Enrollment Procedure

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.

Email Requests:

Registrar (Record Requests): 
Email: Records@ycschools.us

Link to Enrollment Procedures document to download  (PDF)

 

School profiles are useful and informative that can help parents connect their prospective students with the best-fit school.

Link to YCS School Profiles



Great Start Readiness Preschool(GSRP) and Headstart

Preschool registration started TODAY!!!

Have you heard?! We're offering FREE quality preschool for 3 & 4 year-olds!

See if you qualify:

Link to the Interest form 

Welcome to Washtenaw County Quality Preschool Partnership

Preschool Picture

Are you looking for free high quality preschool within Washtenaw County for a child who is 3 to 5 years old and wondering if you qualify? Please fill out our interest form below or call 1(800) 777 - 2861 to determine if your child is eligible to attend a FREE Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) or Head Start preschool program in Washtenaw County.  For more information on available local programs and eligibility criteria, click on 

About Us. Any family wishing to apply for GSRP or Head Start in Washtenaw County must complete this interest form.

Link to the Interest form 

 

YCS Enrollment - Registration

Applications must be submitted online

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

Link to Registration Gateway, online registration

Enrollment Process

  1. Parent completes online registration application.
  2. Secretary checks online registration for any in her building.
  3. Secretary calls the parent to schedule an appointment to receive all required documents & finalize the application.  At that time, the secretary gives the parent their start date and sends a request to Transportation.
  4. Takes 24 hours for RG to populate to Powerschool.

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

Families returning to the district should contact the school where their student is enrolling for more information. Following contact with the school, complete the Registration Gateway and physical paperwork.

Use this link below to update information for returning students only after contacting the school first.
Link to Registration Gateway, online registration for Returning students

Ypsilanti International Elementary School  (Y.I.E.S.)

Admissions Process 2022-23

*Before enrolling, click here for age eligibility guidelines for your student:

*YCS Preschool and Kindergarten Age Eligibility Guidelines

YIES Enrollment Priorities

Kindergarten-5th Enrollment Priority
  1. Sibling Priority-Scholars whose siblings are currently enrolled at YIES, and has a confirmed placement for the requested school year, pending space availability.
  2. Resident Priority-Scholars who live within the boundaries of Ypsilanti Community Schools (a lottery will be held if necessary).
  3. YCS Employee Priority-Scholars whose legal guardian is currently employed by Ypsilanti Community Schools  (a lottery will be held if necessary). 
  4. School of Choice (SOC)- Scholars who live outside of the boundaries of Ypsilanti Community Schools (a lottery will be held if necessary).
1st-5th Grade Enrollment Priority
  1. Sibling Priority-Scholars whose siblings are currently enrolled at YIES, and has a confirmed placement for the requested school year, pending space availability.
  2. Resident Priority-Scholars who live within the boundaries of Ypsilanti Community Schools (a lottery will be held if necessary).
  3. YCS Employee Priority-Scholars whose legal guardian is currently employed by Ypsilanti Community Schools (a lottery will be held if necessary). 
  4. School of Choice (SOC)- Scholars who live outside of the boundaries of Ypsilanti Community Schools (a lottery will be held if necessary).
February 2022
  • February 1st

Complete​ ​the​ ​YIES ​Re-Enrollment Survey ​for current YIES students only located​ ​at: 2022-23 Re-Enrollment Survey.

This survey is required for EACH child currently attending YIES to reserve an enrollment slot for the 2022-23 school year. The re-enrollment survey is open February 1st-March 1st at 11:59pm. If we do not receive a re-enrollment survey for your child, we will not reserve an enrollment slot for the 22-23 school year.

*5th Grade Students Do Not Complete a Re-Enrollment Survey

  • February 1st

YIES Sibling Interest Survey is open February 1st-March 1st. This form is NOT for students who currently attend YIES. This survey is for sibling enrollment priority for the 22-23 school year, which allows families a greater opportunity for their children to attend school together. 

This is only an interest survey. Completing this survey helps us project how many slots we will have available for each grade level. This is not an application for admissions, or placement. Once the 2022-23 application for admissions is open, the parent/guardian will need to fill out the new student application to be considered for placement. 

NON-YIES 2022-23 Sibling Interest Survey

March 2022

This survey will close at 11:59pm on March 1st.  If parents/guardians do not submit a re-enrollment survey for their child(ren), YIES will not reserve an enrollment slot for the 2022-23 school year, which means the student(s) will be removed from the YIES enrollment roster for the 2022-23school year. 

April 2022
  • April 1, 2022

YIES​ 2022-23 ​application​ opens for any additional slots available.  Click on link for Website and Application:

Ypsilanti International Elementary School Webpage

YIES 2022-23 Kindergarten through 5th Grade Application

May 2022

*No Open Houses, or building tours are scheduled due to COVID-19 social gatherings guidelines.

YIES Virtual Tour
June 2022
  • June 1st

Deadline to submit application for early notification.

  • June 9th at 1:00pm: Lottery (if necessary) for all slots available. 

A live streamed lottery will be held due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. A link to view the live streaming will be posted closer to the date.  

  • June 24th

Accepted and​ ​waitlist​ ​communications ​emailed to parent/guardian for open slots

*If slots remain, the enrollment application will remain open until August 12, 2022.

August 2022
  • August 12th

Application for 2022-2023 admission closes.

  • August 18th

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for registered incoming kindergarten and young 5’s students.  This assessment is in-person and by appointment only.  

Frequently​ ​Asked​ ​Questions:

1. What​ ​type​ ​of​ ​school​ ​is​ ​YIES?

We​ ​are​ ​a​ ​public,​ ​non-tuition, K-5​ ​International​ ​Baccalaureate(IB)​ ​authorized​ ​school​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​whole child​ ​emphasis,​ ​exceptional​ ​academic​ ​standards,​ ​mission-centered​ ​curriculum​ ​and​ ​21st-century skill-based​ ​assessments.​  ​All​ ​YIES​ ​courses​ ​are​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​the​ Primary​ ​Years Programme (PYP)​ ​International​ ​Baccalaureate standards.​ ​​ 

  • Free K-5 public school 
  • K through 5th Grade International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Option, and priority enrollment to WIMA, a public consortium, International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle School. 
  • Spanish classes for all grades
  • Unified Arts for all grade levels: Music, P.E., Art, Spanish, Science
  • Kids Clubs: Girl Scouts, Spanish, Drama, YMCA, Bright Futures, and more!
  • YMCA-Ann Arbor Before and After School program on site 
  • A full range of Special Education Services in the least restrictive environment
  • Family and Community Environment
  • Caring, Dedicated, and Highly Qualified Staff

2. Can​ students entering K-5th​ ​grade​​ ​apply​ ​to​ ​YIES?

Yes,​ ​but​ ​space is ​limited ​and​ ​based​ ​on​ ​returning​ ​enrollment.

3. What​ ​if​ ​we​ ​do​ ​not​ ​have​ ​access​ ​to​ ​a​ ​computer​ ​or​ ​the​ ​internet,​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​the​ ​application?

If you do not have internet access, or need assistance completing the admissions application, call the main office at 734-221-2401. Leave a detailed message, including your name and contact number, and a YIES staff will return your call to support you with the application process. 

4. Does​ ​YIES​ ​offer​ ​sports?

YIES ​students​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​play​ ​sports​ ​through​ ​Ypsilanti​ ​Community​ ​Schools.​ ​​ ​Please visit​ ​​http://ypsigrizzlies.com/​,​ ​for​ ​more​ ​information.

5. Does​ ​YIES​ ​offer​ ​any​ ​extra​ ​curricular​ ​activities?

YIES ​currently​ ​offers​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ before and ​after​ ​school programs:

  • Kids Clubs: Spanish, YMCA, Bright Futures, Legos Club and more!
  • 3-5 Student Council
  • YMCA-Ann Arbor Before and After School program on site 

6. What​ ​languages​ ​does​ ​YIES​ ​offer?

Spanish​ ​is​ ​the​ ​only​ ​world language​ ​currently​ ​offered​ ​at​ YIES. 

 



YCS
is Offering Kindergarten
 and two new classrooms: a New Preschool and a New1st grade English & Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program

This program is open to in-district and school of choice students.

Link to Application

Link to the program flyer


Application - Please submit a copy of this application to the registration office once all other district enrollment procedures have been completed. 

Graduation Requirements - These are in concordance with the Michigan Department of Education's Early Middle College (EMC) endorsement. 

 
YPSI Community Connected Schools is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. 

The Ypsi Community Connected School application is open to in-district and school of choice applicants.

Enroll Now!

Link to application

CTE Application

Ypsilanti Community Schools is offering a variety of educational programs designed to give students a jump start on college and careers. The high school counselor will assist students with enrolling in these dynamic programs.

Link to CTE Application


Supporting documents required for enrollment:

(click on the document type for detailed information)

 

Record of student's birth
 

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Hospital Record

Record of Immunizations
 

  • Bring an immunization record from an authorized health care provider or public health agency (month/day/year is required for all immunization dates).
  • Immunizations for polio, DPT, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and hepatitis B are required.
  • Varicella vaccine(s) or proof of disease (chickenpox) is required for students entering grades kindergarten through 10. Students in grades kindergarten through 5 only, must provide a signed note from the health care provider with the month and year of disease as proof of disease. For students in grades 6 through 10, proof of disease shall be a signed note from the parent/guardian or health care provider with the month and year of disease.

Immunization Waiver

For Immunization Waiver: Make an appointment at the Washtenaw County Public Health Immunization Clinic. The clinic is located at 555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti. To make an appointment, call 734-544-6700.
*Please note that the schools will no longer have waivers. You must receive a certified waiver from the health department for it to be a valid waiver. 

New Vaccine Waiver Rules

Link to New Vaccine Waiver Rules

Consent for Disclosure for Immunication Information

For Local and State Health Departments
Link to Consent Form

Documentation of Legal Residence for Parent/Guardian
 

  • Bring a copy of one of the following items:
  • Contract of home purchase
  • Real estate lease
  • Current water, electric or gas bill showing address
  • Notarized letter from the owner of residence with whom the family is living along with the owner's legal proof of residence as listed above.

Residency Affidavit 

Link to residency affidavit

Parents can complete the referral for homeless services online.

Foster Care or Court Ordered Guardianship

If the student is under the care of foster parents or court-ordered legal guardianship, please bring the appropriate documents.

SCHOOL OF CHOICE OPEN - WINTER TERM

Students residing outside of the YCS district boundaries but living within Washtenaw County or a contiguous county are eligible to enroll as a school of choice student.

Dates:

Winter: Applications accepted October 6, 2022, through February 8, 2023

Application for 2022-2023

School Of Choice Windows

Semester 2

  1. Start date of the PROPOSED application and enrollment window:10/6/2022
  2. End date of the PROPOSED application and enrollment window:02/8/2023

YCS and YDL student library card program

Ypsilanti Community Schools via spe.schoolmessenger.com We have exciting news for YCS students! Ypsilanti Community Schools and the Ypsilanti District Library are partnering to give every YCS student a free full-access library card with no late fees for borrowed items. The card is good at any Ypsilanti District Library branch for as long as your student remains enrolled in Ypsilanti Community Schools. You don't have to do anything more for your YCS student to receive a free full-access library card. However, if you wish for your student not to participate in the free full-access library card program, please contact the main office at your student's school. Thank you! We are truly excited about the resources and learning opportunities this partnership will provide YCS students

YCS Preschool and Kindergarten Age Eligibility Guidelines 2022-2023

Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools Preschool and Kindergarten Programs. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.  The information below will assist you in the registration process.

Preschool

Eligibility: Age 3 by December 1st, 2022

  • DOB Eligibility:  12/1/2018 through 11/30/2019

Eligibility:  Age 4 by December 1st, 2022 

  • DOB Eligibility: 12/1/17 through 11/30/18

Our preschool program focuses on the social, emotional, and academic needs of the Three and Four-year-old child. Our teaching staff provides developmentally appropriate activities in Math, Science, Reading, and Writing. Your child will learn Kindergarten Readiness skills and help build a solid foundation for success in his/her educational journey.

Young Fives

Young Fives is a two-year program designed for children turning 5 years old between June 1 and August 31st. 

  • DOB Eligibility: 6/1/2017 through 8/31/2017

The program provides a strong foundation for future success in all areas of learning. Children are taught with hands-on materials, songs, and games. They are assessed by observation and work samples. Upon completion of the two-year program, children enter first grade.

Students who turn 5 after August 31st should enroll in the preschool program. 

Kindergarten

Eligibility: According to Michigan Compiled Law under MCL 380.1147 and 388.1606 enrollment age for incoming kindergarten students are as follows:

  • Students must turn 5 by September 1, 2022. 

  • DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2016 through 6/1/2017

Exceptions Provided for Kindergarten Enrollment Age

If a child is not 5 years of age by September 1st, but will be 5 not later than December 1st.  Kindergarten Waiver Request form must be submitted prior to beginning school.

A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian that the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child's age or other factors. The school will work with the parent/guardian to make the best placement decision for your child.

 

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Phone Requests:

Transcripts and verification of graduation should call:
(734) 221-1066

Email Requests:

Registrar (Record Requests): 
Email: Records@ycschools.us

 

 

Virtual Learning Academy Consortium (VLAC) offers a choice for parents who want to be more directly involved in their child’s education..  

Link to VLAC enrollment information