Friday, January 20th – Early Release Day for Students – Staff Professional Development – Kiddos Dismissed at Noon
Monday, January 23rd – No School – Records Day
Please make sure your child is at school, ready to begin by 8:45 a.m. every day. Should your child be absent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let your child’s teacher know the reason for their absence so they can share any missing work. Thank you for your support in ensuring your child learns and grows with us this year. Every day counts for their academic success!
FAMILY COMMITMENT SURVEY FOR 23/24 SCHOOL YEAR – PLEASE COMPLETE BY 1/20
Each year we take a quick survey of our families in order to help us plan and prepare for the next school year. Thanks to those of you who have already completed the survey! If you have not done so, already, please CLICK ON THIS LINK to share with us your intentions for the 23/24 school year. This also includes program changes and the addition of any siblings you wish to have join us this next school year. We do need one survey from each family completed by FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH. Thank you!
KNOW A FAMILY THAT WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US THIS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR?
We always appreciate that most of our new families come to us because you’ve shared your stories and positive experiences with them – THANK YOU! Enrollment for Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global will be open for the 23/24 school year beginning next week Tuesday, January 17th. If you have a family you would like to refer to us, please invite them to one of the Open Houses listed, below:
- Tuesday, January 17th – 5-7pm – ALSO PRE-KINDERGARTEN/KINDERGARTEN INFO MEETING @6PM
- Tuesday, January 31st – 5-7pm
- Tuesday, February 21st – 5-7pm
- Tuesday, March 21st – 5-7pm
- Tuesday, April 18t – 5-7pm
- Tuesday, May 2nd – 5-7pm
NEWS FROM HOLLAND CHRISTIAN FOOD SERVICE
Did you know that you may apply for lunch benefits at any time of the school year?
Situations change so don’t be hesitant to apply to this confidential resource.
Go to familyportal.cloud , use the drop-down (select Holland Christian as the district), and apply for Lunch Benefits. This is very easy, with no need to know your student’s ID number, and extremely confidential. For questions please contact Sue at 616-820-2934.
JANUARY FOOD PANTRY INFORMATION
WINTER IS HERE
Winter is officially here! The wind is blowing and the snow is coming down – or WILL BE at some point! Please make sure your child is dressed for success in the outdoor weather. Coats, hats, gloves, snow pants, and boots are required for playing and learning outside. We are outside for play and learning every day that the “feels like” temperature is above zero degrees.
JANUARY LUNCH MENU
INNOCADEMY SPELLING BEE – JANUARY 27TH
We are looking for parent volunteers to help with set up and tear down for the Bee. If you would like to help please contact Morgan at email@example.com or Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org .
NEED CAR REPAIRS OR A NEW VEHICLE? READ ON…
Does your family need car repairs or is in need of a car? Does your family receive benefits from Family Independence Program, Child Development and Care, Family Medicaid, or Family Food Assistance benefits through MDHHS? You could be eligible for free or low-cost repairs or purchases. Please check out the documents, below
TUITION INCENTIVE PROGRAM (TIP) OPPORTUNITY
What is TIP?
The Tuition Incentive Program encourages students to complete high school by providing college tuition assistance after graduation.
How does TIP work?
TIP helps the student pursue a certificate or associate degree by providing tuition and mandatory fee assistance at participating Michigan institutions.
After earning a certificate, associate degree, or even 56 transferable credits, the student can then be eligible to receive up to $500 per semester while pursuing a bachelor’s degree, not to exceed $2,000 total.
Learn more by clicking on THIS LINK
CHILD CARE SUBSIDY – SEE IF YOU QUALIFY!
More families are eligible for help paying for child care than you might think. To help families know if they are likely to qualify, Governor Whitmer partnered with the Michigan Department of Education and Early Childhood Investment Corporation to create an online eligibility calculator. Now families can know in less than two minutes if they could get help lower child care costs by visiting https://greatstarttoquality.org/calculator/.
To qualify for the Child Development and Care Program (commonly called the child care subsidy), families must:
ï Have a child under age 13
ï Need child care because they’re working or going to school
ï Have a qualifying income, up to:
ï $36,620 for a family of 2
ï $46,060 for a family of 3
ï $55,500 for a family of 4
Families can visit Michigan.gov/childcare for a complete list of reasons they may qualify for low or no cost child care and qualifying income levels for larger families.
INNOCADEMY STUDENTS ON THE MOVE
REMINDER: HOMESTEAD CAMPUS IS NUT FREE
We have students on campus who have severe allergies to nuts of any kind. Please use extra caution when packing snacks, bringing treats to school, and enjoying lunches so that we can keep all of our students safe.
LUNCH INFORMATION FROM HOLLAND CHRISTIAN
Food service is in full swing, thanks to YOU for being patient and persistent with our Family Portal. Please continue to use the family portal to deposit funds into your lunch account. We are a Pre Pay system and appreciate families having funds in your child’s account when they choose to take hot lunch. Plus NO FEE TO MAKE A DEPOSIT ONLINE. Familyportal.cloud is where you can deposit funds or apply for lunch benefits. If you do not know your student account number, reach out to email@example.com
For those families that are receiving lunch benefits and only want milk, the national school lunch program does not give benefits for milk only. If you want free or reduced-price milk, you may take a fruit or vegetable, and the milk will be under your benefits.
IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION
If you have someone new to pick up at dismissal time, please always feel free to share THIS VIDEO that includes the map.
STILL TIME TO APPLY! – – HAND 2 HAND – SIGN-UP OPEN FOR THIS YEAR
OK, Hand2Hand is firing up again for the year, and attached is the sign-up form. A few things to know:
- Hand2Hand is a weekly food bag distribution, provided by Vertical Church (yay to them for this partnership!!). Read the attachment for more info.
- There are no qualifications, other than just signing and returning the form.
- Bags are distributed on Thursday mornings and we attempt to put in lockers/cubbies during the lunch hour.
- In order to receive the first delivery, forms must be returned to the front desk before the Labor Day break. However, families can continue to sign up throughout the year.