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YCS District Calendar Parent Survey

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YCS Parents:

Ypsilanti Community Schools would like parent feedback on the district calendar and start days for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.  

Please take a moment to complete this two question survey that asks your child's school and if you prefer a Collegiate Calendar versus Traditional Calendar.

 Please use the link below to access the survey.  Your feedback is appreciated and essential to the district.

YCS District Parent Calendar Survey


YCS Transportation Survey

YCS Parents and Guardians:
Ypsilanti Community Schools is working hard to improve our transportation system. 

Please take a moment to answer questions in the YCS Transportation Department survey as we are seeking feedback from parents and guardians on ways to improve our system.

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From Cory Gildersleeve, Principal at YCHS

Due to our damaged gym floor (from the recent sprinkler system flooding), we cannot host basketball games at YCHS at this time. As a result, our Athletic Director Mr. Reeves has worked with our league SEC Conference Athletic Directors and local College Athletic Directors to make the switch of venues. 

Below are the details for our upcoming boys and girls basketball games for this Friday, February 22 ---

*Friday, February 22. At AA Huron HS:

- AA Huron has two gyms that they use for games. We will have teams playing in both of their gyms. 

YCHS Boys -

  • YCHS 9th grade will play at 4 pm vs. AA Huron
  • YCHS JV will play at 5:30 pm vs. AA Huron

YCHS Girls - 

  • YCHS JV will play at 4 pm vs. AA Huron
  • YCHS Var will play at 5:30 pm vs. AA Huron


*Friday, February 22. at Concordia University Ann Arbor
*Located at 4090 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. 48105

YCHS Varsity Boys will play at 4:15 pm vs. AA Huron

  • -We will be the home team for this game.
  • -It will be senior night for us.
  • We will start our senior night activities at 4 pm. 

FYI,  the gym holds 1800 people. We are expecting a big crowd. There is a possibility that it could be a sellout. I would strongly suggest getting there early to avoid not getting in.

Hope to see you at the games! 

Go Grizzlies! 


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Looking for Affordable Child Care?


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A new child care program opened this summer at the former Chapelle Community School, an elementary school within the Ypsilanti Community Schools District at 111 South Wallace Boulevard, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Registration forms may be found here. For more information about touring the facility, please contact Lee Anna Pasker-Edens at or 734.661.8058.

The Collaborative – Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center  (CDC) addresses a critical need for excellent quality, affordable child care in eastern Washtenaw County. 

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Ypsilanti Schools to offer interim superintendent permanent contract

YPSILANTI, MI - The Ypsilanti School Board has decided to offer interim Superintendent Alena Zachery-Ross a permanent contract.

At a meeting on Monday, Feb. 4, the trustees praised Zachery-Ross’ job performance since she took on the interim role in August 2018, noting that YCS passed a new sinking fund millage in the November election under her leadership.

Resources & Information

Community Events

Community Events:

U of M Museum Of Natural History
Scientist Spotlight

2 Events

Sunday, March 10, 2019
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
1:00–4:00 p.m

Free Events
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11th Annual - Cesar Chavez Luncheon

March 20th - 12:00 pm
Student Center Ballroom

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Our keynote speaker will be Anita I. Martinez, Executive Director of the Michigan Hispanic Collaborative.We would be delighted if you could join us. To purchase a ticket for the event and for more information about opportunities to become an sponsor of the event, please visit us at

2019 Ann Arbor Breakfast Optimist Club Oratorical Contest

The Breakfast Optimist Club is hosting its Oratorical Contest on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Our first place winner will receive $500 and the opportunity to win more.

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Other Events:

No Dream Deferred Production at YCHS

The Black History Month production “No Dream Deferred” at YCHS has been postponed until Wednesday, February 27th due to potential inclement weather the remainder of this week. 
Presentations: February 27 and March 1

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YCS Open House

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YCS substitutes teachers are needed! 

Daily substitutes are now at a $100/day rate and can contact EduStaff directly for the application process. or 877-974-6338

Tentative Demolition Schedule Update

Tentative Demolition Schedule Update on Buildings

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YCHS Senior Yearbook - Click on image to order.

Transportation Issues and News

Transportation Issues

This form is meant to capture and record transportation concerns and how each concern was resolved.

Link to Transportation Issues Form

YCS Transportation Bus Tracker

Durham Transportation has been working to get the Bus Tracker Application up and running for parents to utilize during the school year.  Please find instructions on how to use the tracker and the benefits of the application.  The Transportation Department has tested several random routes and the application was fully functioning.  

If you have any questions about the tracker, please contact Steve Burgess at for more information.

Durham Bus Tracker.pdf   DBT Parent Getting Started and FAQ.pdf 

Ypsilanti Community Schools Profiles

School profiles convey important descriptive information about the school, here you’ll find profiles of all of our schools' most valuable information which provides an overview of each school.

Preschool and Elementary Schools
Middle School
High Schools

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YCS Sex Education

Advisory Board

We are seeking YCS parent input before recommendations are sent to the Board of Education. If you are a parent, please complete the survey found on our SEAB page.
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Advisory Board Application

We're also recruiting new members of the YCS Sex Education Advisory Board to meet 4-6 times during the 2017-18 school year. Join the team by completing the application, link to the application is found below. If a paper application is necessary, please contact Kharena Keith at 734-221-1212.

An application for parents to join the Sex Ed Advisory Board. 
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Link to parent letter from Superintendent, Dr. Edmondson


Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools - University of Michigan for Healthy Schools


School-Based Health Center

  • YCHS contact phone number:  734-221-1007
  • YCMS contact phone number:  734-221-2271

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975

Ypsilanti Community Schools is in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in District programs, services, and activities. The District's policy manual for Section 504 can be found on the District's website. Click on this link for District's Discrimination Manual.

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