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 City School District, local leaders holding “Leading with Love” community walk, Sept. 6, 7:30 a.m.: The Ithaca City School District (ICSD), in cooperation with the City of Ithaca, area clergy - led by Calvary Baptist Church and the First Congregational Church - and Cornell University’s Office of Community Relations, is marking the start of the school year with a community walk from Stewart Park to Ithaca High School.   This simple, nonpolitical event - “Ithaca NY: Leading with Love” - is a celebration of education, young people, and the power ... more >>
The Caroline Wilderness Performance Academy to Perform The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses: In the beauty of nature, celebrate the creative work of children with performance, music, puppetry and dance!   This year, the Caroline Wilderness Performance Academy (CWPA) will present a staged adaptation with puppets of The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble. The performance will be on Thursday, August 24th at 2pm on the Caroline Wilderness Campus.   CWPA is a summer program that focuses on furthering the social/emotional well-being and literacy development of children ... more >>
Dr. Brown's Statement on Violence in Charlottesville: The events in Charlottesville this past weekend are a reminder to me that now, more that ever, our tireless efforts must meet the needs of ALL young people and adults. If we are committed to building a community with love, our community must be dedicated to an inclusive education, culturally responsive teaching practices, and holistic engagement. more >>
ICSD Announces Launch of Summer Farm to Table Program: The Ithaca City School District is excited to announce the launch of its Farm to Table Program (ICSD FTT), offered to second and third grade students from the Belle Sherman, Beverly J. Martin, Cayuga Heights, and Enfield elementary schools. The program runs from July 24 to August 18 and will pick back up in the fall as an afterschool program beginning September 6.    ICSD FTT is funded by the 21 st Century Community Learning Centers (21 st CCLC) grant awarded to the District by the ... more >>
Ithaca Students Place in Top 10 at National Technology Conference: Ithaca teams earned 13 top-ten finishes at the 39th annual national Technology Student Association (TSA) conference in Orlando, Florida. The competition involved nearly 8,000 participants from 49 states and several countries during June 21–25. The conference offered 65 competitive events ranging from computer animation to extemporaneous speech to CO 2 -propelled dragster design. DeWitt Middle School’s Jacob Yoon brought home Ithaca’s biggest prize, taking first place in the ... more >>


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