March 22, 2024

Mar 22, 2024Newsletter

Cheer on Our Robotics Team #5927 at GVSU This Weekend!

Our team is competing today and tomorrow at their district tournament at Grand Valley State University. Head over in person to watch or catch the matches online HERE. Please see below for the approximate schedule of time for their matches.

Fun at iCademy This Week…

In celebration of March is Reading Month, our K/5 Friends participated in a virtual and in person Synergy Session at the library this week.

Our Middle School Friends had a fantastic time as they enjoyed a synergy session at Detroit Museum this week!

Congratulations, Mr. Jacob Ferland!

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Ferland on the birth of their sweet baby, Rowan this past week! Rowan was welcomed home by his big brother Judah and everyone is doing well!

Mark Your Calendar, Please…

  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break
  • April 10th – PSAT for 8th & 10th Graders @ Community Reformed Church, Zeeland
  • April 10th – SAT for 11th Graders @ Community Reformed Church, Zeeland
  • April 11th – PSAT for 9th graders & ACT Work Keys for 11th graders @ Community Reformed Church, Zeeland
  • April 16th – MSTEP for 3rd – 5th graders @ Homestead Campus
  • April 17th – MSTEP for 5th graders (Continued from 4/16) @Homestead Campus
  • April 18th – MSTEP for 6th, 7th & 8th graders @ Homestead Campus
  • May 2nd – MSTEP for 11th graders @ Homestead Campus
  • April 29 – May 3rd – MS Capstone Trip to Williamsburg, VA & Virginia Beach
  • May 24th – Last Day for Seniors – all coursework must be completed.
  • May 27th – 31st – Memorial Day Break Week
  • June 3rd – iCademy High School Graduation – 6pm – location TBD
  • June 7, 14, 21, 28 – No School on Fridays
  • June 26th – 1/2 Day – Last Day of School


Career Fair  – We Need YOU!

Calling all parents! Or special adults in your family! Our Middle Schoolers need your help! We need you to share your experiences and profession with the next generation. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about possibilities and new careers if you or you know someone willing to participate please sign up here: (https://forms.gle/jPWccU2LXeSjeYni6) or reach out to Ms. Prins directly @haley.prins@icademyglobal.org

Sex Education Advisory Board Members Needed

I hope this email finds you well. We are excited to announce the formation of our first Sex Education Advisory Board at iCademy Global and would like to invite you to apply for a position on this important committee!

The Sex Education Advisory Board is a requirement from Michigan’s Department of Education and plays a vital role in ensuring that our sex education curriculum is comprehensive, age-appropriate, and aligned with the values and expectations of our school community. We believe that your insight and perspective as a parent will be invaluable in contributing to the success of this initiative. This is a two- year commitment (which is why we have sent this invitation up to 10th grade parents and guardians).

The Sex Education Board is responsible for: 

  • Establishing program goals and objectives for pupil knowledge and skills that are likely to reduce the rates of sex, pregnancy and STIs
  • Reviewing and recommending materials and methods of instruction to the local school board, taking into consideration the district’s needs, demographics and trends.
  • Evaluating, measuring and reporting the attainment of the program goals and objectives and making the resulting report available to parents in the district at least once every two years
  • Collaborating with educators, administrators, and fellow parents to enhance the overall quality of sex education at our school.

If you are passionate about contributing to the development of a well-rounded and effective sex education program and would like to apply for a position on the advisory board, please click on the following link to fill out the application form: [https://forms.gle/cw2tSaESZdqyR4nZA].

We are looking forward to assembling a diverse and committed group of parents who are dedicated to supporting the well-being and education of our students.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to reach out to Tori Banas at tori.banas@icademyglobal.org.

Scholastic Book Fair Coming to Campus

It’s time for our annual Spring Scholastic Book Fair. We need adult volunteers to help make this a success and bring more books and support to our school. The fair runs both during school and one evening the week of March 25th-28th


Please make sure when you sign up that you have a background check on file with the front desk or stop in to fill out one before your shift (must have a new one every school year).

If you have any questions or want to help in any other way, feel free to contact heather.volkema@gmail.com.


Mandatory State Testing Survey – 3rd – 11th grades, Please

If you have not yet had an opportunity to share with us where your 3rd – 11th graders will be testing this spring, Zeeland, Novi or Indian River locations, please go ahead and fill out THIS SURVEY, asap. Thank you!

Calendar for ’24/’25 School Year

Our first day of school and orientation will be happening on Monday, August 5th! Many more details to come later this spring!


March Lunch Menu


Mandatory Spring Assessments Dates – IN PERSON – 3rd – 11th Grades

While many more details will be released as testing dates get closer, please begin making arrangements for your child(ren) to attend the following Michigan mandatory in-person testing events:

  • Wednesday, April 10th – 8th and 10th graders will take the PSAT @ Community Reformed Church in Zeeland – 10376 Felch St, Zeeland
  • Wednesday, April 10th – 11th graders will take the SAT @ Community Reformed Church in Zeeland – 10376 Felch St, Zeeland
  • Thursday, April 11th – 9th graders will take the PSAT @ Community Reformed Church in Zeeland – 10376 Felch St, Zeeland
  • Thursday, April 11th – 11th graders will take the ACT Work Keys @ Community Reformed Church in Zeeland – 10376 Felch St, Zeeland
  • Tuesday, April 16th – 3rd – 5th graders will take the Reading and Math MSTEP Tests @ Homestead Campus – 8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland
  • Wednesday, April 17th – 5th graders will continue to take the Science & Social Studies MSTEP Tests @ Homestead Campus – 8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland
  • Thursday, April 18th – 6th, 7th & 8th graders will take the MSTEP @ Homestead Campus – 8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland
  • Thursday, May 2nd – 11th graders will take the MSTEP @ Homestead Campus – 8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland

Girls Who Code FREE Summer Programs – 9th – 12th Graders

Choose from an in person immersion program or a self-paced all on line program. Each free program will develop the skills, network and community you need to change the world. Interested in enrolling? Please click on THIS LINK. Early decision on Feb 14th and Regular decision on March 22nd. 


’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

iCademy Global School Calendar for 23-24