We are overjoyed at the incredible response to our Virtual Angel Tree! You guys….there were 298 items on that list and, as of yesterday, THEY HAVE ALL BEEN FILLED!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!!
As a reminder new, unwrapped gifts may be dropped off to the bin in front of the building any business day between 8:30am – 3:30pm and will be collected by our staff. You may also have items shipped to campus:
Homestead Campus, Attn: Deedee Defrell, 8485 Homestead Drive, Zeeland, 49464
FUN AT INNOCADEMY THIS WEEK…
Ms. Karly and Ms. Cyndi took a break from technology to head outside for some fresh air this week!
One of Mr. Chad’s friends got creative in their lesson submission. Fun, sneaky selflie =)
Sometimes it takes a great deal of effort to eliminate distractions for kiddos AND teachers during Zoom lesson time! Thank you for trying to provide a distraction-free environment for your child(ren) to learn.
BREAKFAST/LUNCH PICK UP OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE – Tuesday, December 15th
If you are in need of 5 days of free breakfast/lunches for your child(ren), sign ups will be open after Tuesday, December 8th. Please see below:
- Sign up no later than 9:00 am on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH for pickup on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15th between 11:15-11:30 pm.
- Questions? Please contact Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABSENT FROM A SCHEDULED ZOOM MEETING?
Just as if your child were attending in person learning, attendance is taken twice each day. The attendance is recorded day during Zoom meetings with teachers. This is information we must report to the State of Michigan. If your child will be absent from one of those meetings, please call our office at 616-748-5637.
COVID POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS?
In the event your child receives a positive COVID diagnosis, please make sure to contact us, immediately. We must continue to update the COVID transparency page on our website and be able to work with the health department in their contact tracing efforts.
REMINDER – EARLY DISMISSAL ON DECEMBER 11TH
This Friday, Dec. 11th is a previously scheduled Early Release Friday for our teachers to continue to grow professionally. We will honor that and you will see that your children will not have any AFTERNOON live Zoom meetings or classwork on Seesaw/Google Classroom. All morning activities and meetings will continue as normal. Enjoy a lighter day!
We love to recognize when the kids are being respectful, responsible, resilient, and safe. One way we do that is to complete a PBIS ticket and submit them for a weekly drawing. Well, we don’t want to stop that during Remote. We are still recording those positive behaviors and we’d love your help too. Feel free to fill out this very brief form throughout the week when you notice and want to acknowledge your child. If a QR code is an easier way for you to access the form, see below.2.
LEARNING FROM HOME WEBPAGE
Please continue to check the LEARNING FROM HOME WEBPAGE for current schedules and recorded lessons.
REMOTE LEARNING RE-EVALUATION ON DECEMBER 17TH
As a reminder, you will be receiving a communication from us no later than December 17th regarding the extension of Remote Learning or the return to in-person, onsite learning.
You will undoubtedly notice a discrepancy in the modality of learning districts around West Michigan are choosing, remote learning or in person. Each district is working with the health department to make informed decisions based on their own staffing and safety concerns. At this time, Innocademy is continuing to “stay the course” of Remote Learning.
Bittersweet Ski Passes
We are again offering Bittersweet Ski Passes for students (7 + years) and their families (extended families, too!) through Innocademy and iCademy Global.
Ski passes are a great opportunity for folks to purchase a pass ($22) that acts as a coupon throughout the season, reducing the prices on lift tickets, helmets, and rentals. The pass can be used, repeatedly, at any time throughout the ski season (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days), by the pass holder! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend.
If you are interested, please…
- Read through the attached information – INCLUDING COVID 19 policies
- Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
- Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT)
- Label envelope: BITTERSWEET SKI PASSES – LEISA LOBBEZOO
- Return to campus. If you would like to mail the forms and payment via US mail, that is great, too! Please use the information, below:
Leisa Lobbezoo iCademy Global, 8485 Homestead Drive, Zeeland, MI 49464
Once we receive the application and payment, there is usually about a 14 school day turn around for your information to be processed at Bittersweet and passes to be issued so please plan ahead. =)
Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”
WITHOUT SKI CLUB PASSES
$32-$57 lift ticket
$10 helmet rental
WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($22 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)
Adult (anyone not still in high school)
$26 lift ticket
Student (7 years old and older)
$22 lift ticket
$10 helmet rental
+ 2 FREE Lessons or NASTAR run
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. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
The event runs 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on:
- December 8
- January 12
- February 16
- March 9
- April 13
Available WIFI Locations
ZPS has free public WiFi hotspots for the community at the following locations:
* ZEHS, DeWitt parking lot
* ZEHS, parking lot between the stadium tunnel and aux gym
* ZWHS, greenspace between the pool and loading dock
* Quincy Elementary, greenspace on the northwest side of the building
* Roosevelt Elementary, back of the building in the outdoor learning area
* New Groningen Elementary, west side of the building in the outdoor learning area
VIRTUAL LEARNERS (Different Than Remote Learning =)
If your family has chosen to participate in the Innocademy Virtual Learning program this year and have questions, please contact Mr. Bob. Bob.Soulliere@iesschools.org
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