Fun at Innocademy this Week…

Middle school students across the country competed in a bridge competition and one of Innocademy’s teams, the I-Beams, was invited to compete against 5 other schools from around the country in Madison, WI. Congratulations and good luck at the AASHTO Bridge Challenge coming up on April 24, 2024. Innocademy also had 3 previous students compete in the 9th and 10th grade competition and they also have been invited to Madison, WI to compete against 5 other schools in the 9th/10th grade level division.

2nd grade has been exploring bubbles as we begin to dive into a unit focused on Scientific Investigations.

Mark Your Calendar, Please…

  • April 25th – Family Fun Night at the ODC
  • April 29th – May 3rd – 8th Grade Capstone Trip – Puerto Rico
  • May 9th – Tulip Time Kinder Parade – 2pm
  • May 9 & 10 – Tulip Time – 1/2 Day Dismissal for Students
  • May 15th – Spring Showcase at Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • May 21 – May 24 – 6th/7th Graders – Backpacking Capstone Trip
  • May 27th – 31st – Memorial Day Break Week
  • June 7, 14, 21, 28 – No School on Fridays
  • June 12 – June 13 – 5th graders – Capstone Trip to Detroit
  • June 24th – 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 26th – 1/2 Day – Last Day of School


Pesticide Application Notice

Please refer to THIS DOCUMENT for more details on the pesticide application happening tomorrow, Saturday, April 20th at Homestead Campus.

REMINDER: Outdoor Discovery Center Innocademy Family Fun Night – April 25

Please join us from 5-6:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend! Invite your neighbors, your friends or people who might want to come to our AMAZING school!!!! 

We need VOLUNTEERS!!! If you are available to help, please sign up Here 

Come hungry! Smokin’ Joes BBQ and Taqueria Tia Linda will be at ODC and have delicious offerings available for purchase. Please note that prices and availability at both food trucks are subject to change.

REMINDER – Penny Wars Happening Week of April 18th

Our 8th graders are excited to visit Puerto Rico on their Capstone Trip, soon! As part of their adventure, they will be purchasing and bringing supplies to the Boys and Girls Club in San Juan. They are hoping our Innocademy Community can help them raise funds to purchase those supplies for their soon-to-be new friends!

Kiddos will be working as a team with their buddy classrooms and are encouraged to drop anything in the ‘POSITIVES’ list into their own classroom buckets and the items listed in the ‘NEGATIVE’ list into the buckets of other teams. At the end of the week, the class with the greatest total (after deducting the negatives) wins and gets to plan a Spirit Week full of fun themes!

Teacher Appreciation Week – Request from the Innocademy School Board

Our Innocademy School Board is requesting your help in showing our amazing teachers some love during the upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week happening May 6th – 10th.

The board is hoping to collect money to go towards honoring the teachers throughout that week.

If you’d like to contribute (any amount is fantastic), please go ahead and drop your donation in a labeled envelope to the front desk anytime between April 22nd – May 3rd


Innocademy Spring Showcase: For the Love of Music

Our Innocademy students are excited to share our musical learning with you involving all things music. It will be a great night to celebrate our students in instrument, art, & song!

When: Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

Where: Community Reformed Church in Zeeland

Who: TK-8th grade students

Just like our Christmas Extravaganza, our students will be bussed over to the church that afternoon to practice and will be dismissed from there at 3:30pm.

FREE STEM Workshop for May – Open to 8-14 Year Old Kiddos

April Lunch Menu

Has Your Child Had A Fever or Been Ill? Please Note The Illness Guidelines Below From our Family Resource Guide

Please help us create a safe, healthy environment for all of our students and teachers. We ask for your help in maintaining the safe environment 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, these include:

  • 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 prior to returning to school. The following link does an exceptional job of explaining what lice looks like, the treatment, and myths. If a student becomes ill during the school day, a parent will be contacted to determine if the student should go home using the guidelines above. Any minor injuries must be reported to a teacher and they will be treated and returned to class. If medication is required, the medication policy 5330 will be followed.

Calendar for ’24/’25 School Year

Next year, school will begin on Monday, August 5th with an Open House scheduled for the evening of July 31st.

’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.

Innocademy School Calendar for 23-24