October 8, 2018

Oct 8, 2018Newsletter

Thank YOU!

Thanks to all of our families for working so hard to get kiddos checked in for count day! Exceptional effort! Our next student count day is Wednesday, February 13th.


Fifteen education students from Aquinas College visited with us on Wednesday this past week to learn about virtual schools. What fun for them to see our school and teachers live and in action!

Mark Your Calendars, Please! NEW items in BOLD=)

  • October 9th and 10th – Student Conferences
  • October 12th – October 21st – iCademy Break Week
  • October 22nd – School Resumes
  • October 25th – Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Homestead Campus 8-9am
  • November 19th – 25th – iCademy Break Week – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 26th – School Resumes
  • December 21st – 1/2 day for students – Break begins at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 18th – All 1st Semester coursework due at 11:59pm
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School for Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – iCademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 29th – April 7th – iCademy Spring Break
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Break begins at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – iCademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School for Students
  • MiJune 20th – All 2nd Semester coursework due at 11:59pm

NEW Info For This Week!

Looking Forward To “Seeing” You at Conferences THIS WEEK!

If you and your middle and/or high school student haven’t yet signed up to meet with your student’s teachers, please do so, asap. K-5 conferences will happen during your live lesson time with your teacher. Fall conferences for middle/high school are on Tuesday, October 9, and Wednesday, October 10. Please check the individual sign ups, below, for time slots. These are not your typical Parent/Teacher conferences where you chat with each teacher about individual courses. These are all about your kiddo’s overall academics and who he/she is whole child. Therefore, it will primarily be run by YOUR KIDDO!

If you have not done so, already, please sign up for a time at the link, below:

HIGH SCHOOL : Conference Sign Up

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Conference Sign Up

K-5: Your conferences will be during your regularly scheduled Live Lesson time with your teachers.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – You’re Invited!

Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy families,
We have a fun opportunity for you to enjoy with your kids and it helps our High Schoolers with their capstone trip this year.
We want to invite you to a Pancake Breakfast on October 25th
from 8am-9am, right before school starts. Even if you finish eating early, we’ll watch your kids if you have to get to work. It will be a fun time for your kids to show off their school and friends while enjoying breakfast with you!
We ask that you consider a minimum donation of $5 per plate towards an opportunity for our HS students to travel with their class this year. We will have multiple options for donations: cash and online.
Super easy, small commitment, GREAT EVENT!
*Please RSVP by October 17th, so we can order enough food for everyone.
Can’t wait to see you there!
iCademy HS Entrepreneurship Team

Scholastic Book Fair is HERE!

We are excited to invite everyone to our Scholastic Book Fair being this week! Huge thanks to Carolyn Fitzgerald for coordinating! The book fair will be open for students to visit and purchase, if they wish!  In order for the book fair to be “open” we need volunteers to help staff it – – no experience necessary! If you are able to help during the week, please click on the link (you will need to create a Scholastic Account before accessing the sign up)

Ms. Kris’ Corner

According to experts at empoweringparents.com, one of the best ways to help motivate your student to be successful in school is to “keep a relationship with your kids that is open, respectful and positive”. By helping them feel supported and encouraged by you, they are more likely to open up and listen than when parents are punishing or threatening them.

Tip: If/when your student is struggling, encourage them to reach out to their teacher for help instead of avoiding the work.

If you would like to read more of the article, please click below.


Old Info…Just in case =)

October Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead October 2018

Stewardship Opportunity – Aid For The Carolinas

As you all know, Hurricane Florence is hitting the Carolinas hard. At iCademy Global, stewardship (thinking outside of ourselves) is a foundation of ours. Not only do we intentionally learn this but we want to also intentionally LIVE this. Attached you will see a few images of ways that we can help. Partnering with International Aid and The Tin Roof Market- we would like to provide you and your family a stewardship opportunity to donate items for International Aid to send to the Carolinas. The Tin Roof Market of Holland is an official drop off for these items and we will be collecting items at Homestead starting Tuesday the 18th and delivering them to The Tin Roof on a weekly basis. Any donation helps! For more information, send Ms. Mel a zoom!

Observer (Parent) Accounts And Access

Each of you has an observer account so that you can stay connected and informed of your child’s progress with his/her schoolwork. Please take a peek at the short video for more information on how to access. https://youtu.be/qR2F5gYmv60

Don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher/mentor, listed below, with any questions you may ever have.

K/1 – Ms. Deedee – deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org

2/3 – Ms. Katelyn – katelyn.vandyke@icademyglobal.org

4/5 – Mr. Brett – brett.heppler@icademyglobal.org

6th – Ms. Mellissa – mellissa.zoerhof@icademyglobal.org

7th – Mr. Andy – andy.merideth@icademyglobal.org

8th – Mr. Ryan – ryan.martinez@icademyglobal.org

9th – Ms. Janece – janece.ellers@icademyglobal.org

10th – Mr. Reid – reid.nicholson@icademyglobal.org

11th – Ms. Amy – amy.baragar@icademyglobal.org

12th – Ms. Kris – kris.kennedy@icademyglobal.org

Learning Environment Expectations

Please take a moment and watch this 7 minute video from Ms. Mellissa regarding learning environment expectations.


Family Resource Guide

For all of the information you ever could wish to know about iCademy – – and MORE, please see the Family Resource Guide.  iCademy Family Resource Guide 18-19

Calendar for 2018-2019 School Year

Please see the attachment for the 18-19 School Year.

iCademy 18-19 Calendar

Live Lesson Schedule

2018-2019 Schedule

Reminder that live lessons happen each Monday and Wednesday of the school year!!

Having Tech Troubles? 

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