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
IPEI Awards More Than $20,000 in Grants to ICSD Teachers: The Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) has awarded more than $20,000 to Ithaca City School District (ICSD) teachers for a range of projects connecting community and curriculum— from STEM and social justice to creative arts and literacy.    A total of $8,936.27 was awarded for 22 Red and Gold Grants; $13,212.00 was awarded for 11 Teacher Grants. In addition, three Connecting Classroom applicants were invited to move forward with formal proposals.     “The ... more >>
Professional Learning Community Day:   On Friday, October 27, the Ithaca City School District held its district-wide Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day. All staff gathered in the school buildings they serve to focus on this year’s theme: Engaging All Students.   Administrators collaboratively planned learning for the day. ICSD staff from transportation, health and wellness, facilities, administration, and teaching rolled up their sleeves to read and discuss ... more >>
Get Ready for Team ICSD Day!: Team ICSD Day is Tuesday, December 5! On this day, we will saturate our school community and beyond with examples of collaboration, camaraderie, and celebration for the Ithaca City School District. During this special day, we pay tribute to the culture of love that exists in our learning organization. On Team ICSD Day, everyone directly or indirectly ... more >>
IHS String Quartet to Join the Pros: When the touring show  Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown  comes to the State Theatre of Ithaca on Friday, December 1, two local high school string quartets will have the privilege of joining the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening.    The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band  Satisfaction  against rival Brit boys  Abbey Road  in an all-out ... more >>
IHS Fall Drama Performance: Fools , a comedy by Neil Simon, will be presented by Ithaca High School in our Black Box Theatre on Thursday, November 2, Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.     Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic when he lands the job of schoolmaster in the idyllic town of Kulyenchikov. But when he arrives, he discovers that the entire town is under a 200-year-old curse that has turned all who live there into fools. Leon has 24 hours to break ... more >>

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