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
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Ithaca City School District's Music Education Program Receives National Recognition: Ithaca City School District is one of 4% of school districts in nation to receive distinction Ithaca, N.Y., April 13, 2017 – The Ithaca City School District has been named as one of the 2017 Best Communities for Music Education by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The Ithaca City School District is one of 527 districts in the nation recognized for its commitment to music education.  This is the fifth consecutive year the ICSD has been recognized. ... more >>
ICSD launches mobile app!:  Ithaca City School District (ICSD) today launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, students, and the community to stay informed on up-to-date on important issues, information, and activities underway within the school community. The free app, which proudly displays the ICSD logo, colors, and content, can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android.  Developed in partnership with the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC), ... more >>
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IHS Sets Sail with “Anything Goes”: Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl – no musical puts it on stage better than "Anything Goes," and it's coming to the Ithaca High School stage April 7, 8, and 9! A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, "Anything Goes" is delightful, delicious, and de-lovely. When the S.S. American heads out to sea from N.Y.C. to England, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes! ... more >>


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