BOE Letter re: FUSE, Jan. 4, 2021
The New Rochelle Board of Education updated the community on contract talks with FUSE in a letter on January 4, 2021.
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:
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International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.
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