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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
Best Communities for Music Education 2018: The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This is the sixth consecutive year that the ICSD has received this designation.   The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities for ... more >>
District Title Grant Review Family Meeting: more >>
Lacrosse for Literacy: This year, the varsity girls’ lacrosse team has started a new program called Lacrosse for Literacy, a community service project that helps provide reading materials for our elementary students.   At a recent fundraiser, the team collected commitments for over 150 gift cards that will be delivered to all eight ICSD elementary schools. The gift cards will provide a one-year subscription for magazines and other reading materials that will be chosen by each school’s librarian and ... more >>
Goals and Priorities Survey 2018: The voices of our community matter in the Ithaca City School District. That’s why we’re asking parents, guardians, and community members to participate in our annual Goals and Priorities Survey , which is open now through April 26. Students in grades 5-12 are also invited to take our Student Survey .    The survey asks for feedback on the ICSD, including district operations, services and functions, facilities, communications, and more. It also asks students to share ... more >>
Department Highlight: English as a New Language (ENL): The Ithaca City School District’s English as a New Language (ENL) program touches every facet of the educational process through its work with the district’s English language learners.   The department helps English language learners (ELLs) at all levels of English proficiency to access the same opportunities as their English-speaking peers. ENL teachers work together with classroom and content area content teachers to ensure access to the curriculum through scaffolds, language ... more >>

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Belle Sherman
Beverly J Martin
Cayuga Heights
Fall Creek
South Hill
Boynton Middle
DeWitt Middle
Ithaca HS
Lehman Alternative


Ithaca City School District
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent
400 Lake Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2101