March 5, 2018

Mar 4, 2018Newsletter

REMINDER: No School (or RE:FUEL) on Thursday March 15th – Teacher Professional Development Days March 15/16.

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

  • March 15h & March 16th – Professional Development Days – No School
  • March 19th – 6pm – iCademy Virtual Parent Meeting
  • March 30th – April 8th – Spring Break Week – No School
  • Monday, April 9th – School Resumes
  • 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

NEW Info For This Week!

Virtual Parent Meeting – March 19th @ 6pm

Join us in High School Virtual Office on Monday, March 19th @ 6pm for a Virtual Parent Meeting. Look for an email containing the link as the meeting gets closer – – or for high school folks, you can access it from the link on your student’s computer =).

Calling all 5th Graders!

We would like to invite Mr. Brett’s 5th graders to join us for our middle school time to learn what life as a 6th grader is like!  On Tuesday morning, March 13th from 9am-12pm at the RE:FUEL Cafe (actually, middle school students meet in Mr. Brett’s space on Tuesday mornings =) we will be welcoming all current 5th grade students for some onsite time. Then, on Wednesday the 14th, the 5th graders are also invited to join live lessons (following the 6th grade schedule) as well. Please look for the guest links from Mr. Brett.

iCademy Globetrotters Robotics News!

The iCademy Globetrotters robotics team has been working tirelessly this year to design, build, and program a competitive robot for this year’s FIRST Robotics competition. The team has been working since the beginning of January to get themselves ready and putting in countless hours to get the job done.

The time is finally here to show off what they can do with their completed robot! The team will be travelling to St. Joseph High School this Thursday evening to participate in their first qualifying meet. They will compete with around 40 other teams from all over the state and even the country during a grueling meet that will last until Saturday evening. If you would like to cheer the team on in person or online you can find more information at www.team5927.com and you can follow the team on Instagram and Facebook @icademyrobotics. If you are curious about the FIRST Robotics Competition program and what our students are learning, you can find more at www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc

The Globetrotters will also be competing at GVSU’s fieldhouse on March 23rd and 24th and would love the support of their community.

Thanks, and go Globetrotters!

March Lunch Menu


A Day In The Life with Paige…

Weekly Update Writing: Live Lessons

Hi everyone! I decided that for my weekly update writing this week I would write about live lessons. Live lessons occur every school week on Monday and Wednesday. Each live lesson is around forty-five minutes long. During this time, you are able to get the work for that subject done for the day. This could be an exam, a lesson, etc. This is also a great time to ask your teachers any questions you may have and to get help on anything you are struggling with. For example, if you are on a test or exam during live lesson, you are able to quickly get help with what you are stuck on. In a situation like this, live lessons are one of the most efficient ways to communicate with your teachers. As long as you are able to complete everything that is due during your live lesson, you are done with that subject for the day! There are no live lessons for your electives.  Thank you for reading, and I hope everyone has a great rest of their week!

-Paige C.

Meet Officer Huizenga…

Officer Ryan Huizenga has been our police liaison over the course of the past two years. Along with helping us with safety drills, Officer Huizenga often stops in just to see how things are going and say “hello”. Make sure to stop and introduce yourself if you see him on campus!

OLD Info…In Case You Missed It =)

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

Volunteers Needed!

Hello Parents!
We have some wonderful volunteer opportunities that we want to share with you!
If any of these sound like something  that you would like to help with just send Ms. Deedee an email at deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org and let me know.
Thanks for Considering!
  1. Barton Tutors: We are working to be able to screen our students at Innocademy and iCademy Global for their strengths in phonemic awareness. These are the fundamentals of reading. We are finding students who are in  need of some support beyond what can be offered each day on the classroom.
We have the resources – Barton Intervention is a complete, research based program proven to strengthen these foundations!
We have the FREE training!
SO excited to be able to offer a Barton Intervention Tutor Training for anyone interested in helping our students achieve their learning goals! Absolutely no experience necessary!
  1. Copying Barton tutoring materials: Come on in and enjoy a coffee from Re-Fuel while making some copies!

Another Movie Opportunity – – Early Man!

We have another unique opportunity to raise funds for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global Outdoor Learning Center/Field Trip Scholarships

MOVIE TICKETS bought via this custom link to Fandango support our cause!

Lionsgate and the movie EARLY MAN are donating $1.00 per movie ticket to our cause. Please help us by spreading the word to see the film opening weekend (February 16-18) – or anytime before April 1st. Tickets are on sale now! For sales to count: Get tickets using the Fandango link above — Thank you!

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:


Norovirus Awareness

The Ottawa County Health Department announced an upswing in the number of people experiencing norovirus and norovirus-like symptoms, otherwise known as the stomach bug.

This poster shows different steps that can protect people, especially those who live in nursing homes, from norovirus.

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