November 11, 2019

Nov 11, 2019Newsletter


Big thanks to Grace for letting us interview her last week during our Friday live session! It was so fun to learn all about her experiences in figure skating and getting a chance to see how she spends her time when she’s not doing school – Good luck at your competition in Texas, Grace!

Thanks to best selling author, Bryan Mealer for visiting last week! Mr. Bryan is the author of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.

We had students onsite at Innocademy as well as our virtual iCademy Students (and teachers!) participate with Mr. Bryan!

*NEW Information

Marketplace Reminder for This Week – Everything You Need To Know

If your student is participating in Marketplace this year, please take a peek at the calendar outlined, below:

Questions? Please contact Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com

Angel Tree – Do You Know an IES Family in Need?

Do you have or know of an Innocademy Zeeland, Innocademy Allegan, Precademy or iCademy Global Family who has a need this holiday season, that we can help bless you with? We love taking care of our own little community, and helping with needs when they arise, which includes Christmas. If possible, once we meet the needs of our IES families, we would love to open it up to folks you may know in the larger community.

Again, this year we will offer an Angel Tree opportunity, open to all IES families; Precademy, Inno Allegan, Inno Zeeland and iCademy. Needs will be compiled into a Sign-Up Genius and shared with all to select from, and help provide.

Please do not worry, as this will all be anonymous.

Should you have some specific needs this year – – – or know of a family that does, please send an email request BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, to janece.ellers@icademyglobal.org

All requests will be viewed by our Angel Tree Coordinators, Ms. Janece & Ms. Mandy (both from iCademy =). Once all requests have been received, you will hear back regarding your needs with specific details.

We wish for all families to enjoy their holidays, so please let us know how we can brighten yours.

Christmas Parade – Participants Needed

Innocademy and iCademy Global will again be participating in the Zeeland parade on Monday, December 2. The parade marches through downtown Zeeland beginning at 6:30pm. We will have limited space for students to ride on the float, but would love to welcome tons of walkers next to the float! No need to sign up and everyone is welcome! We will send out more details as they become available closer to the date.

Bittersweet Ski Passes Now Available

Ski passes are a great opportunity for folks to purchase a pass ($18) that acts as a coupon throughout the season; reducing the prices on lift tickets, helmets and rentals. The pass can be used, repeatedly, at any time throughout the ski season (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days), by the pass holder! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. 
​If you are interested, please… 

  1. Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
  2. Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT
  4. Return to campus. If you would like to mail the forms and payment via US mail, that is great, too! Please use the information, below:

Leisa Lobbezoo iCademy Global 8485 Homestead Drive Zeeland, MI 49464
Once we receive the application and payment, there is usually about a 14 day turn around for your information to be processed at Bittersweet and passes to be issued so please plan ahead. =)

Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”



$34-$50 lift ticket

$26-$29 rentals

$10 helmet rental

WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($18 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)


$22 lift ticket

$22 Rentals

$10 helmet


$18 lift ticket

$18 rentals

$10 helmet rental 

+ 2 FREE Lessons or NASTAR run 

* Old Info – In Case You Missed it =)

Lunch Menu – November

Looking for Something To Do?

Check out GRKIDS.com . Sooo many fun things for families to do all year around!

  • Website is grkids.com
  • They send a daily email with weather, events, cheap places to eat, etc. for the following day
  • Facebook page
  • And of course we have their booklet at the front desk

They also do tons of theme related things–summer camps, free things around town, seasonal things, etc.

Robotics Team Competition Schedule

If you’d like to cheer on our team this year, they’d love to have you!

Robotics St. Joseph District – March 5th – 7th

West Michigan District (at GVSU) – March 19th – 21st

State Championships – April 8th – 11th

5th – 8th Grade Middle School Capstone Trip – Spring 2020

We are excited to announce the Middle School Trip for Spring 2020. We have planned an amazing outdoor adventure experience. This opportunity is being offered to any 5th – 8th grade student and their families. Here are some important details to highlight:

Dates: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Saturday, May 23, 2020

Cost: $600 per person

Lodging: 5 days 4 night (3 nights camping – tents will be provided, if needed)


  • Day 1: Travel & Kentucky or Tennessee site seeing (Hotel)
  • Day 2: Smoky Mountains (Camping)
  • Days 3 and 4:  Smoky Mountains & Mammoth Caves (Camping)
  • Day 5: Travel home

$100 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit DUE: Monday, November 18 – Checks Payable to ‘iCademy Global’

Have your child connect with his/her mentor if they are interested in attending or have additional questions.

First Parent Meeting: Monday, November 18 @ 6:00 pm via Zoom – https://icademyglobal.zoom.us/j/4584264168

Fundraising Opportunities:

  • Current School-Sponsored
    • Marketplace
    • Scrip Fundraising
    • Save Around Coupon Book
  • Upcoming School-Sponsored
    • We will share all final school-sponsored fundraising opportunities by the end of Session 3.
  • At-Home Ideas
    • Pass out garbage bags to your neighbors for them to collect cans for you!
    • Do jobs around the house if your parents are on board to pay you for them. 😊
    • Garage sales
    • Family donations
    • More suggestions to come!

Having Tech Troubles?

If you are having issues with your computer and need technical assistance, asap, Mr. Kevin, our offsite Vector tech team lead, has said the smoothest way to get solutions in place would be to email support@vectortechgroup.com or call 616-502-2572 or 866-629-8005.  


When visiting Homestead Campus, PLEASE do not park in the parking spaces next to the building unless you have a handicapped sticker/pass. We have families who are in that situation and need to utilize those spots. Thank you.

Homestead Campus – Smoke/Tobacco/Vape Free

Just a reminder that no smoking/vaping/tobacco products should be used anywhere while onsite at Homestead Campus. This includes the playground and parking lots as well. Thank you.


Does your child plan to attend any onsite time at iCademy Global this year? For those families who have a child with a medical concern (ie. Bee allergy, peanut allergy, asthma…) it is important that a copy of their Emergency Action Plan/Asthma Action Plan is on file.  Please complete the attached documents and return them by August 30th.  Thank you!

What’s Parent Portal?

In order to receive updated training videos and to access your student accounts, you can always log into the icademy portal located on your student’s desktop or found at the link, below:


Live Lesson Schedules

iCademyGlobal.Org Website

If you are ever lost – – or at another computer and would like to login to the Orientation section where you will find all of the videos, your coursework OR your parent portal, you are able to do so with one simple click!

At the very top of the website found at iCademyGlobal.org, you will see “Student Portal”

This “Student Portal” is where you will find your orientation information and be able to login to view any videos you wish! Pssst… this is great for parents, too! It’s always a GREAT place to start if you are rusty on how to do something. =) Simply login with your firstname.lastname@icademystudents.org and your password

If you are a parent and are hoping to quick take a peek at how your student is doing for the day finishing his/her assignments, you can click on the “Parent Portal” link. Psst….this also works if you are a student working on a different device for the day. Simply click on the link and login as you always do =).

The login screen may look like this…

Or it may look like this. Either screen will get you to your course content or parent observer account. Remember, username is firstname.lastname and your password.

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