September 29, 2023

Sep 29, 2023Newsletter


Wednesday, October 4th is our first State of Michigan Student Count Day for the year. As you do each day, please make certain your children log into every class that appears on their dashboard. On Oct 4th, they will be asked to engage in the “Count Day Activity” or lesson. Students MUST BE IN THE LESSON FOR EACH CLASS FOR AT LEAST THREE MINUTES for us to be able to “count” them as present for the day.

As a special incentive, we will be offering prize drawings throughout the day! Teachers, mentors, and iCademy staff will be looking for your students to complete logins, promptly. Finishing this requirement enters them into the drawings AND keeps us from reaching out to you throughout the day to enlist your help in getting it finished. =).

Mark Your Calendars

  • October 4th – State of Michigan Student Count Day
  • October 13th – Professional Development for Staff – No School For Students
  • October 14th – October 22nd – Fall Break Week – No School
  • October 23rd – School Resumes
  • October 24th – Re:FUEL Opens for the year for MS/HS Students


Friendly Reminder – Live Lesson Attendance Requirement…

For any meeting you join as an iCademy student, whether you are using a school or a personal device, you must be using the Chrome web browser and be logged into your school Google account.

Volunteers Still Needed for Book Fair Next Week!

Our Scholastic Book Fair will take place from Wednesday, October 4th through Friday, October 6th. Students will have the opportunity to shop the fair with their class and we will have the fair open prior to school at 8:20am each morning and after school 3:30-4:00pm for family shopping. We will be open during afternoon and evening conference times on Thursday & Friday as well.

We would love parent/guardian or grandparent volunteers! Please see the signup link HERE to volunteer.

Exploring Engineering and Stem (8-12yr olds) Workshops

The program is called Exploring Engineering and STEM and is for tweens. 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, usually at the North Branch Library located at 155 Riley Street in Holland.

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! https://forms.gle/mw9wGbRs4Y68579q8 *please note, there is a 5 image MAX, choose wisely.* -Social Media Team


RE:Fuel to Open on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th!

Welcome Ms. Roush – Re:Fuel Coordinator!

We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Lyndi Roush, one of our AMAZING High School Mentors who is excited to be jumping in to coordinate and lead our middle/high RE:Fuel onsite time. If Ms. Roush is currently your mentor, NO Worries! She will be continuing in that position while adding RE:Fuel. =) If you’ve not met Ms. Roush, make sure to stop in and visit (or send her a chat in Google!) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning OCTOBER 24TH, between 9am – 3pm.

iCademy High School Club Sign-Ups!

Psst…If you are a middle school student, please check with your mentor for the sign up link that was completed the past few weeks! There’s still time! Clubs are a great way for kiddos to engage and get to know others based on a common interest. Please check out the clubs that are being offered this year at the high school level. Sign up and have some fun. 🙂  https://forms.gle/m4ZdSYF15KhrJj4b9

Scholastic Book Fair Coming to iCademy!

Our Scholastic Book Fair will take place from Wednesday, October 4th through Friday, October 6th. If you live locally, you are welcome to come to campus (accompanied by an adult) to view and purchase books from the fair.

The fair will be open at 8:20am each morning and close at 4:00pm. The fair is also open on Wednesday evening until 6:30pm.

We would love parent/guardian or grandparent volunteers! Please see the signup link HERE to volunteer.

Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.   

If you live a distance away from iCademy or can’t make it to the Fair, then please feel free to shop at the Innocadem/iCademy Book Fair online. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:


October Lunch Menu

If your MIDDLE SCHOOL student is visiting our RE:Fuel Coffee Shop over the lunch period, they are welcome to bring a lunch from home or order hot lunch (free to all students all year) the day they are on campus.

If your HIGH SCHOOL student is visiting, they are welcome to choose either of the options, above or sign out to visit McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Blimpee or Thai Avenue. Purchasing lunch from these establishments is not free, however =).


NEW! Go Guardian Software

In order to increase students online safety, engagement, and accountability we are now using GoGuardian. What is GoGuardian software you may ask? It is designed to help us easily manage student devices, better understand our kiddos, and keep them safer online. Staff are able to see, in real-time, students following along with lessons (or not) in class and help re-direct those needing assistance. As always, please reach out with any questions you may have.

REMINDER – iCademy Spirit Wear Available Throughout the Year – Watch for Sales!

We are excited to partner with SpiritWear, this year! Our iCademy School Store will be available ALL. YEAR. LONG. to all of our families by clicking on THIS LINK. You may choose your item, pay for it and have it shipped to your home – easy! Shipping is free for orders over $75. As a bonus our school receives 10% from every sale. Please watch for special sales and new items throughout the year.

Parent/Guardian Observer Account Access

Apologies for the delay on distributing the information for all of our observers to be able to access their child’s iCademy progress and grade information! Anytime you wish to check in on your student (we suggest daily, but definitely weekly! =), please follow the steps, below:


  1. Click on THIS LINK – you may want to bookmark it in your browser window for easy access!
  2. Username is your first name.your last name
  3. Password is #icademy8485


  1. Click on THIS LINK – you may want to bookmark it in your browser window for easy access!
  2. Username is your first name.your last name
  3. Password is #icademy8485

’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