August Newsletter

August 13, 2021

Dear Families of TYWLS

We hope this email finds you and your family healthy.

School starts in 4 weeks on Monday, September 13 at 8:40 am and we look forward to welcoming all our students back for “Homecoming.”  We are planning for this September reopening with great awareness and flexibility for various contingency plans.  We plan to offer a back-to-school info Zoom during the first week of September, more details to follow.  We will be following all DoE protocols regarding masking and 3 feet social distance as much as feasible in all classrooms.  We expect that students will fill out a daily health screening that they can show on their phone or on paper when they line up to enter the building.  We will be using the elevator to enter the building and will likely limit the number of passengers in the car, so we encourage you to arrive by 8:20 am to make your wait shorter.  

If you are 12 or older, we encourage you to get a vaccine before school begins.  Vaccines are free in NYC and you can get a $100 incentive right now.  You can learn more here:

We hope to have school supply lists on the website soon.  Students in most grades received a short reading assignment over the summer; if you have questions, please reach out to us.  

We now have 3 options for buying uniforms.  Our regular uniform is a grey bottom and TYWLS golf shirt.  Gym uniform is a grey bottom and TYWLS t-shirt.  Except for specialized trips, students may wear either regular or gym uniforms.  All of our vendors are online; there are no physical stores.  Here are the 3 companies; links are also on our website.

*Lands End (order online thru website using our preferred number 900174590 and if you need to return call them and ask for a prepaid label)

*East Essence offers modest uniform options ( order online thru website:

*New vendor, Black-owned businessTop & Bottom (view catalog online at TYWLS UNIFORMS CATALOG VF.pdf - Google Drive and then place an order with this form:

If you need to reach us, you can call the school at 212/289-7593 and speak to one of our office staff.  We are open on a very limited basis from August 16 through 27, we recommend calling or emailing with questions.

Vivian - [email protected]

Tamika - [email protected]

Myrna - [email protected]

Wishing you a good weekend,
Colleen McGeehan
The Young Women's Leadership School, East Harlem