March 26, 2018

Mar 25, 2018Newsletter


Huge celebration for our iCademy Robotics Team #5927 as joined Team #85 and #4003 to WIN FIRST PLACE at the district competition at Grand Valley State University this weekend! This win earned them a spot at the Saginaw Valley Competition! Way to go, Globetrotters!!!

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

  • March 27th – 29th – Book Fair
  • March 30th – April 8th – Spring Break Week – No School
  • Monday, April 9th – School Resumes
  • Tuesday, April 10th – PSAT Testing – 9th Grade/SAT Testing – 11th Grade
  • Tuesday, April 10th – RE:FUEL Closed due to State Testing
  • Wednesday, April 11th – PSAT Testing – 10th Grade/ACT & M-STEP – 11th Grade 
  • Wednesday, April 11th – No 6th – 12th Grade Live Lessons due to State Testing
  • Thursday, April 12th – Sub Sale/Pizza Fundraiser Pick Up
  • April 24th – Virtual Parent Meeting @ 6pm
  • 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
  • August 2nd – Orientation for 2018-2019 School Year!

NEW Info For This Week!

Virtual Parent Meeting – Recordings

If you were unable to make the iCademy Virtual Parent Meeting last week, Monday, please see, below, for the information you missed.

Whole Group Meeting

K-5 Breakout Meeting
6-8 Breakout Meeting

9-12 Breakout Session


Scholastic Book Fair – This Week!

Coming to Homestead Campus next week is the Scholastic Book Fair – March 27 – March 29th (March 26th is preview day).  
We are in need of volunteers to cash folks out and help little ones shop. Please see the sign up, below (just create an account with Scholastic in order to sign up =) :

How Can Parents Help Prepare Students For Upcoming State Testing?

OLD Info…In Case You Missed It =)

Can You Help With Housing Leads?

A former iCademy Family will be in the United States from July 3rd – August 27th and is looking for some temporary housing in the Holland/Zeeland area. They are a family of 6 with the youngest child being about 9 years old. If you know of anything that might be a fit for them, please contact alan.s.williams73@gmail.com if you know of anything that might be available. Thank you.

High School State Testing

9th grade: 

  • PSAT April 10 morning

10th grade: 

  • PSAT April 11 morning

11th grade: 

  • SAT April 10
  • ACT April 11
  • M-Step Sci/Soc. Studies – April 11th after ACT – We will provide a pizza lunch! (this afternoon is the only date/time that is optional. If kids wish, they are welcome to come back for the M-STEP testing during the window for 11th graders; April 9th – May 4th.)

Due to testing there will be No REFUEL on April 10th and no Live Lessons on April 11th.

March Lunch Menu



High School Backpacking Adventure Opportunity!

Please see the information, below, for details regarding an upcoming backpacking opportunity for iCademy Global High School Students!
The group will be leaving on Sunday morning, May 20th at 5am and returning late Thursday night, May 24th.
  • Please note the itinerary listed in the attachment says leaving on Monday. Everything should be backed up one day to leave on Sunday, instead.
Please let Mr. Tyler know if you are interested, asap, or if you have questions! tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal.org

Calendar for 2018-2019 School Year

iCademy 18-19 School Calendar

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 slambers@hollandchristian.org.   If your family currently has a negative balance, if you apply for lunch benefits and qualify we will wipe out your negative balance.  

Services Available 

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:



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
  • WOOD-TV8
  • 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 leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.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 deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.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.  support@vectortechgroup.com