September 15th

The following is a weekly e-newsletter containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families.  This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS.  This e-newsletter is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA E-News 9/15/2021

  1. ICSD Mask Policy
  2. IHS Bell Schedule
  3. IHS Athletics Updates
  4. IHS Fall Drama Auditions (9/16-9/17)
  5. IHS Virtual College Visits
  6. IHS Daily Announcements
  7. IHS Clubs
  8. IHS Community Closet – donations needed
  9. IHS Seniors: FAFSA Form (opens 10/1)
  10. IHS PSAT/NMSQT (registration deadline 10/16)
  11. IHS Seniors: Elks Foundation Scholarship (deadline 11/15)
  12. Cornell Girls Who Code (starts 9/19)
  13. 2021-22 SAT/ACT dates
  14. IPEI 2021-22 Red and Gold and Teacher Grants (deadline 10/6)
  15. FABG Grants Deadlines (10/15 & 2/1)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/september-15th-2/

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1. ICSD Mask Policy: As of August 20, masks are required indoors on ICSD campuses, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are required outdoors when one cannot maintain 6 feet of distance.

2. IHS Bell Schedules. The IHS bell schedules for regular school days, as well as for days with two-hour delays or assemblies, are listed here.

3. IHS Athletics Updates

Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year! We look forward to supporting and celebrating our scholars and athletic programming. Varsity, JV and Modified Football sport seasons are underway! 

  • Please see Schedule Galaxy for the complete list of contests for all sports.
  • Please see the Fall Sports FAQ document here and Scholar-Athlete/Family Handbook.
  • Modified sports (7th/8th) tryouts begin September 13th. Please reach out to the coach for practice & tryout time & locations. Contact List here.
  • The National Letter of Intent signing ceremony for ICSD scholars will be held in the Multi-PurposeRoom at IHS on Wednesday, November 17th beginning at 5:30pm. More information to come.
  • Please see the Athletics Website for the most recent updates throughout the school year and contact the Athletics Office at 274-2155 with any questions
  • Important Contacts for Facilities and Health & Wellness questions:

4. IHS Fall Drama Auditions (Thursday, September 16th and Friday, September 17th at 3:45pm Black Box Theatre). SHE KILLS MONSTERS is a Dungeons and Dragons comedy about a young woman who learns about her late sister through her DnD Adventure Book. Auditions are Thursday or Friday at 3:45pm in the Black Box — no previous experience or preparation is necessary! All are welcome 🙂

5. IHS College Representative September Virtual Visits (sign up in Naviance):

  • Bryant University on Thursday, September 16th at 10:50am
  • Tulane University on Thursday, September 16th at 11:40am
  • Washington University in St Louis on Thursday, September 16th at 4:15pm
  • St Bonaventure University on Friday, September 17th at 10:50am
  • Wells College on Friday, September 17th at 11:40am
  • University of Connecticut on Friday, September 17th at 12:30pm
  • Hofstra University on Friday, September 17th at 4:15pm
  • Hamilton College on Monday, September 20th at 12:30pm
  • Utica College on Monday, September 20th at 4:15pm
  • SUNY Oneonta on Tuesday, September 21st at 10:50am
  • University of Rhode Island on Tuesday, September 21st at 11:40am
  • SUNY at Purchase College on Tuesday, September 21st at 12:30pm
  • Lafayette College on Wednesday, September 22nd at 11:34am
  • Bates College on Thursday, September 23rd at 12:30pm
  • Lawrence Technical University on Friday, September 24th at 12:30pm
  • Elmira College on Monday, September 27th at 10:50am
  • Macalester College on Monday, September 27th at 11:40am
  • Rochester Institute of Technology on Monday, September 27th at 12:30pm
  • Union College on Monday, September 27th at 4:15pm
  • University of Southern California on Tuesday, September 28th at 11:40am
  • St. John’s University-New York on Wednesday, September 29th at 10:45am
  • Oberlin College on Wednesday, September 29th at 4:15pm
  • Brown University on Thursday, September 30th at 10:50am
  • Bucknell University on Thursday, September 30th at 11:40am

Check Naviance for October and November visits already scheduled. More to come as the school year starts.

6. IHS Daily Announcements. We love our students, but sometimes they are not the best at sharing school announcements. Problem solved! IHS posts Daily Announcements here.

7. IHS Clubs. As of this posting, IHS will offer clubs for the 2021-22 school year. IHS clubs types include: Service Clubs, Culture, Knowledge & Competition, Arts & Performance, Sports & Leisure, Leadership, and Media & Communication. Don’t see something you like? Start a new one! Something for everyone and all are welcome to join.

8. IHS Community Closet Needs Your Help! The IHS Community Closet is a free and confidential space for students to shop for clothes, shoes, and toiletries. It is set up like a store, except everything is free. If your student has outgrown clothes and/or shoes, and they are in great condition, please consider donating to the Community Closet. Some of the most in-demand items are:

  • Sneakers, all sizes, gently used and clean, especially Men’s sizes 10-13 and Women’s sizes 7-9
  • Men’s sweatpants/joggers
  • Hoodies
  • Winter gloves and hats


We accept clean and gently used clothes in sizes Youth L to Adult 3XL. We only accept NEW toiletries, socks, and underwear. Toiletries, especially hair products for all hair types, are in high demand. Period products are also in high demand. If you’d like to donate, or have your student shop the Closet, please contact IHS Teacher-Librarian Rachel McDonald (rachel.mcdonald@icsd.k12.ny.us).

9. IHS Seniors: FAFSA Form (Application opens October 1st). Each year, the FAFSA opens on October 1st. File your FAFSA as close to October 1st as possible to improve your chances of qualifying for the most grant, scholarship and work-study aid. In the meantime, now is a good time to sign-up for your FSA ID if you and your student don’t already have one. The FSA ID allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. Pro-tip: checkout IHS Student Services Financial Aid Resources page.

10. IHS PSAT/NMSQT (Exam Saturday, October 16th). Ithaca High School will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The PSAT/NMSQT exam is available to all Grade 11 students at no cost. More information will be provided for registrants as we approach the exam date. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Jay Barnes at jbarnes@icsd.k12.ny.us or (607) 274-2218 in the College & Career Office.

11. IHS Seniors: Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships 2022 (deadline November 15, 2021). Elks National Foundation will award a total of 500 Most Valuable Student Scholarships, ranging from $4,000 to $50,000 (paid out over four years). The scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US citizen and will attend a four-year school after graduation. Elk affiliation is NOT required. This is a competitive contest based on academics, leadership, service, and financial need. 

12. Cornell Girls Who Code (Starts Sunday, September 19th). We are excited to announce that registration for our Fall 2021 Girls Who Code program is now open! Students will be able to attend free weekly classes where they will get the chance to learn the basics of computer science by using software and hardware to create their own projects and tackle real-world problems. The class is open to all genders. No experience necessary! Come to one of our first classes on Sunday, September 19th to learn about all the cool projects and skills you could learn from joining the program. If you’re interested, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/iAax4RtRa1PJZtGw8  

Details:

  • Middle School: Sundays starting September 19th from 12pm-1:30pm
  • High School: Sundays starting September 19th from 2pm-3:30pm
  • Location: Cornell University, Room TBD (more information regarding specific room location will be provided after registering)

13. 2021-22 SAT and ACT dates: SAT: 2021-22 SAT Dates: October 2, 2021, November 6, 2021, December 4, 2021, March 12, 2022, May 7, 2022, June 4, 2022. ACT: 2021-22 ACT Dates (National): September 11, 2021, October 23, 2021, December 11, 2021, February 12, 2022, April 2, 2022, June 11, 2022, July 16, 2022 (no NYS testing centers). 

14. IPEI 2021-22 Red and Gold and Teacher Grants (Applications due: October 6,  2021, January 5, 2022 and March 16, 2022). Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) supports educators with innovative ideas that energize the curriculum and foster authentic learning experiences that reach all students. Our programs bring a diverse range of community resources into the classroom, stretching students’ imaginations, increasing engagement, and enhancing education. Applications are available online: https://www.ipei.org/grants/

15. Fine Arts Boosters Group Announces 2021-22 Grant Deadlines (October 15, 2021 and February 1, 2022). The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) announces grant deadlines for the 2021-2022 school year to support Ithaca City School District students’ arts learning.  FABG Grants application deadlines are October 15, 2021 and February 1, 2022. Applications are available online at www.fabgithaca.org/receive, by phone 256-4734, or email FABGgrants@ipei.org. Grant applications are submitted electronically.

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September 8th

The following is a weekly e-newsletter containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families.  This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS.  This e-newsletter is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA E-News 9/8/2021 – Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!

  1. ICSD Mask Policy
  2. IHS Athletics Updates
  3. IHS PSAT/NMSQT (registration deadline 9/13)
  4. IHS Virtual College Visits
  5. IHS Seniors: FAFSA Form (opens 10/1)
  6. IHS Seniors: Elks Foundation Scholarship (deadline 11/15)
  7. IHS Daily Announcements
  8. IHS Clubs
  9. IHS Community Closet – donations needed
  10. 2021-22 SAT/ACT dates
  11. IPEI 2021-22 Red and Gold and Teacher Grants (deadline 10/6)
  12. FABG Grants Deadlines (10/15 & 2/1)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/september-8th/

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1. ICSD Mask Policy: As of August 20, masks are required indoors on ICSD campuses, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are required outdoors when one cannot maintain 6 feet of distance.

2. IHS Athletics Updates

Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year! We look forward to supporting and celebrating our scholars and athletic programming. Varsity, JV and Modified Football sport seasons are underway! 

Please see the Athletics Website for the most recent updates throughout the school year and contact the Athletics Office at 274-2155 with any questions

3. IHS PSAT/NMSQT (Exam Saturday, October 16th; Registration deadline Monday, September 13th). Ithaca High School will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The PSAT/NMSQT exam is available to all Grade 11 students at no cost. To sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT exam, please complete the Registration Form by the end of the day on Monday, September 13, 2021. More information will be provided for registrants as we approach the exam date. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Jay Barnes at jbarnes@icsd.k12.ny.us or (607) 274-2218 in the College & Career Office.

4. IHS College Representative September Virtual Visits (sign up in Naviance):

  • Michigan State University on Monday, September 13th at 12:30pm
  • University of Chicago on Monday, September 13th at 4:15pm
  • Princeton University on Tuesday, September 14th at 4:15pm
  • Tulane University on Thursday, September 16th at 11:40am
  • Emerson College on Thursday, September 16th at 12:30pm
  • Washington University in St Louis on Thursday, September 16th at 4:15pm
  • St Bonaventure University on Friday, September 17th at 10:50am
  • Wells College on Friday, September 17th at 11:40am
  • University of Connecticut on Friday, September 17th at 12:30pm
  • Hofstra University on Friday, September 17th at 4:15pm
  • Hamilton College on Monday, September 20th at 12:30pm
  • Utica College on Monday, September 20th at 4:15pm
  • SUNY Oneonta on Tuesday, September 21st at 10:50am
  • University of Rhode Island on Tuesday, September 21st at 11:40am
  • Bates College on Thursday, September 23rd at 12:30pm
  • Lawrence Technical University on Friday, September 24th at 12:30pm
  • Elmira College on Monday, September 27th at 10:50am
  • Macalester College on Monday, September 27th at 11:40am
  • Union College on Monday, September 27th at 4:15pm
  • University of Southern California on Tuesday, September 28th at 11:40am
  • Oberlin College on Wednesday, September 29th at 4:15pm
  • Brown University on Thursday, September 30th at 10:50am
  • Bucknell University on Thursday, September 30th at 11:40am
  • SUNY New Paltz on Thursday, September 30th at 12:30pm

Check Naviance for October and November visits already scheduled. More to come as the school year starts.

5. IHS Seniors: FAFSA Form (Application opens October 1st). Each year, the FAFSA opens on October 1st. File your FAFSA as close to October 1st as possible to improve your chances of qualifying for the most grant, scholarship and work-study aid. In the meantime, now is a good time to sign-up for your FSA ID if you and your student don’t already have one. The FSA ID allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. Pro-tip: checkout IHS Student Services Financial Aid Resources page.

6. IHS Seniors: Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships 2022 (deadline November 15, 2021). Elks National Foundation will award a total of 500 Most Valuable Student Scholarships, ranging from $4,000 to $50,000 (paid out over four years). The scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US citizen and will attend a four-year school after graduation. Elk affiliation is NOT required. This is a competitive contest based on academics, leadership, service, and financial need. 

7. IHS Daily Announcements. We love our students, but sometimes they are not the best at sharing school announcements. Problem solved! IHS posts Daily Announcements here.

8. IHS Clubs. As of this posting, IHS will offer clubs for the 2021-22 school year. IHS clubs types include: Service Clubs, Culture, Knowledge & Competition, Arts & Performance, Sports & Leisure, Leadership, and Media & Communication. Don’t see something you like? Start a new one! Something for everyone and all are welcome to join.

9. IHS Community Closet Needs Your Help! The IHS Community Closet is a free and confidential space for students to shop for clothes, shoes, and toiletries. It is set up like a store, except everything is free. If your student has outgrown clothes and/or shoes, and they are in great condition, please consider donating to the Community Closet. Some of the most in-demand items are:

  • Sneakers, all sizes, gently used and clean, especially Men’s sizes 10-13 and Women’s sizes 7-9
  • Men’s sweatpants/joggers
  • Hoodies
  • Winter gloves and hats


We accept clean and gently used clothes in sizes Youth L to Adult 3XL. We only accept NEW toiletries, socks, and underwear. Toiletries, especially hair products for all hair types, are in high demand. Period products are also in high demand. If you’d like to donate, or have your student shop the Closet, please contact IHS Teacher-Librarian Rachel McDonald (rachel.mcdonald@icsd.k12.ny.us).

10. 2021-22 SAT and ACT dates: SAT: 2021-22 SAT Dates: October 2, 2021, November 6, 2021, December 4, 2021, March 12, 2022, May 7, 2022, June 4, 2022. ACT: 2021-22 ACT Dates (National): September 11, 2021, October 23, 2021, December 11, 2021, February 12, 2022, April 2, 2022, June 11, 2022, July 16, 2022 (no NYS testing centers). 

11. IPEI 2021-22 Red and Gold and Teacher Grants (Applications due: October 6,  2021, January 5, 2022 and March 16, 2022). Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) supports educators with innovative ideas that energize the curriculum and foster authentic learning experiences that reach all students. Our programs bring a diverse range of community resources into the classroom, stretching students’ imaginations, increasing engagement, and enhancing education. Applications are available online: https://www.ipei.org/grants/

12. Fine Arts Boosters Group Announces 2021-22 Grant Deadlines (October 15, 2021 and February 1, 2022). The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) announces grant deadlines for the 2021-2022 school year to support Ithaca City School District students’ arts learning.  FABG Grants application deadlines are October 15, 2021 and February 1, 2022. Applications are available online at www.fabgithaca.org/receive, by phone 256-4734, or email FABGgrants@ipei.org. Grant applications are submitted electronically.

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June 23rd

The following is a weekly e-newsletter containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families.  This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS.  This e-newsletter is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA E-News 6/23/2021 – See you next school year 2021-2022!

  1. IHS Athletics Updates
  2. IHS Key Dates
  3. June 2021 Regents (6/17-24)
  4. IHS Yearbook Pick-up
  5. SAT and ACT (2021-22 dates posted)
  6. YES 2021 Summer Jobs Program
  7. TCPL Sketching in the Park (Wed, 7/7-8/11)
  8. TCPL Virtual Teen Writing Workshop (Mon, 7/12-8/30)
  9. 2021-22 Excelsior Scholarship is Open (deadline 8/31)
  10. FABG Grants Deadlines (10/15 & 2/1)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/june-23rd/

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1. IHS Athletics Updates

The ICSD Athletics staff would like to thank you for your ongoing support during this unprecedented year. We look forward to the Fall 2021 season, and below are the start dates:

JV and Varsity Sports

  • Jul. 23      FamilyID registration opens
  • Aug. 23    First Day of Tryouts

Have a wonderful and safe summer!

2. IHS Key June Dates: Regents Exam Days (June 22-25th) and Staff Last Day (June 25th).

3. June 2021 Regents. Students should only be on campus if they have a scheduled Regents exam or have an appointment pass from a teacher. Open for quiet study during June 22-24 (8:15am-12:15pm). ELA, Living Environment, Algebra 1, and Physical Setting/Earth Science. Final days of June and IHS Regents schedule is available

4. IHS Yearbook Pick-up. Yearbooks are distributed in the Welcome Center during the lunch period from 11:45-12:45 each day school is in session. Yearbook team will also distribute from 3:30pm-4:30pm, Monday – Thursday. People can reach out to Lyn Reitenbach, mreitenb@icsd.k12.ny.us, 607-882-5498 to arrange for an alternate time. Copies are still available to purchase at yearbookordercenter.com by entering the code 8812. Students and others may also bring a check made out to IHS Annual for $75, or pay cash. Those who pre-ordered their book must sign for their book when they pick it up. 

5. Upcoming SAT and ACT dates: SAT: 2021-22 SAT Dates (Anticipated): August 28, 2021, October 2, 2021, November 6, 2021, December 4, 2021, March 12, 2022, May 7, 2022, June 4, 2022. ACT: 2021-22 ACT Dates (National): September 11, 2021, October 23, 2021, December 11, 2021, February 12, 2022, April 2, 2022, June 11, 2022, July 16, 2022 (no NYS testing centers). 

6. YES 2021 Summer Jobs Program. The Youth Employment Service (YES) is a free program of the Ithaca Youth Bureau. The mission of YES is to empower teens to grow into flourishing adults. YES offers work-readiness training, support in finding employment, employment opportunities paid directly by us, and a leadership and civic engagement program. Some of our programs have eligibility requirements, but all teens in Tompkins County, NY who are 14+ qualify for at least some of our services. To apply and find out more information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIoZg-DdD4TBfYoyh3xPZ5Q8D1sLhuG-cW_awEXGbV2PvL8w/viewform 

7. TCPL Sketching in the Park Series (Wednesdays, July 7th-August 11th, 6:00pm-7:30pm). Tompkins County Public Library is pleased to offer Sketching in the Park, an outdoor series on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, July 7 through August 11. Teens and other interested participants are invited to join local artist Ten Van Winkle for weekly in-person drawing classes at Thompson Park (also known as Bell Park) at the intersection of Cascadilla Avenue and North Cayuga Street. Participants are encouraged to bring their own art materials, but some will be provided to those who need them. Chairs and blankets are also encouraged. No previous drawing experience is necessary. Registration is not required, but appreciated. To learn more, visit https://www.tcpl.org/events/sketching-park-4. Questions? Contact Regina DeMauro at rdemauro@tcpl.org.

8. TCPL Virtual Teen Writing Workshop (Mondays, July 12th-August 30th, 4:30-5:30pm). Tompkins County Public Library is pleased to offer a virtual Teen Writing Workshop series on Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, July 12 through August 30. Teens are invited to explore writing through these casual, virtual weekly workshops. Participants will be given different writing prompts each week as well as a chance to share their work. The series is suitable for teens entering grades 6-12, or their homeschool equivalent. To learn more and register to receive the Zoom link for participation, visit https://www.tcpl.org/events/virtual-teen-writing-workshop-6. Questions? Contact Regina DeMauro at rdemauro@tcpl.org.

9. 2021-22 Excelsior Scholarship is Open (deadline August 31st). The Excelsior Scholarship application is now open! The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students. For the 2021-22 academic year, families who earned $125,000 or less in the tax year 2019 are eligible to apply.

10. Fine Arts Boosters Group Announces 2021-22 Grant Deadlines (October 15, 2021 and February 1, 2022). The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) announces grant deadlines for the 2021-2022 school year to support Ithaca City School District students’ arts learning.  FABG Grants application deadlines are October 15, 2021 and February 1, 2022. Applications are available online at www.fabgithaca.org/receive, by phone 256-4734, or email FABGgrants@ipei.org. Grant applications are submitted electronically.

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June 16th

The following is a weekly e-newsletter containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families.  This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS.  This e-newsletter is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA E-News 6/16/2021

  1. IHS Athletics Updates
  2. IHS Key Dates (6/11-25)
  3. IHS 2021 Awards (6/16 & 6/19)
  4. June 2021 Regents (6/17-24)
  5. IHS Yearbook Pick-up – starting today
  6. SAT and ACT (2021-22 dates posted)
  7. YES 2021 Summer Jobs Program
  8. 2021-22 Excelsior Scholarship is Open (deadline 8/31)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/june-16th/

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1. IHS Athletics Updates

The ICSD Athletics staff would like to thank you for your ongoing support during this unprecedented year. We look forward to the Fall 2021 season, and below are the start dates:

JV and Varsity Sports

  • Jul. 23      FamilyID registration opens
  • Aug. 23    First Day of Tryouts

Have a wonderful and safe summer!

2. IHS Key June Dates (June 11th-25th): Last day for students to receive assigned work (June 11th); accepted through June 18th); Last days of classes (June 14th, 15th, 16th, and 18th); IHS Graduation (June 17th); A-Synch Friday (June 18th); Regents Exam Days (June 17th, June 22-25th); All-Staff Work Day (June 21st); and Staff Last Day (June 25th).

3. IHS 2021 Awards (Wednesday, June 16th and Saturday, June 19th). There are two ceremonies: Underclass Awards (Wednesday, June 16th at 4:00pm, IHS Quad) and Senior Awards (Saturday, June 19th at 11:00am, IHS Quad). The academic awards ceremonies are invitation-only. If you (or your student) are receiving an award, you will get an invitation in the mail at your home address with more details. 

4. June 2021 Regents (June 17-24th). Students should only be on campus if they have a scheduled Regents exam or have an appointment pass from a teacher. Open for quiet study during June 22-24 (8:15am-12:15pm). ELA, Living Environment, Algebra 1, and Physical Setting/Earth Science. Final days of June and IHS Regents schedule is available

5. IHS Yearbook Pick-up. Yearbooks are distributed in the Welcome Center during the lunch period from 11:45-12:45 each day school is in session. Yearbook team will also distribute from 3:30pm-4:30pm, Monday – Thursday. People can reach out to Lyn Reitenbach, mreitenb@icsd.k12.ny.us, 607-882-5498 to arrange for an alternate time. Copies are still available to purchase at yearbookordercenter.com by entering the code 8812. Students and others may also bring a check made out to IHS Annual for $75, or pay cash. Those who pre-ordered their book must sign for their book when they pick it up. 

6. Upcoming SAT and ACT dates: SAT: 2021-22 SAT Dates (Anticipated): August 28, 2021, October 2, 2021, November 6, 2021, December 4, 2021, March 12, 2022, May 7, 2022, June 4, 2022. ACT: 2021-22 ACT Dates (National): September 11, 2021, October 23, 2021, December 11, 2021, February 12, 2022, April 2, 2022, June 11, 2022, July 16, 2022 (no NYS testing centers). 

7. YES 2021 Summer Jobs Program. The Youth Employment Service (YES) is a free program of the Ithaca Youth Bureau. The mission of YES is to empower teens to grow into flourishing adults. YES offers work-readiness training, support in finding employment, employment opportunities paid directly by us, and a leadership and civic engagement program. Some of our programs have eligibility requirements, but all teens in Tompkins County, NY who are 14+ qualify for at least some of our services. To apply and find out more information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIoZg-DdD4TBfYoyh3xPZ5Q8D1sLhuG-cW_awEXGbV2PvL8w/viewform 

8. 2021-22 Excelsior Scholarship is Open (deadline August 31st). The Excelsior Scholarship application is now open! The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students. For the 2021-22 academic year, families who earned $125,000 or less in the tax year 2019 are eligible to apply.

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