TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The teachers and staff spent two and half days honing their skills in nature rich teaching.
Beginning the week of March 22nd we will be taking many photos and videos around our campus to use for future marketing projects. If you wish your child not to be photographed individually or even as part of a group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, please specify if an individual photo is not okay, but a group of students would be fine. Or if you’d prefer neither be taken.
VIRTUAL SPRING STUDENT CONFERENCES
Hard to believe, but it’s time for Spring Student Conferences already! Please sign up for a time to conference with your child’s teacher on either Tuesday, March 30th or Wednesday, March 31st using THIS LINK.
OPPORTUNITY FOR BOOK PURCHASE FROM AUTHOR AMY YOUNG
If you were able to attend Amy Young’s presentation last week, then we are confident that you may want to have some of her books in your home. If you would like to order a book by Amy (https://amyyoungart.com/) and have it personalized by her, please order through the Bookman in Grand Haven (https://bookmanbookstore.indielite.org/). You can send Becca Beebe email@example.com your note for Amy to sign. Becca will deliver the books back to Innocademy Homestead campus after Amy has signed them
SPEAKING OF BOOKS…
Here is a fun list for your family to explore as part of March is Reading Month. Be on the lookout for other book lists as we move through the remainder of the year! March-is-Reading-Month-Book-List
PARK PASSPORT 2021
With 12 NEW sites and all new questions, the 2021 Nature-rich Park Passport will guide you and your family to 16 local parks and natural areas where you can find forests, beaches, dunes, lakes, trails and more in our nature-rich community.
PBIS LEARNING CHANNEL MARCH PREVIEW
Below is the updated March schedule for the Michigan Learning Channel:
During March, the Michigan Learning Channel will also be observing National Reading Month, with special programming for families on Saturday evenings. The acclaimed program Reading Rockets will air on Saturday’s at 7:00 p.m. Reading Rockets has resources to help young children build phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension at www.readingrockets.org. There are also online materials and resources for teachers looking for new classroom strategies when teaching reading.
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., the Michigan Learning Channel will air episodes of The Great American Read. The series looks at 100 best-loved books, and groups them by grade level with video assets on PBS Learning Media at https://dptv.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/great-american-read/. PBS Digital Studios also weighed in on this series with a number of short videos with a less formal take on great books called It’s Lit! https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/watch/digital-studios/.
SICK CHILD? POSSIBLE COVID EXPOSURE? SHOULD THEY COME TO 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
INNOCADEMY FAMILY CALENDAR FOR 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR
MARCH HOT LUNCH MENU
MARCH FAMILY ENGAGEMENT NEWSLETTER
Please find the Family Engagement Newsletter for this month: March-Family-Engagement-1Download
ALLEGAN COUNTY FARM BUREAU
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.
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.
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
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, pleaseCLICK 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