade student who may be interested in participating in either girls soccer or co-ed track with Corpus Christi school in Holland, please fill out the link, below. Deadline for form submission is FEBRUARY 20TH.


If you are signing up for the TRACK TEAM you will also need to complete this second Google Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUdajZbgYllO9q1W8aM0MRt59R1BcedW154THtoz4my7tw4g/viewform?fbzx=9048040055323331747)

Questions? Please contact Mr. Kelly at kelly.lepley@innocademy.com

Ski Day Friday –  2/15 

Enjoy hanging out with some iCademy Friends at Bittersweet Ski Resort, Friday, Feb. 15th from 10am – 2pm.

Old Info…Just in case =)

February Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead 2019

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

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 from Ms. Mellissa regarding learning environment expectations.


Family Resource Guide

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