HUGE LUNCH NEWS FOR EVERYONE; VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON LEARNERS
USDA has just announced FREE MEALS for ALL of our students through December 31, 2020 or until funding runs out. What does this mean for your student?
To be eligible your child must take a qualified meal, the components of a school lunch are the following: protein, fruit, vegetable, grain and milk. From those choices they must take 3 of the 5 choices, one of them being a fruit or vegetable. In grades K-12, all meals are prepackaged at this time, each meal package contains all 5 components. There is a choice of white or chocolate milk and if your child should have a milk allergy they do not have to take milk.
We are super excited about being able to offer free meals to our students, those that attend at Innocademy as well as our Virtual Learning and iCademy students. As always, our meals are served from kitchens that follow all of the COVID safety guidelines and are inspected frequently. Kitchens are also staffed by personnel who have been trained in serve safe handling. We take serving your student very seriously and want to provide nutritious meals for your kiddos. If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Continue to look for regular communication from Mr. Bob and, in the meantime, if you have any questions or needs, reach out to him directly. Bob.Soulliere@iesschools.org
LUNCH PICK UP OPPORTUNITY
Are you participating in virtual learning this year? Are you missing out on school lunches? Beginning Tuesday, September 8th we are launching a 5 day lunch pick up program for students in grades K – 12th.
Each week the menu will differ slightly but will not be a cold sandwich every day. *Please note that this will not be the same lunch menu as the monthly one published for onsite learners. Our lunch team is working on some great items for families! Fruits, vegetables, proteins, and dairy will be included with each lunch as well as milk to drink.
1) Sign up no later than 1:30pm on Monday each week. Please sign up for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH PICK UP HERE
2) Because of the exciting NEW USDA lunch programming, your child’s lunch account will not be charged.
3) Arrive at the iCademy door in the east lot (see map) at 1:30pm on Tuesday.
4) Stay in your car and your lunches will be delivered to you.
5) Repeat each week you wish.
5) Questions? Please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
IN PERSON LEARNERS
VISITORS TO THE BUILDING
Thank you for adhering to the Michigan Return to School Roadmap Guidelines and not entering the building with your students each day. If/when there is a time your child will be late or needs to leave early, please…
- Communicate as normal with your child’s classroom teacher and/or Ms. Heidi
- When you arrive, communicate with Ms. Heidi through the intercom on the outside of the building
- Wait for your child outside – in the event of inclement weather, please wait for your student in the vestibule, between the double doors, but do not enter the lobby.
NUT FREE SCHOOL
We do have several students with severe nut allergies; both peanut and tree nut. In an effort to keep everyone safe, please do not send food containing nuts of any sort – or traces of nuts to school. Soy butter and Sun butter are great alternatives.
IMPORTANT – PARKING LOT REMINDERS
Thank you for observing super slow speeds and driving through the parking lots with extreme caution as we aim to protect our sweet kiddos and families.
Please remember that we do have several families who are in need of handicapped parking spaces on the sides of the building closest to the doors. It is critical that we keep these spaces free for them at all times. If you park in the lot, please always use the spaces within the lot, itself.
Please see the map below for traffic flow in each lot. In the interest of student safety and the sheer number of vehicles traveling through at arrival and dismissal times, it is CRITICAL that we follow the ONE WAY traffic flow at all times.
COVID FLOWCHART FOR SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS
Please see below for the revised (8/31) flow chart issued by the Ottawa County Health Department
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
Please see below for the 20-21 Innocademy Family Resource Guide
ACTION REQUIRED: ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY AND FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE RECEIPT
Please click on THIS LINK to indicate you understand that you can find the Family Resource Guide on our website at innocademy.com/parents and, after reading, if you have questions you know to reach out to Kelli at email@example.com This link is also making certain our families understand the details outlined in the Acceptable Use Policy for learning devices (below) or contained within the Family Resource Guide.
Please reach out to your child’s teacher or Kelli at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are hoping to bring any type of treat to class this year.
Prior to school beginning we indicated we would be reviewing the mask policy after our first week of school. Keeping with the CDC guidelines and recommendations for health and safety, there will be no changes at this time. We will be adhering to our previously published mask policy for all staff and students.
PEST MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
HAND TO HAND
Hand 2 Hand is an organization that provides supplemental weekend food and snacks for families. It is designed to come alongside families who may be having financial difficulties. Families choose how long or short of a time they will participate in the program. If your family would benefit from this weekend food program and you would like to participate, please fill out the form and return to Ms. Heidi, asap. Hand2Hand-Digital-Permission-1Download
ONLINE LEARNING – ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Enrollment has now ended for the online, virtual learning option being offered this year. This, too, should be an exciting year of learning!
NEW INNOCADEMY FLOOR PLAN – Aka…where is my child’s classroom?
It’s been a fun summer of rearranging and configuring! Please see the map, below, for the new layout of classrooms this year. =)
CHILD CARE (ages 0-12)
If you are in need of child care for children ages 0 – 12, please take a peek at the county resources found at this link: https://greatstarttoquality.org
Christy Pacanowsk, of Embolden Studio, will again be taking school pictures for our students at Innocademy. We have reserved September 10th and 11th as picture days. Y5 – 2nd grade will have pictures taken on Thursday and 3rd – 8th will have them taken on Friday. More details on pricing and packages will be coming out, soon. If you’d like to take a peek at Christy’s amazing photos, you can check out her website at emboldenstudio.com
DAY IN THE LIFE
There’s been a LOT of information we’ve shared with you these past many weeks! Ms. Kelli thought maybe a graphic of the day might be helpful? =)
SEE YOUR LEARNING SPACE AND TEACHER VIDEOS
If you have not taken a moment to visit the Innocademy Return to Learning Website, please do so! You will find a welcome video from your teacher with slideshow pictures of your learning space, some “need to knows” and more!
BACK TO SCHOOL IMPORTANT INFO
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER HOT LUNCH MENU
FREE/REDUCED LUNCH – FOOD INSECURITY
As a reminder, Innocademy does participate with free/reduced lunch service. If you qualified last year, your benefits roll over to this first month, but you will need to reapply. If you are new to the process, you can apply or reapply at lunchapp.com . Innocademy is located under HOLLAND CHRISITAN.
Qualifying for free/reduced lunch will also qualify you for some additional outside of school benefits.
If you are in need of additional food resources, please visit the site, below for opportunities in Ottawa County.
CALENDAR FOR THE 20-21 SCHOOL YEAR