NEW STAFF INTRODUCTION
We are happy to announce two staff changes. Ken Pinch will be our school interventionist, and Bailey Rhoda has joined us as the Special Education Resource Room teacher. They can be reached by email at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us in welcoming them to our team.
HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION REPORT
Reminder: We need each family to fill out the lunch form that was sent home. These forms are extremely important and play a part in funding for our school. Please return them ASAP. Thanks!
OUTDOOR LEARNING FUNDRAISER
We are starting our t-shirt sale on Thursday! The money we earn will go into a field trip account so we can take our students on field experiences throughout the year! Because of Covid-19 and the mask mandate, we are also selling face masks! Click or copy and paste the links below to order IAC shirts and masks!
Adult Sized Face Masks:
Kid sized Face Masks:
FAMILY and STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
As you might recall, we have collaborated with Fennville and Glen Public Schools to offer family and student mental health support in western Allegan County. Through this collaboration, we’ve partnered with Pine Rest Mental Health Services. Raeylynn Jimenez will be in our area each Monday and Friday to provide support for our community. If you are interested in speaking with her, please call or email Marty [email@example.com] to get more information. This service is a great example of what a community can provide when we pool our resources together; please consider using it.
PICTURE DAY – OCTOBER 7TH
Student pictures will be taken on October 7th. Please look for the flyer that was sent home with your child. Contact your child’s teacher for another copy if needed. If you child(ren) attend VAAC, please contact Marty to make arrangements for pictures.
Please continue to look for emails, visit the Facebook page, and find information on the website from the Virtual Academy of Allegan County. Digital communication will be the primary tool. Please reach out to your VAAC teacher if you have any questions.
BREAKFAST and LUNCH
Each Thursday from 4:00 – 4:30 at the Fennville Elementary School you can pick up five days worth of breakfast and lunch for your child attending VAAC. Please pull into the circular drive and someone will help you.
For the most part, kids have been doing a great job of wearing their masks appropriately throughout the day! Thank you!
If you wouldn’t mind taking a moment to check with your kiddo on the fit of his/her mask, that would be great! Have them place it on their face as they would do in class. This way you can help with any adjustments so that it fits snugly over their mouth and nose. If you have an extra to throw in their backpack, that would be great – just in case they forget one in the morning or maybe have an incredibly wicked sneeze at some point during the day – or maybe would just enjoy a fresh one to change into later in the day.
Unfortunately, we are entering the season of horrible allergies, colds and flu. If your child is suffering from any of the symptoms, below, that are NOT related to seasonal allergies, they should be kept home until symptoms are no longer present without the use of medication.
- Runny nose and/or congestion
- Tired and/or achy
- Short of breath
- New loss of taste and or smell
COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER – EFFECTIVE BEGINNING ON MONDAY
Last week Executive Order 2020-185 was signed requiring all Michigan students in grades kindergarten and up to wear protective face masks when in classrooms of schools in Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan. Our younger friends have been doing a great job in building up their stamina for this tweak to all day mask wearing beginning on Monday.
ONLINE TUTORING SESSIONS OFFERED BY GVSU
GVSU K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring is available for any student in grades K-12 beginning on October 5th, 2020. This program is a free, virtual 1:1 tutoring service in which students can harness additional learning support through connecting with university students faculty, or staff with expertise in various subjects. All sessions will be held through Zoom. Whether you are looking for a one-time appointment or recurring, weekly sessions, the tutoring center can accommodate any student’s tutoring needs.
They also provide free college-prep mentoring for 11th-12th grade students!
If you and your chld(ren) would like to sell candy bars to help with your field trip funds, please make sure to return the signed permission slip by October 6th. If you did not get a permission slip, please contact your child’s teacher; one box of candy bars will come home with your child on October 6th if you turned in a permission slip.
VIRTUAL/VIDEO INFORMATION RESOURCES
There has been a slight change in how we will communicate some fun and informational “need-to-knows” of the classroom and school. We will have videos available on our Parent Facebook group from teachers and staff during the week of October 12th. In the meantime, please feel free to call the school or email your child(ren)’s teacher if you have any questions.
COVID-19 DASHBOARD FOR INNOCADEMY
Innocademy Allegan Campus will share updated COVID-19 data each Monday afternoon. Due to HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) laws, no personal information will be shared.
When Innocademy Allegan Campus receives notification of a positive case, we will contact the county health department who traces and directly contacts those in close contact of the positive case. Innocademy Allegan Campus will notify the school family of the case and the actions taking place. You can find the IAC COVID-19 Data page HERE.
STUDENT LED CONFERENCE SIGN UP
We are excited to host VIRTUAL conferences with you through Zoom on Wednesday, October 14th or Thursday, October 15th this fall. Please click on the link below to sign up for conferences.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY, FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE RECEIPT, and PHOTO RELEASE CONSENT
Please click on this LINK to indicate you understand that you can find the Family Resource Guide, Photo Release Form, and Student Device Acceptable Use Policy on our website at https://allegan.innocademy.com/parents/ and, after reading them, you know to reach out to Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
VISITORS TO THE BUILDING
Thank you for adhering to the Michigan Return to School Roadmap Guidelines and not entering the building with your students each day. If/when there is a time your child will be late or needs to leave early, please…
- Communicate as normal with your child’s classroom teacher and/or Ms. Reita at 269-561-4050.
- When you arrive, ring the doorbell outside of the building.
- Wait for your child outside .
COVID FLOWCHART FOR SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS
Please see below for the revised (8/31) flow chart issued by the Ottawa County Health DepartmentCOVID-19-Return-to-School-Toolkit__08312020Download
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
Please see below to access the Family Resource Guide:Innocademy Allegan Campus Family Resource Guide 20-21Download
Please screen your child(ren) everyday before sending him/her to school. It’s vitally important for every family to take the time to do this on a daily basis for the safety of all students and staff. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.