YCS Announcements

New Bus Routes for May 3 and May 10

New Bus Routes for Ypsilanti Community High School Starting May 10

New Bus Routes for Erickson, Estabrook, and Holmes starting May 3

District Message
YCS is Offering a NEW Kindergarten English & Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program

New Kindergarten Program at Ford Early Learning Center
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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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



Look under the New Announcement tab for more district information:
  • District News
  • YCS Learning Program
  • COVID-19 Information
  • Food Distribution Information
  • and more
YCHS 2021 Senior Decision Day

"Happy Decision Day and CONGRATULATIONS seniors! Watch to see where our seniors are going next. Enjoy!"

Free Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Date: Saturday, May 8
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Location: 1225 S. Congress St. - Ypsilanti

Walk-Up – No appointment necessary

YCS Families Are Invited!
On May 19th, 2021 at 7pm the Corner will be hosting a FREE virtual event called #WishYouKnew How to Have Difficult Conversations, a part of our mental health series (flyer attached). 

District Newsletter

District News - Week of 5/2/2021
In the News:
  • Ypsilanti Community Middle School Phase-In Dates'
  • YCHS Seniors Last Day is Friday, May 14th
  • The Washtenaw County Health Department has several COVID-19 testing center
  • Kindergarten English & Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program
  • Puffer Reds x Adidas x Ypsilanti Community Schools
  • YCS Resources & Events
  • New Learning Lab Locations
  • Sign-up for School Happenings

YCS Food Distribution Information

YCS Food Program Changes - Starting March 1

As we begin to bring our students back into the buildings, some adjustments have been made to the food program starting March 1, 2021.  Please see the attached flyer for details.



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

PLEASE NOTE:  YCS Virtual Career Fair

Announcing Ypsilanti Community Schools Career Fair. Save the DATE! MAY 11, 2021 from 12-2 or 5-6 pm! You will get a chance to interview with our innovative and dynamic leadership teams. You have the opportunity to secure a spot on our educational team. Do not miss this great opportunity - remember MAY 11, 2021. Please follow the link to secure a time slot. We look forward to seeing you there!

YCS Career Fair Sign-up Link

Click on the image to download the flyer for more information

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2020-21 School Year Calendar

YCS 2020-21 Traditional Calendar

Upcoming Events

Internet Website Posting

Affidavit of internet website posting of public notice of electronic meeting of the Board of Education

BOE Affidavit

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

Education Project Referral - Homeless Services

Parents can complete the referral for homeless services online.

Ypsilanti Community Schools Information


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.