Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools
YCS Food Distribution Locations and Schedule
As we begin the new school year remotely, YCS will provide meal services (breakfast and lunch options) at several locations in the Ypsilanti area for students 18 and under starting Tuesday, September 8th.
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.
Here are the 3 options:
In-Person (face to face instruction):
A traditional approach to school. Students will physically attend a school and meet with their teacher(s) face to face. Students attending Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade will meet 4 Days per week of in-person learning and 1 day a week of remote learning. In grades 6 through 12, students will meet 2 days per week in-person and 3 days per week of remote learning. There is no in-person option for preschool at this time. Classes will be limited to 15 students in each class. Only certain schools will be open, and students may have to attend a school that is not their 'neighborhood' school.
Remote (via Chromebook or Ipad):
Students will start the school year with online instruction. Students will receive online instruction altogether (synchronous) sometimes and do work on their own using a Chromebook or Ipad (asynchronous) at other times. When it is safe, students will transition back to in-person learning. We will be making decisions about returning to in-person the first week in November.
Online 100% (via Chromebook or Ipad):
Students will spend the entire year working online (asynchronous) and not in a school setting. Students will check in twice a day (once in the a.m. and again in the pm). Teachers will be available for the entire school day to assist students. Students that select 'Online' will not transition back to a school this year. This is a full-year commitment to Online school. The advantage of Online instruction is that students have the flexibility to do school work on their schedule. Another advantage is that students who are autoimmune compromised can still take YCS classes by YCS teachers safely.
Criteria for In-Person Instruction:
The following criteria will be considered when selecting students for the “In-Person” (face to face) instruction. Students will be evaluated case-by-case, and parent requests will be considered:
- If the student has been identified as being academically behind at least 1.5 years or more
- If the student needs access to food security
- If the student is homeless
- If the student has an IEP or 504 Plan and does not have pre-determined health conditions that put the student at-risk of contracting COVID-19
- If the student is identified as an English Learner
- If the student needs access to supervision during school hours
- If the student needs access to additional support services
You will be notified by email on or about August 21st of your child(s) assignment.
More information on the YCS return to school plan is available at the following link:
School will begin Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, is the first day of Fall!
Ypsilanti Community Schools and the Ann Arbor Pharmacy are hosting a FREE Flu Clinic event on Saturday, October 10th, for students, families, and community members. Flu shots are covered by insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid with a possible co-pay. For those who are uninsured, the shots will be $25 each. We will also have a limited number of immunizations available for students who need updated immunizations.
The community event will also have food distribution and curriculum packet pick-up for students. Eventbrite REGISTRATION is required for the community event on October 10th.
We are also hosting three clinics for current YCS students and teachers attending in-person classes on September 29th and 30th plus October 1st.
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Ypsi Can I Share is hosting a YCS/AAPS School Board forum for the candidates to speak to the community about their platform. There are three people running for the YCS school board and will be on the panel.
YCS Administration will host a Town Hall Meeting on September 28th at 6 p.m. Log in information will be available on the website the day of the town hall.
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Parents and Guardians, please find the following information and reminders while students are in online learning. These reminders are to help your students and to protect other students in online classrooms.
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Food distribution continues at ACCE, Erickson, Holmes, Perry at YCHS. All sites are free for any child under the age of 18 or under 26 with special needs. Please visit www.ycschools.us for detailed information and other up to date information!
YCS COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
YCS ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAM
Grades K - 12 - Revised
Our YCS Vision
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.
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The Lab School is committed to preparing all students to be conscientious, thoughtful, critical thinkers who are prepared for college and/or career success. Supporting our learners in this endeavor begins by creating innovative, high-quality learning experiences that are individually tailored.
- Innovative, Individual, Differentiated, and Engaging STE(a)M Curriculum
- Access to Ypsilanti Community Schools sports, clubs, and activities
- Open, Inclusive, and Welcoming Environment
- Access to Robotics, CNC, 3D Printing, Laser Cutter, Electronics, and more
111 S. Wallace Blvd, Ypsilanti
STE(a)M FOCUSED Integrated STE(a)M curriculum
Ypsilanti Community Schools Reports
2019-20 District School Improvement Plan
2018-19 YCS CNA Overview
2014-15 District Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter
2018-19 Annual Education Report
2016-17 AER Combined Report
Coordinated School Health Team
Crisis Response Team Concern Report