YCS Announcements

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Antigen Rapid Testing CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday

Walk-in antigen rapid testing will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday this week but will re-open on Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at the Administration Building 1885 Packard Road, Ypsilanti, 48197. 

PCR testing will be held at Ypsilanti Community Middle School, 510 Emerick St. Ypsilanti, MI 48198, this Thursday, October 21st. Appointments are required and can be made at the link below.
Fafsa Financial Workshop - October 18

October 18 - Zoom Meeting

Do you need money for college or trade school?  Join us!

Enroll NOw! School of Choice Options

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

 
 

COVID Testing Information

Antigen Rapid Testing CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday

Walk-in antigen rapid testing will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday this week but will re-open on Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at the Administration Building 1885 Packard Road, Ypsilanti, 48197. 

PCR testing will be held at Ypsilanti Community Middle School, 510 Emerick St. Ypsilanti, MI 48198, this Thursday, October 21st. Appointments are required and can be made at the link below.
Eastern Michigan University and Michigan Medicine Student Nurses available to conduct PCR testing!

We would like to thank the student nurses at Eastern Michigan University and Michigan Medicine for being available to conduct PCR testing! We are offering PCR tests Mondays and Thursdays 9-11 a.m. at various locations throughout YCS. To register please:  Click here to register

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District News

District News - Week of October 11, 2021
District News - Week of 10/11/2021

In the News:

  • YCS In-house COVID testing
  • PCR/ Antigen (COVID-19) Testing with Testing Dates
  • Keeping YCS Safe During COVID-19
  • Upcoming Dates and Events to Remember
  • Virtual Career Fair
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat
  • COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

Please remember to register for a free PCR test at this link:  Click here

YCS - Our work is paying off!

Tweet from New America Ed (@NewAmericaEd) about YCS and COVID

New America Ed (@NewAmericaEd) tweeted at 3:39 PM on Tue, Sep 28, 2021:
Superintendent of @ycschools_us took family engagement VERY seriously during Covid:
–Surveyed parents early
–Mixed learning options
–Taskforce >100 staff
–Timeline on how to best engage
–Door to door weekly wellness checks, library info, YMCA, and more. 

Congratulations Dr. Alena Zachery-Ross for your leadership.
 

Resiliency Center Information

WILLOW RUN CAMPUS
235 SPENCER LANE
YPSILANTI, MI

ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR OUR YCS STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

SHOP BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

 

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Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority is administering the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program through its network of local nonprofit agencies. CERA can provide rental and utility assistance for eligible renter households so that they retain their housing stability.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program for Families in Michigan

Information for families regarding affordable and reliable internet access that provides off-campus access for students in our community.

 

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

2021-2022 School Year Calendar


Link to 2021-22 calendar

 

Link to Bell Times


 

 
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Upcoming Events

826Michigan - FALL PROGRAMS Virtual Schoolwork Support FREE!

826michigan offers a range of virtual or distance learning activities structured around our core values: we use writing to understand, stay connected, and build a better world.

Fall for the Ypsilanti Community Schools Foundation
Join us for Cider and Donuts before you YpsiGlow. Learn how the YCS Foundation fundraises for Ypsi's teachers, kids, and schools! 
October 29 -- 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Outdoors at The Ypsilanti Commerce Center
301 W. Michigan Ave
$5 Suggested Donation
Trunk or Treat

SAVE THE DATE - October 28, 2021
Please join us for our Annual
5-7 pm
Huron Valley PACE Parking Lot
 

SAVE THE DATE - October 30, 2021
2 - 5 pm
McDonald's Restaurant
4775 Washtenaw Ave (near Golfside)


 

Education Project Referral - Homeless Services

Parents can complete the referral for homeless services online.

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 Public Education Art Project

Ypsilanti Community Schools is excited to launch a new video around the YCS Public Education Art Project that our students have been
working on for the last two years. The video is the final chapter of the project, and we are so extremely proud of our students' achievements

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