November 26, 2018

Happy Snow Day!

Hope your extra long Thanksgiving Break was FANTASTIC! Looking forward to seeing everyone, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27th

Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

  • November 26th – Zeeland Christmas Parade @ 6:30pm- Participate with us!
  • December 13th – Innocademy Christmas Extrava-GANZA
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students
  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm


IES Angel Tree – Angels Needed! =)

As Innocademy and iCademy families we are able to give to the families in our own community who have recently experienced loss. Thank you for embodying the Spirit of Christmas by investing in the lives of the people around us. We are so grateful for you and this community with all its support!  Even the smallest contribution can be a significant blessing.


*Please leave items unwrapped

Please bring items to the iCademy space at Homestead Campus by Thursday, December 13.

If you could include the family # on your item that would be helpful!

Questions? Please contact

Thank You for considering!

School Improvement Parent Survey

Because we are always looking to learn and grow we are asking your help with our annual parent survey. We value everyone’s input and the School Improvement Team uses these surveys to help better our school. Please fill out one survey for each family.  If you have any questions please contact or Please complete the survey by the end of the day on November 26.

Thank you for taking time out to do this for us!  We truly appreciate it!

JRL Library Book Check Out – NEW!

Wanted to share with you our new automatic check out system for books in the main Just Right Library for students in classic and Las Huellas 3rd – 8th grades. Huge thanks to Ms. Claudia who has been working really hard to develop a system that helps us keep all of our valuable books available for our students.

We recently started to use an automatic check-out system that allows us to keep track of our books. The system allows students to keep their checked out books for 2 weeks. If they are not able to finish them during that time, no problem! They can easily renew them, if nobody else has a hold on them.

If library books are overdue, we will not charge overdue fines, but we will send out a note to the parents with a deadline a few days later. By that date either the books need to be back at Innocademy or a replacement fee will need to be charged. The replacement fee will be $5, $10, or $15 dollars, depending on the value of the book. Again, this is so that we can keep books available for our students all year long.

Thank you for your understanding. Please don’t hesitate to connect with us should you have any questions.


Learning To Be Fit & Recess – Outside =)

Just a reminder that, everyday your students head outside for recess and should have clothing/boots to keep them warm. If it is a day that your student has Learning To Be Fit with Ms. Katie, every effort will be made for students to also enjoy this class outside. If weather is a “feels like” temperature of 10 degrees or less or if it’s raining, students will be enjoying recess as well as L2BF class inside. Please let us know if your family is struggling to purchase winter gear for your kiddos and we will do everything we can to help.

REMINDER: Hot Lunch Accounts

Just a reminder to please either send money to school for student hot lunches in a sealed envelope with their name on the outside or deposit funds electronically at If you know that your family has a large outstanding balance and will have trouble paying it all at once, please contact us and we can help make arrangements for payment. If your family is in need of assistance for lunch, please fill out an application for free and reduced lunch at

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary. If a cancellation happens, it includes after school activities and events. If a delay happens, we will begin school at 11am instead of 9am. There will only be Option #1 for hot lunch that day. When Zeeland Public Schools makes the call to delay or cancel school, we always follow suit. We try to pass along that information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type innocademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

November Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead NOV 2018


Christmas Extrava-GANZA December 13th!

Want to make sure that you mark your calendars for our annual Christmas ExtravaGANZA taking place on December 13th from 7-8pm at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland. 

If you are new to Innocademy this year, the ExtravaGANZA is our annual Christmas Program and is presented by students in our classic and Las Huellas programs who attend music class each week with Ms. Hillary or are part of the middle school choir. In the past, middle school students in some other electives have also participated. Please stay tuned for details as we get closer.

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

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