February 2, 2024

Feb 2, 2024Newsletter

Fun at iCademy This Week…

Our Middle and High School Kiddos were able to tromp around Hemlock Park, yesterday learning to properly use compasses and navigate their way around the woods looking for clues to a puzzle. Thanks to all that attended! So fun!

Mark Your Calendar, Please…

  • February 14th – State of Michigan Student Count Day
  • February 16th – Professional Development Day – No School for Students
  • February 19th – 23rd – Winter Break Week
  • February 26th- School Resumes
  • March 11th – 16th – HS Capstone Trip to SW United States
  • April 10th – PSAT for 8th & 10th Graders @ Community Reformed Church, Zeeland
  • April 11th – PSAT for 9th graders & ACT Work Keys for 11th graders @ Community Reformed Church, Zeeland
  • April 16th – MSTEP for 3rd – 5th graders @ Homestead Campus
  • April 17th – MSTEP for 5th graders (Continued from 4/16) @Homestead Campus
  • April 18th – MSTEP for 6th, 7th & 8th graders @ Homestead Campus
  • May 2nd – MSTEP for 11th graders @ Homestead Campus
  • April 29 – May 3rd – MS Capstone Trip to Williamsburg, VA & Virginia Beach


Capstone Fundraiser Information – Last One For This Year!

Does your student want to travel on the awesome field trips available at iCademy this year? Or in future years? Did you know that every student has a “field trip account” and is able to add to that at any time and then use the funds as payment toward a school trip this year or in the future.

This last fundraiser is Biggby or Hungry Howie’s coupon sheets. Both of them are valid for locations across the state of Michigan!

Please VISIT THIS LINK to find out all of the details and learn how you can participate. Happening now through February 27th!

Questions? Please contact Ms. Voss at jody.voss@icademyglobal.org

Mandatory Spring Assessments Dates – IN PERSON – 3rd – 11th Grades

While many more details will be released as testing dates get closer, please begin making arrangements for your child(ren) to attend the following Michigan mandatory in-person testing events:

  • Wednesday, April 10th – 8th and 10th graders will take the PSAT @ Community Reformed Church in Zeeland – 10376 Felch St, Zeeland
  • Wednesday, April 10th – 11th graders will take the SAT @ Community Reformed Church in Zeeland – 10376 Felch St, Zeeland
  • Thursday, April 11th – 9th graders will take the PSAT @ Community Reformed Church in Zeeland – 10376 Felch St, Zeeland
  • Thursday, April 11th – 11th graders will take the ACT Work Keys @ Community Reformed Church in Zeeland – 10376 Felch St, Zeeland
  • Tuesday, April 16th – 3rd – 5th graders will take the MSTEP @ Homestead Campus – 8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland
  • Wednesday, April 17th – 5th graders will continue to take the MSTEP @ Homestead Campus – 8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland
  • Thursday, April 18th – 6th, 7th & 8th graders will take the MSTEP @ Homestead Campus – 8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland
  • Thursday, May 2nd – 11th graders will take the MSTEP @ Homestead Campus – 8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland

Live Locally? Girls On The Run Returns – Coaches Still Needed!

We are VERY excited for Girls on the Run to return to Innocademy and iCademy Global for girls in 3rd – 5th grades. HUGE thank you to Denae Martin for spearheading this project for us! If you are not familiar with the Girls on the Run Program, you can find out more about it HERE.

We need coaches! If you’d be willing to spend some quality time with our girls from both Innocademy and iCademy Global on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in March, please go ahead and contact Denae at denaegmartin@gmail.com.


February Hot Lunch Menu


Cold is Cool – 4th and 5th Graders Ski ALL WINTER LONG with the App!

MSIA Cold is Cool Passport allows Fourth and Fifth Graders to Ski All Winter Long in Michigan! Families can obtain a Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport App for their 4th and/or 5th graders that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 29 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops. MSIA charges $30 for the passport; $25 covers operating expenses and $5 goes to MIsnow, a new charitable organization that helps get underprivileged kids out on our slopes & trails in the winter.  MIsnow also works to preserve the strong cultural past of Michigan skiing and protect its future with sustainability education.

In addition to the lift tickets donated by the participating ski areas, Cold is Cool Passport also includes a coupon for 20% off a helmet purchase and $20 off the purchase of $100 at participating ski shops across the state. Some ski areas have also included coupons for equipment rental and free or discounted lessons.

The Passport is an app to download on your phone, making it contactless at the lift ticket window. A paying adult (full-price lift ticket) must accompany the child.

Once the application is approved (which may take up to 2 business days), you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the app.

To get a lift ticket, you will bring your child and your phone (or other device that you have loaded the app on) to the ski area. Show the offer you want to redeem to the ticket attendant and press the redeem button to receive your child’s lift ticket or other offer in the Cold is Cool App.  It’s that simple!

CHECK YOUR PASSPORT APP FOR EXCLUSION DATES AND THE SKI AREA’S WEBSITE before heading to the slopes.  Know before you go!

You can also show proof of grade at a participating ski shop and gain instant access to the Cold is Cool App. No need to wait for MSIA’s approval or upload proof of grade!

Find out more and REGISTER HERE

FREE Parenting Classes at Arbor Circle

Being a parent is hard work…sometimes it’s harder than others. Arbor Circle is here to help! They are offering 4 great FREE options for parenting classes. Some are in person and some are virtual. Please click on each of the flyers, below for more detailed information as well as instructions on how to register.





Live Locally? FREE Monthly STEM Workshops – January & February 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.

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.

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