YCS Announcements

YCS Virtual Town Hall Meeting today, Wednesday, August 5th

Join us this Wednesday, August 5th starting at 6 P.M., for part two of our YCS Virtual Town Hall Meeting! We have a special presentation from the Washtenaw County Health Department to give an update on the pandemic and its effects on schools.

We will also go over several important topics about the upcoming 2020-2021 school year! The event will be live on Facebook and Zoom. Links to logon will be provided on Tuesday, August 4th.

We hope you tune in on Wednesday, August 5th at 6 P.M.

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2020 Meet Up Eat Up Schedule and Distribution Locations

Please find the official 2020 Meet Up Eat Up schedule for this summer.  As mentioned in previous communications, this program will take the place of the YCS Food Distribution Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

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COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

YCS COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan 

Link to YCS COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan 

Nutrition Buddies CSA box distribution begins July 1, 2020

This program begins in July with Farm Share produce box pick up weekly. We also are offering one week of summer camp and six weeks of after school cooking classes in Sept-October. Participation in all parts of the program for our 12-14yr olds is required. I have attached our program flyer and sign up link here. Please let me know if you have further questions, all referrals can be directed to me as well.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/BTbUQBV7vyDaTQ7w9


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Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools

Ford ELC Principal

Introducing Ford ELC - Principal - Mr. Daniel Young

Daniel Young joined Ford Early Learning Center in 2020, after serving the students of Detroit, Michigan for 18 years. He began his career as a music teacher and continued to serve as a  lead teacher, assistant principal, and principal, respectively. He is excited to begin this new chapter in his life serving the Ypsilanti Community Schools in the capacity as the principal of Ford ELC.

Mr. Young was born and raised in Detroit and attended Wayne State University where he earned his Bachelor of Music, Master of Education, and Education Specialist degrees.

Throughout his career, Daniel has gained experiences and skills that has lead to more effective teachers, successful students, and engaged families, and he is excited to share his knowledge with the Ypsilanti community in hopes to collaborate for an even better educational community and experiences for all of our students, staff, and families.

Mr. Young believes that the number one factor in all successful students is their community believing in them. Therefore, if you believe they can, they will.

During his free time, Mr. Young enjoys spending time with family and writing music.

YCS and WCSO Announce Changes to the School Resource Officer Contract Press Release

A joint statement from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and Ypsilanti Community Schools regarding School Resource Officers within YCS buildings.   

We appreciate the services of the WCSO and still consider them a valued community partner! 

Link to the press release

Administration Statement of Solidarity

Link to administration statement of solidarity

Statement of Solidarity Read at June 29 Board of Education Meeting

Link to the statement of solidarity read at the board meeting


We Are YCS

Ypsilanti Community High School Virtual Tour

Erickson Elementary School Virtual Tour

Feel the #IMPACT at Estabrook Elementary

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YCS COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan 

YCS Town Hall Virtual Meeting:

A Conversation About What We Know

Day and Date: Wednesday, August 5
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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Grades K - 12

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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2020-21 School Year Calendar

PDF DocumentYCS 2020-21 Traditional Calendar

Please remember the first day of school for students K-12 is Monday, August 31, 2020. Pre-school students start after the Labor Day holiday on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 

Upcoming Events

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YCS Enrollment

Washtenaw County Health Department Information

Public Health Homepage

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

We’re relying on our community to work together to slow the potential spread of illness and refer to official sources of reliable information.

Link to website

Washtenaw Superintendents' Association Statement

Statement on Racial Equity, Police Brutality, and Justice in the United States

Letter from the Washtenaw Superintendents' Association regarding the current events happening in the United States and our community. 
Ypsilanti Community Schools is always #StrongerTogether
Link to Washtenaw Superintendents' Association Statement


Happenings Around the District:

We Miss You!

Link to happenings

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

Employee Rights

Link to download PDF


COVID-19 Human Resources - FAQs

Link to COVID-19 Human Resources - FAQs






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WIMA & WIHI Application Process and Dates

WIMA & WIHI Application Process and Dates

Washtenaw International Middle Academy
Application Process for the 2020 - 2021 School Year

Washtenaw International High School
Application Process for the 2020 - 2021 School Year

Dear YIES 5th-grade families,

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) partner school with Washtenaw International Middle Academy (WIMA), we want to share important dates and details about the 6th-grade WIMA Application Process for the 2020-2021 school year. We hope you can join us at the WIMA Admissions Info Night on January 8th @ 6pm where you can learn about WIMA's caring, diverse, and academically-focused learning community! The application opens tomorrow, Friday, November 8th and closes February 7th. For more information about WIMA&WIHI, please visit our website (wihi.org) and view this informational video.

YIES students who apply prior to the deadline have priority into WIMA after siblings (State Policy) are admitted. Since we have limited seats (64 total), we will likely have a lottery for the seats available for WIMA 6th grade students. Please review the dates and application details attached and contact admissions coordinator, Kelly Cartwright (KCartwright@wihi.org) with any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school community!

Ms. Do 

Nhu Do, Principal
Program Director, Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium

Resources & Information

Community Resources

Supporters] Washtenaw County Continuum of Care (CoC) Youth Action Board Accepting Applications

The Washtenaw County Continuum of Care (CoC) is now accepting applications for the newly established Youth Action Board (YAB)! The goal of the YAB is to bring youth voice, expertise, and experience to the CoC and inform our strategies for preventing and ending youth homelessness in Washtenaw County. The YAB will be entirely youth-driven and youth-led—with support from the OCED, Our House, and the CoC Youth Homelessness Committee—and will identify their own projects and initiatives to undertake.

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Scholarships Available for U-M Museum of Natural History Virtual Summer Camp!
The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is excited to announce 30 scholarships available to students in Washtenaw County in need of financial assistance.  The scholarships were made possible from a generous grant from the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation. 
Please visit the following website for more information on how to apply for the scholarship program.
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Washtenaw County Clean-Up Day Coming Soon!

Washtenaw County Clean-Up Day is at Eastern Michigan University Rynearson Stadium Parking Lot on Saturday, August 8th starting at 9 a.m. 

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826michigan inspires school-aged students to write confidently and skillfully with the help of adult volunteers in their communities.

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Ann Arbor Summer Festival Summer Programs

We also have some other program offerings (mostly virtual) listed below:

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EMU Engage@Emu Summer Camps

Virtual Summer Camps - K - 12 Camps
EMU Summer Camps
Engage @ EMU has virtual summer camps available for students to participate in this summer! Please see the flyer for more information.

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EMU Upward Bound

We are keeping YCHS students Upward Bound!
Apply today at tiny.cc/ubonlineapp

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U of M - Engineering - michigan engineering 2020 Summer Programs Opportunities

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2020 Summer Programs Opportunities

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YCS Power of YOUth presents: #GiveASmile Gratitude Banner

Our first effort with YCS Power of YOUth is to publicly thank some of the essential workers in the Ypsilanti Community. We decided to personally thank the essential workers from our community who work hard and take risks so that the majority of us can buy food and have what we need. We chose to begin with grocery store workers. Our community will design a banner that will be displayed in local Kroger stores to express to the workers that we appreciate them, that we see them, and that we value them. This is a fun activity that offers families, siblings, and students an opportunity to create something for others.

Link to flyer

Enrichment Packets for Preschool to 8th Grade

Enrichment Packets for Preschool to 8th Grade

Enrichment packets are in PDF format and can be downloaded and printed. These are the same packets passed out at the YCS Food Distribution Sites.

Link to Enrichment Packets to download

Link to Enrichment Parent Resources

Enrichment packets are still available at most food distribution sites or online at www.ycschools.us

Link to Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak - English | Link to Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak - Arabic | Link to Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak - Spanish

TRAILS Tips for Supporting Student Wellness at Home

RAHS Clinics are able to provide over the phone counseling services to students (and/or get them connected to needed resources) at phone number 734-998-2163. Washtenaw County CMH is also available for mental health support of families at 734-544-3050.

In addition, we are creating a guide to support staff self-care strategies during this difficult time and compiling resources that school staff can share directly with students to support student development and use of coping skills. If you find there are other mental health components we can provide and promote, please don't hesitate to let me know. 

Link to Tips for supporting student wellness

Link to Electronic_tips-for-supporting-student-wellness-at-home


Looking for Affordable Child Care?





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Link to more information page
A new child care program opened this summer at the former Chapelle Community School, an elementary school within the Ypsilanti Community Schools District at 111 South Wallace Boulevard, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Registration forms may be found here. For more information about touring the facility, please contact Lee Anna Pasker-Edens at lpasker@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8058.

The Collaborative – Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center  (CDC) addresses a critical need for excellent quality, affordable child care in eastern Washtenaw County.

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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.


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.

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Employment Opportunities

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YCS substitutes teachers are needed! 

Daily substitutes are now at a $100/day rate and can contact EduStaff directly for the application process.
 www.edustaff.org or 877-974-6338