Health and Wellness
DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY
Ypsilanti Community School’s Board of Education recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well–being of the district's students. Research concludes that there is a positive connection between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn.
Food Gatherers works with more than 150 partner programs throughout Washtenaw County. Many of these programs are open to the public and make food available to eligible community members. They also have a Healthy School Pantry Program at about 12 schools in Washtenaw County and families enrolled in the school can receive free groceries at the school once a month.
Here is the link for more information about the program: For More information
Washtenaw County Public Health Website
Link to the communicable disease section of the School Portal on the Washtenaw County Public Health website - School Portal Link
Find the Common Communicable Disease Guidance.
Link to the Washtenaw County Public Health Pertussis Fact sheet:
Pertussis Fact Sheet Link
Flu Season is Here!
The flu season is in full effect! Here is information from the Washtenaw County Health Department on ways to protect you and your family from the flu.
Stay healthy, YCS!
Enclosed is the final immunization data from the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you for your patience while we got this together and sent out.
We are at a new year of data collection and are having training for your MCIR/SIRS staff in a few weeks. We have already sent out the invite for that, but the registration can be found here for sharing to any persons that should be in attendance. https://bit.ly/WCHDreporting. It will be done via Microsoft Teams this year instead of in person.
I’ve also attached the timeline for immunization reporting so you know what is expected of your staff who do this work. As always, if you have questions please reach out.
Health Awareness Links
Raises awareness of the dangers of addiction and helps K-12 students stay
drug-free: Link to Addiction Resource
Promotes healthy living among children: Link to Health Corps
Michigan Quit Line
Michigan Tobacco Quitline Fact Sheet
Hours: 24 hours a day Callers can leave a message for a return call within 2 business days:
Link to fact sheet.
Important Resources - Spanish
Resource for parents to know when to send their child to school, and when to keep them home in regards to illness, fever, vomiting etc.
Cuándo debería ser un niño guardado en casa o enviado a casa.
Link to Cuándo debería ser un niño guardado en casa o enviado a casa
Link to Bocadillos Saludables