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Resources and Safety Tips In Light of Recent Events

Please see the attached letter from the Washtenaw Superintendents' Association regarding resources and safety tips in light of the Oxford High School shooting. Let's continue to keep all those impacted by this tragic incident in our thoughts and prayers. 

A Letter Regarding Oxford High School

YCS Parents and Guardians,

Please read the letter attached regarding the shooting that took place at Oxford High School today. Let's keep these families and all those impacted in our thoughts

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

Regional Alliance for Health Schools: COVID vaccines

The Regional Alliance for Health Schools will be giving COVID vaccines. Appointments will be available starting Wednesday 11/11, appointment only—at the clinics in Ann Arbor, Lincoln, and Ypsilanti.

Click on the link below for more information.

District News

District News - Week of November 19, 2021

District News - Week of  November 19, 2021

In the News:

  • YCS & EMU Honoring Staff
  • Cherisa Allen 2021 Joe Dullin Award of the Knight
  • Meet Our HRA’S
  • Antigen (COVID-19) Testing
  • Upcoming Dates and Events to Remember
  • A Fun Activity for the Weekend
  • Community Events

Community Resources Flyers

Community Resources and Media News

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.



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

PLEASE NOTE:  YCS Virtual Career Fair

Announcing Ypsilanti Community Schools Career Fair. Save the DATE! December 16, 2021, from 12-2. You will get a chance to interview with our innovative and dynamic leadership teams. You have the opportunity to secure a spot on our educational team. Do not miss this great opportunity - remember December 16, 2021. Please follow the link to secure a time slot. We look forward to seeing you there!

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YCS Career Fair Sign-up Link

Link to Ypsilanti Community Schools is Hiring! (video)

QR Code for YCS Career Fair Sign-up Link

Parent News

2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Link to 2021-22 calendar


Link to Bell Times


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Upcoming Events

Invitation from The University of Michigan student-athletes of the WolvHERine committee

The University of Michigan student-athletes of the WolvHERine committee would like to invite all 6th-grade and under youth to the second installment of our Girl Power Series this Sunday, December 05th prior to the Michigan Women's Basketball game vs. Akron from 12:30-2:00 PM at the Crisler Center Concourse. 

We believe sports are for EVERYONE! Youth will have an opportunity to meet the student-athletes from our varsity teams and learn what it takes to compete through fun games and activities! Click on the image below or use this link to signup. 

The events are FREE, but all participants must have a ticket to the basketball game to enter the complex. Wolverine Kid Club members can claim 2 free tickets to the game. Visit MGOBLUE.COM/KIDSCLUB to learn more or signup for free. 

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.

Education Project Referral - Homeless Services

Parents can complete the referral for homeless services online.

YCS is excited to announce our new STEM program, Grizzly Scholars.

YCS is excited to announce our new STEM program, Grizzly Scholars. On Thursday, November 11, 2021, a White Coat Ceremony was held to induct our brilliant scholars. At the ceremony, the students received a white lab coat and a certificate flown in from space! This night was very special for the students. Family, friends, teachers, principals, YCS board members, and the Superintendent were all in attendance.

Students were chosen based on their interest in STEM subjects. There are twenty 4th grade students in this program—five from each of our elementary schools, Ypsilanti International, Erickson, Estabrook, and Holmes. Students will meet once a month after school from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Ypsilanti International to participate in STEM activities. This year’s theme is “patriots in space.” Students will also have the chance to obtain their passports for international travel.

This is a pilot program for the first two years. After that, there will be twenty 4th graders added each year. Students will be in this program until they graduate from Ypsilanti Community Schools and then will become mentors to the younger students that join this program.

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