June 1st

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 06/01/2022

  1. IHS Staff Appreciation (6/5) – contribution deadline 
  2. IHS Attendance Office Contacts (A-K and L-Z)
  3. IHS Athletics Updates
  4. NYS Regents (6/15-23)
  5. IHS Scholarship Opportunities
  6. IHS Yearbook Purchase
  7. CCO Youth Orchestra Season Finale Concert (6/11)
  8. SAT and ACT Dates

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1. IHS Teachers and Staff Appreciation, Gift Cards Campaign. Please contribute! https://app.memberhub.gives/bd3cc1 or text ‘giftcard’ to (919) 626-3277 (ends 6/5).

There are just over 200 staff members who teach, support, guide and care for our kids each and every day. We want to honor each of our hardworking caregivers with a gift card to local downtown businesses to convey our sincere appreciation for all they do! We are asking you to please make your financial contribution by June 5th. Any amount is welcome and will be of great help! If your budget allows, please give generously.

Thank you in advance for your kind generosity. Want to volunteer? Please feel free to reach out with any questions to Judi Galgoczy at lucidcolour@gmail.com or Deawn Hersini at dhersini@yahoo.com.

2. IHS Attendance Office Update: Until further notice, please send all Attendance Office emails to BOTH Marilyn Sgrecci at msgrecci@icsd.k12.ny.us  AND Brenda Sullivan at bsulliva@icsd.k12.ny.us for students with last names A-K only. For students with last names L-Z please send emails to Jeff Dubert at jeff.dubert@icsd.k12.ny.us

3. IHS Athletics Updates

4. NYS Regents June 2022 (June 15-23, 2022). The NYS Regents are scheduled June 15-23rd). Note: The New York Regents exam (scheduled June 1st) for United States History and Government (Framework) has been canceled due to content “that has the potential to compound student trauma caused by the recent violence in Buffalo.” 

5. IHS Scholarship Opportunities

  • 2022-23 Excelsior Scholarship application is open May 24 – August 31. In combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. The Excelsior Scholarship covers any remaining gap in tuition expenses, after other federal and state grants and scholarships are applied, up to $5,500. Tuition rates are based on 2022-23 resident tuition rate charged by SUNY ($7,070) or CUNY ($6,930).Check eligibility requirements to apply

6. IHS Yearbook Purchase. To purchase a yearbook visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter Ithaca High School’s code: 8812. You can also send a check for $75 made out to IHS Annual to IHS Annual c/o Lyn Reitenbach, 1401 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850.

7. Cayuga Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra Season Finale Concert (features many IHS students), Saturday, June 11th, 4:00pm, Ford Hall, Ithaca College. The CCO Youth Orchestra offers a triumphant and hopeful conclusion to our fifth season, which presents works by William Grant Still, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Aaron Copland. Featuring CCOYO Concerto Competition winner Aliza Proulx, as well as guest artists London McDaniel on Tenor banjo and Leslyn McBean-Clairborne as Narrator of the Lincoln Portrait. To make our music accessible to all, attendance is unticketed and free – we just ask that you wear a mask. To support our music-making, if you are able, donations of any amount are welcome.

8. SAT and ACT upcoming dates. SAT dates: Anticipated 2022-23 early dates of August 27, 2022 and October 1, 2022. ACT dates: June 11, 2022 and *July 16, 2022 (register by June 17). *No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.

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