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July 30 Update Regarding Mask-Wearing on ICSD Campuses
The TCHD is issuing a Health Advisory encouraging all residents, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while indoors around others, thus masking is universally in effect while indoors, on ICSD campuses. Masking remains optional outdoors.

Staff Wellness

Staff Wellness Updates

August Wellness Newsletter

Check out the August 2021 wellness newsletter for summer travel safety tips, a green bean and mushroom medley recipe, and more! To view previous issues of Live Well, Work Well, visit our Staff Wellness Updates webpage.

COVID-19 Vaccination

As of Monday, January 11, 2021, all school personnel are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, along with other priority populations in Phase 1b. The Ithaca City School District is encouraging staff to get vaccinated, however, it is not mandatory. For more information, please review our COVID-19 vaccination FAQs.

Wellness Videos

The ICSD continues to support staff wellness! Now more than ever, it is critical to find ways to take care of yourself. A few members of our Wellness Committee have created videos that address emotional and physical well-being for you to choose from. We hope to provide additional choices in the future and look forward to all being together again soon. 

Flu Fighting Nutrition - Give your Immune System a Boost
Cover of Flu Fighting Nutrition powerpoint presentation
COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Program

On January 4, 2021, the Ithaca City School District began a voluntary COVID-19 surveillance testing program for students and staff, using a non-invasive form of testing. For an overview of the program, along with answers to frequently asked questions, visit

Daily COVID-19 Screening

In conjunction with Cayuga Health, the ICSD developed a daily COVID-19 health screening website that allows employees to easily confirm that they are symptom-free, have not recently tested positive for or been exposed to someone with COVID-19, and have not traveled internationally or from a state on the New York State Travel Advisory list before arriving at work. Click on the links below for more information.

Mental Health Supports

During this difficult and challenging time, you may be feeling, anxious, sad, overwhelmed, or angry at times. Visit our new Mental Health and Well-Being page for a list of mental health supports available to you if you find yourself struggling with your emotions.


Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free, voluntary, and confidential consultation and assistance to help employees and their immediate family members resolve difficulties that may be affecting their personal life or job performance. Visit our EAP page to learn more.


Health Insurance

View the ICSD Benefits page for information on employee health insurance.


Live Well, Work Well

Click here to view issues of Live Well, Work Well, our monthly wellness newsletter! 


Wellness Center Forms

To participate in the staff wellness program and use the wellness center, employees must complete the first two pages of these forms and return them to the strength and wellness coach in the wellness center. Forms are also available for download below.


YMCA Membership

The YMCA has offered all district employees a 10% discount for over 20 years. For more information, visit the YMCA website: