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

 

Brown Chapel AME Church will be hosting a COVID-19 Booster Clinic Thursday, Jan. 27, 10 am - 3pm. Please see the flyer below for additional information.

COVID Testing Information

Regional Alliance for Health Schools: COVID vaccines

The Regional Alliance for Health Schools will be giving COVID vaccines. Appointments will be available starting Wednesday 11/11, appointment only—at the clinics in Ann Arbor, Lincoln, and Ypsilanti.

Click on the link below for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11: Now Available!

The Washtenaw County Health Department will begin providing vaccination appointments for children ages 5-11 this Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Available appointments for children will be available with a scheduling link at www.washtenaw.org/covid19vaccine. If you cannot schedule online, please contact the Health Department at 734-544-6700 or health@washtenaw.org. The first appointments will be on Tuesday, November 9. There is no waiting list. If you schedule an appointment but get an earlier vaccination elsewhere, please remember to cancel so someone else can use the appointment. More information is available from the health department's updates on this page.

You may also make vaccination appointments at your local pharmacy, such as CVS, Rite-Aid, Meijer, Kroger, etc.. which may already have vaccines available for children, or with your doctor's office.

More...

District News

District News - Week of 1/24/2022

District News - Week of 1/24/2022

In the News:
 
  • School Board Recognition Month
  • Fun Facts About Our Board Members
  • Upcoming Dates and Events to Remember
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
  • Just a Kid From Ypsi!
  • Congratulations to YCHS Choir
  • Are You Interested In A Booster Shot?
  • Free At-Home COVID-19 Test
  • Versatrans MyStop Bus Tracking App
  • Rapid (COVID-19) Testing
  • Community Eventsr

YCS and Blue Dove Pharmacy will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Ypsilanti Community High School on Jan. 24 from 2 to 6 pm. for YCS staff, students, and families. Please see the flyer for additional information.

Click on icon to enlarge.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

2021-2022 School Year Calendar


Link to 2021-22 calendar

 

Link to Bell Times


 

 
Calendar
Last Month Previous January 2022 Next Next Month
S M T W T F S
            1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
         

Upcoming Events

  • 26 Jan
    • School of Choice Open at YCS
      Date: Jan 26
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
      Let's open it from November 28, 2021 to February 4, 2022
  • 27 Jan
    • School of Choice Open at YCS
      Date: Jan 27
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
      Let's open it from November 28, 2021 to February 4, 2022
  • 28 Jan
    • School of Choice Open at YCS
      Date: Jan 28
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
      Let's open it from November 28, 2021 to February 4, 2022
  • 29 Jan
    • School of Choice Open at YCS
      Date: Jan 29
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
      Let's open it from November 28, 2021 to February 4, 2022
  • 30 Jan
    • School of Choice Open at YCS
      Date: Jan 30
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
      Let's open it from November 28, 2021 to February 4, 2022

YCS Black History Month Speaker Series: Just A Kid From Ypsi - February 9, 2022

YCS Black History Month Speaker Series: Just A Kid From Ypsi!  This second annual virtual platform is filled with rising stars from 48197 & 48198!  We hope you will join us on Wednesday, February 9th, to discuss with eight movers and shakers from Ypsi!

Click on the image to enlarge
and for the link

Ypsilanti Community Schools and the Ypsilanti Rotary Club Present - THE DIVINE 9 - February 10, 2022

The Divine 9 and Social Organizations in the Black Community
Learn more about these organizations’ contributions to society and the Black Community, plus collegiate scholarship opportunities available to Washtenaw County students.
Thursday, Feb. 10th @ 10:30 am

Click on the image to enlarge 
and for link

Internet Website Posting

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

Click on the image to enlarge and download the Affidavit.

Education Project Referral - Homeless Services

Parents can complete the referral for homeless services online.

YCS is excited to announce our new STEM program, Grizzly Scholars.

YCS is excited to announce our new STEM program, Grizzly Scholars. On Thursday, November 11, 2021, a White Coat Ceremony was held to induct our brilliant scholars. At the ceremony, the students received a white lab coat and a certificate flown in from space! This night was very special for the students. Family, friends, teachers, principals, YCS board members, and the Superintendent were all in attendance.
 

Students were chosen based on their interest in STEM subjects. There are twenty 4th grade students in this program—five from each of our elementary schools, Ypsilanti International, Erickson, Estabrook, and Holmes. Students will meet once a month after school from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Ypsilanti International to participate in STEM activities. This year’s theme is “patriots in space.” Students will also have the chance to obtain their passports for international travel.
 

This is a pilot program for the first two years. After that, there will be twenty 4th graders added each year. Students will be in this program until they graduate from Ypsilanti Community Schools and then will become mentors to the younger students that join this program.

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