October 7, 2019

Oct 8, 2019Newsletter

Reminder… iCademy Break week beginning on Monday, October 14th. School resumes on October 21st. Enjoy the week!

*NEW Information

REMINDER: Book Sale This Week!

Huge thanks to Ms. Michelle Sweet for putting together another Usborne Books and More Book Fair to be held near the Innocademy cafeteria. Browse all day Tuesday, October 8th and plan to shop on Wednesday, October 9th from 3:30 to 7:45 or Thursday, October 10th from 11 to 7:45. You can also browse or shop online here: https://e5203.myubam.com/1339430.

Anyone willing to volunteer to help with the Book Fair can signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080849AEAC23A2FB6-book

Hot Lunch Menu – October

Safety Drills

Some of our families may never attend events on campus, but for those of you who might. We wanted to share some important information.

As most of you know, our school, like every public school in Michigan is required to perform a certain number of each type of drill every year; fire, tornado and shelter in place. We are not allowed to publicize the dates/times of these drills – even our staff is unaware. This is intentional so that we can make emergency actions just another routine for staff and students.

Please rest assured that prior to performing the first of these drills – and throughout the year, teachers talk with their students about why we are doing the drills, how we can perform them safely and if we need to make any necessary adjustments after we’ve completed them. Deputy Jon from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is frequently on hand to help normalize and make drills routine.

Obviously, the conversations at each grade level will vary a little bit (for our youngest friends, for a shelter in place drill, we may talk about a stray dog that is loose in the neighborhood that may be outside the building), but please rest assured that no matter the grade level, our teachers work very hard to lovingly and calmly reassure students that this is just another time we practice a routine.

Should we notice that your child seems to be anxious about a routine drill, teachers will absolutely work to reassure your student and also make contact with you. If you are talking with your child and he or she seems especially anxious about a practice drill, please let his/her teacher know so that we can make sure to follow up with them.

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


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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