Message from the Principal

Dear Families, 

I am excited and honored to lead this school as we move deeper into the 2019-2020 school year.  Your child's education is our top priority. Middle school is a short stop on a long journey towards school success. Our commitment at Isaac E. Young is to provide a robust middle school learning experience in a caring environment that will empower students to see themselves as independent learners, problem solvers, innovative thinkers and next generation courageous leaders prepared to pursue their best life in a global society. We will encourage students to assert agency, to build positive peer relationships, to push their learning edge, to find and follow their voice, to resolve conflict in healthy and appropriate ways, and to take advantage of all that middle school offers. 

High standards and expectations for every student in regard to academic performance, ownership of behavior, civic responsibility, and positive respectful interactions with others are paramount in our school.  It is with pride that we hold these high standards and ask each of our students to commit to and hold themselves accountable to these expectations. 

Our team is available to support families should you need assistance with anything related to your child's school success. Please feel free to contact a member of our leadership team, support staff, or teachers. 

In partnership towards building a remarkable school to learn and grow, 

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. 



Visitor Policy


When visiting IEYMS, please enter the building through the entrance facing Pelham Road. Parking is available on the street or in the lower lot. Our handicapped entrance is located on the side of the building off of Centre Avenue. Please make sure you have picture identification.  To promote an orderly and safe arrival and dismissal, staff will be unavailable for meetings  between 8:15-8:35 and 2:45-3:25. We encourage you to contact the Main Office or the School Counseling Office to set up an appointment. 

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 and during your lunch period 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.    

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. Flagstaff:  School Counseling Office Secretary  914-576-4367

Mrs. Rodriguez: School Counselor

Mrs. Rhett: School Counselor

Mrs. Gabr: School Counselor

Mrs. Smith: School Counselor