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)

CONTACT:

Cathy Sinnott, Coordinator of Health Services & Wellness
(607) 274-2127
 
Kamela Willett, Medical Secretary
(607) 274-2172
   
School News
Ithaca Brian Team Aims to Visit Nationals: The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) Brian Team has not let the snowy winter slow them down this year. The Ithaca Brain Team has traveled to a variety of competitions and tournaments this year, showcasing their talents and dedication to their team and teammates.   On February 25, three teams from the ICSD – Ithaca Team A, Ithaca Team B, and Ithaca Team C – traveled to High Technology High School in Lincroft, NJ. Ithaca Team A went 10-1 with a tough loss in the semi-finals ... more >>
State ED Awards $150,000 to ICSD In My Brother's Keeper Grants For Family and Community Engagement Programs: Ithaca, N.Y., March 20, 2017 — The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) has been awarded $150,000 to improve educational outcomes for boys and young men of color. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) awarded more than $6 million in grants to 42 school districts for the Family and Community Engagement Program of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. These grants will support programs to increase the academic achievement and college and career readiness of boys and young men of ... more >>
Dr. Brown Receives 2017 New York State Superintendent of the Year Award:   On Monday, March 6, Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) accepted the award for the 2017 New York State School Superintendent of the Year. The award, given by the New York State Council of School Superintendents, acknowledges Dr. Brown's work with the ICSD and surrounding community to establish a vision of “6000+ Thinkers” and a mission ... more >>
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Dr. Matthew Landahl Will Be the Next Superintendent of Beacon City School District: The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) Deputy Superintendent Dr. Matt Landahl, has accepted a Superintendent position at the Beacon City School District. Beacon, New York is located 65 miles north of New York City, and the school district is composed of 2900 students in four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.  Dr. Landahl will take over in Beacon for the 2017-18 school year, which starts July 1, 2017. Dr. Landahl began his employment in Ithaca City School District, ... more >>


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