NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH
Professional Development for Teachers happening next week Friday so early start to break week for our students =).
WINTER BREAK FEB 19TH – 23RD
Mark Your Calendar, Please…
Count Day – Happening on Wednesday, Feb 14th
Wednesday, February 14th is our last State of Michigan Student Count Day for the year. As you do each day, please make certain your children log into every class that appears on their dashboard. On Feb 14th, they will be asked to engage in the “Count Day Activity” or lesson. Students MUST BE IN THE LESSON FOR EACH CLASS FOR AT LEAST THREE MINUTES for us to be able to “count” them as present for the day.
As a special incentive, we will be offering prize drawings throughout the day! Teachers, mentors, and iCademy staff will be looking for your students to complete logins, promptly. Finishing this requirement enters them into the drawings AND keeps us from reaching out to you throughout the day to enlist your help in getting it finished. =).
IMPORTANT: Equitable Funding for Every Child Without Discrimination
Michigan’s legislature just introduced the 2024-25 school aid budget and charter public schools like iCademy Global are receiving less funding than traditional public schools. We believe every child in Michigan should be valued the same, no matter what zip code they live in. We also believe that additional funding should be given to students who need it most – special education students, economically disadvantaged students, and those who need additional supports. Funding should not be differentiated based on what type of public school a child attends.
Clicking on THIS LINK allows you to send a pre-written message to our lawmakers, reminding them the importance of continuing to fun iCademy Global just as they do our neighboring schools. Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing adequate funding for your children.
Girls Who Code FREE Summer Programs – 9th – 12th Graders
Choose from an in person immersion program or a self-paced all on line program. Each free program will develop the skills, network and community you need to change the world. Interested in enrolling? Please click on THIS LINK. Early decision on Feb 14th and Regular decision on March 22nd.
Capstone Fundraiser Information – Happening Now Through February 27th!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Reading and Math MSTEP Tests @ Homestead Campus – 8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland
- Wednesday, April 17th – 5th graders will continue to take the Science & Social Studies MSTEP Tests @ 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 email@example.com.
February Hot Lunch Menu
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.
REMINDER – HOMESTEAD CAMPUS IS A NUT-FREE SCHOOL COMMUNITY
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