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. 



New York State Assessment for English Language Arts & Math

The New York State Assessments will be given on the following dates:

Math Assessment grades 3-8: May 1-3, Make-ups May 6
NYSELAT for English Language Learners: April 8-May 17
For more information please visit the following links: 

8th Grade Graduation/Activities letter

Please click the links below for important information regarding 8th grade graduation and activities. 

 Graduation letter April 2019 Spanish.pdf  

Graduation letter April 2019.pdf 

Parent Presentation April 9, 2019

Please click the links below to access the ELA, Science and Math slides that were shown to our IEY families at our most recent PTA meeting on April 9th. 

  _IY ELA PTA 4-9-19.pdf 

 Science PTA 4 9 19 PRESENTATION.pdf  

  Middle School Math Presentation.pdf 

Visitor Policy



Families of IEYMS:

You are welcome to visit Isaac E. Young Middle School between the hours of 8:10 and 3:30 unless otherwise scheduled.  When visiting, please enter the building through the entrance facing Pelham Road. This is commonly called the Bridge entrance.  Visitors will not be permitted to enter through any other entrance. 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. Parents with strollers or carriages can use the handicapped entrance where there is a ramp. Please make sure you have picture identification.  To ensure an orderly and safe arrival and dismissal, staff will be unavailable for meetings  between 8:15-8:35 and 2:15-2:45  unless there is an emergency or previously scheduled appointment. 

After 3:30 pm, the Centre Avenue entrance should be used to enter the building. 

Thank you 


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