REMINDER: Campus Closed on Thursday March 15th – Teacher Professional Development Days March 15/16.
CONGRATULATIONS to the iCademy Globetrotters Robotics Team 5927 on their 2nd place finish this weekend at their competition in St. Joe! Join them to watch as they take on a whole new batch of competitors at their next, exciting all day District Championship on March 24th at Grand Valley State University! If they do well, they will be headed to the State Finals at Saginaw Valley! You can see pictures of the event and videos of the robot in action on facebook and Instagram @icademyrobotics.
Mr. Brett’s friends traveled to Sleeping Bear Dunes last week – – what FUN!!
Olivia held up her end of the bargain and went on the trip, so Mr. Brett had to hold up his end and eat a portabello mushroom. He almost made it through a bite =).
Mark Your Calendars, Please! NEW items in BOLD=)
- March 15th & March 16th – Professional Development Days – No School
- March 19th – 6pm – iCademy Virtual Parent Meeting
- 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
- May 20th – 25th – High School Backpacking Adventure to Pennsylvania!
- 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!
Calling all 5th Graders!
We would like to invite Mr. Brett’s 5th graders to join us for our middle school time to learn what life as a 6th grader is like! On Tuesday morning, March 13th from 9am-12pm at the RE:FUEL Cafe (actually, middle school students meet in Mr. Brett’s space on Tuesday mornings =) we will be welcoming all current 5th grade students for some onsite time. Then, on Wednesday the 14th, the 5th graders are also invited to join live lessons (following the 6th grade schedule) as well. Please look for the guest links from Mr. Brett.
Pizza/Sub Fundraiser Launch
We are so excited to launch the Pizza and sub sale! Forms are available on campus or electronically. Below is some general information to help us successfully launch this fundraiser.
- Order forms (see below) are due Friday, March 23rd
- A single check can be made our to Innocademy with the total from all pizza and sub orders
- Sub sandwiches will be at Homestead Campus for pick up on April 12th from 3:30-5pm
Pizzas will cost $8 to purchase (Students will earn $5 per pizza sold)
Subs will cost $3.50 to purchase (Students will earn $1.25 per sub sold)
Please let Ms. Tatiana email@example.com, Ms. Jody firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Kahli email@example.com know if you have any questions.
Virtual Parent Meeting – March 19th @ 6pm
Join us in High School Virtual Office on Monday, March 19th @ 6pm for a Virtual Parent Meeting. Look for an email containing the link as the meeting gets closer – – or for high school folks, you can access it from the link on your student’s computer =).
iCademy Globetrotters Robotics News!
The iCademy Globetrotters robotics team has been working tirelessly this year to design, build, and program a competitive robot for this year’s FIRST Robotics competition. The team has been working since the beginning of January to get themselves ready and putting in countless hours to get the job done.
The time is finally here to show off what they can do with their completed robot! The team will be travelling to St. Joseph High School this Thursday evening to participate in their first qualifying meet. They will compete with around 40 other teams from all over the state and even the country during a grueling meet that will last until Saturday evening. If you would like to cheer the team on in person or online you can find more information at www.team5927.com and you can follow the team on Instagram and Facebook @icademyrobotics. If you are curious about the FIRST Robotics Competition program and what our students are learning, you can find more at www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc
The Globetrotters will also be competing at GVSU’s fieldhouse on March 23rd and 24th and would love the support of their community.
Thanks, and go Globetrotters!
March Lunch Menu
Meet Officer Huizenga…
Officer Ryan Huizenga has been our police liaison over the course of the past two years. Along with helping us with safety drills, Officer Huizenga often stops in just to see how things are going and say “hello”. Make sure to stop and introduce yourself if you see him on campus!
OLD Info…In Case You Missed It =)
High School Backpacking Adventure Opportunity!
- Please note the itinerary listed in the attachment says leaving on Monday. Everything should be backed up one day to leave on Sunday, instead.
Calendar for 2018-2019 School Year
Hot Lunch Payments
Just a reminder that hot lunch is a prepay program. All Child Nutrition Programs are set up that money needs to be in the lunch account for a child to receive hot lunch. Please keep your child’s account current. You may drop off a check at the front desk or go to sendmoneytoschool.com to submit a payment – there is a transaction charge to pay online. Thank you!
One never knows when a family may get hit with a financial challenge. Lunch benefits are always available year round…. you may apply at lunchapp.com and fill out a confidential application. Any questions, please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your family currently has a negative balance, if you apply for lunch benefits and qualify we will wipe out your negative balance.
If you or someone you know needs assistance with housing, food, utilities, furniture, medical services, etc. Please see the information below for a list of available resources in Ottawa County:
The Ottawa County Health Department announced an upswing in the number of people experiencing norovirus and norovirus-like symptoms, otherwise known as the stomach bug.
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
- 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com