Update Center

4/2/20: Parent/Student Letter

Please click on the link below to access the Parent/Student letter addressing the Governor's announcement of closing schools for face-to-face education for the remainder of this year. 
4/2/20 Parent/Student Letter

3/27/20: Parent Letter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your interest in getting educational information to your child and all children. As we continue to wait for direction from the state level, be assured the administration and staff are working together on solutions to get educational activities out to students. We have to take into consideration the staff and students’ ability and comfort with the technology, along with internet and data access. We are also aware that some levels of education and subject areas are easier to facilitate at home with parent help than others. Teachers want to encourage, not frustrate, the students and parents. We have posted free sites on our website so students may go in and work on the supplemental activities.


Sarah Kettelhohn
Interim Superintendent

3/25/20 UPDATE: Closure Extension and Meals

As you may already be aware from the Executive Order "Stay Safe, Stay Home" in effect through April 13 at 11:59 p.m., the Mandatory School Closure too has been extended. At this time, school will not resume until April 14, 2020. 

As more information continues to become available, we will update you. Until then, we want to remind you that there are many resources on this site about the mandatory closure, school breakfast and lunch, and access to activities, virtual field trips, and online resources to use while at home. 

Breakfast and Lunch (sack) will be available to all students as a drive up/pick up only. The entire week’s meals will be picked up at one time. Please know the amount needed and plan to pick up all meals at the following times and locations:
All Meals for week of March 30 - April 3 – Pickup from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at Jr/Sr High “Pool Doors” OR from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Pompeii Methodist church, North Star Community Center, or Sumner Community Center
All Meals for week of April 6-10 – Pickup from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6 at Jr/Sr High “Pool Doors” OR from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Pompeii Methodist church, North Star Community Center, or Sumner Community Center
Please contact Mr. Bongard at 989-875-8013 with any questions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

These times are unprecedented. While the information about the Coronavirus continues to change, we are committed to keeping our students, staff, and community safe. At the same time, we also want to continue education as much as possible for our students while they remain away from school during the mandatory closure. Please continue to check and use this seciton of the website for Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates including the impact on Ithaca Public Schools and dissemination of information as it becomes available.

Check out the resources we have shared on this site in regards to internet connectivity and continuing education with your child at home. While this situation is certainly out of the ordinary, it is a perfect time to show our children that the opportunity to learn and have fun is always there. We encourage you to take this time and share the extended learning resources with your children.