YCS Announcements

YCS Jazz in the Parking Lot: Friday, July 23rd 6-9pm FREE EVENT - Is Still Happening

Jazz in the Parking Lot is next Friday, July 23rd, from 6-9 p.m. at YCHS Shadford Field (next to the high school and administration building). We have monitored the weather and WILL move forward with our 5th Annual Jazz in the Parking Lot outside! The rain is at a low percentage for this evening but bring an umbrella just in case and a jacket for the kiddos! We will be out there having a good time!!!

REMEMBER: Kids eat a FREE BBQ (18 and younger) Hamburgers and Hotdogs--no matter what school district they attend!  Bring a friend!

Up first...Sherry Hawkins with Dance with Elegance leading hustles with DJ superHero from 6-7 pm

Headliner-Lin Rountree Soul-Trumpeter from 7-9 pm

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Athletic Field and Parking Lot Closed Friday, July 23 (All Day)

The parking lot at Shadford Field will be blocked off and closed all day on Friday, July 23.

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Grizzly Camp - Session Two - Student Showcase

Thursday, July 29th - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
YCHS Auditorium
2095 Packard Street Ypsilanti, MI 48197
All are welcome to see what students have been working on during YCMS Grizzly Learning Camp.

Preschool Registration is Happening Now!

Preschool enrollment is open now for Beatty, Ford, and Perry Early Learning Centers.

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The Parkridge Summerfest and Joe Dulin Day - Seeking Volunteers

The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) and the Parkridge Summerfest are seeking volunteers.

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EMU 2021 Summer Camp Updates

Update #1
Noise Permit workshops are happening every Thursday from now until August 5. 

Update #2
Eastern Michigan University Esports, Engage@EMU, and Gen.G are joining forces again to offer Esports summer camps! 

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Attendance Matters! Every student, every day.

Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools

Pre K - 12  • (734) 221-1221

Top 5 Reasons to Choose YCS

 

YCS COVID Information

(all data updated every two weeks as of Nov. 6, 2020)

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

 

 

 
 
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YCS Jazz in the Parking Lot: Friday, July 23rd 6-9pm FREE EVENT - Is Still Happening

Jazz in the Parking Lot is next Friday, July 23rd, from 6-9 p.m. at YCHS Shadford Field (next to the high school and administration building). We have monitored the weather and WILL move forward with our 5th Annual Jazz in the Parking Lot outside! The rain is at a low percentage for this evening but bring an umbrella just in case and a jacket for the kiddos! We will be out there having a good time!!!

REMEMBER: Kids eat a FREE BBQ (18 and younger) Hamburgers and Hotdogs--no matter what school district they attend!  Bring a friend!

Up first...Sherry Hawkins with Dance with Elegance leading hustles with DJ superHero from 6-7 pm

Headliner-Lin Rountree Soul-Trumpeter from 7-9 pm

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Athletic Field and Parking Lot Closed Friday, July 23 (All Day)

The parking lot at Shadford Field will be blocked off and closed all day on Friday, July 23.

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Free summer meals for kids and teens under 18

Free summer meals for kids and teens under 18 are available through the Summer Food Service Program from now until the end of August. Grab and go meal pickup locations are available throughout Washtenaw County. For more information or to find a site near you, visit www.foodgatherers.org/summerfood or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY. For text updates and reminders, text FOOD to 877-877.

Preschool Registration is Happening Now!

Preschool enrollment is open now for Beatty, Ford, and Perry Early Learning Centers.

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The Parkridge Summerfest and Joe Dulin Day - Seeking Volunteers

The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) and the Parkridge Summerfest are seeking volunteers.

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Washtenaw County Clean Up Days - Augusta Twp (7/24) and Saline (7/31)

Washtenaw County is holding TWO Clean Up Day Events in July!

  1. Augusta Township – 7/24, Lincoln High School, 7425 Willis Road, Ypsilanti
  2. Saline – 7/31, Saline High School, 1300 Campus Parkway, Saline
 
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U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

As the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple across our nation, an escalating foreclosure crisis among FHA-insured borrowers is reaching a cataclysmic point impacting hundreds of thousands of borrowers. We understand that many homeowners may be struggling and unable to make mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the information attached.

YCS School and Program selection for 2021-2022 Survey
This form will allow parents to indicate their preference for their child's school and chosen specialty program for the next school year. In addition to our schools, YCS has several different program options available depending on the grade. Please complete this form for each child who will be attending Ypsilanti Community Schools for the 2021-2022 school year.

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

YCS Food Distribution Information

Meet Up and Eat Up - June 17 - August 19

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) 2021

Free meals will be provided at the sites listed below
Note: Dates and times may change. Please contact the site or visit www.foodgatherers.org/summerfood or call (734)761-2796 for up-to-date listings.
Ypsilanti Sites

 

2021-2022 School Year Calendar

PDF DocumentLink to calendar*​​​​​​

*Note: Bell times for individual buildings will be communicated soon once confirmed by the administration. 

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Upcoming Events

YCS Athletics

YCHS Fall Sport Coaches Contact List and Summer Practices

The contact information for all YCHS coaches for the fall season and the summer practice schedule for all sports are located on the Athletic website. Go to: www.ypsigrizzlies.com for the information.

Preschool, Young 5's, and Kindergarten Enrollment

Age Requirements for the 2021-22 School Year

Preschool
Eligibility: Age 3 by December 1st, 2021

  • DOB Eligibility:  12/1/2017 through 11/30/2018

Eligibility:  Age 4 by December 1st, 2021 

  • DOB Eligibility: 12/1/16 through 11/30/17

Young Fives
a two-year program designed for children turning 5 years old between June 1 and August 31st.

  • DOB Eligibility: 6/1/2016 through 8/31/2016

Students who turn 5 after August 31st should enroll in the preschool program.

Kindergarten
Eligibility: According to Michigan Compiled Law under MCL 380.1147 and 388.1606 enrollment age for incoming kindergarten students are as follows:

  • Students must turn 5 by September 1, 2021. 

  • DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2015 through 6/1/2016

To register for Preschool at Ford, Perry, or Beatty go to www.washtenawpreschool.org

 

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


The Michigan Learning Channel

A new resource for schools, teachers, parents, and students will be available from Michigan's public television stations in early January 2021.

Link to The Michigan Learning Channel page

   

PBS Resources

Inspire your students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.

Link to PBS Resources page

 

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.
 

Summer Camps and Programs

Summer camps and programs for kids and youth will be listed on our website.

Link to summer camps and programs

Summer CTE Program

Have you signed up for Grizzly Learning Camp yet? YCHS students are eligible to participate in our Culinary, Auto Collision, and Auto Mechanic programs this summer! You will get the chance to do some hands-on learning with teachers in the field. Other opportunities available in Grizzly Learning Camp this summer include credit recovery, a 3D printing certification course, field trips, and other project-based learning activities!

Camp runs Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm beginning the week of June 14. Register now!  
Program Information Links:

Culinary Information  |  Auto Collison & Mechanics Information

Education Project Referral - Homeless Services

Parents can complete the referral for homeless services online.

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