SCIENCE AT ITS BEST!
Middle school students have been learning about the heart anatomy and how it works. The students were excited to actually see cow and pig hearts and loved the dissection class! Thank you, Ms. Carrie, for a lesson the students will never forget.
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEW FAMILIES BEGINS ON TUESDAY JANUARY 26TH
As you may know, we are hosting a tour and enrollment night on Tuesday, January 26th and Tuesday, January 29th. While we love you all, these nights are INTENDED FOR FAMILIES NEW TO OUR SCHOOL. If you are enrolling another sibling, you do not need to attend. Links for enrollment will be sent to you to complete for those new kiddos in your family.
We would LOVE your help in passing along info to any families you may know who might be interested in joining us for next year – as a matter of fact, here’s something you could share with them:
As a reminder, attendance is taken twice each day by the teachers. We must report his is information to the State of Michigan. If your child will be absent from school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will be marked tardy if they arrive after 8:45.
In addition, if your child(ren) misses school because of a medical appointment, please have the doctor provide a note for our records.
PARKING LOT SYSTEM
Please enter the pickup line using the east entrance. For the safety of our students, please stay in line. Staff will dismiss students in small groups to their cars as the line moves in front of the school to keep students socially distanced. Our goal is to prevent kids from running into the parking lot without staff supervision and to move the line as quickly as possible. This will help keep as many cars from having to wait on the road as possible. We ask that if you need to chat with a teacher, please pull into the parking spots to keep the flow of traffic moving. Thank you for your cooperation.
RECESS AND LEARNING TO BE FIT – WE LOVE THE OUTDOORS!
We LOVE all of the fun things Ms. Tori has been doing and is planning for our students! As a reminder, students will be outside for both recess and Ms. Tori’s Learning to be Fit class each day that it is not raining hard and the windchill or “feels like” temperature is above 0 degrees. Please help your students dress accordingly.
FREE WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
Free Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Parent & Caregiver Workshop:
Thursday, January 28, 1-3 PM Eastern Time
Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff at our upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more. These days are typically 2-3 hours long, composed of a series of 15-minute small-group presentations. Parents and caregivers can choose the workshops that match their needs and are free to come for one workshop or many. The schedule of workshops will be made available prior to the event. These sessions are offered live and are not recorded for later viewing. Please click here to register: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Additional resources available for families and caregivers.
COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
For those hoping to receive the Covid-19 Vaccination, you may learn more about when you are able to receive the vaccination as well as how to schedule an appointment when the time comes. Please visit THIS LINK .
MY COVID-19 RISK
As we think about Christmas Break and the upcoming holidays, this chart may helpful in assessing the Covid-19 risks associated with different activities.
COVID POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS?
In the event your child receives a positive COVID diagnosis, please make sure to contact us, immediately. We must continue to update the COVID transparency page on our website and be able to work with the health department in their contact tracing efforts.
ENROLLMENT FOR 21-22
Pease check your inboxes for an Allegan email that was sent on Friday regarding your help in our planning for the 2021-2022 school year. You can indicate your intentions for next year by completing the survey here, Innocademy Family Commitment Form.
As always, if you have questions regarding enrollment, specific programming options or placement you would like to discuss, please let Marty know.
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT NEWSLETTER
Looking for some tips and tricks for math and reading? Interested in some ideas for outside winter fun? Looking for ways to care for your own and others emotional health?
INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS
As we do each year, for any inclement weather delays or full day cancellations, we will follow the lead of Fennville Public Schools. We will notify our families through our Innocademy Facebook page, WOODTV, WZZM13, as well as an email.
As a reminder, should there be a 2 hour delay, we will begin school at 10:45am, instead of 8:45am. Dismissal will remain at 3:30pm for that day.
Also, we are not planning to flip to remote learning during one-day delays or cancellations. Should there be an extended weather event over the course of several days, and we have the opportunity to prepare for it, we will be in communication with you should we make the decision to transition to remote learning at that point.
The following is our lunch menu; we will continue to keep you updated as the menu builds.
FEEDING AMERICA MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Mark your calendar and share these dates with friends and neighbors! Feeding America Mobile Food Distribution takes place in the Roosevelt Elementary of Zeeland Public Schools in the west parking lot. This is a drive-thru, no contact distribution. All are welcome. No income guidelines or proof of residency required. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
The event runs 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on:
- January 12
- February 16
- March 9
- April 13
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
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.
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
Please see below to access the Family Resource Guide: Innocademy Allegan Campus Family Resource Guide 20-21 Download