November 17, 2023

Nov 17, 2023Newsletter

Break Week November 20th – 26TH

We wish you a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends! See you on Monday, November 27th!

Fun at iCademy This Week…

AMAZING Re:Fuel Volunteers getting postcards and candy ready to pass out for the Zeeland Christmas Parade

Working hard making drinks for customers in Re:Fuel

The Happiest Halloween Hedgehog you’ve ever seen! What a fun costume!

Mark Your Calendar, Please…

  • November 17th – Angel Tree Requests Due
  • November 20th – 26th – iCademy Thanksgiving Break Week – No School
  • November 27th – School Resumes
  • November 27th – Christmas Light Parade in Zeeland
  • December 5th – College Info Night @ 6:30pm
  • December 22nd – No School For Students and Staff – Holiday Break Begins
  • December 22nd – January 7th – Holiday Break
  • January 8th – School Resumes


Angel Tree Requests – Due TODAY 17th

As an IES family, we value all the members of our community and have a heart to give to those who are struggling. With the holiday season approaching, we know that there are many people who may need assistance in one way or another. 

If you are an Innocademy Zeeland, Innocademy Allegan, iCademy Global, Precademy or Las Huellas family and you need help with food/gas/clothes/gifts/etc. this Holiday Season OR if you know of a family in need, please reach out to Rachel Potter at rachel.potter@innocademy.com by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th and she will send you (or the family you nominate) a form to collect the necessary information to receive from the Angel Tree.All names will be kept confidential. As much as we’d like to help all year round, please know we will be unable to accept requests after the 17th.


Live Locally? Want To Join Us at the Zeeland Christmas Light Parade? It’s Not Too Late!

Again this year our Homestead Campus IES Schools, Innocademy, Precademy, Las Huellas and iCademy Global will be hosting a float in the Zeeland Magical Christmas Parade to be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH. 

HUGE thanks to Renee Nyhof for coordinating this event as well as providing the float and vehicle! We appreciate you!!!

If you and your child (all participants must have a parent present) would like to dress in fun Christmas colors, costumes and lights and walk with us in the parade handing out candy and info about our schools, please sign up HERE for the fun!

We will not have float riders this year, all participants will walk next to the float. Strollers and wagons are welcome – please decorate them with lights, if possible.

“Give A Gift” Capstone Fundraiser

For our iCademy students we are offering a fundraising opportunity this Christmas Season. Please see the INFORMATION FLYER HERE for more details and how your student can participate!

iCademy Spirit Wear – Holiday Sale is Live NOW!

The iCademy Holiday Sale is live! Choose from hundreds of designs and garments that are delivered to your home! You’ll save 20% off the entire site, including all new designs and product lines! Shop at https://1stplace.sale/109333

NEW items include

  • Pajama pants in school colors with youth and adult sizes
  • Short sleeve hoodies
  • Belt bags (fanny packs)
  • Women’s-cut Adidas 1/4 zips

December Lunch Menu



THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE? JOIN US FOR COLLEGE INFO NIGHT (FAFSA, scholarship, college search, and application info too!) – December 5th

The new, and hopefully improved, 24-25 FAFSA form (for those attending college July 1, 2024-June 30,2025 will be available in December (date not yet released).

If you intend to apply to college and would like some help understanding the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, scholarship tools, general college search, and application information, join us for our VIRTUAL College Info Night on December 5th at 6:30pm. Please use THIS GOOGLE MEET LINK to connect at 6:30pm.

This evening is targeted towards seniors applying for college starting in the 24-25 school year, but 11th graders are welcome to attend to get a head start for the following year. If you are interested in attending, please complete this form or if you would like more information, be in touch with Ms. Laarman rebecca.laarman@icademyglobal.org.


iCademy Counselor Information

Parent/Observer Account Update for Middle/High School Families

Lincoln Learning has recently updated what you will see when logging into Pulse to get to Buzz.

November Ottawa County Food Pantry Calendar

Live Locally? FREE Monthly Stem Workshops – Updated Info!

The program is called Exploring Engineering and STEM and is for tweens 8-12years old. Each month we focus on a different career area of STEM. One or more professionals will share what they do for a career with the kids and how they got into it, plus answer questions. Then kids do a hands-on activity related to the career area. The program meets once a month on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM, at the North Branch of Herrick District Library located at 155 Riley Street in Holland. No need to sign up ahead of time, simply show up if you would like to attend.


Because we have students and staff with life-threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts it’s incredibly important that we are vigilant about remaining a completely nut-free campus.

If your child visits Re:FUEL please make sure anything they bring for a snack or lunch does not contain peanuts or tree nuts. For some of our students and staff, unknowingly touching an area besmudged with nut residue or nut butter of any sort and then touching their mouth, eyes or nose is enough to send them into anaphylactic shock, closing their airway and necessitating immediate life-saving medical attention. Thank you for your help in keeping all of our students and staff safe.

Get Outside Initiative

Let’s Highlight Your AMAZING Kiddos!

We want to showcase the awesome things our school community is doing across our social media pages! Did one of your children accomplish something awesome outside of school? Do you have pictures from a Field Trip / Special Event that should be highlighted? Did a student submit an assignment that impressed you? Please use THIS FORM to simplify the process! *please note, there is a 5 image MAX, choose wisely.* -Social Media Team

’23-’24 iCademy Family Resource Guide

If you’ve not already done so, please read through the iCademy Family Resource Guide for this year so that you are familiar with daily life at iCademy. As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach

Who Ya Gonna Call….(not Ghostbusters =)?

As you get started or work through the school year, we know that things will come up for your family because….well, life happens! Please use the guide, below as a starting point for your questions

Weekly Engagement Reports Via Email

Each week you will see an engagement report for your child’s engagement from the previous week. This is a detailed summary of their participation in their coursework from the week before and it will show their attendance in Live Lessons. See the video below for more information

iCademy Global School Calendar for 23-24