IMPORTANT PARKING LOT NOTES FOR EVERYONE; EAST AND WEST LOTS. PLEASE READ. =)
Please, please, please… no matter which side of the building you are picking up students, STAY IN YOUR CAR. This not only helps us move the line long efficiently but also ensures the safety of our sweet kiddos.
Don’t like waiting in the long line? Don’t blame you a bit! Consider not arriving to campus until 3:35-3:40pm each day. Once the lines begin on each side, they move along, steadily.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR EAST PARKING LOT FOLKS. Precademy preschool begins this next week. They will have approximately 10-15 little ones they need to reunite with their parents between 3:15 – 3:30pm Monday – Thursday. They are the only ones who will be parking, getting out and escorting their little ones back to their cars. Please see the map, below, which shows where they will be parking each afternoon.
Super fun learning about the letter “T” and enjoying our TINY snacks!
Ms. Renee’s students learn all about civics as the “President” makes some pretty important decisions.
Thanks, Ms. Becca for teaching us how to safely hammer a nail into a log! What a great skill for concentration, focus and motor skill development. We are excited to keep practicing!
According to one of our younger friends, “It’s Rainbow Weather!” this week!
And learning outdoors happens rain or shine!
Ms. Anita’s Amigos learned all about Hispanic Heritage Month!
Learning about our amazing new wetland area and the plants and boulders that will be such a big part of it!
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
BREAKFAST/LUNCH PICK UP OPPORTUNITY
If you are in need of breakfast/lunches for your child(ren), you may sign up each week for FREE!
- Going forward you will only need to register your family one time – no more filling out a form for each child. YAY!
- Children you register for this service do not need to be students at Inno or iCademy but can be siblings, ages 0-18, who also live at the home.
- We are excited about a large number of families participating! Thank you! Please note the pick up time will be 2:15-2:30pm on Monday afternoons.
- Sign up no later than 1:30pm on SUNDAY each week. Please sign up for MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH.
- Your child’s lunch account will not be charged. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please help us prevent waste by making sure you pick up your order if you sign up for it. If there are two times you do not pick up your order, we will be unable to continue to provide the service for you.
- Arrive at the iCademy door in the east lot (see map below) between 2:15pm-2:30pm on MONDAY.
- Stay in your car and your lunches will be delivered to you.
- Repeat each week you wish.
- Questions? Please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN PERSON LEARNERS
For the most part, kids have been doing a great job of wearing their masks appropriately throughout the day! Thank you!
If you wouldn’t mind taking a moment to check with your kiddo on the fit of his/her mask, that would be great! Have them place it on their face as they would do in class. This way you can help with any adjustments so that it fits snugly over their mouth and nose. If you have an extra to throw in their backpack, that would be great – just in case they forget one in the morning or maybe have an incredibly wicked sneeze at some point during the day – or maybe would just enjoy a fresh one to change into later in the day.
Unfortunately, we are entering the season of horrible allergies, colds and flu. If your child is suffering from any of the symptoms, below, that are NOT related to seasonal allergies, they should be kept home until symptoms are no longer present without the use of medication.
- Runny nose and/or congestion
- Tired and/or achy
- Short of breath
- New loss of taste and or smell
FAMLY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY
Please click on the FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY and share your feedback with us no later than next Friday, October 9th. The survey is intended to gather your thoughts on what you’d like to see us share out during upcoming events or workshops. It also contains additional important questions regarding how to best help your child at home and communication options. Thank you, in advance, for helping us support your child(ren).
MISSED ORDERING SCHOOL PICTURES? ORDER ONLINE!
If you were still interested in ordering school pictures you absolutely may do so! Please click here and type in Inno20 as the password to view and order pictures.
Reminder that retakes will be on October 8th. If your student was absent, please have him/her bring the form, below, along with payment. If you are having retakes for a reason other than absence, please have your student bring back the pictures and form along with a $5 retake fee.
UPDATE ON SCHOOL MEALS FROM MS. NANCY – HOLLAND CHRISTIAN FOOD SERVICE – NOTE MENU CHANGE FOR 10/12 & 10/26.
I always loved playing basketball in high school and was a pretty good point guard, back in the day…I was quick to turn with the ball and a fast break away player. These skills that I developed over 35 years ago—have helped me as we make quick decisions and pivot with all the changes with School Meals.
On August 31st we realized that all meals would be FREE! At that time we had no summer planning to figure out how we would feed our students. We rode out our current school menu—however changed our menu mid September to better serve our students.
We are using the same child nutrition program foods from GFS with the National School Lunch Standards. Our goal is to serve nutritious foods that are popular and that students will eat. We no longer have a fresh salad bar, a hot table that we are serving from and, most importantly, our staff misses seeing the students they serve. We deal daily with purveyor shortages as we are being shorted from our distributors.
We work really hard to ensure that each meal has the entire school lunch components. We are serving more than 200 meals per day, by way of delivery or pick up. We knew students would want pizza and Stacy Oosterink, our kitchen manager worked hard to make it happen. Our hope is that we can come up with a process to serve 2 slices to our Middle School students—safely and hot!
We’ve received some feedback on the twin burgers. I agree, it may not have filled up our middle school students. We are changing the menu on 10/12 and 10/26 to Bacon Cheese Burger and Smiley Fries with Fruit of the day. Another change to come on 10/5, will be Free Snacks for all students.
We will be sharing a snack menu with you, soon. Students do not have to take the snacks, but they are all non-perishable and could be brought home as well.
Hopefully all of these improvements will help squash midday hunger for our kiddos.
We enjoy serving our students and so wish it could be like last year. For now, we will work hard on listening to our customers and doing our very best to continue to serve lunches.
Thank you for your partnership with feeding your students. If you have any questions please email Nancy Michaels at email@example.com
COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER – EFFECTIVE BEGINNING ON MONDAY
Last week Executive Order 2020-185 was signed requiring all Michigan students in grades kindergarten and up to wear protective face masks when in classrooms of schools in Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan. Our younger friends have been doing a great job in building up their stamina for this tweak to all day mask wearing beginning on Monday.
ONLINE TUTORING SESSIONS OFFERED BY GVSU
GVSU K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring is available for any student in grades K-12 beginning on October 5th, 2020. This program is a free, virtual 1:1 tutoring service in which students can harness additional learning support through connecting with university students faculty, or staff with expertise in various subjects. All sessions will be held through Zoom. Whether you are looking for a one-time appointment or recurring, weekly sessions, the tutoring center can accommodate any student’s tutoring needs.
They also provide free college-prep mentoring for 11th-12th grade students!
STUDENT LED CONFERENCE SIGN UP
We are excited to host VIRTUAL conferences with you through Zoom on Wednesday, October 14th or Thursday, October 15th this fall. If you have not yet had a chance to schedule your students, please do so by using the links, below:
VIRTUAL INFORMATION NIGHT & INFORMATION VIDEOS
Our teachers are excited to share all sorts of great “need to know” information with you through videos they have prepared. You can find all of the information HERE
COVID-19 DASHBOARD FOR INNOCADEMY
Innocademy Zeeland will share updated COVID-19 data each Monday afternoon. Due to HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) laws, no personal information will be shared.
When Innocademy Zeeland receives notification of a positive case, we will contact the county health department who traces and directly contacts those in close contact of the positive case. Innocademy Zeeland will notify the school family of the case and the actions taking place.
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER HOT LUNCH MENU
FEEDING AMERICA MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Mark your calendar and share these dates with friends and neighbors! Feeding America Mobile Food Distribution takes place in the Roosevelt Elementary of Zeeland Public Schools in the west parking lot. This is a drive-thru, no contact distribution. All are welcome. No income guidelines or proof of residency required. Event runs 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on
- October 13
- November 17
- December 8
- January 12, 2021.
FREE LUNCH PROGRAM – IMPORTANT NOTES
As a reminder, with the brand new USDA funding, hot lunch is FREE to all students in Young 5s – 12th grade until December or money runs out. Please note that if you wish for your child to receive MILK ONLY, we must charge your lunch account $0.50. Milk is only free when it is paired with a full hot lunch meal.
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.
COVID FLOWCHART FOR SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS
Please see below for the revised (8/31) flow chart issued by the Ottawa County Health DepartmentCOVID-19-Return-to-School-Toolkit__08312020Download
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
Please see below for the 20-21 Innocademy Family Resource GuideInnocademy-Family-Resource-Guide-20-21-1Download
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.
CALENDAR FOR THE 20-21 SCHOOL YEAR