Ithaca City School District


Monday, February 23, 2015
ICSD School Health Services addresses Measles questions

The outbreak of measles cases nationwide has raised concern about the risk of a measles outbreak in the Ithaca area. The ICSD school nurses, head nurse and school physician along with the Tompkins County Health Department have been aware of the declining immunization rates in our District. The lower immunization rate in a community, particularly where people travel widely, increases the risk of a vaccine preventable disease outbreak starting in a school.

ICSD provides ongoing surveillance for illness in the schools. School nurses are monitoring students for communicable diseases. Students who are unimmunized may be excluded from school if there is an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable communicable disease, such as measles or pertussis (whooping cough). The head nurse and school physician work with the Tompkins County Health Department to implement appropriate communicable disease management.

For more details regarding measles, measles vaccination, and additional resources, please visit the ICSD Health and Wellness Measles Information page.



Friday, February 20, 2015
ICSD Food Service part of Farm to School case study

ICSD Food Service participated in the development of case studies about utilizing regionally grown grains and legumes in schools. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has released the study which gives an overview of ICSD Food Service, the beginnings of its Farm to School program, and the development of new recipes using the locally grown produce. 

Read the case study Ithaca City School District and New York-grown Organic Dry Beans and Tofu and the larger research project Using Regionally Grown Grains and Pulses in School Meals for more information.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015
LACS Now Accepting Applications

Dear Students and Parent-Caregivers,

Lehman Alternative Community School is accepting applications from students interested in being entered in a lottery for enrollment in grade 6 for the 2015-2016 school year.

Click here for more information about the LACS program and to read the related letter from Principal Diane Carruthers.


Friday, January 30, 2015
Community Conversation with ICSD Superintendent Brown

The Ithaca City School District, in collaboration with the Village at Ithaca, will hold a community conversation facilitated by Superintendent Luvelle Brown. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 4, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) gym, located at 301 West Court Street. Topics for discussion are accountability and metrics in the Ithaca City School District. The ICSD community is invited to join in the conversation.