REMINDER: Early Dismissal on Wednesday, May 5th, Thursday, May 6th and Friday, May 7th next week (these are days we traditionally take off for Tulip Time). Students will be dismissed at noon on these days.
Lunch will be served to all students prior to the students leaving at noon.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 2 – 7TH
STATE OF MICHIGAN ‘VACC TO NORMAL’ PLAN
Thanks for doing your part to help us get back to normal at school and in our community. If you have not yet seen it, the Governor shared the ‘Vacc to Normal’ plan, yesterday, during a press conference. If you are 16 or over and have not yet received a vaccination, you may schedule one by visiting https://www.spectrumhealth.org/wmvaccineclinic
ALLEGAN COUNTY VACCINE CLINICS OPEN UP to WALK-INS
(Allegan, MI)— As of April 27, 2021, about 46% of Allegan County individuals have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. ACHD has a goal of 70% of all eligible Allegan County individuals vaccinated by end of 2021. That percentage is believed to be a starting point for establishing herd immunity. Allegan County has appointment and walk in availability at our upcoming vaccine clinics on Friday, April 30 and Saturday May 1. Appointments are available from 9:00am to 4:00pm and walk-in opportunities are from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Walk-ins are limited to the number of vaccines on hand. To secure your vaccine, make an appointment. Vaccines are available to anyone ages 16+.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective tool,” says Allegan County Health Officer, Angelique Joynes, MPH, RN. “Our community is heading in the right direction of herd immunity with 36% of people fully vaccinated in Allegan County.”
Schedule your vaccine appointment today.
· Friday, April 30 at Allegan High School: https://ph-allegan.as.me/nwlkbcfrd
· Saturday, May 1 at Hamilton High School: https://ph-allegan.as.me/frdprvcvdfd
For other vaccine clinics in the area, visit www.allegancounty.org/covid. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and its safety from sources such as CDC.gov/Coronavirus or Michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine
ALLEGAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SURVEY
Hello Parents and Caregivers,
The Allegan County Health Department is looking to understand if you are interested in getting your children vaccinated to prevent COVID-19. ACHD has developed a quick, anonymous survey that should take less than 10 minutes to fill out. The information collected will be used for planning mobile clinic sites and developing/sharing educational materials regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Pfizer has requested emergency approval of their vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 after a successful clinical trial. Moderna’s clinical trial for the same age group is currently underway. The expected timeline of when vaccines for children are likely to be authorized by the FDA is Summer 2021 for children ages 12 to 15 years old and Early 2022 for children ages 6 months and older.
Please complete the following survey for your child(ren). One survey can be completed for each family.
Yours in Health,
Allegan County Health Department
FIELD DAY UPDATE
We will be hosting our annual Kindergarten Round Up on May 13th from 4-5:30. All children who will be five years of age BY SEPTEMBER 1st, 2021, may enter school this fall. When you bring your child to Round Up on May 13th, you will also need to bring your child’s official birth certificate and immunization record. We need these documents in order to register them for school.
*Masks and social distancing are required
MAY FAMILY ENGAGEMENT NEWSLETTER
Our Family Engagement Team wants to share their May newsletter. You can find it HERE.
ALLEGAN CUB SCOUTS
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
MY COVID-19 RISK
This chart may helpful in assessing the Covid-19 risks associated with different activities.
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 .
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.
If you are interested in helping monitor the playground during recess and are fully vaccinated, please let Marty know and he will help coordinate it with you. Recess takes place after lunch from 12:20 to 12:45. Thank you for considering!
Ms. Tara is raising money to provide students with Scholastic books and teaching resources. You can learn more about this campaign and contribute by clicking on the following link: https://shop.scholastic.com/viewCampaign?campaignId=264d09ba-5af0-4f70-8309-5bd2d1a18933
Thank you for considering a contribution in any amount. Please contribute by 06/01/2021 to help reach the goal of $100!
A note went home this week explaining the process for ordering yearbooks this year. If you’re interested in placing an order, please return the form with $10. Or, if you have any questions, please contact Ms. Reita . Delivery of yearbooks is expected at the end of May.
We are heading into testing season that will continue – for the most part – throughout the next few months with M-STEP for students in third through eighth grade (the eighth graders showed phenomenal grit and resilience taking the PSAT this week), NWEA MAPS for all students, as well as other math and reading assessments. For many students this creates extra anxiety. A great resource for families to read that helps reduce your child(ren)’s anxiety can be found HERE. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child(ren)’s teacher(s).
MAY LUNCH MENU
DO YOU QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID – NEED ASSISTANCE?
THANK YOU ACHD!
The ten school districts of AAESA (Allegan Area Educational Services Agency) show their thanks for the collaboration with the Allegan County Health Department. Please CLICK HERE to watch the video.
ODC EDUCATION NETWORK SUMMER CAMPS
The Outdoor Discovery Center Education Network is holding summer camp this year. Please CLICK HERE to learn more, but hurry because they are filling up fast!
ATTENTION ALL BUS RIDERS
Please remind your child(ren) that it is unsafe to take items and toys out of your backpack while riding the bus. We ask that all bus riders keep everything in their backpacks while on the bus. In addition, all bus riders are required to wear a mask before entering the bus. Thank you!
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.
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. Information was sent home with every student this week.
INNOCADEMY FAMILY CALENDAR FOR 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR
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 email@example.com. 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.
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