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F.A.C.E. Conference / SAVE THE DATE!

F.A.C.E. Conference

face confRegistration for the Family and Community Empowerment Conference is now open!  This is a FREE conference for YCS parents and the community!  We have a full line-up of events and conference sessions for you on the topics of care, safety, academics, and partnerships!  

Our keynote speaker is DJ Envy from the Breakfast Club!  We are excited to have him as our special guest speaker!!!

You must register for the conference at https://ycsfaceconference.eventbrite.com

If you need help with registering, please contact your building secretary for assistance!

The Kid Zone registration link is now available at
https://forms.gle/cnWeMG857CuWxY8B7 Space is limited!  

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Ypsilanti Community Middle School New Principal

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msnealAlthough she’s only been involved with the district in an advisory role, Turquoise Neal said she’s been a Grizzly for almost two years.

Ms. Neal has spent the past couple of years assisting Ypsilanti Community Schools and other schools throughout the state with identifying root causes, problem-solving and developing action plans to address student needs through the MI Excel Statewide Field Team.

Ms. Neal’s work with MI Excel has included helping the district and middle school implement its Blueprint for the Turnaround plan.

Her focus will now narrow exclusively to Ypsilanti Community Middle School after the district’s Board of Education approved hiring Neal as its full-time principal during its Monday, Feb. 17 meeting.


Join Our Team at Ypsilanti Community Schools - Now Hiring

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To apply for a vacancy, please complete the online application and upload the necessary documents. To complete the online application select the apply button found on each job posting.

Visit the YCS Job Postings Website

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Upcoming Events

  • 27 Feb
  • 5 Mar
    • (Please see time) Family and Community Empowerment Conference meeting
      Date: Mar 5
      Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
      Location: Administration Building PD Room
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/ywd-ttsy-rdf +1 505-445-7918 PIN: 361557666#
  • 9 Mar
    • Board Meeting - Regular 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Board Meeting - Regular
      Date: Mar 9
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Calendar: BOE Calendar
  • 12 Mar
    • (Please see time) Family and Community Empowerment Conference meeting
      Date: Mar 12
      Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
      Location: Administration Building PD Room
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/ywd-ttsy-rdf +1 505-445-7918 PIN: 361557666#
  • 17 Mar
  • 19 Mar
    • YCHS Band Festival
      Date: Mar 19
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
    • Erickson Spring Concert 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Erickson Spring Concert
      Date: Mar 19
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Erickson School, 1427 Levona, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
  • 23 Mar
    • Board Meeting - Regular 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM
      Board Meeting - Regular
      Date: Mar 23
      Time: 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM
      Calendar: BOE Calendar
    • Varsity Baseball @ Monroe Jefferson DH
      Date: Mar 23
      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Jefferson High School, 5707 Williams Rd, Newport, MI 48166, USA
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
      @ Monroe Jefferson away game, Doubleheader game starts at 4pm
    • Board Meeting - Special Meeting /Study Session
      Date: Mar 23
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Calendar: BOE Calendar



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Severe Weather


YCS uses the telephone messaging system to call all parents and guardians starting at 6:00 a.m. when schools are closed due to severe weather, road conditions or building mechanical problems. It is important for every student to have a working telephone number on file in the school office.If you do not, please call your building secretary to add a working number.

In addition, YCS also notifies local radio, television stations and social media outlets concerning school closings prior to 6:00 a.m., unless there are extenuating circumstances.

It is also posted on our website: www.ycschools.us

Television stations notifications are:

  • Channel 2 WJBK Fox - Detroit
  • Channel 4 WDIV NBC - Detroit
  • Channel 7 WXYZ ABC - Detroit
  • Channel 62 WWJ-TV CBS - Detroit

Please utilize the media outlet that best suits your family's needs. We will also update official "Ypsilanti Community Schools" social media outlets with weather updates.

Transportation during the winter months may run slower than usual due to road conditions. Please ensure students are dressed warmly for cold weather temperatures while waiting for transportation. If buses are running late, we will update parents as information is provided via the YCS robocall system.

NAAPID Day at Estabrook

Ypsilanti's own Kid J visited Estabrook on NAAPID Day to share his positive message and one of his songs!

Resources & Information

WIMA & WIHI Application Process and Dates

WIMA & WIHI Application Process and Dates

Washtenaw International Middle Academy
Application Process for the 2020 - 2021 School Year

Washtenaw International High School
Application Process for the 2020 - 2021 School Year

Dear YIES 5th-grade families,

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) partner school with Washtenaw International Middle Academy (WIMA), we want to share important dates and details about the 6th-grade WIMA Application Process for the 2020-2021 school year. We hope you can join us at the WIMA Admissions Info Night on January 8th @ 6pm where you can learn about WIMA's caring, diverse, and academically-focused learning community! The application opens tomorrow, Friday, November 8th and closes February 7th. For more information about WIMA&WIHI, please visit our website (wihi.org) and view this informational video.

YIES students who apply prior to the deadline have priority into WIMA after siblings (State Policy) are admitted. Since we have limited seats (64 total), we will likely have a lottery for the seats available for WIMA 6th grade students. Please review the dates and application details attached and contact admissions coordinator, Kelly Cartwright (KCartwright@wihi.org) with any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school community!

Ms. Do 

Nhu Do, Principal
Program Director, Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium

Community Information

Welcome to the Ypsilanti Community Schools Family Engagement Survey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Families play an essential role in the educational success and social development of children. There are many different ways that you can get involved and support your children's (child's)  learning. Whether you attend PTA meetings, volunteer in your child's classroom, or just read with your child at home each night, you are making a positive contribution that will help your child succeed in school and life. 

Ypsilanti Community Schools believes in creating a strong parent and family network for our children. For us to serve the community effectively and meet the needs of families, students, and teachers, we would like to hear from you on how well your child(ren)'s school has met your family and child(ren)'s needs.  We'd also like to know how you feel about your involvement and the involvement of other parents at the school. There are no right or wrong answers. We are only interested in your opinions. 

We ask that the survey be completed by March 20, 2020

Thank you for providing your feedback. We appreciate the time you have taken and thank you for your partnership in this critical effort.

Link to survey

Community News

Flu Season is Here!

The flu season is in full effect! Here is information from the Washtenaw County Health Department on ways to protect you and your family from the flu.

Stay healthy, YCS!


Washtenaw County Health Alert: Novel Coronavirus

Press Release


MDHHS: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112, SutfinL1@michigan.gov
WASHTENAW COUNTY: Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, 734-544-6759, ringlers@washtenaw.org
MACOMB COUNTY: Scott Turske, 586-469-6065, scott.turske@macombgov.org

Results of three Michigan 2019 Novel Coronavirus specimens come back negative
Additional specimen from Washtenaw County sent for testing

LANSING, Mich. – Test results on three possible cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus came back negative, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Macomb and Washtenaw County Health Departments announced today. A specimen from a fourth possible case, from Washtenaw County, was sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today for testing.

The CDC, MDHHS, local public health departments and the state’s healthcare community are actively monitoring the outbreak originating in Wuhan, China. These efforts include special attention to people who present with symptoms of lower respiratory illness (cough or difficulty breathing), fever, and report a travel history that includes Wuhan or contact with an ill individual who is under investigation for coronavirus infection. These individuals are being considered for specimen collection and submission to the CDC for testing.

“We are pleased to announce that the results were negative from Michigan’s first three patients under investigation,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “We encourage healthcare providers to remain vigilant in screening patients for symptoms and travel history, and to contact their local health departments immediately if they see a potential case.”

At this time, the only approved testing for 2019 Novel Coronavirus is available at the CDC. The MDHHS State Laboratory is facilitating the transport to CDC of any Michigan specimens that have been approved by MDHHS and CDC for testing. The CDC is working with the Federal Drug Administration and state public health laboratories to make testing more broadly available.

Given the number of specimens being tested nationally, no specific turnaround time is available, but results are expected within several days.

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses common among animals and humans. In rare cases, the virus can be transmitted from animals to humans. This novel coronavirus is a newly discovered version that has not been previously detected in animals or humans. The source is not yet known.

2019 Novel Coronavirus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan. Investigations are ongoing to learn more, but person-to-person spread of the virus has occurred according to CDC.

Patients with confirmed infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

CDC believes at this time that symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. If anyone believes that they have symptoms and have recently traveled to Wuhan, China, or have been in contact with someone who has had the virus, they should call their healthcare provider or hospital prior to arriving so that the appropriate preventive measures can be put in place.

Public health screenings for travelers from Wuhan have been implemented at five U.S. airports including Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX).

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

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wisdletterIn light of recent headlines involving one of our WISD schools, the WISD and WSA have released an anti-racist commitment statement. Please see the attached press release for your review.


Ypsilanti Community Schools
Employment Opportunities

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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.
 www.edustaff.org or 877-974-6338

YCS Job Openings are listed below


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.

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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 2020 school year. Join the team by completing the application, the 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 2020 school year. Join the team by completing the application, the link to the application is found below. If a paper application is necessary, please contact Shannon Hurley at Email: SHurley2@ycschools.us or Ph: 734-221-1104

An application for parents to join the Sex Ed Advisory Board.


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.

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.
 www.edustaff.org or 877-974-6338