No School Next Friday – Teacher Professional Development Day
Break Week Begins on Monday, October 18th with school resuming on Monday, October 25th.
Fall Fundraiser For Student Travel!
We are so excited to get back to raising funds for student travel this school year. On Monday 10/11/2021 we will launch our first fall fundraiser, Biggby Coupon Cards. Attached you will find details, and an order form. Biggby Coupon Cards will be available for pick up 10/12 and 10/14 from 9-3:00 in ReFuel as well as an order form. If you don’t live near campus, feel free to drop Ms. Mandy an email and we are happy work together to get those coupon books in your hands.
Did you also know we are continuing to use SCRIP to raise funds for student travel? If you’re unsure what Scrip is, you can find more information in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su3W2P7eFxE
Details specific to fundraising with iCademy/Innocadmy are available here: https://innocademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Biggby-iCademy.pdf
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Mandy if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Fair Open This Week – Volunteers Needed
There’s still time to sign up to volunteer to help set up, clean up or work during the book fair being held on campus this week. Please click on THIS LINK to sign up.
Book Fair Flyer and Online Ordering
To get a sneak peek of items being offered at the book fair, you may click on this link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/innocademyzeelandcampus
There will also be an option for oline ordering Oct. 11-24th. Please keep an eye on your email this week for more information.
STUDENT LED CONFERENCES – OCTOBER 13 & 14
Looking forward to seeing you IN PERSON or on Zoom this week for student led conferences. If you have not yet signed up, please do so by using the links, below:
Dinner Help Needed, Please =)
Do you wish to help support our teachers during conference week? If so, please consider contributing an item for dinner on Thursday evening. You can sign up to pitch in by using the link, below:
Thanks so much!
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
October Lunch Menu
MASK UPDATE – OCTOBER 1ST
There has been activity at the State level these past couple of days with the Governor’s signing of the budget. The budget contained language surrounding mask orders and funding for local health departments. This caused some counties to rescind their mandatory mask orders for children ages 5-11.
OTTAWA COUNTY IS NOT RESCINDING ITS CURRENT ORDER.
|The current mask mandate issued by the Ottawa County Health Officer remains in effect until it expires by its own terms (60 days after a vaccine is available for those under 12 or the infection rate drops into the “low range”).
You can read the press release the Ottawa County Health Department released yesterday, in its entirety: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIOTTAWA/bulletins/2f56398?reqfrom=share
To further clarify, this means that at Homestead Campus we will operate as we have been since the inception of the order; requiring cloth or paper face-coverings for all students, staff, and visitors until the order expires.
Thank you for your continued patience, support, and understanding.
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.