Message from the Principal

August 10, 2019

Dear Isaac E. Young Middle School Community,

I want to extend to you and your family a very warm welcome to Isaac E. Young Middle School. Within a few short weeks, we will open our school doors to begin another year. The middle school years are an exciting time when children embark upon new adventures in a short period of three years. It is my hope that together, we will create a year of excellence for our children as we strive to provide them with a high-quality middle school experience. The Isaac faculty is committed to providing a developmentally appropriate, challenging, and rigorous education in a supportive and nurturing environment.  Below you will find some important notes and reminders about the start of the school year. 

School begins on Wednesday, September 4th with student orientation. 

6th Graders report to IEYMS from 8:30-10:00 Enter through Bridge/Castle Steps.

7th Graders report to IEYMS from 9:30-10:30 Enter through Bridge/Castle Steps.

8th Graders report to IEYMS from 11:00-12:00 Enter through Centre Avenue. 

The first full day of school for all students will be Thursday, September 5th, 2019.  Students will receive paper schedules on September 5th. You may access your child’s schedule through the parent portal in early September. If you have not done so, I encourage you to enroll in the Home Access Program. Registration information is available on-line on this website. Click on quick links and then home access center. Grade specific welcome letters are available for view or print on the IEYMS website via smartphone, laptop and table-top devices. 

It is important that students attend school every day on time. School hours for all sixth-grade students will be 8:20-3:00. First period will begin at 8:20 sharp. Students will enter the building at 8:15. After school help will be available for sixth-grade students from 3:00-3:30. School hours for all seventh and eighth grade students will be 8:30-3:16. Students will enter the building at 8:25 and period one will begin at 8:30 sharp. After school help will be available for seventh and eighth grade students from 3:18-3:48. The breakfast program will be available starting at 7:45 a.m. on September 5th

Throughout the year, we will communicate with you via backpack letters, emails, school messenger, and text messaging. Please do not hesitate to contact the school counseling office to set up a conference, if needed. You may also email teachers, counselors, and school staff directly.  Appointments with administrators can be made by contacting the Main Office. 

I extend a special, year-long invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible starting with our Open House Meet the Teacher Night. Details will be provided later. 

Warmest Regards and hopes for a great year!

Tawanda Robinson, Ed. D.

Interim Principal


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. 



IEYMS- Start with Hello

Start with Hello Week - Sept. 23rd to 27, 2019

Spreading Kindness~~~Building Community

Please click here for our week's schedule:  START WITH HELLO WEEK AT IEYMS 2019.pdf 



MONDAY-  Say “HEY” Day- Students will wear name tags that were made during period 1. The goal is to say hello and greet students by name. 

TUESDAY- Positivity Challenge- Students are asked to leave positive messages on positivity walls throughout the building and in classrooms.  Students are encouraged to make a positive contribution to the school community.

WEDNESDAY- Make Someone Smile Day-  Students will receive bracelets in homeroom. Students are asked to consider how they have the ability to make someone’s day better.

THURSDAY- Mix it Up Thursday-   We are asking teachers to allow students to sit next to someone new.  In the cafeteria, students will be encouraged to sit at a new table and take part in a Get to Know You Scavenger Hunt. 

FRIDAY-  WEAR GREEN to Show your school spirit!  School Community Goals- Students will reflect on the week and set goals for themselves on how they might contribute to an inclusive, positive school community. 

PTA Welcome Letter and Membership Form

The PTA offers parents and members of the community an opportunity to help make Isaac E. Young the best school for our children. All are welcome to attend the monthly PTA meetings.  These meetings are informative and outline what the PTA has planned.  The PTA sponsors a variety of events for the IEY families.  Below you will find the annual welcome letter and the membership form. We encourage all of our parents and community partners to join the PTA. 

2019-20-PTA Membership Form.pdf  

President welcome letter-2019-2020 2.pdf 

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 2:15-2:45. We encourage you to contact the Main Office or the School Counseling Office to set up an appointment.