ICSD to Open Outdoor Facilities for Public Use Beginning July 6

Good news for those wishing to use ICSD’s outdoor facilities for exercising. However, this won’t include the IHS track, which has been ripped out completely during construction on the field. Here’s hoping it comes back better than ever.

If you want to run on a track, my understanding is that the Groton High School track is open and accessible (no fences). Cornell’s track is generally locked. Not sure what the status of the Trumansburg, Lansing, and Newfield tracks might be.

June 30, 2020

ICSD Communications
607.274.2101, ext. 71105

ICSD to Open Outdoor Facilities for Public Use Beginning July 6

ITHACA, N.Y. - Beginning July 6, 2020, the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) will reopen its outdoor facilities for public use, including low-risk youth sports in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order. The district will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the health and safety of children, families and the community.

Group outdoor facility use requests will be managed through ML Schedules, which can be accessed on the ICSD website at ithacacityschools.org/facilities. Those who wish to submit an outdoor facility use request will need to review and confirm their understanding of and commitment to health and safety requirements on behalf of their group or organization. These include, but are not limited to groups of no more than 50 people. Any outdoor facility use request made prior to July 6 will be considered by the district on an individual basis.

The use of playgrounds, play structures and green spaces by individuals or members of the same household does not require district review and approval. The ICSD asks anyone using outdoor district facilities to practice recommended social distancing and hygiene practices, including maintaining six feet of distance from others, staying home when sick, and wearing cloth face coverings as feasible.

At this time, our indoor facilities remain closed. All questions regarding district facility use should be directed to Daniel Breiman, Administration Officer, daniel.breiman@icsd.k12.ny.us.