Chief Secondary Officer
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Administrative Assistant
400 Lake Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 274-2251

Jason Trumble

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400 Lake Street, P.O. Box 549, Ithaca, New York 14851-0549

Judy Hoffman Tel: (607) 274-2127
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Pertussis or whooping cough continues to circulate in the community and in the Ithaca City School District affecting both children and adults.

Pertussis is a highly contagious illness that begins with mild, cold-like symptoms including cough and runny nose. These symptoms typically appear within 7-14 days after a person is exposed. The cough worsens over several weeks and turns into “coughing fits” or long series of coughs which may be followed by a whooping noise, vomiting or difficulty catching breath. Older children, adults and very young infants may not develop the classic “whoop” noise. A person with pertussis is contagious for the first 3 weeks of cough illness unless treated with an antibiotic. Infants and young children are at highest risk for complications of pertussis.

If your child is coughing, keep him or her at home and contact your child’s doctor for medical evaluation. The health department advises that anyone being treated for pertussis not go to school or work and stay home during the five days of antibiotic treatment. It is also recommended that everyone living in the household take preventative antibiotics for five days.

The best defense to prevent pertussis is vaccination.

Children typically receive pertussis containing vaccinations as infants and preschoolers then again as adolescents. Unvaccinated children are at higher risk of pertussis disease when exposed. Check your child’s immunization record to be sure they have received pertussis vaccinations.

Pertussis vaccine (“Tdap”) is recommended for adolescents and adults and is readily available at your health care provider’s office or at the Tompkins County Health Department. Parents, grandparents and caregivers of infants and young children should get the Tdap vaccine if they have not already done so.

Go to to learn more about pertussis.

The Ithaca City School District is commencing the process of strategic visioning. This process, which will involve varied stakeholders, will commence in the Fall of 2011 and run through January 2012. Please check the website for regular updates and documents.

Safe Schools Agenda 1-5-12
Safe Schools PowerPoint 1-5-12
Safe School notes - updated 1/25/12

NEW 9/26/11 - ICSD Continuous Improvement Process Update
View the Strategic Visioning slide presentation here

View the 4-26-11 Board of Education work session here

The Ithaca City School District offers a wide variety of education services and programs to meet the individual needs of all of our students and to help students remove barriers that impede them from learning. We are committed to identifying and evaluating all students in the district who may need support services to ensure their success in the educational program. Furthermore, Federal and State regulations dictate procedures for students who have disabilities. Even without laws mandating these programs, the Ithaca City School District acknowledges its responsibility to reach out to students who have special needs.

The Office of Student Services is responsible for:

  • Health Services
  • Equity Mentors Program
  • Secondary Schools
  • Assisting in the development of policies and regulations
  • Maintaining an awareness of current research, developments and trends in education and provide leadership in decision-making about adjustments and initiatives in the District’s student services programs
  • Administering the District’s student attendance policies and procedures
  • Managing Alternative Instruction (tutors) for out-of-school students
  • Managing the Open Enrollment process
  • Coordinating matters pertaining to school safety (see District Safety Plan)
  • Serving as facilitator of the District’ drug prevention efforts
  • Resolving issues regarding student residency, student discipline (including Superintendent's Hearing) and revising the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Monitoring and tracking all students receiving home instruction for compliance with the State Education Department’s requirements

Other Programs:




Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 August 2012 )