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Our Philosophy:
We believe in the process of inquiry-based learning in an experiential, hands on environment. Our integrated curriculum reaches across disciplines and age levels where students are motivated to achieve their highest potential, meet academic and social challenges with openness, and willingness to become productive citizens.

 

Ypsilanti International Elementary School 503 Oak Street Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Phone: 734-221-2400 Fax: 734-221-2403
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Calendar

2020-21 School Year Calendar

PDF DocumentYCS 2020-21 Traditional Calendar

Please remember the first day of school for students K-12 is Monday, September 8, 2020. Pre-school students start after the Labor Day holiday on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 

Return to Learn Parent Information Presentation February 23, 2021

YIES Return to Learn Plan
Creating a Safe Return to Learn Environment
YIES is dedicated to creating a safe environment for our students and staff by following CDC Guidelines through:

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YIES International Peace Day Celebration

Photo by Esatto View Photography 

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

Admissions Process 2021-2022

YIES Enrollment Priorities

Openings for 2021-22: Y5’s=20, K=46, 1st=1, 2nd=41, 3rd=26, 4th=27, 5th=9

Kindergarten 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).

April 5, 2021, YIES Application Opens

YIES 2021-22 application opens for any additional slots available.  Click on link for Application:

K-5 Application 

*No Open Houses, or building tours are scheduled due to COVID-19 social gatherings guidelines. A virtual building tour will be posted on the school website, and other social media outlets.

 

June 1st

Deadline to submit application for early notification.

 

June 10th 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

August 13th

Application for 21-22 Admission closes.

 

Click below for more information:

YIES K-5 Admissions Process for 2021-2022

 

K-5 Suggested Classroom Supply List

2019-2020 YIES Student Parent Handbook

YIES Online Art Gallery

Gallery created by Mrs. Fisk
This is an extensive collection of artwork created by students during distance learning. 

Click below for information on Kindergarten Round Up 2021:

Kindergarten Round Up 2021

Please click below for more information on the Pandemic EBT Program.

YIES Pandemic EBT Letter

Return to Learn Parent Information Presentation February 23, 2021

YIES Return to Learn Plan
Creating a Safe Return to Learn Environment
YIES is dedicated to creating a safe environment for our students and staff by following CDC Guidelines through:

More...

Ypsilanti International Elementary School

503 Oak Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-221-2400
Fax: 734-221-2403
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Cassandra Sheriff
Principal
Michelle Rose-Armstrong
Culture & Climate Coach
Kimberly Couch
Secretary

Grade Levels
Kindergarten through 5th Grade 

Start and End Time
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Early Dismissal
8:00 a.m.-11:00 am  

Tiffany Houston
Director of Dining Services

Vision

Ypsilanti International Elementary School facilitates the development of lifelong learners who:

  • Are creative problem solvers with a broad perspective of the world around them
  • Are respectful, moral individuals who take pride in their national heritage
  • Are equipped to participate in the community as team players and effective leaders

Mission

The mission of Ypsilanti International Elementary School is to strive to create a peaceful world by empowering students to be compassionate, innovative and reflective lifelong learners.  We are a community that promotes, respects and values cultural diversity and open-mindedness.  Through exemplary International Baccalaureate instruction we ensure that every YIES student becomes a culturally literate, inquirer and knowledgeable citizen.  

Purpose Statement

At YIES we are committed to creating lifelong learners who are open-minded, caring, and responsible members of a global society.  Understanding that every student is unique, we offer diverse opportunities in academics to cultivate students who are inquiring and knowledgeable thinkers.  We demonstrate our passion for education through high expectations for our staff and students.  

Our purpose is to create a safe and caring community where ALL students can grow socially, emotionally and academically.  We work as a village of parents, teachers, students and community members to produce successful citizens.