January 19, 2024

Jan 19, 2024Newsletter


No School on Monday, January 22nd

End of Semester Records Day for Teachers


No School on Monday, January 22nd

Hot Lunch Menu Change

Due to all of our snow days, our sweet Food Service staff has been working hard to rearrange schedules to utilize items in our overflowing freezer. Breakfasts will remain the same, but please take note of the upcoming LUNCH MENU CHANGES THIS WEEK…

Mark Your Calendar, Please…

  • January 19th – End of 1st semester. All coursework due by 11:59pm
  • January 22nd – Records Day – No School for Students
  • January 23rd – 2nd Semester begins
  • January 26th – Report Cards Emailed home by 5pm
  • 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 29 – May 3rd – MS Capstone Trip to Williamsburg, VA & Virginia Beach


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.





RISE Store Opens Next Week!

More details will be revealed on Tuesday, including points needed for each Level prize! Stay tuned…

Careerline Tech Center – Check It Out!

Interested in learning more about CTC programming for students who will be 11th or 12th graders at iCademy next year? Be sure to take a peek at THIS VIDEO & make sure to reach out to Ms. Laarman at rebecca.laarman@icademyglobal.org with any questions or to apply!

Middle & High School February Synergy Session – Feb 1st – Don’t Miss It!

SIGN UP HERE by January 25th to join us!


January Hot Lunch Menu


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