WONDERING IF YOUR CHILD(REN) SHOULD ATTEND SCHOOL?
Walk through this super helpful INTERACTIVE FLOW CHART anytime you have a question about whether or not your child should attend school because they are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or have had a possible exposure.
As always, 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
FUN AT INNOCADEMY THIS WEEK…
Mr. Chad’s friends enjoyed some outdoor reading time during this gorgeous week of learning!
Ms. Monica and Ms. Kerri’s Friends finished their reading unit and did a book parade for us all!
Ms. Monica’s Friends pretended they were squirrels and worked on gathering enough food for the winter and then watched their piles dwindle as the winter dragged on. Will they have enough food to survive?
Our future Innocademy friends (now Precademy) used their senses to explore everything our outside areas have to offer!
Questions? Please contact Mr. Bob. 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! 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.
- Sign up no later than 1:30 pm on SUNDAY each week. Please click to register for pickup on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9th between 2:15-2:30 pm.
- Questions? Please contact Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN PERSON LEARNERS
IMPORTANT – Remote Learning Information Needed From EVERY Family – Due November 11th
First, thank you for helping our in-person launch go as well as it could! We are grateful we’ve had two solid months, and counting, with your kids at school learning and growing. While we implement, daily, our health and safety protocols to remain in person, we are continually preparing for any need to move to remote learning from home should we have a COVID outbreak that would warrant closure. We are striving for 100% of families to complete this survey by Wednesday, Nov. 11th to help us in our preparations. Thank you for your feedback and partnership! Psst…You will also need the attached information regarding Acceptable Use =)
Parent Perception Survey – Due November 11th
Each year we survey our Innocademy Families, students, and staff to gather input on how the year is going so far. Once the perception data is gathered, we analyze the results and develop strategies to further grow our program as well as celebrate our successes. This process is a component of our Comprehensive Needs Assessment which drives our School Improvement Plan. We value your input! Thank you for taking time to complete the PARENT PERCEPTION SURVEY on or before November 11th.
ANGEL TREE 2020
As an IES family, we value all the members of our community and have a heart to give to those who are struggling. Because of living amidst a pandemic, and with the holiday seasons approaching, we know that there are many people who may need assistance in one way or another.
If you are an Innocademy Zeeland, Innocademy Allegan, iCademy Global, Precademy or Las Huellas family and you need help with food/gas/clothes/gifts/etc. OR if you know of a family in need, please reach out to Deedee DeFrell at email@example.com by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13th and she will send you a form to collect your information.
All names will be kept confidential.
IMPORTANT LUNCH INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE
In light of everyone receiving free lunch for the remainder of the year it seems a silly request, but if you have not yet filled out a free/reduced lunch application at lunchapp.com, please do so prior to Thanksgiving recess. You will select HOLLAND CHRISTIAN as the district as they are our food service provider.
Even if you think you may not qualify, our school receives credit for each form submitted. What is “credit”? Having our families complete these forms allows us to participate in grant opportunities and funding that directly impacts student learning and academic support. Not only that, but should there be another time where schools are not in session, if your family DOES qualify for benefits of any sort, you will be sent an EBT card in the mail to be able to assist with purchasing food for your family. If you end up qualifying and do not wish to take advantage of any benefits associated with the program, you do not have to participate.
IMPORTANT LUNCH INFORMATION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
No matter your benefit status of free, reduced or full pay lunch, the middle school students are being offered a 2nd slice of pizza on those days. This is an extra $1.50 cost that is NOT included in any benefits. Please make sure that your student has money in his/her lunch account before ordering a 2nd slice for those days. You may deposit money into your child’s account by sending cash/check (payable to Holland Christian Food Service) in a labeled envelope or by visiting sendmoneytoschool.com to deposit money into their account, electronically. For those choosing electronic payment, Sendmoneytoschool.com has eliminated their processing fees until the end of the year. Yay!
Please continue to encourage your child(ren) to properly wear their masks all day long. Some of their masks are just plumb tuckered out from the daily wear and are giving up by sliding down their little faces. If you wouldn’t mind taking a moment this weekend to check your child’s masks for proper fit, that would be fantastic. Maybe even keeping a spare in their backpacks if they’d like to switch them out midway through the day – – or if one is feeling uncomfortable.
Again, your efforts to keep our learning environment safe by adhering to strict mitigation protocols are remarkable and very appreciated. Our hearts go out to our close neighbors currently struggling with school closings. Please keep doing what you are doing so well… washing hands, maintaining social distance, wearing masks, and keeping a close eye on any potential COVID-19 symptoms your students may be exhibiting and then refraining from sending them to school. It’s truly our best strategy for preventing community-spread from affecting our ability to deliver in-person instruction.
NOVEMBER 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
- November 17
- December 8
- January 12, 2021.
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.
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
Please see below for the 20-21 Innocademy Family Resource GuideInnocademy-Family-Resource-Guide-20-21-1Download
CALENDAR FOR THE 20-21 SCHOOL YEAR