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Meet Up Eat Up for YCS District

Meet Up Eat Up was created to ensure all children have access to healthy meals over summer vacation. Meals are open to all children 0-18 years of age or persons up to 26 years of age who are enrolled in an educational program that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency.
Below are the locations opened in our District for meals. Please continue to link to view all other sites in Washtenaw County:

Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools

Pre K - 12  • (734) 221-1221

Top 5 Reasons to Choose YCS

 

YCS COVID Information

The report below COVID-19 cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are required to report cases to their assigned Local Health Department.

Dashboard Information

YCS Cases Dashboard Information

YCS COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

 

COVID Testing Information

YCS Covid-19 testing and Health Resource Advocates - New Address

YCS Community,

Please note that our Covid-19 testing and Health Resource Advocates have relocated to Ypsilanti Community High School, 2095 Packard St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197. 

YCS families and staff can receive a rapid Covid-19 test Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 4 pm during the summer. Testing is only for asymptomatic (no symptoms) patients, and no appointment is required. When you arrive to test, please call 734-221-1023.

If you have any covid-related questions, please email our Health Resource Advocates at healthresources@ycschools.us

YCS is Offering a NEW Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program

We are now enrolling students in our New Expanded Spanish Immersion Program - 

Our new expanded Spanish Programs at Ford Early Learning Center: Kindergarten students and now Preschool and First Grade students also.
Dual Language Immersion is a program where fluent English speakers and fluent Spanish speakers are enrolled in the same classroom with the goal of developing high levels of language proficiency and academic competence in two languages.

 

 

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District News

District News - Week of 6/27/2022

In the News

  • Ypsilanti’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival
  • Boots on the Ground
  • Grizzly Learning Camp
  • Ypsi Connected Community School Awards
  • Upcoming Dates and Events to Remember
  • Masking Update
  • Pandemic EBT
  • Jazz in the Parking Lot
  • Community Events

YCS Boots on the Ground Activity Stations

YCS is in the beginning stages of mapping out the summer Boots on the Ground series dates throughout Ypsilanti. This year we would like to offer more hands-on activities for kids.  

As a community partner or a resource to our families, I am reaching out to determine if you are interested in supporting one or more of the event dates with a fun activity for students to participate in during the allotted time.
If you are interested, please fill out the form below, and we will reach out to discuss more details. I am asking for commitments by May 30th as we are getting the calendar out to the community.  
A YCS representative and street team will be at the events scheduled.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Also, if you have another recommendation of an organization that would like to participate, please let me know.
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Grants

WE ARE YCS! Stronger Together!

 

Online Learning Program

Grades K - 12 - Revised

The K-12 YCS Online Learning Program offers rigorous courses that are aligned to the Michigan Academic Standards and the Michigan Merit Curriculum. We are committed to offering a comprehensive list of courses that will prepare our students to be college ready upon graduation.
YCS Online Learning Program

YCS Options

This school year will be different than any of us have ever experienced or anticipated.  We are dedicated to keeping your children safe and giving them the best possible opportunity for school.  The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 8th. Please take a few minutes to fill out the attached enrollment form and let us know your preference by completing the linked survey for returning to school. 

Information on 3 options for online learning

 

YCS Virtual Classes

Information includes School,Grade Level/ Teacher, Google Class Code, Zoom Chat Times, Live Instruction, Virtual Phone Number and Email Contact

YCS Virtual Online Directory

Click on the Quick Links image to find links to some of the most popular pages on our site.

 

 

Masking Survey Update

Masking Update
Hello, Grizzly Nation!

Results from the Masking Survey - May 2022

Masking will be Optional beginning June 13, 2022
 

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

2022 - 2023 School Year Calendar

2022 - 2023 School Year Calendar

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*Please Note: Times subject to change.

 

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Upcoming Events

  • 18 Aug
    • Ford and Perry Kindergarten Round-up dates and times
      Date: Aug 18
      Time: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
      Appointment Sign-upRound-up Dates for Perry and Ford -appointments only - For (Young 5’s /Transition K or K) The meetings will beIN PERSON meetings. April 14 — May 19 — August 18,from 12:00 — 7:00pm(closed for lunch 3:00-4:00 pm)Link to Register for Appointments:
  • 29 Aug

Education Project Referral - Homeless Services

Parents can complete the referral for homeless services online.

 

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.

RAHS at YCMS Information

Teacher Digital Learning Guide

The Teacher Digital Learning Guide (Teacher Guide) provides resources to support educator-directed implementation of learning at a distance. Sections include:
 

  • Access, Digital Citizenship and Safety, and Privacy & Security
  • Personalize Learning for Students
  • Collaborate with Parents and Families to Support Students
  • Teacher Professional Learning and Well-being

Link to Teacher Digital Learning Guide

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 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.
 

Ypsilanti Community Schools Information

YCS is Hiring! Join the family!!

Ypsilanti Community Schools is hiring teachers, paraprofessionals, and other district staff. Learn more about the district in this heartfelt video featuring current YCS staff and their experience at YCS!! Join the YCS family and apply today!

 
 
 
 

 

 

Our Mission

The purpose of YCS is to develop mindful, engaged students with the skill set, work ethic, and attitude to contribute to a community that honors diversity, equality and justice.

 

 

Our Vision

YCS is — Academically strong and committed to transforming in ways that help students thrive.
YCS is — The choice for a trusted, reliable, and socially just district.
YCS is — A sense of connection for families and students in a district where each and everyone is valued and belongs.
YCS is — Your consistently well-managed and organized school district.

 

Title IX Information

Title IX Information

What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service, or activity including, but not limited to educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Examples of Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX
Sexual Harassment, 
Sexual Misconduct/Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation 

  • Sexual Harassment: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
  • Sexual Misconduct/Violence: sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence
  • Stalking: repeatedly following, harassing, threatening, or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication, or social media
  • Retaliation: adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations

More Title IX Information

PDF DocumentLink to Title IX Sexual Harassment Training Module
PDF DocumentLink to Clark Hill PowerPoint Presentation - September 15, 2020
PDF DocumentLink to Title IX Referral Form

Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:

Carlos Lopez
Title IX Coordinator
clopez2@ycschools.us
(734)221-1221