Health & Wellness

School Health Services is made up of a team of professional nurses, school physician, head nurse and medical secretary.  This team provides medical management and support for students, as well as providing health and safety guidance for the entire school community.   

School nurses play a critical role in addressing the health needs of students, minimizing health-related barriers, and contributing to students’ academic success.  They are in an ideal position to work closely with students and their primary support systems.  Additionally, nurses focus on the health needs of the entire school community, and beyond. 

Consistent with the ICSD mission to engage, educate and empower the students, school nurses help students gain knowledge that will allow them to develop positive, life-long, health behaviors, achieve greater academic success, and become productive members of the community.  

“School nurses provide a non-negotiable value for our nation’s children, keeping them healthy, in school and ready to learn.” (National Association of School Nurses 2011)


Cathy Sinnott, Coordinator of Health Services & Wellness
(607) 274-2127
Kamela Willett, Medical Secretary
(607) 274-2172
School News
Goals & Priorities Survey Launched: Your opinion about Ithaca City School District is highly valued, and through this survey we want to hear your honest feedback. All questions in the survey focus on the entire school district, so please do not limit your answers to your views about a single school. This is an anonymous survey and all your answers are strictly confidential. Reports will not identify individuals, and only overall data will be shared. No one in this district will know if you participated unless you identify yourself ... more >>
ICSD BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL CONDUCT A BUDGET HEARING AND TELE-TOWN HALL: Ithaca, N.Y., May 5, 2017- The Ithaca City School District Board of Education will conduct a budget hearing on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 5:30PM followed by the Tele-Town Hall at 7:30PM. To learn more about the 2017­-2018 budget, please visit the Board of Education Budget page of the Ithaca City School District website. At 7:30PM on Monday, May 8th, all ICSD student households will receive an invitation by phone to participate in a live conference call. During the Tele-Town Hall event, ... more >>
Caroline Elementary School’s Wilderness Performance Academy Aims For a Second Year of Success:   Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Park Foundation supporting innovation in education, Caroline Elementary will implement an innovative summer camp for a second consecutive year. The camp brings rising 2nd and 3rd grade students together for a three-week intensive acting camp designed to support literacy and inclusion. The effort culminates in an outdoor theatre production created by students. Designed to bring together students of multiple ages with a variety of academic skills, ... more >>
Read the ICSD April 2017 Insider today!: The April issue of the ICSD Insider is out! In this issue of the Ithaca City School District's newsletter, you will find photos from school events, an update from athletics, the latest in ICSD Learning and more! Be sure to follow the links for more photos on our Facebook page.  Be sure to  more >>
ICSD HOSTS FREE VIEWING OF MOVIE ‘SCREENAGERS,' GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE: The Ithaca City School District in partnership with the  Ithaca High School PTA will host a free community screening of Screenagers, Growing up in the Digital Age on May 1, 2017 at 6pm in Kulp Auditorium. An edu-documentary, Screenagers , explores how tech time impacts students’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower children to best navigate the digital world. “The effective and appropriate use of digital tools is a topic all communities must grapple ... more >>

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