PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR AN URGENT COVID – 19 COMMUNICATION TODAY
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…
Students in Young Fives through second grade learned a lot about birds at the Outdoor Discovery Center this week! We even got to see two raptors up close! Such an amazing way to spend our Tuesday morning!
Bittersweet Ski Passes – Virtual and In Person Learners Can Both Take Part!
We are again offering Bittersweet Ski Passes for students (7 + years) and their families (extended families, too!) through Innocademy and iCademy Global.
Ski passes are a great opportunity for folks to purchase a pass ($22) that acts as a coupon throughout the season, reducing the prices on lift tickets, helmets, and rentals. The pass can be used, repeatedly, at any time throughout the ski season (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days), by the pass holder! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend.
If you are interested, please…
- Read through the attached information – INCLUDING COVID 19 policies
- Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
- Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT)
- Label envelope: BITTERSWEET SKI PASSES – LEISA LOBBEZOO
- Return to campus. If you would like to mail the forms and payment via US mail, that is great, too! Please use the information, below:
Leisa Lobbezoo iCademy Global, 8485 Homestead Drive, Zeeland, MI 49464
Once we receive the application and payment, there is usually about a 14 school day turn around for your information to be processed at Bittersweet and passes to be issued so please plan ahead. =)
Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”
WITHOUT SKI CLUB PASSES
$32-$57 lift ticket
$10 helmet rental
WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($22 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)
Adult (anyone not still in high school)
$26 lift ticket
Student (7 years old and older)
$22 lift ticket
$10 helmet rental
+ 2 FREE Lessons or NASTAR run
PARENT PERCEPTION SURVEY – Due November 17th (EXTENDED)
Each year we survey our Innocademy Families, students, and staff to gather input on how the year is going so far. Once the perception data is gathered, we analyze the results and develop strategies to further grow our program as well as celebrate our successes. This process is a component of our Comprehensive Needs Assessment which drives our School Improvement Plan. We value your input! Thank you for taking time to complete the PARENT PERCEPTION SURVEY on or before November 17th.
Every year we have an open house or curriculum night where, among other things, we explain how our Title I funds are spent and what it means to be a School-Wide Title school. Because we are unable to meet in person, please CLICK HERE to view a short presentation on Title I. Let Marty know if you have any questions.
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
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, and Facebook, as well as send an email and RainedOut text message 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