March 2, 2020

Mar 1, 2020Newsletter


We are thrilled to announce the winner of the Regional Spelling Bee is our very own Lily! On Feb 25th Lily competed against 25+ other spelling bee winners and runner ups from around Ottawa County. She will be representing that group at the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee to be held on March 25th at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. The winner of the Grand Rapids bee travels to Washington D.C. to compete at the National Spelling Bee. Good luck, Lily!!!

*NEW Information

Welcome Mr. Bob – Open House – THURSDAY

Please help us officially welcome Mr. Bob to our IES Family. Join us this Thursday, March 5th at Homestead Campus from 3 – 4:30pm to say “hello” and introduce your family.

Coronavirus Information from Ottawa County Health Department

3rd Grade Reading Law Celebration!

We are thrilled to announce that all of our 3rd graders at iCademy Global, Innocademy Zeeland and Innocademy Allegan have demonstrated that they are on track or exceeding expectations for being proficient readers by the end of grade three.

March Lunch Menu

8th Grade Dance

Save the Date: March 7th @ Homestead Campus 7pm-10pm

Ticket Sales – You will be able to purchase tickets for $10 at iCademy on the dates below:

Monday, March 2nd

Tuesday, March 3rd

***Guest forms are at the front desk at your school

Please Sign-Up for supplies to help make this dance special for the kids: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0944ADAA2DA7FE3-winter

If you have questions contact Trista Kimber (  tkimber05@hotmail.com ) or Mr. Tyler  (tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal.org).

Want To Do A Practice SAT Test?

Mr. Mike has arranged to administer a practice SAT test for any juniors interested in participating on Tuesday, March 31st from 9am – 2pm here at iCademy in the K-5 space. Please connect with Mr. Mike if you have questions.

Spring Testing Information 3rd – 11th Graders

Please mark your calendars for the important dates listed in the attachments, below:

* Old Info – In Case You Missed it =)

Hand 2 Hand Meal Assistance

Hand 2 Hand is an organization that provides supplemental weekend food and snacks for families. It is designed to come alongside families who may be having financial difficulties. Families choose how long or short of a time they will participate in the program.  Click on the link for more details or to sign up.


This session’s attribute is Respect. Respect means a feeling of deep admiration for someone elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements or due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of others. What this looks like for you as an individual means that you are putting your best foot forward, trying hard, making commitments and keeping them. What it means for you with other people is very simple: Be Kind. Respect is something that you give and something that you earn all at the same time. This month, try to make an intentional effort to put kindness first, even when it’s hard. Put your best foot forward, think of others’ feelings, and challenge yourself to give out the type of respect you would like others to give you. Kindness goes a long way.

This week, try this activity at home together to further explore the attribute of Respect:

What is a way that you and your family members can show respect to one another or to someone else? Take a picture that demonstrates what respect means to your family!
What should you do with the picture?

  1. Post the picture to social media with the hashtags #icademyvirtual #respect
  2. Send the picture to your mentor in Zoom!

iCademy Family Spotlight – We Need You!

At IES, we value global learning! If you and/or your family has traveled recently, we’d love to hear about it! Every couple of months, a team of teachers focused on expanding our school’s global mindset, will be sending out a newsletter that features educational videos, relevant activities, and student/ staff spotlights. If you’d like to share your international experience, please complete this form by the end of Winter Break. We are looking forward to seeing all the cool places that the IES community has been!


Scrip Fundraising

Our next fundraising opportunity is Scrip, it’s a great way to fundraise during the holiday season and really easy to use!

Watch this video to learn more about what Scrip is: CLICK ME TO VIEW

Attached is PDF which explains all the steps to starting scrip through iCademy Global, please use the School Code: A326C3BB482L8 (use this code to access your school when signing up on the website below).


Robotics Team Competition Schedule

If you’d like to cheer on our team this year, they’d love to have you!

Robotics St. Joseph District – March 5th – 7th

West Michigan District (at GVSU) – March 19th – 21st

State Championships – April 8th – 11th

Having Tech Troubles?

If you are having issues with your computer and need technical assistance, asap, Mr. Kevin, our offsite Vector tech team lead, has said the smoothest way to get solutions in place would be to email support@vectortechgroup.com or call 616-502-2572 or 866-629-8005.  

What’s Parent Portal?

In order to receive updated training videos and to access your student accounts, you can always log into the icademy portal located on your student’s desktop or found at the link, below:


Live Lesson Schedules

iCademyGlobal.Org Website

If you are ever lost – – or at another computer and would like to login to the Orientation section where you will find all of the videos, your coursework OR your parent portal, you are able to do so with one simple click!

At the very top of the website found at iCademyGlobal.org, you will see “Student Portal”

This “Student Portal” is where you will find your orientation information and be able to login to view any videos you wish! Pssst… this is great for parents, too! It’s always a GREAT place to start if you are rusty on how to do something. =) Simply login with your firstname.lastname@icademystudents.org and your password

If you are a parent and are hoping to quick take a peek at how your student is doing for the day finishing his/her assignments, you can click on the “Parent Portal” link. Psst….this also works if you are a student working on a different device for the day. Simply click on the link and login as you always do =).

The login screen may look like this…

Or it may look like this. Either screen will get you to your course content or parent observer account. Remember, username is firstname.lastname and your password.

19-20 School Calendar