Message from the Principal

Dear Families, 

My name is Tawanda Robinson and I am honored to introduce myself as the interim principal of Isaac E. Young Middle School.  Over the past twenty-eight years, I have served middle school children and their families in a variety of ways. I have worked as a teacher, a school counselor, and as an administrator. I believe that Isaac is a special place with amazing students, talented staff, and dedicated families. I am so fortunate to be a part of this village. 

I can hardly believe that it is April. It seems like summer is fast approaching and before you know it, we will be planning for the opening days of the next school year. But in the meantime, there is still plenty to accomplish!  We will continue to provide children with rigorous and relevant instruction.

In addition to high expectations for learning and achievement, we will continue to  teach and reinforce the importance of being respectful, being kind, being considerate of others,  and being mindful of how our words and actions can positively or negatively impact our community. We will celebrate students achievements, encourage their independence, push their learning edge, and challenge them to be the absolute best version of themselves. 

As a mother of two, I understand and value the importance of partnerships. Children are more likely to reach their academic potential and achieve their school goals when school personnel work in tandem with parents. I welcome your conversation and input. Please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the administrative team (Dr. Affigne or Mr. Carlson) should you want to talk.

In partnership, 

Tawanda Robinson, Ed. D. 


At Isaac, we want and need your children to be in school everyday. The impact of missing school can be detrimental to a child's outcomes.  Across the country, more than 8 million students are missing so many days of school that they are at risk for school failure.  "Chronic absence — missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for reasons that are excused or unexcused can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing subjects and ninth-graders dropping out of high school" (Attendance Works, 2019). 

We all want the best for our children. But sometimes, life happens. Children will get sick, there will be family emergencies, and children will most certainly have doctor's and dental appointments. We also understand, that sometimes these events are beyond our control. We ask that  your child return to school with a note should they miss school due to an excused reason such as sickness, family emergency, inclement weather, or medical appointments. We ask that whenever possible,  family vacations and travel be scheduled during the summer and school vacation times.  Please contact the attendance office or your child's school counselor for more information. 



Academic Assistance


Students if you need help with academics, homework, or would like some additional time to study, you should POWER UP! Before and after school is your time to receive additional help with learning. Teachers are available to assist you. Make sure you check the teacher's extra help schedule. You can also join our AM and PM Homework Club. AM homework club is held on Mondays and Tuesdays 7:30-8:15 am, room 221. PM Homework Club is held Mondays and Fridays in the library from 2:45-3:40. Hope to see you soon.   

School Counseling Department

Middle school is an exciting yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers. According to the American School Counselor Association, during this transition from childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by a need to explore a variety of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work; high levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue due to rapid growth. During the middle years, adolescents are searching for their own identity as they begin to grow more mature.  At Isaac E. Young, the school counselors support students and families in the areas of academics, career and college readiness and social emotional development.  School counselors are here as a resource for students.  Please contact the school counseling office should you need assistance

Mrs. Cirilio:  School Counseling Office Secretary  914-576-4367

Mrs. Rodriguez: School Counselor

Mrs. Rhett: School Counselor

Mrs. Gabr: School Counselor

Mrs. Smith: School Counselor



If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook for the 2018-2019 school year please see the form below! Yearbooks start at the low price of $30! 

 Isaac Young MS in-school order form.pdf