January 21st, 2022

Jan 22, 2022Newsletter

HUGE Welcome to all of the new families and kiddos joining us this 2nd semester! We are thrilled to be working with you and look forward to a fantastic year! Please never hesitate to reach out when you have questions – we are all here to help!


8th Grade Transition to High School Information Night at iCademy

If you have an 8th grader, please plan to join us VIRTUALLY at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 1st to find out about iCademy Global as a High School option for your kiddo! You can click on THIS LINK to sign up to receive access to the virtual meeting.

A Message From Ms. Laura – Careerline Tech Center

As we look ahead to starting a new semester, as a current 10th and 11th grader, you may also be thinking about going to the Careerline Tech Center next school year as an 11th and 12th grader! Good news ~ the CTC application is now open!

Here are some links as you consider this opportunity:

CTC General Overview Video- https://youtu.be/FwWEkbvFj8A

Interactive Virtual Tour – https://247virtualtours.com/326-careerline-tech-center-main-building-tour

Programs by Pathway – https://www.oaisd.org/ctc/programs/programsbycareerpathways/

Videos of each program – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvYPEdCWB5LIa69P8phxaAfVW8dtK8n9s

Open Enrollment Information – https://www.oaisd.org/ctc/studentservices/enrollment/ –  follow the step by step instructions, and be in touch if you have questions at any point

Here are a few important iCademy specific notes:

  • make an appointment (https://calendly.com/mrslauraverkaik/30min) with me to see how it could fit into your overall graduation plan and career goals
  • please request a PM program especially if you will be an 11th grader so you can attend Live Lessons at iCademy
  • when you complete the application, save it as a PDF and send it to me laura.verkaik@icademyglobal.org
  • you do not need to submit proof of residency, guardianship, or birth certificate since you are our student and I submit this information directly to CTC
  • it is best to apply early, but the deadline is Friday February 11th (just before the February break week)
  • if you live in a county other than Ottawa but can attend in person everyday, you are able to apply
  • January 27th at 10am iCademy students are invited to a virtual observation to be able to talk with a CTC counselor about their programming – more info to come!

Yearbook Club News

The Yearbook committee is hard at work to create an amazing yearbook for the 2021/2022 school year. We are asking for your help to achieve this by sending us a picture of your student for our class pages.

We are also looking for pictures of students participating in Clubs, Synergy Sessions, Hybrid, Re-Fuel, Capstone Trips, ODC, Tech Center and Community Passport activities.  

We are asking that all class page photos be headshots with plain backgrounds. All class photo pictures must be sent in by Feb. 28. If pictures are not sent in, we can use the portal picture.

Please let us know if a student does not want to be included in the yearbook. Please send pictures to icademyyearbookclub@gmail.com.

Your Yearbook Club

First Semester Report Cards

First-semester report cards have been shared with you via email. If you have not received information, yet, please reach out to your child’s teacher and/or mentor and they will be able to help!

MAPs Testing Results

These will be sent out to you within the next couple of weeks! We’ve seen some preliminary reports of AMAZING growth with many of our kiddos! So exciting!

Checking Your Child’s Grades

As we launch this second semester, please make a regular habit of checking your child’s current grades through their iCademy Portal, located under the Portal Icon on their computer’s desktop. You can also see their attendance in Live Lessons and how often they communicate with their teachers. When you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher/mentor – – this never has to wait for parent/teacher conference time! Our staff is available to you anytime you wish to connect!

February Lunch Menu

Spring Conferences – Date Change

Our spring conferences will be held on February 23rd and February 24th. Please watch for more details as we get closer.


iCademy Spelling Bee

We are excited to continue the Spelling Bee this year – iCademy has always done a great job and even had two finalists in the State! We are looking for more to join us for the fun and show off some skills. If you would like more information or want to sign up – please use the link below and let us know. 


Middle School Capstone Trip

Mammoth Caves and Smokey Mtns here we come! See attachment for more information! 

SIGN UP HERE to receive more details and reserve your spot:

Who:All 6th – 8th grade students and their guardians are welcome to attend the Middle School Capstone Trip. 

When:Friday May 20th to Tuesday May 24th

Cost$600 per person – This includes all of their expenses for Mammoth Cave Tour, Mountain Tour, City Experience and White Water Rafting. It also includes all of their meals, travel expenses and room and board for the entire trip. It does not cover souvenir expenses or extra snack costs, but as a snacker myself – I will have some to share! We will have the final cost with a first deposit right after Christmas Break, if you have questions or concerns about the cost or deadlines please let me know, we hope all can join us.

Every Student does have a chance to deposit $300 – $600 of that already into their travel account by electing Community Passport Travel, contact Tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal.org with questions.

We have a couple more fundraising events planned, but please start to save up those pop cans, rack those leaves and shovel those drive ways. The next Fundraising event is near Christmas and more information to come about how to sign up. 

iCademy Calendar for 21/22 School Year

iCademy Family Resource Guide

Please click on THIS LINK to view the Family Resource Guide for the 21/22 School Year.