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Athletics Office
1401 N Cayuga St
Samantha Little
Director of Athletics and Wellness

Beth Hardesty
Senior Typist
Stephanie Valletta
Coordinator of Student Wellness and Athletics

Ainsley Lovejoy
Athletic Trainer

ICSD Coaching Staff

Updates and Announcements

ICSD Little Red Store
Check out our new ICSD Athletics online store for fan packs, team stores, and more: The store is open now through January 22nd.
Little Red Readers
ICSD Athletics recently launched "Little Red Readers,” a program designed to foster a sense of community throughout the district and establish our varsity student-athletes as mentors for younger students.

Each week, one or more student-athlete "Mystery Readers" record themselves reading a favorite childhood book, and the recording is shared with students at all eight of our elementary schools. The Mystery Readers are encouraged to choose books that promote anti-racism, inclusion, and equity, and some will read in languages other than English.

Click here to learn more about Little Red Readers, and be sure to check back every Tuesday to find out who the week's Mystery Reader is!

Weekly Reader: Elinor Kops Kuveke
Book: Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino  View recording >>
Little Red Mystery Reader - Elinor Kops Kuveke
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NYSPHSAA Cancels Winter State Championships, Postpones High-Risk Sports
December 11, 2020: The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced the cancellation of all 2021 Winter State Championships (bowling, basketball, boys swimming and diving, competitive cheerleading, gymnastics, indoor track and field, ice hockey, skiing, and wrestling). 

Additionally, the Association has postponed all high-risk sports until authorization is granted by state officials. Sports determined to be high-risk include basketball, boys lacrosse, competitive cheerleading, football, ice hockey, volleyball, and wrestling.

Low- and moderate-risk regular season sports continue to be permitted, and the 2021 Spring State Championships remain scheduled at this time.

"Always Ithaca" Alumni Spotlights
Our alumni spotlight series called "Always Ithaca" helps to remind current student-athletes that, despite these difficult times, the red and gold run deep and the ICSD family remains strong. 

Click here to view the Always Ithaca alumni spotlights!

Coaches and Officials Appreciation Days 2020-2021
Coaches Appreciation Days
Officials Appreciation Days
  • Fall Sports: October 20-22
  • Winter Sports: January 19-21
  • Spring Sports: May 25-27
Officials appreciation photo
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Staff Wellness
Weight Room Use: The ICSD Strength and Conditioning Room is available for staff use on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-7:45 a.m. (Note: when IHS is engaged in full distance learning, the weight room will not be open to staff.) Please sign up here to use the weight room. Only 12 staff members will be allowed per session. Staff must complete the daily ICSD COVID-19 screening and comply with all safety protocols.

Wellness Newsletter: Check out the January 2021 wellness newsletter for tips on how to start the new year off right, kick stress eating to the curb, and more. To view previous issues of Live Well, Work Well, visit our Staff Wellness Updates webpage.

Capital Project Construction
The Ithaca High School pool and Moresco Stadium are currently under construction, receiving significant upgrades and repairs through the district's 2019 Capital Project. Click on the images below to learn more!
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Moresco Stadium

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