HEALTH AND WELLNESS INFORMATION
DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY
Ypsilanti Community School’s Board of Education recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well–being of the district's students. Research concludes that there is a positive connection between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn.
Food Gatherers Organization
Food Gatherers works with more than 150 partner programs throughout Washtenaw County. Many of these programs are open to the public and make food available to eligible community members. They also have a Healthy School Pantry Program at about 12 schools in Washtenaw County and families enrolled in the school can receive free groceries at the school once a month.
Here is the link for more information about the program: For More information
Here is the link for an online signup - Sign-up Here
Washtenaw County Public Health Website
Link to the communicable disease section of the School Portal on the Washtenaw County Public Health website - School Portal Link
Find the Common Communicable Disease Guidance.
Link to the Washtenaw County Public Health Pertussis Fact sheet:
Pertussis Fact Sheet Link
Water is cool at our school!
Ypsilanti, Michigan—Ypsilanti Community High School (YCHS) is among 23 schools is the state that will soon have two (2) new water fountains/bottle filling stations thanks to the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF.)
YCHS was among the winners of the DDF’s $100,000 Rethink Your Drink: Water’s Cool at School program, designed to encourage children to drink more water during the school day.
“The Delta Dental Foundation is pleased to fund this program,” said Teri Battaglieri, Delta Dental Foundation director. “Water is critical to maintaining good oral health and when children choose water over sugar-sweetened beverages, they can reduce incidents of tooth decay, the most common chronic childhood illness in the U.S.”
As part of their prize package, YCHS also received reusable water bottles for students and staff as well as funding to design and implement a campaign to encourage students to drink more water during the school day.
Thank you to our sponsors for providing these water stations and water bottles to our students! YCHS is committed to happy and healthy students!
Health Awareness Links
Raises awareness of the dangers of addiction and helps K-12 students stay
drug-free: Link to Addiction Resource
Promotes healthy living among children: Link to Health Corps
Michigan Quit Line
Michigan Tobacco Quitline Fact Sheet
Hours: 24 hours a day Callers can leave a message for a return call within 2 business days:
Link to fact sheet.
Important Resources - Spanish
Resource for parents to know when to send their child to school, and when to keep them home in regards to illness, fever, vomiting etc.
Cuándo debería ser un niño guardado en casa o enviado a casa.
Link to Cuándo debería ser un niño guardado en casa o enviado a casa
Link to Bocadillos Saludables