The 2021-2022 Calendar is Out
The calendar was adopted by the Board of Education on April 6, 2021.
IEYMS Information and Updates
Final Assessment Schedule
The last day of school for middle school students is June 16. Final assessments begin on June 17. Students who are virtual will take their final assessments virtually. Students who are in person will continue to report to IEYMS to take their final exams. Exams begin at 8:45 and end at 10:45. Students will be dismissed at 10:45. Students who receive testing accommodations such as extra time will be given the time to complete their assessments. Please click the link for the final assessment schedule. The schedule was also emailed to all students and families with an active email on file.
8th Grade Cap and Gown Orders
You are still able to order your child's graduation cap and gown online. Payment is fast and easy. The cap and gown will be delivered directly to your home. You are able to order your child's cap and gown in the school colors, either green or white. You will need to have your child’s measurements from head to toe to get the correct fit. All orders must be processed before May 15. A timely delivery cannot be guaranteed after this date. Once you place your order, please work directly with the company around product concerns. https://zchampionshiprings.com/product/isaac-e-young-middle-school-cap-gown-portal-2021
Important information regarding the NYS Math assessment, Living Environment, and Algebra 1 Regents examinations
Below, please read important information about the NYS math assessment and the Algebra 1 and Living Environment Regents exams. Below you will find two letters and a survey link. Read letter 1 titled Math Assessment if your child is enrolled in Math 6, Math 7, or Math 8. Read letter 2 titled Regents Letter if your child is currently enrolled in Algebra 1 or Living Environment. The Regents survey link will lead you to a survey about your intentions for your child to take the Algebra 1 or Living Environment Regents. The survey link is also included in the Regents letter. Only complete the survey once if your child is currently enrolled in Algebra 1, Living Environment or both. The survey deadline is April 28. If you do not complete the survey, we will not schedule your child for a Regents examination.
Regents Survey Link: https://forms.gle/
New York State ELA Assessment April 21, 2021
Please read the letter regarding the administration of the NYS ELA assessment on April 20, 2021. Once you open the link, scroll down for Spanish. ELA Assessment April 20 2021.pdf
CTY Meeting: Thursday, March 25, 2021, @6:00pm
Click the link below to access tonight's meeting.
Meeting ID: 920 1415 8894
The Fall II sports season will begin on Thursday, March 18 and end by Saturday, April 24, 2021 and will include modified football and volleyball. The spring sports season has been approved and will begin on April 26. The spring sports season will include the full range of sports including baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, and track and field. You must register your child using the FamilyID system. The link is below. Registration is open. Due to New York State regulations, grade 6 students are ineligible to participate in modified sports. They can participate in after school sports activities. See the list of after school activities listed under after school clubs.
Weekly Newsletter Links
IEYMS Food Pantry
IEYMS is the site of a new Food Pantry Program. Please click the link for more information.
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
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.
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.
Opt-in to the CSDNR Text Messaging Service.
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
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)
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.
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)
Cohort B (hybrid model students in school on Thursday and Friday)
Virtual Learning Model Families (for students that are opting for a full remote option)
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.
Tawanda Robinson, Ed. D.
IEYMS Parent Letter Virtual School.pdf August 28, 2020
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|
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.
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 email@example.com. 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!
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.
Isaac E. Young Middle School invites you to shop our Online Book Fair and support our school! The Fair runs from November 23, 2020 to December 3, 2020. Our Fair will feature a Virtual Fair walk-through so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience: Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and much more! All purchases will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Don’t miss these two weeks of events, fun, and books. https://www.
Please make sure that your child's immunizations are up to date as per NYS Health Department regulations. Students will need documentation of up to date immunizations.
If you are interested in registering to participate on one of our athletic teams please see the attached "FAMILYID" form.