November 12, 2021

Nov 12, 2021Newsletter

So much fun at the Grand Rapids Public Museum for the Anishinabe Culture Day today! Students learned about Native American history and culture through dancing and musical performances, presentations and more.


Project Night Lights – Thank You!

So much fun to see a lot of our iCademy families and staff this past Wednesday evening as we said Goodnight to the sweet kiddos at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. Definitely, a night to remember! Thank you!

Angel Tree – Angels Needed To Help Fill Requests, Please!

As an IES family we are excited to be able to offer support to those who are struggling this holiday season. If you are able and willing to provide assistance, please look at the sign up below. Even the smallest contribution can make a huge difference!

IES Angel Tree Donation Sign Up

  • Make sure that all items are NEW, not previously used
  • Please Leave items unwrapped
  • Include a sticky note with the family number on each item
  • Items can be dropped off in the lobby at the Homestead Campus (Mon – Fri from 8:30 – 3:30)
  • Items can also be shipped from Amazon – or another retailer to campus (8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland, MI 49464. Please note “Angel Tree – Family #____ as the recipient)
  • Donations are due by Monday, December 6th.

** If you have questions about any items on the sign-up, please reach out to Deedee DeFrell at ddefrell@gmail.com

As always, we thank you for your generosity and help in making Christmas brighter for some of our families.

Daycare Staff – Help Wanted

We are looking for additional team members to join our Daycare Team.  This position would work 1 – 2 days per week during weeks school is in session.  The Daycare team provides care to the children of our staff members.  The kids range from 12 weeks old to 5 years old.  Providing a nurturing environment for these little ones while mom/dad is working is the key to this role.  Responsibilities include caring for kids, feeding them, bringing them outside for playtime, etc.

Interested? Please reach out to Sara at sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Inclement Weather Notices – NO “SNOW DAYS” FOR ICADEMY STUDENTS =)

Today’s intermittent sleet was a good reminder that wintery weather is just around the corner – ick!

One of the great things about iCademy is that no matter the weather, our students can KEEP ON LEARNING FROM HOME! Live lessons will continue and teachers will be available, as normal, on those days where the weather outside is frightful and our campus is closed!

If you are a student who comes to campus for Re:Fuel or the Elementary Hybrid Program on Tuesdays/Thursdays and the weather looks iffy, you will want to make sure to check if we are open before making the trek to campus. Our physical location in Zeeland will always follow Zeeland Public Schools weather delays and closings. If there is an AM delay, campus will be open beginning at 11:00am, instead of 9:00am. Again, all regularly scheduled learning will ALWAYS continue from home – – including assignment due dates and live lessons, no matter the weather!

You can find out if Homestead Campus is closed or delayed through the following methods:

  • iCademy Parent Facebook Page (join this if you haven’t already =)
  • Check your email inbox for an email from Leisa Lobbezoo
  • Check WZZM 13
  • Check WOOD TV8


Bittersweet Ski Club Passes Are HERE!

We are again offering Bittersweet Ski Passes for students (7 + years) and their families (extended families and friends, too! Open to anyone!) through Innocademy and iCademy Global.

Ski passes are a great opportunity for folks to purchase a pass ($27) 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 as well as black out holidays), by the pass holder! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. 
​If you are interested, please… 

  1. Read through the attached information
  2. Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
  3. Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT
  5. 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:

Attn: Leisa Lobbezoo – Ski Club, iCademy Global, 8485 Homestead Drive, Zeeland, MI 49464

Once we receive the application and payment, there is usually about a 14 school day turnaround 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?”

WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($27 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)

Adult (anyone not still in high school)

  • $31 lift ticket
  • $31 Rentals
  • $10 helmet

Student (7 years old and older)

  • $27 lift ticket
  • $27 rentals
  • $10 helmet rental 
  • + 2 FREE Lessons or NASTAR run 







5th – 8th Grade Girls – Basketball Opportunity

If you live locally, are a girl in grades 5th-8th below you will find information on girls basketball.

If interested, please use the link below and sign up under the team name Corpus Christi. 

Please note the following dates for girls basketball: Monday, December 6: Deadline to submit girls basketball teams. A minimum of seven players is needed to register a team. Monday, January 3: Girls basketball practices may begin (start of winter II season). Saturday, January 15: Girls basketball regular season begins. Saturday, March 5: Girls basketball postseason tournament finals.

If participating in the season you have to have a signed physical turned in to practice and compete per MHSAA rules. A copy of the physical form is attached. There is also a $60 participation fee that can be turned into Corpus Christi. 


Covid-19 Vaccination Information/Clinics for Students Ages 5-11yrs old

Stewardship Opportunities – How Can You Help?

We are excited to consider ways we can be good stewards of our time and talents, here at iCademy Global! 

For this month, please consider joining us at Project Night Lights Wednesday, November 10th at 8:30. Watch for a sign up coming out this week!

If Wednesday night doesn’t work for your family, consider one of the following ways to care for others during the remainder of the semester.  

These ideas appeal to shoppers, gift-givers, smile spreaders, artists, hard workers, and more. We would love to hear about the ways you choose to help others in your community. 

Let’s celebrate and encourage one another here: Stewardship Sharing 


Kids’ Food Basket Bag Decorating: 

Feeling creative and ready to share your artistic talents? 

Looking for other ways to help at your local food basket? 

Yard Work Help: 

Outdoor work can be a burden to many, why not dress in some layers and help a neighbor with their fall leaf clean up? 

Please Sign Up Here:


November Lunch Menu

Is Your Student Sick? Should They Come To Campus? Please Follow This Flowchart

You can also use this super helpful INTERACTIVE FLOWCHART, if you prefer

Follow Us on Facebook

Feel free to join us at our public page iCademy Global as well as our iCademy Parent Group Page.

I Have a Tech Problem – What Do I Do?

Please direct all of your technology issues to our technology coordinator, Ms. Robyn at robyn.parks@icademyglobal.org

and she will be happy to help you as quickly as she can.

iCademy School Calendar for 2021-2022 School Year

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