Welcome to Isaac E. Young Middle School

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IEYMS Information and Updates

This section of our webpage offers weekly updates and must know information. For more details about specific topics, please continue to scroll down to the main section of our page. There you will find more important information about our school. Every effort will be made to keep our web page up to date so that our parents can use it as a source of information. 

Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting Sponsored by the New Rochelle High School PTA

As parents of rising or current 9th grade students, you may have questions regarding course selection and opportunities for NRHS Freshman. We will have Francis Curley, the New Rochelle High School Director of Counseling and Guidance, with us for our next PTSA meeting on Wednesday, January 27 at 7pm. Traducción en vivo disponible durante la reunión.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/95776530385
Or iPhone one-tap : 
    US: +16465588656,,95776530385#  or +16465189805,,95776530385# 
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 646 518 9805 
Webinar ID: 957 7653 0385
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/arqOZ0A9i

Weekly Newsletter Links

Please click the link below for the most recent weekly parent newsletter email blast. The English and Spanish language versions are contained within the same document. 

 January 22 Friday Blast.pdf 

   December 21 2020.pdf 

 Friday Blast November 6.pdf 

 October 23 Newsletter.pdf 

 Newsletter Oct 16.pdf 

 Newletter - Oct 16 Spanish Translation.pdf 

New Rochelle High School PAVE Program for Rising 9th Grade Students

The Performing & Visual Arts department of New Rochelle High School would like to invite you to learn more about our program. New Rochelle High School is proud to offer a full catalog of courses in Music, Dance, Acting, and Visual Arts. As students continue their education at the High School, it is important for them to consider ways to balance their daily schedule with classes where their creativity will be cultivated. At New Rochelle High School, every student can find a place to engage with the Arts. In addition to our dynamic Arts programs, students can participate in our PAVE (Performing And Visual Arts Education) program. The PAVE program is an auditioned program where students learn about the arts on a deeper level. With a focus on leadership through the arts, PAVE students have the opportunity to work with local artists and musicians, present and perform regionally, and focus on their own artistry. Please contact Mr. Deepak Marwah at New Rochelle High School for more information.  For information on course offerings, the PAVE program, audition information, the PAVE application and more, please visit this website: New Rochelle Performing & Visual Arts Department.  

To find out more about our programs, please watch this video:

The Performing & Visual Arts Department Video

Fordham University STEP Program Application:

Dear 7th and 8th Grade Families. Happy new year!

There are many valuable opportunities available for students to participate in science, math, and technology enrichment programs. One of these programs is called the STEP program. STEP is a college based program offered throughout the state. STEP is an academic enrichment program for underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged students in 7th - 12th grades. As a STEP scholar, you will receive preparation for college and careers in STEM-related fields, licensed and health professions. Fordham University is offering its virtual Spring STEP program from February 27, 2021 to April 24, 2021 using the Zoom platform. The Fordham University Spring STEP program will operate on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:40 PM. Program components include: 

  • Math and Science academic enrichment classes 

  • Career development workshops

  • High School and College Advising 

  • Elective Courses (Engineering, Forensic Science, Social Justice Issues, Leadership Development, & More!)

Admission to STEP is competitive and based primarily on a student’s academic record, teacher recommendations, and essays detailed on the application.  Students applying to the program should have at least an 85/B average. We highly encourage all applicants to complete and submit their applications early and no later than the Friday, January 15th, 2021 deadline.  STEP Rose Hill Fall 2020 Program Application 

Go to the STEP website www.fordham.edu/STEP for more information. 

If you have any questions, contact Michelle Santana misantana@fordham.edu and Vanessa Calle vcalle1@fordham.edu.

 

 The Knowledge Network of Westchester

The Knowledge Network of Westchester offers free parent workshops around issues impacting adolescents. Registration and participation is free. Series topics include : Supporting Teens in these Challenging Times, Marijuana: Parenting for Prevention, Marijuana: lessons Learned and the Impact on Youth, A Message of Hope, Purpose, and Change-Underage Drinking is Not a "Rite of Passage", and other topics. Sessions are currently scheduled through May of 2021. The Zoom link is provided with the free registration.  https://www.know2prevent.org/2020-2021-speaker-series. Click the link to learn more about their parent learning series.

Amended School Schedule

Until further notice, we will follow a new bell schedule while we are in remote learning.  Click the link below for the complete Virtual School Schedule.  The instructional schedule for Wednesdays has not changed and will consist of synchronous instruction in the morning and asynchronous instruction for the afternoon. This information was emailed to all families on November 25. 

 Amended Virtual Bell Schedule.pdf 

Meet The Teacher Nights

Grade 7, Grade 8, Physical Education, Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, Health, Technology, Home and Careers, Reading, Academic Intervention Math, Resource Room, and all other classes

Many of our teachers in grades 7 and 8 teach multiple subjects across all three grades. In grades 7 and 8, students are not all assigned to one house and could be scheduled across several houses. To ensure that parents can hear from all of their child's teachers, Meet the Teacher night in grades 7 and 8 will consist of detailed video recordings. Meet the Teacher Night videos  Click the link to be directed to the teacher list where you can find your child's teacher. Click on the video to begin watching.  If you have questions after watching the video, please contact your child's teacher directly and they will answer your questions. Grade 6 links will lead you to a power point presentation. 

Middle School Resources

Are you looking for middle school learning resources? Click the link below to find articles, books, links to approved websites, and other useful resources that will help students grow as leaders, readers, and scholars. 

https://sites.google.com/nredlearn.org/middle-school-resources/home

Science Research Fair

Is your child interested in STEM or psychology? Does your child have a curiosity towards creating, inventing, and showing their learning and understanding of how things work. Then this is the program for them. The Foundation for Science Research in New Rochelle, in partnership with the New Rochelle High School Science Research Program is pleased to announce the SECOND annual research fair to be held in January, 2021.This is an opportunity for all students in 4th - 8th grades to do an independent research project on the topic of his/her choice related to science, technology, engineering, psychology and math. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Science Fair Invitation grade 4-8 2.pdf

Opt-in to the CSDNR Text Messaging Service. 

TEXT Messaging
If you would like to receive the screener via text, you will need to opt in to receive text messages from the District. Text the the letter "Y" to 67587 to start receiving SMS messages from the CSDNR. If successful, you will see an automated message confirming your registration.

Weekly Student Health Questionnaire

The district is asking all families whether in hybrid school or virtual school to complete a weekly student health questionnaire. The survey will be emailed and texted to families each week. Please scroll below to our Student Health Screener section of the page to learn more information. 

Bee Line Bus Transportation

Does your child ride the Bee Line bus to school? Information about the Bee Line bus service, routes, and metro card purchases can be found below in the Bus Transportation section of our webpage. Keep scrolling down for more information about Bee Lines transportation. 

Chromebook Assistance is Available

Do you have a Chromebook and need help? If you are looking for technical assistance with a Chromebook, please see the links below:
 
Register for the Parent Home Access Center
 
Home Access allows you to manage and monitor important information. Not only can see your child's report card and progress report grades, you can  set your preferred language preference, update your telephone numbers to receive texts, set up your preferred emails to receive email messages, and update your emergency contact information.  To register for Home Access, click on the blue link below, wait a few seconds, click the redirect link, and you will be redirected to the HAC page.  Then, scroll down to register for HAC, then you can proceed with registration for HAC (Home Access Center). Please call the Main Office if you need assistance with set up. The link to sign in or register is also available above under the Parents and Community tab at the top of the webpage.
 
Progress Report and Report Card Dates
Click the link to view the schedule for the release of progress and report cards.  MP Calendar 2020-2021_rev8 28 20 1 1.pdf 
 
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District Protocols

 NYSDOH Flowchart for Schools pptx.pdf 

COVID-19 Basics Presentation (video)

Mask Protocol  

Transportation Protocol

 Virtual Learning Hubs 

 

Monthly Calendar

 

                                                                                                                         
 
 

Winter Time at The Castle

IEYMS Holiday Family Fun  
Featuring: Sweet Voices of the Castle
With your IEYMS student, listen to the recording. Try to guess who is singing. Enjoy!    

Please click below and enjoy holiday music from our own IEYMS Students!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus Information

Students who take a bus to school may purchase a Metrocard to ride the bus daily. To learn about how our bus routes work, please review the information posted to our district website at: How to Use Our Bus System (Please click on the blue link to view the information on our buses)

  • You can find the bus stop pick up/drop off information at this link: Bus IEYMS 12-20-19.pdf  (click on blue text for link). Please note that Bee Lines Buses are public busses.  Students must be at their designated bus stop prior to the arrival of their bus.
  • Metrocards can be purchased online and with a delay to the start of the school year, the price will be adjusted to account for the later start to the year:  CSDNR Metro Card Purchase.pdf  (please click on the blue link)
  • Metrocards will be provided to students in school during the first week’s orientation.
  • Students CAN board the bus on their first day of school without a metrocard if they are scheduled to pick the metrocard up at school when they arrive to the building.

Can my student purchase a metrocard at school during the first week? Students can also purchase a metrocard at school, if you are unable to do so online.  The pass will be $92.00 for the beginning of the school year.  Sales will take place in the Metro Card Office (across from the security desk).  The student metrocards are renewable in January for a discounted price of $115.00.  If the student metrocard is lost, you may replace it for a $5.00 replacement fee.

Student Health Screener

New Rochelle schools require that all families complete a student health screening questionnaire for all students whether in virtual or hybrid school. We ask that all families complete the screener once a week. Having everyone complete the screener, regardless if learning from home or school, will allow us to respond immediately to families in need of assistance and to conduct contact tracing initiatives in partnership with the Westchester County Health Department. We ask that families complete the survey in a timely manner as outlined below.  The survey should be completed by a parent or adult guardian. We are relying on our families to report accurate information. If you do not complete the survey, a member of our school health team will contact you to provide assistance. 

Cohort A (for hybrid model students in school on Monday and Tuesdays) 

  • We request that you complete the survey by Sunday evening but no later than Monday morning at 7:00 am.

Cohort B (hybrid model students in school on Thursday and Friday)

  • We request that you complete the survey by Wednesday evening but no later than 7:00 am Thursday morning. 

Virtual Learning Model Families (for students that are opting for a full remote option) 

  • We request that you complete the survey by Sunday evening but no later than Monday morning at 7:00 am.

Message from the Principal

Welcome Families to Isaac E. Young Middle School. 

It is with great excitement that we await the first day of school. The start of a new year provides us with the opportunity to meet some amazingly talented young people. This year has certainly tested our fortitude and patience. I hope that the summer months provided you with the chance to recharge and enjoy some of the things you love to do. Despite the continued challenges that may lie ahead of us, we take the role of educating your children very serious and are committed to providing the best education possible regardless of the model. To achieve that goal, it is important that we work in partnership. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have questions or concerns. The assistant principals Mr. Trujillo and Mr. Francaviglia are here to support your child. Please contact them regarding specific grade level concerns. 

In partnership, 

Tawanda Robinson, Ed. D. 

Principal

IEYMS Parent Letter Virtual School.pdf  August 28, 2020

Parent Letter Sept 3 Orientation and first day of virtual school 1.pdf  

Parent Letter Sept 3 translation VS and orientation.pdf 

Parent Letter Sept 11 First day of school English.pdf               

Parent Letter Sept 11 First day of school Spanish.pdf         

School Bell Schedules

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 Amended Virtual Bell Schedule.pdf 

 Bell Schedule Hallway Expectations 2020-2021.pdf 

 

Student Support

Students, do you need to speak with someone during school hours? Let's Link

The school counselors and clinicians work together to support all children. Starting Wednesday, September 16, students are able to see a school counselor, psychologist, or social worker between the hours of 8:20-3:16, Monday-Friday, except during holidays and when schools are closed. The Let's Link room is a place for students who may need to speak with someone during the day.  This is not a place for school counseling. Students can join the Google Classroom using course code fem54d6.  Once in the room, click Meet Link at the top of the page.       

Time Available Support Staff Title
8:30-9:10 Ms. Coley Licensed Clinical Social Worker
9:18-9:58 Mrs. Rhett School Counselor
10:05-10:46 Mrs. Smith School Counselor
10:54-11:34 Ms. Rodriguez School Counselor
11:42-12:22 Dr. Billups Licensed Psychologist
12:430-1:10 Mrs. Gabr School Counselor
1:18-1:58 Ms. Villalona School Psychologist
2:06-2:46 Mrs. Guel School Social Worker

Chromebook Distribution

Students who need a Chromebook should call the Main Office at 914-576-4360 Monday-Thursday, from 9:00-1:30 to schedule an appointment for pick-up. You must complete a device loaner form in order to receive a Chromebook. 

 Device Loaner Form CSDNR English.pdf 

 Device Loaner Form CSDNR Spanish.pdf 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYxFl0VH0fwREndUDq5fY80EpnyWSfNRcPNDAUa3xBDvuH4w/viewform

Grab and Go Meals

Lunch Break Illustrations, Royalty

The City School District of New Rochelle is offering Grab and Go lunch to all registered students. Click the link for more information. 

 Grab and Go Meals.pdf      

Comidas para llevar SPANISH.pdf 

6th Grade Parent Information 2020-2021

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Welcome 6th grade families. We are happy to have you as part of the Isaac learning community. Please click on the link below to learn more about 6th grade. We look forward to a wonderful school year! 

6th Grade Parent Orientation-English.pdf

6th Grade Parent Orientation-Spanish.pdf 

 

School Attendance

At Isaac, we want and need your children to be in school everyday. The impact of missing school, even virtual, 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 whenever possible,  family vacations and travel be scheduled during the summer and school vacation times. 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. In the event that your child will miss a few classes or part of the day due to early dismissal,  for medical appointments or an excusable reason, please contact the attendance office at 914-576-4362. You may also email us at ieymsattendance@nredlearn.org. Please upload any documentation that you may have regarding your child’s absence from school. We recommend that you also notify the teacher. In the event of online/virtual school, please follow the same procedure. Contact the attendance office or email us at the contact information provided. 

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE MATTERS!

 

School Counseling Services

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, behavior, and social-emotional development.  School counselors are here as a resource for students.  Please contact the school counseling office  at 914-576-4367 should you need assistance

School Counselors: Mrs. Gabr, Mrs. Rhett, Mrs. Rodriguez, and Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Smith is currently on leave. Ms. Greene is replacing Mrs. Smith. 

 

 

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