Fun at Innocademy This Week…
Ms. Jo’s Friends reading with their K buddies.
Mr. Chad’s Connections Elective kiddos learning where all the water and snow goes in our watershed, and exploring the winter wonderland of Windows on the Waterfront.
Mark Your Calendar, Please…
- February 14th -State of Michigan Student Count Day
- February 16th – Staff Professional Development – No School for Students
- February 19th – 23rd – Winter Break Week
- February 26th – School Resumes
Report Cards Sent Home This Week
Thanks for your patience. If you’ve not received your child’s report card, today, please contact their teacher, directly and they will be able to help.
Field Trip Fundraiser Launches TODAY!
Today we launched our final fundraiser of the year. Our Biggby and Hungry Howie Coupons. If your student is in 3rd grade and up they automatically received coupons and a parent explanation sheet today. Please remember these coupons are $25.00 a piece. If you choose not to participate please make sure they are returned to your student’s teacher undamaged. If you choose to purchase or order more follow the directions provided on the sheet. If you have a younger student and would like to participate you are more than welcome to. Please just reach out to your child’s teacher and a form and coupons will be sent home. This fundraiser will end on Tuesday, February 27th with all money and unsold coupons being due at the end of the school day. As always participation is optional but a great way to build funds in your student’s field experience accounts.
Girls On The Run Returns – Coaches Still Needed!
We are VERY excited for Girls on the Run to return to Innocademy and iCademy Global for girls in 3rd – 5th grades. HUGE thank you to Denae Martin for spearheading this project for us! If you are not familiar with the Girls on the Run Program, you can find out more about it HERE.
We need coaches! If you’d be willing to spend some quality time with our girls from both Innocademy and iCademy Global on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in March, please go ahead and contact Denae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February Lunch Menu
Cold is Cool – 4th and 5th Graders Ski ALL WINTER LONG with the App!
MSIA Cold is Cool Passport allows Fourth and Fifth Graders to Ski All Winter Long in Michigan! Families can obtain a Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport App for their 4th and/or 5th graders that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 29 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops. MSIA charges $30 for the passport; $25 covers operating expenses and $5 goes to MIsnow, a new charitable organization that helps get underprivileged kids out on our slopes & trails in the winter. MIsnow also works to preserve the strong cultural past of Michigan skiing and protect its future with sustainability education.
In addition to the lift tickets donated by the participating ski areas, Cold is Cool Passport also includes a coupon for 20% off a helmet purchase and $20 off the purchase of $100 at participating ski shops across the state. Some ski areas have also included coupons for equipment rental and free or discounted lessons.
The Passport is an app to download on your phone, making it contactless at the lift ticket window. A paying adult (full-price lift ticket) must accompany the child.
Once the application is approved (which may take up to 2 business days), you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the app.
To get a lift ticket, you will bring your child and your phone (or other device that you have loaded the app on) to the ski area. Show the offer you want to redeem to the ticket attendant and press the redeem button to receive your child’s lift ticket or other offer in the Cold is Cool App. It’s that simple!
CHECK YOUR PASSPORT APP FOR EXCLUSION DATES AND THE SKI AREA’S WEBSITE before heading to the slopes. Know before you go!
You can also show proof of grade at a participating ski shop and gain instant access to the Cold is Cool App. No need to wait for MSIA’s approval or upload proof of grade!
Find out more and REGISTER HERE
FREE Parenting Classes at Arbor Circle
Being a parent is hard work…sometimes it’s harder than others. Arbor Circle is here to help! They are offering 4 great FREE options for parenting classes. Some are in person and some are virtual. Please click on each of the flyers, below for more detailed information as well as instructions on how to register.
Questions about any of the programs or wish to register? Please Contact Ruth Nelson at email@example.com or call 616-826-2245.
Is Your Child Ill? Please Follow The Guidance Below
Please help us create a safe, healthy environment for all of our students and teachers. We ask for your help by keeping your child home any time he or she is ill or becoming ill. It can be a tough call but if we all adhere to the guidelines, we can help make these days happen less for everyone. We will continue to rely on our professional medical partners at the Ottawa County Health Department for their most up-to-date guidance for K-12 Schools.
In general per the Ottawa County Health Department please keep your child home for any of the following:
- Fever within the previous 24 hours, must be fever free without the use of medications for 24 hours.
- ANY vomiting or diarrhea in the past 36 hours. Must be completely symptom free without the use of medications for 36 hours. If they still are not eating normally, they shouldn’t return to school.
- Any symptoms of diseases (COVID-19, scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, etc.)
- Runny nose with any colored discharge
- Excessive coughing
- Sore throat
- Any unexplained rash
- Pink eye
- Head lice – Child should be treated and free of all nits/live bugs before returning to school.
If a student becomes ill, exhibiting any of the above symptoms, during the school day, a parent will be contacted to determine if the student should go home using the guidelines above.
Please see, below for the current Covid guidelines and recommendations.
As stated above, students are required to stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours with no medication and symptoms are improving. Additional recommendations are as follows…
- Isolate for five days,
- Mask for for five additional days
- If you student is experiencing symptoms it is recommended to test for COVID
- If your student is exposed to somebody who has tested positive, it is recommended they test after five days of being exposed and wear a mask for ten days.
Again, the information above regarding Covid is what is currently recommended, not required. We thank you for your help in keeping our students and staff healthy as we move through the winter months.
FREE Monthly STEM Workshops – January & February Info!
The program is called Exploring Engineering and STEM and is for tweens 8-12years old. Each month we focus on a different career area of STEM. One or more professionals will share what they do for a career with the kids and how they got into it, plus answer questions. Then kids do a hands-on activity related to the career area. The program meets once a month on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM, at the North Branch of Herrick District Library located at 155 Riley Street in Holland. No need to sign up ahead of time, simply show up if you would like to attend.
REMINDER – INNOCADEMY IS A NUT-FREE SCHOOL
Because we have students and staff with life-threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts it’s incredibly important that we are vigilant about remaining a completely nut-free campus.
You might be saying, “Well, I know that no one in my child’s class has an allergy so I’m okay sending a bag of trail mix as a snack.” Does your child ever use the community lunchroom? restroom? drinking fountain? Do they ever open a door to exit or enter the building or internal areas? Guessing that would be a “Yes.” for all of our students each day. Should your child have any nut residue or nut butter smear on their hands, they can leave traces on any table, door, or area they touch. For some students and staff, unknowingly touching that area and then touching their mouth, eyes or nose is enough to send them into anaphylactic shock, closing their airway and necessitating immediate life-saving medical attention.
’23-’24 Innocademy Family Resource Guide
If you’ve not already done so, please read through the Innocademy Family Resource Guide for this year so that you are familiar with daily life at Innocademy. As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help. Thank you.