Angel Tree – Last Call For Family Requests For Assistance

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 an IES family in need, please reach out to Deedee DeFrell at by Friday, November 5th and she will send you a form to collect your information.

All names will be kept confidential.

Bittersweet Ski Club Passes Are HERE!

We are again offering Bittersweet Ski Passes for students (7 + years) and their families (extended families and friends, too! Open to anyone!) through Innocademy and iCademy Global.

Ski passes are a great opportunity for folks to purchase a pass ($27) 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 as well as black out holidays), by the pass holder! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. 
​If you are interested, please… 

  1. Read through the attached information
  2. Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
  3. Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT
  5. 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:

Attn: Leisa Lobbezoo – Ski Club, iCademy Global, 8485 Homestead Drive, Zeeland, MI 49464

Once we receive the application and payment, there is usually about a 14 school day turnaround 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?”

WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($27 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)

Adult (anyone not still in high school)

  • $31 lift ticket
  • $31 Rentals
  • $10 helmet

Student (7 years old and older)

  • $27 lift ticket
  • $27 rentals
  • $10 helmet rental 
  • + 2 FREE Lessons or NASTAR run 


5th – 8th Grade Girls – Basketball Opportunity

If you live locally, are a girl in grades 5th-8th below you will find information on girls basketball.

If interested, please use the link below and sign up under the team name Corpus Christi. 

Please note the following dates for girls basketball: Monday, December 6: Deadline to submit girls basketball teams. A minimum of seven players is needed to register a team. Monday, January 3: Girls basketball practices may begin (start of winter II season). Saturday, January 15: Girls basketball regular season begins. Saturday, March 5: Girls basketball postseason tournament finals.

If participating in the season you have to have a signed physical turned in to practice and compete per MHSAA rules. A copy of the physical form is attached. There is also a $60 participation fee that can be turned into Corpus Christi.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information/Clinics for Students Ages 5-11yrs old


Meet Ms. Jessenia!

Hello Inno Families!

You may or may not know me and so I thought it would be helpful to introduce myself in this new role this year. I’m Ms. Jessenia and I am serving in both a las huellas Spanish Immersion lead and to overall support behavior for our entire Y5 through 8 school.  I have taught for 11 years and for both Spanish Immersion, Spanish and English Language Arts Y5-12th grade.  I am very passionate about ensuring that all students feel safe and respected.  My goal this year is to help students think through their actions and words in a way that creates a more welcoming and respectful community.  Our four school wide expectations that we have outlined as a part of our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports) include be respectful, be responsible, be resilient and be safe.  Every teacher in our school uses this language when teaching and acknowledges the behavior expectations we strive to see at our school on a daily basis.  When I have conversations with students it is because at least one of these school wide expectations was not met.  The conversations that I have with students are centered around what happened, what was the intent behind the behavior and thinking through how his or her reaction can look differently next time.  I offer students to partake in a restorative circle to address the harmful behavior that has happened as a way to explore moving beyond this situation.   I do also have conversations around our school wide rubric with each student so that they are fully aware of consequences that result from their actions.  Please reference our rubrics from our Innocademy Family Resource Guide on pages 18-20 for Young 5s thru Kindergarten, pages 21-24 for 1st thru 4th grade and pages 24 thru 27 for middle school (5th thru 8th grade).  Feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions.  My email is  Thank you for your support at home!

SAVE THE DATE – Innocademy Holiday ExtravaGANZA is Back!

When: Thursday, December 16 at 7 p.m.

Where: Community Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI

Who: All Innocademy students enrolled in a music class

Detailed concert information will be coming in the next few weeks. 

November Lunch Menu

Before/After School Care Available!

Kindercare in Holland (10240 Adams St.) is partnering with us to offer Before/After school care to our students! They are also able to help families out for break weeks and summer programming. You can check out their website, below, for registration:

  • They open at 6am and close at 6pm.
  • They will drop students off in the morning prior to school and pick them up at 3:20 each day.
  • Tuition for before and aftercare for school-age kiddos is $120.00 for all 5 days.
  • 3 days for before and after is $90.00 a week
  • 2 days is $75.00 a week 

Questions? Please contact Emily at 616.748.9932. Thank you so much!

Family Climate Survey – Please Complete by Nov. 29th

It is already October and we are well into the start of the school year. In an effort to celebrate what has gone well so far this year and areas we can continue to grow, we are seeking your input. Each fall we collect family, student, and staff perception data. The data is compiled and used to develop our School Improvement Plan. Your participation has a direct impact on our school-wide goals and measurable outcomes.  
Please fill out the FAMILY PERCEPTION SURVEY by Monday, November 29th. Your input is important to us and we look forward to learning from you the success and challenges you have noticed this year.  

Drawing for a $25 gift card from all who participate! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

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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