January 15, 2018

Jan 14, 2018Newsletter


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

  • Monday, January 15th – Barton Tutor Workshop for NEW and CURRENT Tutors – 6-8:30pm
  • Friday, January 19th – All coursework due at midnight for semester
  • Monday, January 22nd – Teacher Records Day – No School
  • Wednesday, February 14th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • Friday, February 16th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • Monday, February 19th – February 25th – iCademy Break Week – No School
  • Monday, February 26th – School Resumes
  • March 15h & March 16th – Professional Development Days – No School
  • March 30th – April 8th – Spring Break Week – No School
  • Monday, April 9th – School Resumes
  • May 9th & May 10th – 1/2 Day for Tulip Time – ReFUEL Closed/Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • Friday, May 25th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • May 28th – June 3rd – iCademy Break Week – No School
  • June 4th – School Resumes
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Fridays – No School!
  • June 10th – 16th – Middle School East Coast Trip with Innocademy

NEW Info For This Week!

** Reminder: Happening, tonight! Attention All Barton Tutors or Those Who WISH to Tutor Students:

First of all thank you all so much for all of your time working with our students this year! What a blessing you are to each of the kids you work with!
We would like to take some time to say, “Thank you” for all of your time and energy – yes snacks will be involved – and also share with you some activities and information that we have gathered over the past few months. So we are planning an appreciation/learn something new/training evening for all current Barton tutors as well as anyone interested in being trained as a tutorWill you please save-the-date of January 15 from 6:00 – 8:30pm on your calendars? We will plan to meet with everyone; current tutors as well as new people interested in learning the Barton System, from 6:00 – 6:30ish. We have some games that we would like to teach you that go along with each Lesson and Level of the Barton System, as well as some insights from Susan about sight word practice and more. Then, from 6:30-8:30pm we will be training all of our new tutors!

MAPs testing

MAPs Testing will begin the week of January 23rd!

Synergy Session – Ice Skating – Jan 30th

Sign Up for all iCademy students and families:


OLD Info…In Case You Missed It =)

Join The Innocademy/iCademyHealth Advisory Board!

he Innocademy/iCademy Global Health Advisory Board is planning on having the first meeting of the year on Monday January 29th from 4:30-5:30. If you are interested in attending and/or joining the board, please send an email to katie.wilson@innocademy.com with your name!

We will plan on meeting in the circle room on top of the stairs. If you have any questions feel free to send them my way! Thanks and hope to see you there! 

Katie Wilson

What IS The Health Advisory Board, Anyway?

Our Health Advisory Board is designed to create a comprehensive scope and sequence for health and wellness for students K-12. The primary focus is on reproductive health. Once resources have been vetted and the scope and sequence for each grade level is designed, it will be presented to our school boards at Innocademy and iCademy for approval. After approval, the curriculum will be implemented by teachers at the appropriate and recommended grade levels.

Two years ago our boards all voted to proceed with an “abstinence based” curriculum. Currently, the only curriculum approved by the boards and taught each year is one HIV/AIDS lesson that is required by the State of Michigan for students in 5th-12th grades.

TTQ Scholarships Available

If your student would like to participate in Total Trek Quest this year, but cost is an issue, please contact Brandon at the TTQ office He can be easily reached at 616-450-4651 to discuss scholarship opportunities.

Community Days at Younker’s for IES!

Community Days is a fundraising event held twice yearly that benefits local schools and 501c3 nonprofit organizations. $5 coupon booklets are sold for an event taking place Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 3, 2018 and 100% of every $5 booklet sold will benefit over 7,000 participating organizations.

Donate $5 and get over $500 in exclusive coupon savings including:

  • $10 off coupon valid on a purchase of $10 or more
  • Up to 30% off shopping pass that can be used over and over throughout the 3-day event
  • 70% off Ruff Hewn and Chaps for Women, Men & Kids
  • $60 off Spring outerwear for her
  • 65% off fine jewelry
  • 45% off coffeemakers
  • 39.97 8-pc. comforter set
  • And many more offers throughout the store!

Coupon booklets ship for FREE with guaranteed delivery before the start of this event.

Buy a booklet today at http://bit.ly/2qqE0F2 or stop in to Homestead Campus and see Ms. Heidi to purchase a book at the front desk.

January Lunch Menu

InnoHomestead-January 2018

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Total Trek Quest – Registration OPEN!

TTQ Registration is going ONLINE! Parents, starting January 2 you can register for the Total Trek Quest program ONLINE by clicking the link HERE. This new partnership will allow us to respond faster to your registration questions, will reduce the time it takes to have your son listed on the roster and will give prompt updates on wait lists. We do our very best to keep registration costs low, but in order to accommodate this change and to ensure we are still able to give out scholarships to all who need it, we will be raising the Total Trek Quest Registration fee to $45. You can still stop in to our offices to register your son, as we are working on ensuring kiosk style access to RacePlanner. Look for our info sheets to come home-and if you have any questions, please email Brandon at bmelnyk@arborcircle.org

Girls Running Club Sign Ups!

Girls in grades in 3rd-8th grade should have received running club sign up sheets this past week. We are excited to start end of February and must receive sign up and payment no later then February 15th to make sure we are ready to go. I have attached the forms for you in case you missed them among the busyness of the season. InnoMazing girls is for 3rd-6th grade and GLOSS for our 7th-8th grade.

Girls Running Club 2018.

Job Opportunity!

Innocademy-Homestead Campus has a great “hot lunch” opportunity for someone who wants to work around their student’s schedule.  This position is Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-2:30pm.  Innocademy Homestead food service is under the Holland Christian food service Child Nutrition Program and compensation would be through Holland Christian.  You would co-work with another team member preparing and serving hot lunch. Please contact Nancy at nmccarthy@hollandchristian.org if you are interested. 

Part Time Help Wanted!

Do you have a teenager looking for a part time job working with kids?  If so, we have a position available that could be a great fit.  We are looking for an Afterschool Enrichment Helper.  This person would assist the Afterschool Enrichment Coordinator in implementing the lesson plans for that day, supervising kids, helping with snack time, and cleaning up at the end of the day.  Hours are 3:30 – 5:30 pm for 2-3 days per week.  Must be 15 to apply.  If you are interested, please email sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Weather Delays/Closed Campus

When Mother Nature decides to make travel to campus dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay on site options for that day. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, our campus will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. GREAT news, though! Since we are an online school, students can continue their learning at home for any days where we experience a delay or closing of campus. All due dates are still in effect. If campus is closed, we will notify you by the following methods:

  • Email to parents
  • Facebook post
  • WZZM 13
  • WOOD-TV8
  • iCademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “icademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

In the event of a 2 hour delay, campus will be open at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices..

Have You Accessed Your Parent/Observer Account?

Each parent/guardian should have a parent/observer account associated with your student. If you do not have one, please email Deedee at deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org so that she can set one up for you. If you aren’t sure, simply go to this link:  https://icademy.ems.connexus.com/ and enter your firstname.lastname as the username and password will be #iCademy17.

Why Do You Need A Parent/Observer Account?

This is the primary way that your child’s teacher will communicate with you and makes it easy for you to connect with them on questions. It’s also the place you will look for general communications from your grade teams. This account also helps you clearly see what your student needs to do and has already completed. If you have questions, please contact your child’s mentor or teacher.

Virtual Office Links!

Middle School Virtual Office Information:


UserName: MSvirtualoffice    Password: #iCademy09

High School Virtual Office Information:


UserName: HSvirtualoffice    Password: #iCademy09

School Calendar for 2017-2018

iCademy Calendar 2017-2018 FINAL

Live Lesson Schedule

17-18 Live Lesson & RE-FUEL Schedule

Reminder that live lessons happen each Monday and Wednesday of the school year, beginning August 7th!

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