YCS Announcements

YCS 2020-21 Calendar

Our upcoming School Year District Calendar

PDF DocumentYCS 2020-21 Traditional Calendar

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 Thursdays.  

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K-12 Online Summer Learning Program

K-12 Online Summer Learning Program - A Project-Based Student-Directed Learning Experience -  Runs Same as Summer School Schedule June 23-July 30, 2020.

Program Description
YCS is offering an alternative robust K-12 Online Summer Learning Program that allows all of our students to continue to learn throughout the Summer by participating in a project-based learning experience that is highly engaging, meant to be fun, and is totally student self-directed. The K-12 Online Summer Learning Program consists of having our students actively participate from the following academic experiences:

 
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Summer School

Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools

District News

Have you heard? Free Preschool in Washtenaw CountySee if your child qualifies for FREE high-quality preschool. Link to Interest Form

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Enroll Now at YCS Online enrollment allows you to type in much of the information we will need about your child. It saves you (and us) paperwork and time.

ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES


Welcome to the Ypsilanti Community Schools

We are proud of our schools and strive to provide an outstanding educational program for all students. We look forward to working with parents and guardians to ensure a successful school experience for each student! Enrollment is at the buildings.

The district offers a variety of outstanding opportunities for all students. This is the "place to be" if you are interested in enrolling a child in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Link to the Enrollment page

Our Online Registration for "New Students" is Back Up


"NEW" Student Registration Only

YCS Enrollment - Registration -
You will receive a call from YCS to finish up the registration process.

Link to Registration Gateway - Online Registration

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 "RETURNING" Student Registration Only

You are considered a returning student if you previously were enrolled at YCS.

For returning students: If your child has ever attended YCS fill out this form below

Use this link below to update information for returning students.
Link to Registration Gateway, online registration for Returning students

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For Enrollment in YIES OR YCHS STEMM programs, go to the Enrollment page for applications

 

 

YCS Town Hall Meeting: A Conversation About What We Know

Join YCS Superintendent Alena Zachery-Ross and District Administrators on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, for A Conversation About What We Know.  This virtual discussion will address many different topics about the Fall 2020 school year.

We would love to hear from you!  Please submit your questions for the panel to answer* at bit.ly/ycstownhallquestions  before Friday, July 3.

A link will be provided on our website and social media outlets on Tuesday, July 7, for Wednesday's meeting.  

We look forward to you joining us on Wednesday, July 8!

YCS Virtual Town Hall Meeting 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Produce Boxes on Tuesday's Have Been Extended!

The Heeren Produce Boxes distributed on Tuesday's from the old Willow Run Middle School have been extended into August. The boxes will be available from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on a first come first serve basis for the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 30
  • Tuesday, July 14
  • Tuesday, July 28
  • Tuesday, August 11
     

2020 Meet Up Eat Up Schedule and Distribution Locations

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 Thursdays.   
 

Meet Up Eat Up is open to any student regardless of the district they attend. This year's program will be slightly different due to the pandemic, and locations will primarily be non-congregate. Parents and guardians can pick-up food for students, and students do not have to be present. 

Click on link below for schedule and site locations
2020 Meet Up Eat Up Schedule and Site Locations 

 

 

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

Link to flyer and more information

 

 

 

 

 
 

Calendar

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. 

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News

YCS Summer School Assistance

For assistance with K - 5 Summer School, click on image below for virtual Summer School Office Hours Zoom meeting link. Times of office hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Ypsilanti Community Schools Presents....

K-12 Online Summer Learning Program - A Project-Based Student-Directed Learning Experience

Runs Same as Summer School Schedule -  June 23-July 30, 2020.

Program Description

YCS is offering an alternative robust K-12 Online Summer Learning Program that allows all of our students to continue to learn throughout the Summer by participating in a project-based learning experience that is highly engaging, meant to be fun, and is totally student self-directed. The K-12 Online Summer Learning Program consists of having our students actively participate from the following academic experiences:

  • All YCS participating students will be engaged in an independent self directed Living History Project where they will create their personal stories.
  • YCS students will participate in a 100 Book Challenge.
  • YCS Students will also be able to spend 20 minutes three times per week on Imagine Math and 20 minutes three times per week on Imagine Literacy/Reading.

For more information and how to access the program, click on the image below.

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Happenings Around the District:

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

Employee Rights

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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!

Sincerely,
Ms. Do 

Nhu Do, Principal
Program Director, Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium

Resources & Information

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

YCHS

Community Resources

 
826Michigan

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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Ypsilanti District Library Summer Reading Challenge

Families can sign up for the Summer Challenge at ypsilibrary.org/summer and log activities from June 13-August 31.

There are three ways to earn digital badges:
1. read or listen to a book
2. find a secret code within our online learning lessons (kids: https://www.ypsilibrary.org/interests/summer-learning/, teens: https://www.ypsilibrary.org/interests/teens/
3. complete a challenge within the summer challenge website

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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

YMCA:EMU:YCS CHILD CARE

Looking for Affordable Child Care?

 

 

YMCA:EMU:YCS CHILD CARE

 

Link to flyer

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.
 

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.

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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