School Closings


Severe Weather Closing Policy

The school will be closed if it's below -20 degrees.

YCS uses the telephone messaging system to call all parents starting at 6:00 a.m. when schools are closed due to severe weather, road conditions or building mechanical problems. It is important for every student to have a working telephone number on file in the school office.

In addition, YCS also notifies local radio, television stations and social media outlets concerning school closings prior to 6:00 a.m., unless there are extenuating circumstances.

It is also posted on our website:

The Television Stations that are notified are:

Channel 2 WJBK Fox - Detroit
Channel 4 WDIV NBC - Detroit
Channel 7 WXYZ ABC - Detroit
Channel 62 WWJ-TV CBS - Detroit

Please utilize the media outlet that best suits your family's need.  We will also update official Ypsilanti Community Schools social media outlets with weather updates.



Contact Information and School Closures

Dear YCS family, 

This is a reminder to have the most current contact information available at your student's school. If your email, phone or emergency contact person has changed, please take a few moments to update your student's office as soon as possible. As chilly weather has now swept in, we may need your information in the case of school closure. We strive to make the most sound, safe and timely decision and alert you as early as possible. We may not always get it right but we will always have the interest of your family's safety in mind. 

Be safe, be well. 
Ypsilanti Community Schools