YCS Announcements

Restrictions to Outdoor Facilities at YCS/YCHS
Due to the COVID-19 Advisory, there are restrictions on the usage of some outside district areas. The following areas will be restricted or closed until further notice:
  • YCHS Tennis Courts are closed until further notice
  • All YCS Playgrounds are closed until further notice. 
  • YCHS Baseball and Softball Fields are closed until further notice. Visitors may use the field to walk or jog around the area with social distancing guidelines of six feet or more implemented unless within the same family.
  • YCHS Track is open with social distancing guidelines of six feet or more implemented unless within the same family. 
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Washtenaw County Health Department Order

New YCS Staff & Volunteer Requirements

Thank you for your continuous support and hard work during our COVID-19 emergency closure.  We hope that you and your family are doing well and that you are taking care of your health.  Please remember that your health is a top priority for YCS!

Enrichment Packets for Kindergarten 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. 

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YCS Food Distribution Sites

Ypsilanti Community Schools

Food Distribution will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m-1 p.m. at all six locations.

  • Please Note Change: Due to new restrictions, we will now give out two meals on Tuesdays and five meals on Thursdays.

Free breakfast & lunch program.  Families are welcome to pick up food for kids. Food is served on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 4:00-6:00pm in 6 selected locations.

Meal pickups are free of charge to all children. Children do not need to be enrolled at a YCS school.

Food distribution Dates: Tuesdays and Thursday:
April 2nd, 7th, and 9th.

Please note change: Christian Love Church is closed. Food distribution is at the old Cheney Elementary (1500 Stamford) parking lot across the street from Christian Love. 

First, YCS would like to thank all of the volunteers and food service staff who continue to work through our COVID-19 emergency closure to provide needed food to our families and community.  You are appreciated!

Food sites will be open again tomorrow from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the following locations:

  • A.C.C.E. (1076 Ecorse Rd, Ypsi)
  • Strong Tower Ministries (134 Spencer, Ln., Ypsi)**
  • Parkridge Community Center (591 Armstrong, Ypsi)**
  • CR Community Resource Center (2057 Tyler Rd, Ypsi)
  • Cheney Elementary Parking Lot (1500 Stamford Rd, Ypsi)

**4-6 p.m. Food Distribution with Food Gathers boxes

Food Gatherers is a YCS Community Partner who is providing the food boxes but not managing the sites. YCS volunteers are the ones leading the sites along with YCS Food Services Department.

Important Notes:

  • Please Note Change: Due to new restrictions, we will now give out two meals on Tuesdays and five meals on Thursdays at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm time.


The YCS Administration has been working hard to develop a learning plan for the remainder of the year due to our emergency COVID-19 closure.  Please find a letter from Superintendent Zachery-Ross outlining the next steps for our districts.  The administration will frequently communicate about our learning plan and the next steps.  

There is a YCS Feedback Form in the letter that provides an opportunity for parent/guardian feedback and questions that the executive cabinet will review. 

Thank you for your continued support as we work through this emergency closure.

We hope you and your family are healthy and safe!

YCS Coronavirus Family Update 4/5 


YCS Board of Education Meetings - April 6, 2020 - MEETINGS CANCELLED - COVID-19

The YCS Board of Education Special Meeting and Regular Meeting are cancelled for April 6, 2020.


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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

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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 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.


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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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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