Our middle school elective art students have been busy working on a pig that will be on display downtown Zeeland from September 25-October 2 as part of “Avenue of Art” for Zeeland’s Pumpkinfest. Bring the family for a stroll through downtown Zeeland to check out our pig, “Pigasso”, as well as many more sculptures by other area schools and artists. The students and I are very proud of “Pigasso”!


School Picture Schedule – Tuesday and Thursday This Week



Substitute Day Care Help Needed

We are looking for substitutes to join our Daycare Team.  This position would work on an as-needed basis when our other daycare staff is not available to work.  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 sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Hand 2 Hand

Once again we’ll be offering Hand2Hand food bags to any families who request them.  Any forms returned by Tuesday can begin receiving food this week Thursday. Please read through the letter to learn how it works.  Basically, this is what you need to know:

  • Bags are delivered by lunchtime each Thursday and we try to discreetly put them in lockers
  • If it’s break week, kids get two bags the Thursday before
  • Bag is intended to be some weekend food for the student
  • Vertical Church in Zeeland has made it their ministry to pack and deliver these, so big thanks to them!
  • No qualifications—all you have to do is return the form found at the link, below


Breakfast/Lunch Menu Change for Sept 29th

Breakfast on September 29th will be homemade banana bread and apple slices. Lunch will be cereal & banana

Speaking of Breakfast/Lunch Changes – Supply Issues

As our friends at South Haven so beautifully put things…

As we continue through the school year, we are committed to providing healthy, wholesome meals to our students each day. As with many districts locally and across the nation, we are facing extraordinary issues with food supply chains. While our food service department is diligent in ordering needed items, oftentimes of late, the fulfillment of those orders is unpredictable with missing products. We are actively working with our distributors and vendors to secure food items and supplies that best serve our students and maintain the integrity of our nutrition programs. Unfortunately, due to delivery schedules, when shortages occur, our kitchens have little to no notice. Because school food programs are highly regulated, the amount and type of food we are allowed to store (even frozen) is limited, so we cannot “stock up” to help alleviate some of these shortages.
While it is our intention to serve the posted menu each day, supply issues may cause variances in our menus until this is resolved. As you know, the supply chain is affected by many factors, from weather and transportation to labor shortages across the country. We will make every effort to substitute a similar item as often as possible.
Please know that your student’s health, safety, and wellbeing are our top priorities. 

Book Fair – Mark Your Calendars

We are excited to host the Scholastic Book Fair beginning October 11th. The fair will be open for shopping from Oct 12th – October 14th. More details coming, soon!


Mask Clarification

Thank you for your continued efforts to keep students learning in person by complying with the Ottawa County Mask Order issued a couple of weeks, ago.

Some folks have had questions on what constitutes an acceptable face covering. Please see the information, below, from the Ottawa County Health Department website regarding masks.

Our front desk is happy to help by supplying a paper or cloth mask to anyone in need.


Here at Inno, as a part of our PBIS, we ask our students to be respectful, responsible, safe and resilient.  We acknowledge students when they are respectful, responsible, safe or resilient via a ticket.  Below you will find what those tickets look like.  We are happy to share that in the first month of school we (the entire school Y5 through 8th grade) were able to reach our goal of 1,000 acknowledgments!!  Students in both middle school and elementary were given three choices to pick from to celebrate on our half day next week Friday, September 24.  *Please note: elementary students have chosen to celebrate by watching a movie and wearing their PJs while middle school students are working on making a choice.  Thank you for your support at home!!


Christy Pacanowski of Embolden Studio has graciously agreed to take our Innocademy School Pictures again this year! If you are not familiar with Christy’s work, you can visit her website, HERE. She does a great job capturing the personality of each kiddo.

Attached to this email is a copy of the picture order form and pricing information. It is not required for you to place an order with Christy. Please do, however, fill out the form even if you do not wish to purchase pictures as each kiddo will have his/her picture taken for the yearbook. Hard copies of the forms should have already been sent home with your kiddos this week.

If you have a sibling that is not a current Inno student and you would like their picture taken, please fill out the order form for them and plan to visit campus during lunch time on Thursday, September 30th.

Nut Free Campus

REMINDER: We do have students on campus with severe nut allergies. For this reason, we ask that students do not bring any nut products to school for lunch or snacks and refrain from sharing food with their classmates. Thanks for helping us keep everyone safe.

September Lunch Menu

Please see, below for the breakfast/lunch menu for September. Special note that there will be a sack lunch available for students to take with them for the September 24th 1/2 day early dismissal.


Is Your Student Sick? Should They Come To School? Please Follow This Flowchart

You can also use this super helpful INTERACTIVE FLOWCHART, if you prefer

Family Resource Guide

Please click, below, to see the 21-22 Family Resource Guide


Calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year

Please note the first day of school is kicking off with a 1/2 day on Monday, AUGUST 9TH. Students will be dismissed at 12pm.

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