January 28, 2019

Jan 28, 2019Newsletter

Welcome to our 35+ new students this semester!

So much fun at Rosa Parks Circle on Thursday with some of our iCademy Global High School Students!


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


  • January 31st @ 4pm – High School Capstone Trip Meeting – onsite or virtual
  • January 31st – Youngest Friends Night and Precademy Enrollment – 6:30-8pm


  • February 5th – iCademy Ski Day at Bittersweet (changed from 1/29)
  • February 12th – End of Sub/Pizza Sales
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 15th – iCademy Ski Day at Bittersweet
  • February 18th – 24th – iCademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • February 28th – Pick up Sub/Pizza sales at Homestead Campus


  • March 29th – April 7th – iCademy Spring Break


  • April 8th – School Resumes


  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Break begins at 12:30pm
  • May 22nd – May 24th – Middle School Trip to Chicago
  • May 24th – June 2nd – iCademy Break Week


  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School for Students
  • June 9th – 15th – iCademy/Innocademy students visit Washington D.C.
  • June 20th – All 2nd Semester coursework due at 11:59pm

NEW Info For This Week!

Ski Day for Tomorrow – Postponed until 2/5

Instead of meeting, tomorrow,1/29, at Bittersweet Ski Resort, we will be rescheduling for February 5th as well as February 15th from 10am – 2pm.

Reminder: High School Italy Meeting – Thursday

Representatives from Mr. Tyler’s Entrepreneurship Course asked me to share the attached information with you regarding a trip to Italy they are planning for June!

Please check out the upcoming informational meeting to be held both onsite and virtually at 4pm on January 31st.

If you choose to join virtually, please use this link:


If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Tyler at tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal.org or alianna.reynolds@icademystudents.org

Pizza/Sub Sale Info

If you don’t have kiddos in 3rd-8th grade you may ignore this message. If you do have these kiddos, below you will find important information regarding the sale. 

  • Hungry Howies medium pizza – sell @ $8, profit of $5/pizza
  • Subs – 3 different types 2/$7, profit of $1.25/sub
  • Starts today, ends Feb 12, pick up is Feb 28
  • Goals of 800 pizzas sold and 3000 subs
    • If we make our goal Hungry Howies is donating a pizza party to 20 sellers and Bob’s Butcher Block will give us an additional $0.25 profit per sub.  
    • How do I get to go to the party? 
      • Earn a raffle ticket for every 10 items sold 
      • Bonus 1: If we reach our 3,000 subs goal, we will award two extra raffle tickets to everyone who sold a sub! 
      • Bonus 2: If we reach our 800 pizza goal, we will award two extra raffle tickets to everyone who sold a pizza! 
      • We will draw raffle tickets after our Pizza/sub pick up on 2/28 and announce the winners on March 1

We are also looking for a few volunteers to help us make our sub and pizza sale run smoothly.  We are looking for:

  • 2-3 people with large vehicles to pick up sub sandwiches from Bob’s Butcher Block (120th/Felch, Holland) around 2pm on 2/28
  • 6-10 people to help distribute/sort sub orders on 2/28 from 2:30-4:30pm
  • 2-3 people to count/sort pizza certificates (can be done anytime between 2/26 and 2/28

If you are able to help with any of the above needs, please email Ms. Jody and Ms. Tatiana at jody.voss@innocademy.com and tatiana.davis@innocademy.com.  Thank you!

Please see below for parent letter and sales sheets:

Pizza & Sub sale info Parent Letter

Hungry Howies Pizza Fundraiser Sales Sheet

Sub Order 2019

Live Locally? Interested in Enrolling a Kiddo at PRECADEMY?

Registration opens at our Youngest Friends Event – 6:30pm on January 31st. If you currently have a student at Precademy, please simply fill out the survey that was sent out by Ms. Kristie and Ms. Aimee so we know if you plan to re-enroll next year. There is no need to attend the Youngest Friends Event, if that is the case! If you are BRAND NEW to Precademy or did not have a kiddo registered there this year, you will want to attend the event to get registered. Questions? Please contact me at leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com 

Teens and Vapes – Town Hall Meeting

Live Locally? Have An Interested Baseball/Softball Player?

Our program is focused on Travel Baseball and Softball, and we have several opportunities for for young men and women that might be interested in the sport.  kdroogs@gmail.com with questions.

High School Capstone Trip – Italy!

If you are a high school student or parent and would like to find out more about the Capstone Trip to Italy, please plan to attend the information meeting on January 31st at 4pm either in person here at Homestead Campus or virtually at this link:


If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Tyler at tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal.org or alianna.reynolds@icademystudents.org

Old Info…Just in case =)

January Lunch Menu


Help Wanted

Have you always wanted to work at Homestead Campus? Here’s your chance! The positions, below, are paid positions, not volunteer. =)

Lunchroom Help

We are currently looking for someone to help supervise the lunchroom.  Hours are approximately 11:30 – 1:15 pm Monday – Friday during scheduled school days.  The position could split by 2 people with each working 2 or 3 days per week.  Duties include overseeing students in the lunchroom, assisting students with lunch, organizing lunchroom exit, and cleaning up lunchroom. 

Custodial Help

This position would be supporting the overall cleanliness and upkeep of the iCademy & Innocademy facilities for approximately 10 hours per week.  Responsibilities include vacuuming, trash disposal, and light cleaning.  Hours would occur in the evening outside of the regular school day.  This would be an ideal job for high school students looking for a part time job.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please email Sara at sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary.When it comes to weather we ALWAYS follow the lead of Zeeland Public Schools as that is the district in which we are located. If a cancellation happens, our campus will be closed, but STUDENTS CAN CONTINUE LEARNING AS NORMAL. Yay!!!  Please see, below for notes on delay vs. cancellation.

In the event of campus CLOSING, please remember:

  • All due dates still apply
  • Students can reach teachers through Zoom, as normal
  • No Live Lessons will take place on Mondays/Wednesdays

In the event of campus DELAY, please remember: 

  • If it is a Tues/Thurs, campus will not open until 11am and, if you need to order a lunch the only option will be HOT lunch. No option #2.
  • If it is a Monday/Wednesday, no Live Lessons will take place
  • Can reach your teachers through Zoom as normal

For K-5 Students – In the event of a DELAY or CLOSING:

  • All due dates still apply
  • Teachers will be available by Zoom as normal
  • If it is a Tuesday there will be no live lessons
  • If delay happens on Thursday, the only option for ordering will be HOT lunch. No option #2.

We try to pass along delay/closing information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type icademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

Observer (Parent) Accounts And Access

Each of you has an observer account so that you can stay connected and informed of your child’s progress with his/her schoolwork. Please take a peek at the short video for more information on how to access. https://youtu.be/qR2F5gYmv60

Don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher/mentor, listed below, with any questions you may ever have.

K/1 – Ms. Deedee – deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org

2/3 – Ms. Katelyn – katelyn.vandyke@icademyglobal.org

4/5 – Mr. Tyler – tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal.org

6th – Ms. Mellissa – mellissa.zoerhof@icademyglobal.org

7th – Mr. Andy – andy.meredith@icademyglobal.org

8th – Mr. Ryan – ryan.martinez@icademyglobal.org

9th – Ms. Janece – janece.ellers@icademyglobal.org

10th – Mr. Reid – reid.nicholson@icademyglobal.org

11th – Ms. Amy – amy.baragar@icademyglobal.org

12th – Ms. Kris – kris.kennedy@icademyglobal.org

Learning Environment Expectations

Please take a moment and watch this 7 minute video from Ms. Mellissa regarding learning environment expectations.


Family Resource Guide

For all of the information you ever could wish to know about iCademy – – and MORE, please see the Family Resource Guide.  iCademy Family Resource Guide 18-19

Calendar for 2018-2019 School Year

Please see the attachment for the 18-19 School Year.

iCademy 18-19 Calendar

Live Lesson Schedule

2018-2019 Schedule

Reminder that live lessons happen each Monday and Wednesday of the school year!!

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