October 21, 2019

Oct 21, 2019Newsletter

Congratulations to our iCademy Globetrotters Robotics Team #5927 for taking 1st place in their competition this weekend! Well done, team!!

Babies, babies, everywhere!!!

Congratulations to Ms. Deedee on the birth of Dexter Tyce Defrell on October 4th weighing in at 6 lbs 5 oz. Dexter is welcomed home by big brother Oliver and big sister, Everly.

Congratulations also to Mr. Reid on the birth of Lyla Jolyn Nicholson born on October 15th weighing in at 9 lbs. Lyla is welcomed home by big brother Oakland.

*NEW Information

Fundraising Opportunities

Fundraising season has begun at Innocademy & iCademy Global! Fundraisers are designed for your kiddo to earn money to put into his/her field experience account for overnight travel on some of the incredible experiences offered by both schools.  Fundraisers are always optional and never required.  Before break we rolled out our first fundraisers of the year, Marketplace & SaveAround Coupon Books.  All 3rd-8th graders were presented with the information attached here and were sent home with the information for both fundraisers.  If you have a Younger/Youngest friend (Young 5-2nd) and you would like to have him/her start saving for their overnight trips, you may participate in the SaveAround Coupon Book sale. Below is the information needed for both fundraisers.  

Another fundraiser we offer is SCRIP.  SCRIP at its core is a gift card fundraiser.  You purchase a gift card from list of over 700 vendors and percentage of your purchase (2-20%) goes back into your child’s account for field experiences.  This is a very short video about how SCRIP works.  There will be an informational meeting on Thursday October 24, at 4:00 in the circle room, the small room at the top of the stairs. Please reach out to Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com with questions.
SCRIP rebate bonuses this week (more can be found at shopwithscrip.com):

Bath & Body Works  – 17% Blimpie – 15.75%Outback – 9.75%PetSmart – 8% 



Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Transition Expo 2019: This expo is quickly arriving! Thus far we have 23 different agencies who will be represented at the Community Agency Forum and nine breakout sessions on various transition-related topics.  If you and your student are curious about how to navigate life after high school, and the many questions/ unknowns that come with it– this is a great place to start!

Autism Support of West Shore October Newsletter: This newsletter is packed with great information and opportunities in the area!

CTC Open House: In case you haven’t heard- the Careerline Tech Center is offering an open house tomorrow evening! Our annual Open House at Careerline Tech Center will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 5;30 – 7:30. This Open House is open to everyone who wants to take a look at our Center and the careers we are preparing students to discover. Come learn about our 30 programs, college credit opportunities, work based learning, student organizations, and local business representatives (who hire our students). For more information on the event, please contact Michelle at 616.738.8950 x4312.

* Old Info – In Case You Missed it =).

Hot Lunch Menu – October


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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