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YCHS STEMM and YCHS Registration Information

It has come to my attention that there is some confusion over our STEMM student schedules. The confusion is related to students “not having elective classes”. This is just not true as our STEMM student schedules are still being completed. Please know that we will do everything that we can to get the students their desired elective classes, while still staying on track with the STEMM Middle College graduation requirements. Your Administrative Staff and High School Counselors are working diligently to accomplish this. 

There is a dual enrollment meeting for our students tomorrow evening, August 20, at 6 pm in the YCHS auditorium for our Washtenaw Community College Students. The STEMM student schedules for grades 10-12 will be available to access online on August 29 or the students can come to the YCHS Counseling Center and pick their schedule up between 1-4 pm. The STEMM orientation for our new 9th graders will be on August 30. Breakfast will start at 9 am in the YCHS cafeteria. We will have schedules for our STEMM 9th graders at the orientation. 

I sent a letter home to all of our YCHS stakeholders last week that contained this information. I look forward to seeing you soon and am excited for a great 2019-2020 school year. 

Go Grizzlies

Cory Gildersleeve
YCHS Principal


Press Release YCS Transportation & Schedules 

Ypsilanti Community Schools, in conjunction with the Board of education, community members, staff, and upon reviewing the recommendations by national consultants that were hired to study the entire transportation operation, made the decision to bring the transportation department in-house. Please join us as we welcome our dedicated transportation staff back to YCS as district employees. Please note that the choice to bring transportation in-house was made to align actions to our goal to operate a reliable bus system and improve the quality of service. 

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2019 - 2020 YCS School Calendar

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YCS School Of Choice Now Open

Students residing outside of the YCS district boundaries but living within Washtenaw County or a contiguous county are eligible to enroll as a school of choice student.

Link to school of choice application form
Application for 2019-2020

School Of Choice Windows

Application Dates:
April 1, 2019 - October 2, 2019
December 1, 2019 - February 12, 2020


Welcome Back To School - September 3, 2019 First Day of School
Sports Physicals To all parents of Student Athletes in High School and Middle School that want to play sports for the Ypsilanti Community Grizzlies in 2019-20, you must get an athletic physical before you participate. Physicals can be done FREE OF CHARGE for students in the RAHS clinic located in Ypsilanti Community High School. If you don't have a physical, make an appointment today.  RAHS Clinic: Phone # 734 - 221 -1007 - If no one answers leave a message and your call will be returned  within 24 hours RAHS Clinic Hours      Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 AM -4:00 PM Tuesday and Friday - 8;00 AM - 12:00 PM


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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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Summer Camps/Programs


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Summer Activities for Kids

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Free 1-day Camp for High School Students

August 20th and is open to all YCS high schoolers. It is an all-day social impact and entrepreneurship camp for students between 14-18 years old. The students have the opportunity to think critically about problems in their community and design potential solutions for identified issues. They are grouped with peers and facilitated by college students from WCC, EMU, and UM. Toward the end of the day, they have a chance to present to local business and nonprofit leaders to receive feedback on their ideas.

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Summer Slide and the Importance of Reading over the Summer

“Summer slide” is the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. The following information is provided to help school administrators and educators with key talking points, along with resources and research for developing school- or community-based programs to help stem summer slide. Your local public library offers a well-established summer reading programs.
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Link to CLN Reads


2019 Washtenaw County - Summer Sports Camp

FREE: Register Now! Ages 8 to 15 (under age 8 – not admitted) – Breakfast & Lunch Provided

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At Tappan Middle School
Registration is now OPEN

June 17-August 9, 2019

Link to UM Kidsport Flyer

Link to UM KidSport Summer Camps Website & Registration

YIES Admissions Process

Ypsilanti International Elementary School (Y.I.E.S.)
Admissions Process 2019-20

Link to YIES Admissions Process 2019-20 and more information

As of April 30, 2019, the early enrollment notification window was closed. All applications received by April 30 for grades 1-5 have been forwarded onto the official enrollment acceptance process (No lottery is required). Families of these students will receive acceptance letters on May 31 with detailed information on how to complete the enrollment process. *Please remember that because slots remain in these grades, the enrollment application will remain open until August 16, 2019.

A lottery for students entering Young 5’s and Kindergarten will occur on Friday, May 17, 3:30 pm at the YCS Administration Building, located at 1885 Packard Road.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

YIES Lottery Priorities for Kindergarten

The updated openings for 2019-20: Young 5’s=15, K=22

  1. Kindergarten - Siblings of current YIES students

  2. Kindergarten - School of Choice (SOC) siblings of current YIES students

  3. Current YCS Non-YIES students

  4. Kindergarten - Current YCS Residents

  5. Children of YCS staff

  6. Non-resident SOC

Questions regarding this process should be directed to Principal Cassandra Sheriff at or 734-221-2402

Resources & Information

YCS Central Office Summer Hours Dates

Open: Mondays-Thursdays - 7:30 am - 4:00 pm CLOSED FRIDAYS -

June 17 – August 23, 2019

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YCS - Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program

The Ypsilanti Community Schools announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children.

Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site(s) listed on the flyer.

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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.

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 Sandra LaLone at Email:

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.

Letter to parents from RAHS

RAHS at YCMS Information

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YCS Manuals

PDF DocumentM-STEP Parent Guide
PDF DocumentYCS FOIA Procedures and Guidelines

Employment Opportunities

Link to YCS employment opportunities

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