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YCS Teacher Round Robin Interview Fair

 

 

YCS School Of Choice Now Open

Students residing outside of the YCS district boundaries but living within Washtenaw County or a contiguous county are eligible to enroll as a school of choice student.

Link to school of choice application form
Application for 2019-2020

School Of Choice Window

Application Dates:
December 1, 2019 - February 12, 2020

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

  • 10 Dec
  • 16 Dec
    • YIES Winter Concert 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      YIES Winter Concert
      Date: Dec 16
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Ypsilanti Community High School, 2095 Packard St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA - Auditorium
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
  • 17 Dec
    • JV/Freshman Basketball vs Jackson
      Date: Dec 17
      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Ypsilanti Community High School, 2095 Packard St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
      vs Jackson Home game Freshman at 4pm JV at 5:30pm
    • Perry ELC Winter Concert - K-6:00 pm / 1st-7:00 - 8:30 pm
      Date: Dec 17
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Perry Elementary School, 550 Perry Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
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  • 19 Dec
    • YCHS Band Concert 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      YCHS Band Concert
      Date: Dec 19
      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Location: Ypsilanti Community High School, 2095 Packard St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA - Auditorium
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
  • 23 Dec
  • 24 Dec
  • 25 Dec
  • 26 Dec
  • 27 Dec
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Ford ELC Reader

Future Shining Stars of Reading!


Ford Reader Dorian W. is one of the Winners of Future Shining Stars of Reading!


Congratulations to Dorian W. at Ford ELC. He was one of the Imagine Your Future Student Award winners. This means he logged 240+ minutes this November and was randomly selected to be an Imagine Your Future Shining Star for their commitment to reading and literacy. He will be awarded an Imagine Your Future certificate and a Fire Tablet to continue reading in style this school year.

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Ypsilanti Grizzlies Girls Basketball team

Breyana Lowery and the Ypsilanti Grizzlies Girls Basketball team were highlighted in a MLive article about the top teams in the Ann Arbor-area for high school basketball. 

YCHS Breyana Lowery #2

Ypsilanti
The Grizzlies rebounded nicely last season going 13-9 after a disappointing 3-17 campaign the year prior. Long-time coach Dwayne Scott will look to take the team to even greater heights this season.

Ypsilanti Community Schools

Employment Opportunities

Link to YCS employment opportunities

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

YCS Job Openings are listed below
 

 

Severe Weather

SEVERE WEATHER CLOSING POLICY

As we head into the Michigan winter months, we would like to remind you of the YCS procedures to close school.  
 

YCS uses the telephone messaging system to call all parents and guardians starting at 6:00 a.m. when schools are closed due to severe weather, road conditions or building mechanical problems. It is important for every student to have a working telephone number on file in the school office. If you do not, please call your building secretary to add a working number.

In addition, YCS also notifies local radio, television stations and social media outlets concerning school closings prior to 6:00 a.m., unless there are extenuating circumstances.

It is also posted on our website: www.ycschools.us

Television stations notifications are:

  • Channel 2 WJBK Fox - Detroit
  • Channel 4 WDIV NBC - Detroit
  • Channel 7 WXYZ ABC - Detroit
  • Channel 62 WWJ-TV CBS - Detroit

Please utilize the media outlet that best suits your family's needs.  We will also update official "Ypsilanti Community Schools" social media outlets with weather updates.

Transportation during the winter months may run slower than usual due to road conditions. Please ensure students are dressed warmly for cold weather temperatures while waiting for transportation. If buses are running late, we will update parents as information is provided via the YCS robocall system. 

 

Resources & Information

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!

Sincerely,
Ms. Do 

Nhu Do, Principal
Program Director, Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium 

 

 

Community News

 

Community Events

Community Events:

 

Downtown Ypsilanti Area 2019

Community Holiday Dinner

Tuesday December 10, 2019 - 11 am to 4 pm

Hosted by: Ypsi Alehouse 

124 Pearl Street ~ Downtown Ypsilanti 

Link to flyer

 

 

Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence

Link to flyer
Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw County is hosting its annual Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence a week from today, coinciding with the seven-year remembrance of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on 12/14/12. We invite you to join the community at this event, to continue to shine a light on the devastating epidemic of gun violence in our local communities, in our state, and throughout this country.

What: Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence: A Time to Remember and Honor
When: Thursday, December 12; 7-8:30pm
Where: Parkridge Community Center (591 Armstrong Dr, Ypsilanti, 48197)

In the last seven years, over 700,000 Americans have been killed or injured by guns. Gun violence impacts all communities. Victims, survivors, and families are often forgotten.

This event is an evening to remember those affected by gun violence, to find hope amongst our neighbors, and to get determined to enact real change in our communities. Special guest speakers include Brenda Moss, a VA mom who speaks around the country as as gun violence survivor, on how to continue fighting in the face of adversity; Jackie Jackson, an OH reverend who will lead us in a song of strength; and local community organizations that are doing violence prevention work.
 

YCS Families-

The University of Michigan's Department of Psychiatry has a 5-7 minute survey they are asking families of Ypsilanti Community Middle School and Ypsilanti Community High School to take until December 20, 2019.  The study is available in multiple languages and can be received electronically at https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cItNogH9EZ6s2mp.

The survey is entirely anonymous, and no identifying information will be collected.  Families completing the study will receive a $5 Walmart gift card sent directly to an email account provided on a form completely separate from the survey.  

 

 

YMCA:EMU:YCS CHILD CARE

Looking for Affordable Child Care?

YMCA:EMU:YCS 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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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.
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Advisory Board Application

We're also recruiting new members of the YCS Sex Education Advisory Board to meet 4-6 times during the 2017-18 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 2017-18 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. 
Link to application
 

RAHS

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.

Letter to parents from RAHS

RAHS at YCMS Information

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Employment Opportunities

Link to YCS employment opportunities

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