March 31, 2022

Mar 31, 2022Newsletter

Have a GREAT Spring Break! We will see you when classes resume on Monday, April 11th! As a reminder, your teachers & mentors are all spending this week sharpening the saw – just like you! You are welcome to message them and they are glad to get back with you on Monday, April 11th, when we return. Enjoy the week!



We are so very proud of our iCademy Globetrotter Robotics Team for their place in the SEMI-FINALS at their most recent competition at Grand Valley State University this past weekend! Even in the face of adversity (the arm of their robot broke moments before one of their matches and they quickly fixed it!) they pulled together as a team and soldiered on! Well done, Team!!!

Check out this after match interview with one of our team members, Micah DeWard!


You should already have been receiving details about the mandatory State testing for all 8th – 11th graders happening the week after Spring Break. For questions, please connect with your mentor on April 11th. We are looking forward to seeing you, in person, soon!


Do you have a talent that you would like to show off? Then sign up for the iCademy 6-12 talent show!

In order to perform in the 2022 Talent Show, fill out the form below! You will be messaged the information on presentation times via Zoom. This show will take place the week of April 18, so you have some time to brush up 🙂




There is a super fun opportunity coming our way to represent IES and who we are to the community of Holland, the surrounding area, and visitors. 

On May 12th Tulip Time holds a parade to showcase kids and schools from around the community. This parade is called a Kinderparade. As Innocademy, iCademy and Precademy, we have signed up to participate in this parade to show off our students and the work we do here at IES. 

HUGE THANKS to Ms. Renee for coordinating this adventure for us! She is looking for volunteers available on May 12th starting at about 1 pm to line up for the parade and we should be done by 3 pm – ish.

Please note…Per Tulip Time Parade Official Rules, all adults marching in the parade do need to be in dutch costume. If you don’t own one, you can check out one for free from the city as long as you reserve by April 13th and pick-up on April 22.

Parents marching with us will need to have a volunteer background check on file or complete the one, below and also be in dutch costume. Students marching do not need a dutch costume (they may absolutely wear one if they have it!) instead, they will receive a t-shirt with our theme. Students in Young 5s and Kindergarten must have an adult accompany them if they are participating. Students in 1st grade and above may participate without an adult. 

Please SIGN UP, HERE by APRIL 10TH if you or your child wish to participate.



Please note that after spring break Pizza Day will be switching to Tuesdays =)

Date Change – Sole Sisters 5K

Please adjust your calendars. The NEW date for the 5K will be on MAY 20TH. If you have a daughter participating, please watch your email as there will be many more details to follow.

Tuesday/Thursday AM Preschool Assistant position available:

Are you passionate about helping young learners? Do you enjoy helping kids learn through creativity and play? If so, this could be a great fit for you.  In this role, you will be working closely with the Lead Teacher to create a fun learning environment for 3-year-olds, following licensing guidelines to ensure classroom compliance, and developing relationships with students and parents in our 2-day Preschool Class.  The work schedule is Tuesday/Thursday 8:15- 11:45 am.  If you are interested in more information, please contact Sara in Human Resources at sara.vereeke@iesschools.org


As we start to leave those cold winter days behind and enter into the warmer spring weather, we also enter the start of testing season. Please help us help you by turning off your computer at the end of each school day. 

What does turning off the computer mean?

1. Click on the Windows icon located on the bottom left or middle of your taskbar

2. Click on the power button located right above the Windows icon or to the right of the Windows icon

3. Click shut down.


Mother/Son Barn Bash At Post Family Farm – Sponsored by Winning At Home

Checking Your Child’s Grades

Please make a regular habit of checking your child’s current grades through their iCademy Portal, located under the Portal Icon on their computer’s desktop. You can also see their attendance in Live Lessons and how often they communicate with their teachers. When you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher/mentor – – this never has to wait for parent/teacher conference time! Our staff is available to you anytime you wish to connect!

iCademy Calendar for 21/22 School Year

iCademy Family Resource Guide

Please click on THIS LINK to view the Family Resource Guide for the 21/22 School Year.