Family Virtual Instruction Tutorials - Distance Learning


Distance Learning 2020

At Ypsilanti Community Schools we are proud of the staff and the curriculum we follow to prepare our students for the future. We believe that every single student is able to be successful no matter who they are or where they come from. As a district, we are stronger together. This strength can be seen when visiting any classroom, athletic field, or after school activity. You can see dedication, care, and immense joy as our staff engage and challenge their students. We believe in the special bond between teacher and student and the unique learning opportunities that is created within the four walls of our schools. However, we also believe that learning cannot be contained or limited by physical structures. As a school district, we want to provide our families and students with every opportunity to learn, no matter where life takes them. This is the core belief that powers our distance learning initiative. By providing all students with a device we are enabling students and teachers to collaborate more seamlessly than ever before, connect through mediums that are most conducive to the lesson at hand, and learn together as never before. We hope this guide will help you navigate the myriad of resources and tools now available as you begin your first steps into distance learning.

Distance Learning 2020 - YCS Family Distance Learning Guide 

Table of Contents
01 - Meet the Devices
02 - Getting Started with Distance Learning /
        Symbaloo  |  Google Meet  |  Zoom
03 - Additional Resources /
        Translation on iPads


How to Translate a Webpage on an iPad Video

How to Translate a Webpage on an iPad


How to do Side by Side Translation on iPad Video Tutorial

How to do Side by Side Translation on iPad


How to do Push Translation on iPad Video

How to do Push Translation on iPad

Google Classroom Tutorials

Link to Google Classroom for Google Translate

Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020

Link to an introduction parent guide
Link to parents guide

Watch parents guide video

How to log into your student's Google Classroom

A library of home language tutorial videos for families and students on how to navigate Google Classroom.

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YCS has translated versions of how to log into your student's Google Classroom,  your student's digital link into learning!

Teachers use Google Classroom to share assignments, homework, current news and much more.

Please note our current translations in the following languages: 

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Haitian
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish 
  • Urdu

How to Set Up the Zoom App for Parents, Teachers and Students Video


This video: For parents, teachers, and students to learn how to set up Zoom for your student to ease the transition to a Zoom classroom for online learning lessons.