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Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at Boynton Middle School Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at Boynton Middle School October 20, 2021 Dear Boynton Middle School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive student case of COVID-19 at Boynton Middle School. This message is being sent to all Boynton staff, and all families who have a student attending Boynton. Unless you receive a communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We are in the process of notifying all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. Again, if a student is identified as a close contact, you receive an additional message that states your child is ...
Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School October 18, 2021 Dear South Hill Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive student case of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School. This message is being sent to all South Hill staff, and all families who have a student attending South Hill.  We have communicated closely with the TCHD regarding this case, and the previous cases. Some of these cases are likely connected. The TCHD has assured us that these recent cases amongst the South Hill community are due to household exposures, extracurricular exposures, and attending school while symptomatic. The potentially affected students have been notified, or are already home in quarantine.  Staff members who may be affected have been notified and are following ...
Positive Staff Case of COVID-19 at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Positive Staff Case of COVID-19 at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School October 18, 2021 Dear Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive staff case of COVID-19 at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School. This message is being sent to all BJM staff, and all families who have a student attending BJM. Unless you receive a communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We are in the process of notifying all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. Again, if a student is identified as a close contact, you receive an additional message that states ...
Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at DeWitt Middle School Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at DeWitt Middle School October 17, 2021 Dear DeWitt Middle School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive student case of COVID-19 at DeWitt Middle School. This message is being sent to all DeWitt staff, and all families who have a student attending DeWitt. Unless you receive a communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We are in the process of notifying all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. Again, if a student is identified as a close contact, you receive an additional message that states your child is considered ...
Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School October 16, 2021 Dear South Hill Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive student case of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School. This message is being sent to all South Hill staff, and all families who have a student attending South Hill. Unless you receive a communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We have notified all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. Again, if a student is identified as a close contact, you receive an additional message that states your child ...
Positive Staff Case of COVID-19 at Lehman Alternative Community School Positive Staff Case of COVID-19 at Lehman Alternative Community School October 15, 2021 Dear Lehman Alternative Community School,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive staff case of COVID-19 at Lehman Alternative Community School. This message is being sent to all LACS staff, and all families who have a student attending LACS. Unless you receive a communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We have notified all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. Again, if a student is identified as a close contact, you receive an additional message that states your child is considered ...
Two Positive Student Cases of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School Two Positive Student Cases of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School October 15, 2021 Dear South Hill Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 2 positive student cases of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School. This message is being sent to all South Hill staff, and all families who have a student attending South Hill. Unless you receive a communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We have notified all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. Again, if a student is identified as a close contact, you receive an additional message that states your child ...
Two Positive Student Cases of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School Two Positive Student Cases of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School October 14, 2021 Dear South Hill Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 2 positive student cases of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School. This message is being sent to all South Hill staff, and all families who have a student attending South Hill. Unless you receive a communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We have notified all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. Again, if a student is identified as a close contact, you receive an additional message that states your child ...
ICSD Community Letter Re: COVID-19 Screening Testing ICSD Community Letter Re: COVID-19 Screening Testing October 14, 2021 Dear ICSD Community, We are looking forward to beginning COVID-19 screening testing . Our school district is partnering with a federally contracted organization, Affinity Empowering, to offer school-based testing each week. Although we are currently awaiting supplies, we anticipate starting some schools next week, the week of October 18, 2021.  Soon, we hope to have a predictable testing schedule for each of our 12 school buildings.  To participate in screening testing, caregivers must register their children with Affinity Empowering . Staff also must register with Affinity Empowering . Students who are over the age of 18 can register themselves.  The testing program will be supported by a team of retired nurses, administrators, and ...
New Roots Public Hearing New Roots Public Hearing The Ithaca City School District has been notified that the State University of New York Board of Trustees, Charter Schools Institute is in receipt of an application from the New Roots Charter School for a five-year renewal of its charter. As part of the renewal process, and because New Roots is located with the district, the ICSD was required to host a public hearing and collect comments to be shared with the Charter Schools Institute. The hearing, a recording of which can be viewed below, was held on Thursday, October 14. The ICSD will continue to accept comments from the public for 14 days following the hearing. Comments can be submitted to the Board Clerk, Tricia Beresford, by email ( tricia.beresford@icsd.k12.ny.us ) or regular mail (400 Lake Street, Ithaca, NY 14850). ...
Positive Staff Case of COVID-19 at Boynton Middle School Positive Staff Case of COVID-19 at Boynton Middle School October 13, 2021 Dear Boynton Middle School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive staff case of COVID-19 at Boynton Middle School. This message is being sent to all Boynton staff, and all families who have a student attending Boynton. Unless you receive a follow-up communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We are in the process of notifying all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. If a student is identified as a close contact, you will receive an additional message that states your child ...
Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at Enfield Elementary School Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at Enfield Elementary School October 13, 2021 Dear Enfield Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive student case of COVID-19 at Enfield Elementary School. There are no close contacts in the school setting, as the individual was already at home. All other in-person learning may continue as scheduled. For more information about contact tracing and the ICSD’s role in supporting those efforts, please visit our website . Take care and stay safe.  Sincerely, Luvelle Brown Superintendent
Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School October 13, 2021 Dear South Hill Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive student case of COVID-19 at South Hill Elementary School. There are no close contacts in the school setting, as the individual was already at home. All other in-person learning may continue as scheduled. For more information about contact tracing and the ICSD’s role in supporting those efforts, please visit our website . Take care and stay safe.  Sincerely, Luvelle Brown Superintendent
Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at Caroline Elementary School Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at Caroline Elementary School October 10, 2021 Dear Caroline Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive student case of COVID-19 at Caroline Elementary School. This message is being sent to all Caroline staff, and all families who have a student attending Caroline. Unless you receive a follow-up communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We are in the process of notifying all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. If a student is identified as a close contact, you will receive an additional message that ...
Positive Staff Case of COVID-19 at Lehman Alternative Community School Positive Staff Case of COVID-19 at Lehman Alternative Community School October 8, 2021 Dear Lehman Alternative Community School,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive staff case of COVID-19 at LACS. This message is being sent to all LACS staff, and all families who have a student attending LACS. Unless you receive a follow-up communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We are in the process of notifying all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. If a student is identified as a close contact, you will receive an additional message that states your child is considered a ...
Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at Boynton Middle School Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at Boynton Middle School October 7, 2021 Dear Boynton Middle School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive student case of COVID-19 at Boynton Middle School. This message is being sent to all Boynton staff, and all families who have a student attending Boynton. Unless you receive a follow-up communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We are in the process of notifying all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. If a student is identified as a close contact, you will receive an additional message that states your child ...
Two Positive COVID-19 Cases at Ithaca High School Two Positive COVID-19 Cases at Ithaca High School October 7, 2021 Dear Ithaca High School Community,  The local health departments have confirmed 1 positive student case, and 1 positive staff case of COVID-19 at Ithaca High School. This message is being sent to all IHS staff, and all families who have a student attending IHS. There are no identified close contacts.  For more information about contact tracing and the ICSD’s role in supporting those efforts, please visit our website . Take care and stay safe.  Sincerely, Luvelle Brown Superintendent
Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at Northeast Elementary School Positive Student Case of COVID-19 at Northeast Elementary School October 6, 2021 Dear Northeast Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive student case of COVID-19 at Northeast Elementary School. This message is being sent to all Northeast staff, and all families who have a student attending Northeast. Unless you receive a follow-up communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We are in the process of notifying all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. If a student is identified as a close contact, you will receive an additional message that ...
Positive Staff Case of COVID-19 at Enfield Elementary School Positive Staff Case of COVID-19 at Enfield Elementary School October 6, 2021 Dear Enfield Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 1 positive staff case of COVID-19 at Enfield Elementary School. This message is being sent to all Enfield staff, and all families who have a student attending Enfield. Unless you receive a follow-up communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We are in the process of notifying all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. If a student is identified as a close contact, you will receive an additional message that states ...
Two Positive Student Cases of COVID-19 at Belle Sherman Elementary School Two Positive Student Cases of COVID-19 at Belle Sherman Elementary School October 3, 2021 Dear Belle Sherman Elementary School Community,  The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 2 positive student cases of COVID-19 at Belle Sherman Elementary School. There are no close contacts in the school setting, as the individuals were already quarantined at home. All other in-person learning may continue as scheduled. For more information about contact tracing and the ICSD’s role in supporting those efforts, please visit our website . Take care and stay safe.  Sincerely, Luvelle Brown Superintendent



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