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YCS Mental Health Townhall Meeting on April 21st

Next Wednesday, April 21, at 6 pm, Ypsilanti Community Schools will co-host a town hall meeting with brief updates from the district and mental health resources for students, parents, and community members. Please join us and hear from guest speakers from the National Alliance on Mental Health Michigan and the Washtenaw Area Council for Children.

YCS Parent and Student Surveys

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete these important surveys. The information gathered from these surveys will help inform our Unapologetic Acceleration for Excellence educational strategic focus for YCS. These surveys will ensure that your voices are heard. The purpose of these YCS Surveys are to find out your opinions about your school. Read each statement and choose the response that most closely matches your opinion. Open-ended responses should be recorded on the survey form. Please answer each item honestly. Your response will be completely confidential and anonymous. Please respond to these very important surveys no later than Wednesday, April 28, 2021. We are and will continue to be Stronger Together! 

Link to YCS Parent Survey 

Link to YCS Student Survey (This survey is for students in Grades 6 - 12)

Letter from YCS Superintendent Zachery-Ross (4/9) -

YCS Families:

Please find a detailed letter from Superintendent Zachery-Ross about the Governor of Michigan's Call to Action regarding schools, especially the secondary level (middle and high school).  The letter also has important dates for parents and guardians to know.If you have any questions, please direct them to your student's building principal.

 
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YCS Parent and Student Surveys

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete these important surveys. The information gathered from these surveys will help inform our Unapologetic Acceleration for Excellence educational strategic focus for YCS. These surveys will ensure that your voices are heard. The purpose of these YCS Surveys are to find out your opinions about your school. Read each statement and choose the response that most closely matches your opinion. Open-ended responses should be recorded on the survey form. Please answer each item honestly. Your response will be completely confidential and anonymous. Please respond to these very important surveys no later than Wednesday, April 28, 2021. We are and will continue to be Stronger Together! 

Link to YCS Parent Survey 

Link to YCS Student Survey (This survey is for students in Grades 6 - 12)

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YCS Power of YOUth presents: #GiveASmile Gratitude Banner

Our first effort with YCS Power of YOUth is to publicly thank some of the essential workers in the Ypsilanti Community. We decided to personally thank the essential workers from our community who work hard and take risks so that the majority of us can buy food and have what we need. We chose to begin with grocery store workers. Our community will design a banner that will be displayed in local Kroger stores to express to the workers that we appreciate them, that we see them, and that we value them. This is a fun activity that offers families, siblings, and students an opportunity to create something for others.

Along with our very own YCHS students, we have created a way to support and show appreciation to workers in our Ypsilanti Community. We want to use artwork done by the community and our students to create banners and post them in Kroger stores in Ypsilanti. 

Link to flyer
 

EMU Today

 

Office of Engage @ EMU launches Child Development Certificate Pipeline Pilot Program

Program will offer financial assistance to those who would like to receive their certificate in child development in order to work in Washtenaw County child development centers

YPSILANTI – The Office of Engage@EMU is responding to a critical need for child development employees in eastern Washtenaw County by providing an entryway into employment as an assistant or lead teacher at a child development center site. 

This Child Development Certificate (CDC) Pipeline Program enables community members to take their CDC courses at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) while completing their practicum semester at The Collaborative: Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center. 

Link to complete press release

Enrichment Activities

Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) The Loop Newsletter (Winter/Spring 2020)

Please find the link to the YDL The Loop Newsletter for the Winter/Spring 2020 edition.  YDL is a proud partner of YCS!

 

 

Bookmobile Service at YIES & Perry From YDL

New curbside service with the bookmobile. People will be able to request their items in advance, call the bookmobile when they arrive at a scheduled location,
Test times and locations for first couple of weeks:

Tuesday, April 27:
3-3:45 YIES
4-4:45 Perry
Monday, May 3
3-3:45 Perry
4-4:45 YIES

 

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Letter from YCS Superintendent Zachery-Ross (4/9) -

YCS Families:

Please find a detailed letter from Superintendent Zachery-Ross about the Governor of Michigan's Call to Action regarding schools, especially the secondary level (middle and high school).  The letter also has important dates for parents and guardians to know.If you have any questions, please direct them to your student's building principal.

 

EMU Education Day Video

Link to Video

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!

https://www.washtenaw.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=779

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An anti-racist commitment statement

In light of recent headlines involving one of our WISD schools, the WISD and WSA have released an anti-racist commitment statement. Please see the attached press release for your review.

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