Grizzly Soirée Event - May 29, 2024

The annual Grizzly Soirée will honor the incredible partners and their dedication to the continuous growth of YCS. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at Growing Hope Marketplace!
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2024 LaFontaine Commendable Teacher of the Year

Ypsilanti Community Schools English as a Second Language Teacher Rhoshawda Miller was named the 2024 LaFontaine Commendable Teacher of the Year and won $500 in cash for her classroom.
YCS staff members, LaFontaine staff and Rhoshawda Miller 2024 LaFontaine Commendable Teacher of the Year

YCS English & Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program

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Michigan Learning Channel Blog

Free resources for YCS families support student growth

To support student growth, Ypsilanti Community Schools is working in partnership with Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) to provide elementary school scholars with additional academic resources. Through this partnership, educators and families have FREE access to PBS videos and printable resources designed to teach, practice, and reinforce instruction for students who need a little extra help in specific topics.

While YCS scholars can work on the material during the school day, what’s most attractive about this partnership is that the resources are also available at home, with Michigan teachers providing instructional content to families through a 24-hour online livestream.

MLC was launched in 2020 by Michigan educators alongside six PBS stations across the state to respond to the pandemic. At launch, the MLC served as an emergency learning platform to overcome internet access barriers for Michigan students but is now used across the district to ensure all students succeed.

“Ypsilanti Community Schools is grateful for the partnership it has developed with MLC over the past several years, and we are proud that one of the district’s Board of Education members –  Trustee Gillian Gainsley – serves as a key voice at the organization that is helping thousands of young children locally and across Michigan,” said Dr. Alena Zachery-Ross, superintendent. “The Michigan Learning Channel has been an invaluable resource to our school community, and we hope that our families continue to take advantage of all that it offers.”

 

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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.

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2024 LaFontaine Commendable Teacher of the Year

Ypsilanti Community Schools English as a Second Language Teacher Rhoshawda Miller was named the 2024 LaFontaine Commendable Teacher of the Year and won $500 in cash for her classroom.
YCS staff members, LaFontaine staff and Rhoshawda Miller 2024 LaFontaine Commendable Teacher of the Year

2023-2024 School Year Calendar


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Calendar Events

  • 27 May
  • 30 May
    • YCHS Graduation 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      YCHS Graduation
      Date: May 30
      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
  • 6 Jun
    • 1/2 Day
      Date: Jun 6
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
    • Kindergarten Celebration 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Kindergarten Celebration
      Date: Jun 6
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Calendar: Communications Calendar
    • 1st Grade Celebration 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
      1st Grade Celebration
      Date: Jun 6
      Time: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
      Calendar: Communications Calendar
  • 7 Jun
    • 1/2 Day - Last Day of School
      Date: Jun 7
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
    • WEOC Meeting 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      WEOC Meeting
      Date: Jun 7
      Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar

      Unless noted all meetings will begin at 11:00 am at the WISD unless noted below:
      Location:1819 S. Wagner Road Ann Arbor, MI 48106

      Join with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/kbh-vahr-gvh Or dial: (US) +1 563-293-5035 PIN: 224420923# Learn more about Meet at: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9282720

Kindergarten Round-up Program Choices

It's That Time Again! Kindergarten Round-up - ENROLL NOW!

Kindergartner readingKindergarten Round-up Program Choices

Kindergarten is an important milestone in a child's life, and as a parent, you want to make sure that your child receives the best education possible. There are many different options available for parents at Ypsilanti Community Schools when it comes to registering their child for kindergarten. At kindergarten roundup, children experience excitement beginning their new school year with eagerness for school activities.

To learn more about our Kindergarten programs attend one of our Kindergarten Round-up sessions listed on our website and flyers.

Please click on link below for more information about Kindergarten Choices and Guidelines.
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Spanish Immersion Program

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Rutherford Pool Free Swimming Lessons

We know everyone is itching to get into the pool, and the Friends of Rutherford Pool are extremely excited to be able to once again offer FREE swim lessons this summer thanks to funding from Huron-Clinton Metroparks’ Everyone in the Pool Initiative and Washtenaw County Parks! Keep reading to learn about some changes to registration.

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Ypsilanti Community Schools Celebrated 6 Years of Accreditation

Ypsilanti Community Schools’s accreditation was granted by Cognia™, a nonprofit improvement organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers.

Link to more information:about the Cognia System of Distinction Award

Link to the Press Release #1

Link to the Press Release #2

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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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

 

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.

 

ADA Compliance

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Accessible To All Our Visitors.

Ypsilanti Community Schools  is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible. We are currently in the process of updating our website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our updated website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility. During this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

 

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