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Reopen ICSD

The Ithaca City School District’s vision of 6000+ Thinkers and mission to Engage, Educate, Empower continue whether we are in physical or virtual spaces together. The COVID-19 pandemic pushes our community around this common, powerful, vision and mission.
 

Updates and Announcements


January 20
NYS COVID-19 Report Card

Please note that the ICSD only reports positive COVID-19 cases that are confirmed through laboratory (PCR) testing to the New York State COVID-19 Report Card Dashboard. This includes cases that are confirmed through our school-based testing program and by local health departments. At-home positive antigen tests are NOT reported.


January 14
ICSD Community Letter - Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Protocols

The ICSD will be following the lead of the TCHD and will no longer be calling or emailing families and staff when positive cases of COVID-19 arise. We will continue to update the New York State COVID-19 Dashboard daily, as required for all confirmed laboratory (PCR) tests, but will no longer be providing an additional weekly case count report. More >>


January 7
Weekly COVID-19 Case Summary and Communication

During the week of Saturday, January 1, through Friday, January 7 (as of 4 p.m.), the ICSD confirmed 30 positive cases of COVID-19, including 27 student cases, 1 teacher case, and 2 staff member cases. More >>


January 6
COVID-19 Guidance Update Based on TCHD Press Release

View our new COVID-19 guidance based on recent updates to the Tompkins County Health Department’s COVID-19 quarantine/isolation requirements. All changes are effective immediately and subject to change.


January 5
Weekly COVID-19 Case Summary and Communication

During the week of Friday, December 24, through Friday, December 31, the ICSD confirmed 63 positive cases of COVID-19, including 57 student cases and 6 staff cases. More >>


January 3
ICSD Community Letter

View the ICSD's January 3rd community letter for updates regarding antigen test distribution and our continued commitment to COVID-19 testing and reporting.


December 23
Weekly COVID-19 Case Summary and Communication

During the week of Saturday, December 18, through Thursday, December 23 (as of 4 p.m.), we confirmed 39 positive cases of COVID-19, including 31 student cases and 8 staff cases. More >>


December 17
ICSD Community Letter

At this time, the Tompkins County Health Department is not recommending for K-12 schools to move to virtual learning. However, while we wish to be in-person, at times individuals, specific buildings, and/or the entire school district may need to pivot quickly to a virtual learning modality. We will keep you informed, and we will continue to closely monitor contact tracing, quarantines, staffing, and emergencies. More >>


December 17
Weekly COVID-19 Case Summary and Communication

During the week of Saturday, December 11, through Friday, December 17 (as of 4 p.m.), we confirmed 21 positive cases of COVID-19, including 15 student cases and 6 staff cases. More >>


December 13
COVID-19 Communications Update

In our ongoing effort to be responsive to the needs of our school community, we are streamlining our communications related to COVID-19 effective Monday, December 13th. Rather than issuing an email and phone call with every confirmed student or staff case, we will provide a link to the New York State COVID-19 School Report Card in the symptom screening reminder shared every Monday morning with caregivers. Our website will also be updated weekly with information regarding new cases. We hope streamlining our notices about cases will support timely responses from caregivers of students potentially exposed to a person positive for COVID-19. More >>