Ms. Morgan’s Friends marking their sugar cubes in science and then performing some weathering experiments so they can check for erosion.

Ms. Morgan’s Friends learning a new multiplication game.

Ms. Rachel’s Middle School Friends using their Spanish to translate items from english into Spanish and then trying to match it up to the correct Japanese answer!

*NEW Information

Get A Hoot Out of Nature – THIS THURSDAY!

Join us here at Homestead Campus on Thursday, March 12th from 6:30 – 8pm for lots of fun with our partner, Outdoor Discovery Center. Come explore different nature stations and learn more about our partnership.

Coronavirus Update

The IES family of schools is monitoring the situation regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and will work under the guidance of the Michigan Department of Health and our various County Health Departments to ensure the safety of everyone in our school community. We want to remind our school community that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are the same as preventing the cold and flu, and include:

  • Frequently washing your hands with soap and water.
  • Covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend the use of facemasks for the generalpublic.

The practices identified above are taught as part of our health curriculum to help protect students from common illnesses such as a cold and influenza. Our teachers will review these strategies at school, and we encourage parents/guardians to review these strategies with your child as well. 

If your child is ill, keep them home from school and notify the school of your child’s absence. A child with a heavy cough and cold, vomiting, and/or fever should stay home. A child must be fever free, without fever reducing medication, for 24 hours before returning to school. We encourage parents/guardians to seek medical attention from a healthcare professional should your child have a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath. 

The safety, health, and well-being of our staff, students and school community will, as always, continue to be our priority. We will continue monitoring the development of COVID-19 and plan accordingly in partnership with local, state, and federal health and government officials.

Learn more about COVID-19:

Volunteers Still Needed, Please – Book Fair


Volunteer hours available: 

Set up Assistant: Monday, March 30 12:30-3:30

Book fair cashier Tuesday and Wednesday March 31/April 1 3:00-7:30

Book fair cashier Thursday April 2 8:30-1:00

Fair Break Down Assistant: April 2 1:00-3:00
You can sign up using this link:
If you have any questions or need help signing up contact Carolyn Fitzgerald 616-558-2215. 

*Old Info – In Case You Missed It

March Inno Times

March Lunch Menu

March is Reading Month

All students will be invited to participate in Innocademy Reading BINGO – very similar to what was done last year! Middle School AND Elementary students are invited to join as we have incorporated activities that are appropriate for both age groups.

There are instructions on the sheets your student will be bringing home, but the abridged version is that for every BINGO that is completed and turned in at the end of the month the student’s name will be entered into a drawing for a free book on April 1st. 

Parents can also interact with Inno Facebook posts during the month of March to earn more entries for their children! Keep an eye out!

Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

Big thank you to Carolyn Fitzgerald for once again organizing the Scholastic Book Fair to be held during student led conferences on March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd. If you are able to help volunteer during the book fair, please sign up using the link, below. Set up is March 30. Fair will run during conferences March 31 and April 1st and 1/2 day April 2nd.

Below you will find more fun links to explore book options:

Interactive Elementary booklist click here

Interactive K-8 booklist click here

Scrip Fundraising

Our next fundraising opportunity is Scrip, it’s a great way to fundraise during the holiday season and really easy to use!

Watch this video to learn more about what Scrip is: CLICK ME TO VIEW

Attached is PDF which explains all the steps to starting scrip through iCademy Global, please use the School Code: A326C3BB482L8 (use this code to access your school when signing up on the website below).

iCademy Family Spotlight – We Need You!

At IES, we value global learning! If you and/or your family has traveled recently, we’d love to hear about it! Every couple of months, a team of teachers focused on expanding our school’s global mindset, will be sending out a newsletter that features educational videos, relevant activities, and student/ staff spotlights. If you’d like to share your international experience, please complete this form by the end of Winter Break. We are looking forward to seeing all the cool places that the IES community has been!

Family Resource Guide 19-20

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know – and MORE – about daily life at Innocademy!

19-20 School Calendar

20-21 School Calendar