iCADEMY STUDENT/PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES THIS WEEK
Please watch your email for information from your child’s teacher/mentor regarding a time to connect on September 21st or 22nd for our fall conferences! As a reminder, all conferences at iCademy are always through Zoom. Our goal is always 100% parent/guardian participation so please work with your child’s teacher/mentor to schedule a time to meet.
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL IF YOU VISIT CAMPUS
Just a reminder that, if you are visiting campus for Re:FUEL or Blended Learning, please adhere to the “ONE WAY” traffic moving to the right immediately upon entering the East (Taco Bell =) parking lot. Need a refresher? Here’s a short VIDEO to help!
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Although this is a very sensitive and difficult topic, it is so important to talk about and be aware of.
iCademy has joined many other Ottawa County school districts in partnering with Spectrum Health’s Blue Envelope program (Blue Envelope Info). Staff have been trained and are better prepared to look for and respond to any situation of concern with a student.
iCademy’s team of counselors and social workers are always here for you. If you have any questions, concerns, or need to be connected to resources, please reach out:
Bonnie Harris (K-8 Social Worker) firstname.lastname@example.org
Haley Prins (K-8 Counselor) email@example.com
Kate Meengs (6-12 Social Worker) firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Verkaik (9-12 Counselor) email@example.com
Twelve things parents can do to prevent suicide (healthychildren.org)
Teens and suicide: What parents should know | AFSP
Mental Health and Teens: Watch for Danger Signs – HealthyChildren.org
Ottawa County Parent Resource Video about Suicide Prevention – YouTube
Zeeland Board of Public Works is inviting students to participate in a Coloring Contest. The contest is geared towards students in grades 1st-4th grade. Submissions are due by Friday, September 23rd and winners will be announced the week of October 2nd. The contest winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card and be featured in Currents Magazine. Here is a link to our webpage for more information.
HIGH SCHOOL SYNERGY SESSION – ART PRIZE FIELD TRIP – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Join us on an iCademy High School Field Trip to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids where we will spend the morning immersing ourselves in all the art we can find! It will include a tour through KCAD’s ArtPrize Exhibit: Infinite Futures and a visit to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) as well as around the city.
Where: Downtown Grand Rapids
When: Friday, September 23rd
*You will be responsible for your own transportation, please bring a lunch or sign up for an iCademy sack lunch.
If you are interested in attending, please complete this form by September 20th. More information to follow!
Questions? Send a zoom message to Ms. Laura, Ms. Tori, or Ms. Linda.
ARE YOU A SENIOR – THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE? JOIN US FOR FAFSA NIGHT (with scholarship info too) – October 6th
The 22-23 FAFSA form is available starting October 1st 2022!
If you intend on applying to college, and would like some help understanding the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form as well as scholarship tools that are out there, join us for our VIRTUAL FAFSA Info Night on October 6th at 6:30pm. The zoom link for the meeting will be sent out as it gets closer.
This evening is targeted towards seniors applying for college starting in the 23-24 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. Laura Laura.Verkaik@icademyglobal.org
NATIONAL MANUFACTURING WEEK – NOVEMBER 7 – 11
iCademy is in the planning stages of scheduling a field trip to a local company during the week of Nov. 7 to 11 in conjunction with Manufacturing Week. We will be taking a tour with students interested in learning more about manufacturing processes and potential career opportunities. Parents are invited to join and kiddos will be awarded points for participation! Watch for more information!
ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IN NEED?
Christian Brothers Automotive will host our 7th annual Free Oil Change for Single Mothers (or those in need) on Saturday, September 24 from 8:00AM-2:00PM.
You can sign up someone up by appointment or schedule them at the following Link
Our mission is to provide free oil changes to single mothers in need and we have expanded to single fathers, widows and other folks in need of a helping hand. We feel privileged to spend this day serving and ministering to families within our community, and we hope to serve over 120 families. . In addition, we will provide free t-shirts, and car washes and we have other volunteers as well.
We know that for some, the ability to do regular maintenance on a vehicle is difficult or even impossible. We also know everyone deserves a peace of mind and comfort that comes with knowing that families are safe in their vehicle. This event is an opportunity to positively impact the lives of some deserving people in our community-people who could use a blessing- and our hope is to provide that. You may know people in need and we encourage you to share this link and information with them or sign the person up yourself.
This is by appointment only. To register a friend or family member, click here
As a bonus, we will be doing over $10,000 in car repairs on various vehicles when we find a car that is in need of repair during the oil change.
SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU
NEED TO CONNECT WITH YOUR TEACHER/MENTOR?
Please remember that teachers and mentors are excited to help answer questions each school day. Please, please, please always use zoom to reach out to them instead of email. They do not want to miss your message!
HAND 2 HAND – SIGN-UP OPEN FOR THIS YEAR IF YOU LIVE LOCALLY AND CAN PICK UP FROM CAMPUS EACH THURSDAY
OK, Hand2Hand is firing up again for the year, and attached is the sign-up form. A few things to know:
- Hand2Hand is a weekly food bag distribution, provided by Vertical Church (yay to them for this partnership!!). Read the attachment for more info.
- There are no qualifications, other than just signing and returning the form.
- Bags are distributed on Thursday mornings and we attempt to put in lockers/cubbies during the lunch hour. The first delivery will be September 15.
- In order to receive the first delivery, forms must be returned to the front desk before the Labor Day break. However, families can continue to sign up throughout the year.