Celebrating Cinco de Mayo!
Just another day at Inno! Let’s get OUTSIDE! Our youngest friends enjoyed their visit to VanRaalte and Ms. Kelli learned that her phone is waterproof =).
NEWEST MASK INFORMATION – IS ANYTHING CHANGING AT SCHOOL?
Currently, the changes announced late this week do not impact us beyond the adjustments we have already made to our current mask policy. All staff, teachers, and students will continue to wear masks as before while inside the building, during arrival/dismissal and outside if in a learning situation where kiddos are closely together for 10 minutes or more. Masks are optional during recess times.
We are continuing to engage with health department officials and other schools in our area, but expect to operate with these protocols in place until the end of the school year.
IS IT COVID? IS IT ALLERGIES? THIS MAY HELP…
Are you or your family trying to eat healthier? Do you like a good game of BINGO? Now you can do both at once! Ottawa Food is sponsoring a free, community-wide BINGO game to help people eat healthier and explore our local farmer’s markets. The game, which will take place from May 17 to September 17, includes family-friendly activities as well as the chance to win a farmers market gift certificate! Visit Ottawafood.org/healthyeatingbingo for more details.
Ottawa Food Wants to Hear from You!
Ottawa Food is a collaboration of local agencies and individuals that exists to ensure that all people living in Ottawa County have access to healthy, local, and affordable food choices. We’re conducting a Community Food Survey to gather input on food-related issues in Ottawa County. By completing this survey, you’ll help identify priority areas that Ottawa Food should address over the next 3 years. If you’re 18 or older and live in Ottawa County, please visit http://bit.ly/CommunityFood2021 to participate in the survey by May 31, 2021. Survey participants can enter to win a $50 Meijer Gift Card!
BREAKFAST/LUNCH SIGN UP/PICK UP – MAY 21st
- THIS SIGN UP is open for next week’s breakfast/lunches for our families with students who are virtual learners. 7 days of lunches and breakfasts available for each kiddo 18 and under.
- Deadline for sign-up are TUESDAYS AT NOON. Late responses cannot be accepted.
- Pick up will be at iCademy on FRIDAY AFTERNOONS from 2:00 – 2:15pm
- Please contact Ms. Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
BREAKFAST MENU – WEEK OF MAY 17th
A team of middle schoolers has been hard at work to capture a year in the life of all of our Innocademy students. Yearbooks are available for purchase at www.yearbookforever.com for $22.50 each.
Sales end on June 17th. Order soon – supplies are limited!
PARK PASSPORTS ARE HERE!
We believe in the power of outdoor education. We have partnered with the Outdoor Discovery Center for three years now to help our teachers grow in their knowledge of outdoor education AND to grow curiosity, engagement, and care for the outdoors with every Inno kiddo! We’d love to pass that passion onto your family with a copy of the ODC Park Passport….a tool to help you explore a variety of amazing places in our area this spring and summer. We have printed one Park Passport for every Innocademy family and it will be coming home this week. You can also find an introductory video and digital copy on the ODC website in both English and Spanish: https://outdoordiscovery.org/park-passport/
FIELD DAY MAY 24th or 25th or 26th – DROP OFF AT OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CENTER THAT MORNING.
You may bring a lunch that day or order a sack lunch. If you are ordering a lunch, you must order it by Tuesday, May 18th. Students will be returning to school that day by bus. Dismissal will be from Innocademy, as normal.
WE LOVE WARM WEATHER – (PLEASE KEEP IN MIND SCHOOL DRESS CODE =)
From our Innocademy Family Resource Guide…
Please help your student make sure that they are choosing appropriate clothing for school. Dresses and shirts should have a strap of at least two fingers (one inch) wide (no strapless, spaghetti straps, halters or side low-cut sleeveless shirts) and should completely cover the mid-section. SHORTS, dresses and other pants MUST BE AT FINGERTIP LENGTH OR LONGER WITH STUDENT ARMS RESTING AT THEIR SIDES. Pants must be worn at waist level. Students not meeting the dress code will need to change their clothing … either new from home or school-provided. School dress code is in effect for field experiences and may have additional guidelines appropriate for the experience. Hats are allowed. If a student wears hooded clothing, we ask that hoods remain down when indoors to encourage social and academic engagement. * Due to Covid-19 a mask, covering both mouth and nose, needs to be worn in the building.
REMINDER: SICK CHILD? POSSIBLE COVID EXPOSURE? SHOULD THEY COME TO 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
REMINDER: 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.
DAYCARE STAFF NEEDED AT HOMESTEAD CAMPUS
We are looking for someone to join our Daycare Team. This position would work 2-3 days per week. Generally speaking, the staff daycare is open on days school is in session as well as staff Professional Development days. The Daycare team provides care to our staff’s children. The kids range from 12 weeks old to 5 years old. Providing a nurturing environment for these little ones while mom/dad is working is the key to this role. Responsibilities include caring for kids, feeding them, bringing them outside for playtime, etc.
Please email Sara in Human Resources if you are interested in more information on this position – her email is email@example.com
HELP WANTED – PARAPROFESSIONAL NEEDED AT INNOCADEMY
We are looking for a parapro to join our team at Innocademy! This position will work closely with a few students who need additional support throughout the school day. The schedule for this position is 6 hours/day, Monday – Friday for days school is in session, plus a few Professional Development days during the year. This is a great job opportunity for someone who loves kids, has some experience working with students in a school setting and wants to work a similar schedule to our school schedule. The ideal candidate would have at least 60 college credit hours. Please contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about this opportunity.
INNOCADEMY FAMILY CALENDAR FOR 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR
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
VIRTUAL LEARNERS CALENDAR FOR 2ND SEMESTER
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