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YCS Clothes Closet
Three YCMS 6th Grade Student Exemplary Artwork Displayed
Girl Magic Field Trip
Girl Magic Field Trip

Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools

Honoring Our School Board



Letter From Superintendent

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Upcoming Events

  • 22 Jan
    • WEST - A2 United Soccer 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      WEST - A2 United Soccer
      Date: Jan 22
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: WEST Middle School Gym
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
  • 28 Jan
    • WEST - A2 United Soccer 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      WEST - A2 United Soccer
      Date: Jan 28
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: WEST Middle School Gym
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
  • 29 Jan
    • WEST - A2 United Soccer 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      WEST - A2 United Soccer
      Date: Jan 29
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: WEST Middle School Gym
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
  • 4 Feb
    • WEST - A2 United Soccer 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      WEST - A2 United Soccer
      Date: Feb 4
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: WEST Middle School Gym
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
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2018-19 School Year Calendars


Looking for Affordable Child Care?


Link to flyer

Link to more information page
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. 

YCS Volunteer Opportunties

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Resources & Information

Community Events

Community Events:

A Challenge to Change Expo

Saturday, February 9, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free Community Event

Ypsilanti Community High School
2095 Packard Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Link to flyer


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.

Link to flyer

Other Events:

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

YCS Families and Community Members:

Ypsilanti Community Schools will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019, for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr holiday.  There are a lot of community activities happening on Monday that we encourage our students to participate.  Please see the event listings below.

Superintendent Alena Zachery-Ross accepted the resignation of Ypsilanti Community Middle School Principal Seth Petty.  Principal Petty has been a true asset to the students at Holmes Elementary and YCMS during his tenure with YCS.  Principal Petty has taken a new position at Ferndale Middle School.  Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Zachery-Ross on the resignation and future hiring process.

Ypsilanti Community Schools would like to thank the Board of Education for their dedication to the students, staff, and community during School Board Recognition Month.  Please take a moment to thank our board members for their hard work! 

MLK Day Activities:


  • Ypsilanti Community Schools is a proud participant in the National African American Parent Involvement Day on Monday, February 11, 2019.  We encourage parents and guardians to visit their student's school on this day.  Students at YCS can participate in the annual poster contest for NAPPID--contest submissions are due January 25, 2019.   Please see attached information about NAAPID Day and NAAPID at Night.

Community Events and Information:

Ypsilanti Community High School presents No Dream Deferred for Black History Month on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.  Join us for an inspiring evening of music, poetry and more.   

Ypsilanti Community Schools and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. present the second annual Challenge for Change Expo Youth Edition on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Please see flyer for more information. 

A2Y Regional Chamber is accepting applications for the annual E3 Awards and Teacher of the Year.  Please take the time to nominate your favorite educator!

Women and Men Working for Change will have their second annual Totes for Teachers drive and is looking for companies/organizatiosn to help support.  Please see the flyer for information.  This year the focus will be on second-grade teachers in the YCS district.

Ypsilanti Rotary Club is offering scholarships to students living in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Please see flyer for more details on how to apply.

As always GO Grizzlies!

Tentative Demolition Schedule Update

Tentative Demolition Schedule Update on Buildings

Link to Tentative Demolition Schedule Update

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

YCS Profiles Link

Top 5 Reasons to choose Ypsilanti Community 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.
Link to flyer information

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. 
Link to application
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.

Letter to parents from RAHS

RAHS at YCMS Information

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