WONDERING IF YOUR CHILD(REN) SHOULD ATTEND SCHOOL?
Walk through this super helpful INTERACTIVE FLOW CHART anytime you have a question about whether or not your child should attend school because they are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or have had a possible exposure.
As always, 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
FUN AT IAC THIS WEEK …
Ms. Mead’s and Ms. Jessica’s friends created critter coves this week.
Ms. Carrie’s 7th and 8th grade scientists work on testing absorption.
Ms. Carrie’s 5th and 6th grade scientists are hard at work!
Ms. Jessica’s friends threw Nala, the class guinea pig, a birthday party!
T-SHIRT AND MASK FUNDRAISER
Our T-Shirt and Mask sale closes November 8. If you want to order, order soon! Click HERE to place your order.
UPDATE FROM ALLEGAN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION
On October 22, 20202, the Allegan County superintendents published a letter for the community praising the efforts of COVID-19 mitigation efforts and encouraging everyone to continue following the health department guidelines. Please click HERE to read the letter.
Please continue to encourage your child(ren) to properly wear their masks all day long. Some of their masks are just plumb tuckered out from the daily wear and are giving up by sliding down their little faces. If you wouldn’t mind taking a moment this weekend to check your child’s masks for proper fit, that would be fantastic. Maybe even keeping a spare in their backpacks if they’d like to switch them out midway through the day – – or if one is feeling uncomfortable.
Again, your efforts to keep our learning environment safe by adhering to strict mitigation protocols are remarkable and very appreciated. Our hearts go out to our close neighbors currently struggling with school closings. Please keep doing what you are doing so well… washing hands, maintaining social distance, wearing masks, and keeping a close eye on any potential COVID-19 symptoms your students may be exhibiting and then refraining from sending them to school. It’s truly our best strategy for preventing community-spread from affecting our ability to deliver in-person instruction.
ABSENCES AND TARDIES
Accurately tracking student attendance is extremely important. In an effort to simplify the process for notifying us of absences and/or tardiness, please use the following email address to let us know.
In addition, we are required to record the specific health reason of the absences. For example, please let us know the symptoms that your child is experiencing instead of just saying he/she is sick.
You may have noticed that we have several outdoor learning areas around the outside of our building. We are so excited to continue using these areas throughout the school year! Please help your child feel comfortable during these outdoor adventures by making sure they are dressing appropriately for the weather that day. We know this can often be a challenge! As a reminder, if the temperature and/or windchill brings a reading below 0 degrees, we will not be going outside. On all other days, please bundle up =).
FREE COMMUNITY COVID-19 TESTING EVENTS IN ALLEGAN COUNTY
A MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL RICE, STATE SUPERINTENDENT, and JOCELYN BENSON, MICHIGAN SECRETARY OF STATE
“As the November 3 general election nears, we ask for your help in encouraging district support staff, teachers, administrators, and Students to prioritize safe voting by making a plan to vote. Voting is a fundamental right and civic duty. We need your help to make sure all voters know how to make their voices heard safely this year. In these uncertain times, Michigan voters deserve to know with certainty that their votes will be counted and secure.”
SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS
Please be aware that if school is delayed/cancelled due to weather conditions, Innocademy will place notifications on Channel 8, Channel 13, Facebook as well as send out an email to your family. You can sign up for automatic weather cancellation emails at woodtv.com. We generally follow Fennville Public School closings. If we post that there is a “Two Hour Delay”, it means that Innocademy will begin school at 10:45 am instead of 8:45 am. In this case, school will operate like normal including regular lunch and dismissal times.
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 .
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
Please see below to access the Family Resource Guide: Innocademy Allegan Campus Family Resource Guide 20-21Download