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THE YCS Sinking Fund Ask from the Community.

The YCS Sinking Fund will request 3 mills on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 ballot for the City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and Superior Township.

Ypsilanti Community Schools is asking for approval of the sinking fund to provide financial support toward infrastructure upgrades and renovations in school security, technology, buildings and grounds. The sinking fund will help YCS with issues of leaking roofs district-wide, failing parking lots, old flooring, outdated computer systems, inadequate number of computers for students and staff plus fixing no-functioning security systems.

If the sinking fund fails to pass by voters, the General Fund cannot sustain further allowances for major infrastructure and technology needs. The sinking fund allows YCS to protect the community’s investments in school which attracts students and maintains property values. The funds assure that facilities are safe, secure, up to date, and attractive for the overall well-being of students, staff, and community.

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What is a sinking fund?

  • Tax on ALL properties for 10 years to fund infrastructure improvements and repairs to school district facilities
  • Tax revenues generated are exclusively used for the purposes stated in the ballot language
  • No money is borrowed; there is NO debt issued or interest paid by taxpayers
  • Sinking fund dollars protect General Fund dollars that must be preserved for instruction, programs, salaries and other operating costs for YCS.

What will be the cost?

  • A 3 mill sinking fund will provide YCS approximately $1,620,000 annually toward infrastructure upgrades and renovations in school security, technology, and buildings and grounds

  • 3 mill generated annually for 10 years equals $16,200,000 in improvements for students, staff, and our community

  • 3 mill equals $3.00 per $1,000 taxable value.  For example, the tax on a home of $100,000 taxable value would be $300/year or $25/month for 10 years

What are the downsides of failing to pass a sinking fund?

  • General Fund cannot sustain further allowances for major infrastructure and technology needs



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Pop-up Safety Town Head Start

Fun and Free Event for Parents & Head Start students

Ford Early Learning Center
Wednesday, September 26th
4:00 - 8:00 PM

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RAHS and YCMS New Program

The Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools - Ypsilanti Community Middle School is implementing Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students). The goals of the program are to prevent and reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Project SUCCESS is funded by the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan and is a partnershipbetween Ypsilanti Community Schools and Michigan Medicine’s Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS). 

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Join Us!
Run RAHS - 5K

Visit the RAHS website at www.umhs-rahs.org

Kids ages 4-11 can participate and win prizes too! The Run with RAHS Kid's Fun

Events will take place on the track during the 5K! 

Race Date: October 6, 2018
Race Time: 10:00 am

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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 lpasker@annarborymca.org 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. 

Resources & Information

Welcome 2018


To: Grizzly Families
From: Mrs. Alena Zachery-Ross, Superintendent of Schools
Date: September 4, 2018
Re: Greetings from the Office of the Superintendent and YCS Annual Notifications

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Reuniting the community through dynamic programming!

YCS School 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
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Fall Programs

Baseball & Softball

Ypsi National Little League

Baseball and Softball Program
A low cost, instructional fall baseball/softball league that is open to all children in Ypsilanti.

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Join Us

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Ypsi Otters goal is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and more.

Open to ages 5-17
Email:  ypsiotters@gmail.com

Nerf Wars

Does your child like a little friendly competition? Come join us for NERF WARS! 

Teams will build a fort, strategize, and get ready for battle. We will play Zombie Tag, Capture the Tennis Balls, Freeze Tag, and other fun games. 

October 13th

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Infinite Scholars-FREE Scholarship Fair

Jack and Jill of America are hosting the Infinite Scholars-FREE Scholarship Fair on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. This is a great opportunity for juniors and seniors to find local and national scholarship opportunities. The fair is hosted at Canton High School from 4-8 p.m.

More information below.

Free Scholarship Fair
Infinite Scholarships

October 10, 2019
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Canton High School

This program is open to all students.

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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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RAHS at YCMS Information

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