No School on Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th.
STATE AND NATIONAL SPRING TESTING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
We are nearing our Spring In-Person State Testing season and we wanted to pass on important information regarding dates and locations. The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP, is a 21st Century computer-based assessment designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. It is given to grades 3 – 8, & 11 during the month of April. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) uses the SAT with Essay as one part of the Michigan Merit Examination which is given to 11th graders. The PSAT 8/9/10 are a Preliminary SAT and are a practice version of the SAT.
We are asking each family to complete this survey for each student they have attending iCademy. It gives us needed confirmation regarding your plans for when and where your student(s) will attend.
M-STEP, pSAT, and SAT tests are requirements for all students attending public schools in Michigan.
Dates & Location Information
We will be offering the M-Step this year at our Homestead Campus in Zeeland, Michigan (8485 Homestead Dr, Zeeland, MI 49464) on the following dates.
3rd – 5th M-STEP Math & ELA → Tuesday, April 25th
5th grade M-STEP → Wednesday, April 26th
6th – 8th grade M-STEP → Thursday, April 27th
We will be offering the pSAT & SAT at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland, Michigan (10376 Felch St, Zeeland, MI 49464) on the following dates.
8th & 9th Grade pSAT → Thursday, April 13th
10th Grade pSAT and 11th grade SAT → Wednesday, April 12th
11th grade ACT WorkKeys → Thursday, April 13th
This year we will be offering an off-site location in Brighton, Michigan. It will be at a meeting room/office space called Grit & Lavender (211 N 1st St Suite 200, Brighton, MI 48116). If this location is closer for you, please choose this option when filling out the survey. Testing at Grit & Lavender will take place on the following dates.
3rd, 4th, 6th – 8th , & 11th grade M-STEP → Wednesday, April 12th
5th grade M-STEP → Wednesday, April 12th & Thursday, April 13th
8th grade pSAT & 11th grade SAT → Wednesday, April 12th
9th & 10th grade pSAT → Thursday, April 13th
If you have any questions or concerns regarding In-Person State Testing this April please reach out to your student’s teacher/mentor.
ICADEMY ROBOTICS TEAM #5927 COMPETITION INFORMATION – ST. JOE MARCH 10 & 11 & GVSU MARCH 25TH
Looking for some weekend FUN with Robot Battles?! Come root on our iCademy High School Robotics Team at their upcoming competitions!
On March 10th/11th, they will be at (St. Joe High School 2521 Stadium Dr, St Joseph, MI) taking on 39 other schools competing for a win in the district event!
Then, on March 25th, they will be at Grand Valley State University Fieldhouse in Allendale. The event will also be streamed on twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires33. Playoffs are Saturday 2-5pm.
K-5th GRADE CAPSTONE TRIP TO CAMP PENDALOUAN AND DUNES
REMINDER: 100 DAYS OF GETTING OUTSIDE CHALLENGE – BEGINS FEBRUARY 20TH!
TECHNOLOGY NOTE FROM MS. ROBYN
Hello iCademy friends and families.
Now that we are into the start of the 2022-23 second semester we need to start looking toward the 2023-24 school year and what new fun and exciting things that brings to us as learners. For the 2023-24 school year, we will be migrating away from a Microsoft environment and into a Google environment.
What does that mean for students for the 2022-23 school year?
That means if there is anything in students’ Microsoft accounts such as projects, homework, or papers that students would like to save then a copy of the document needs to be saved to a personal account prior to the last day of school June 21st. We are excited for this transition and all of the possibilities it will bring to our students/families and look forward to walking side by side as learners and educators.
Robyn Parks Technology Coordinator
FAMILY REFERRAL PROGRAM FOR ’23 – ’24 SCHOOL YEAR – IT’S BACK!!!
Enrollment for new families s NOW OPEN for the ’23 – ’24 School Year! Thank you for the amazing stories you share with family and friends – this is how so many awesome families end up enrolling with us! Please keep sending folks our way – we’d love to talk with them about our family of great schools!
REMINDER – NEED TECHNOLOGY HELP? PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS, BELOW
Please note…if you work through the problem with Vector Tech Group and they request that you return your computer to campus for a technology exchange, please connect with Robyn.firstname.lastname@example.org, directly, to make an appointment or to work with her regarding shipping.
REMINDER: HOMESTEAD CAMPUS IS NUT FREE
We have students on campus who have severe allergies to nuts of any kind. Please use extra caution when packing snacks, bringing treats to school, and enjoying lunches so that we can keep all of our students safe.
ARE YOU FOLLOWING US ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
We’ve enjoyed celebrating our K5 students this month and coming up next we have Middle and High school students spotlights 🙂 Don’t miss out, check us out on Facebook or Instagram!
And don’t forget to join us in our iCademy Parents group on Facebook!
This is the first Fall Open House in several years, and there is no better way than to attend the Open House to get a feel for if CTC is a good fit for you!
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL IF YOU VISIT CAMPUS
Just a reminder that, if you are visiting campus for Re:FUEL or Blended Learning, please adhere to the “ONE WAY” traffic moving to the right immediately upon entering the East (Taco Bell =) parking lot. Need a refresher? Here’s a short VIDEO to help!
NEED TO CONNECT WITH YOUR TEACHER/MENTOR?
Please remember that teachers and mentors are excited to help answer questions each school day. Please, please, please always use zoom to reach out to them instead of email. They do not want to miss your message!
HAND 2 HAND – SIGN-UP OPEN – IF YOU LIVE LOCALLY AND CAN PICK UP FROM CAMPUS EACH THURSDAY
OK, Hand2Hand is firing up again for the year, and attached is the sign-up form. A few things to know:
- Hand2Hand is a weekly food bag distribution, provided by Vertical Church (yay to them for this partnership!!). Read the attachment for more info.
- There are no qualifications, other than just signing and returning the form. Families can continue to sign up throughout the year.
- Bags are distributed on Thursday mornings and we attempt to put in lockers/cubbies during the lunch hour.