Be a Grizzly
YCS Clothes Closet
Save the Dates
YCHS FIRST Robotics Program
YCS School of Choice
Ford ELC Gardening Adventure
Ford ELC Gardening Adventure
Erickson Elementary Gardening Adventure
YCMS Presented "Aladdin, Jr."
YCMS Presented "Aladdin, Jr."
YCMS Presented "Aladdin, Jr."
YCHS Choir
YCHS Choir Washington DC Tour 2018
MSHAA Regional Tournament
Ypsi Proud Day at Perry ELC
Ypsi Proud Day at Perry ELC
YCMS Softball Team
Jazz in the Parking Lot

Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools

YCS Enrollment/Registration Procedures

All student registration and records requests will be processed at the buildings.
Complete application online on the Enrollment page which will conclude by visiting your school building.

YCS Summer Enrollment/Registration Procedures and Hours

Estabrook

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
June 26 - August 2, 7:45 am - 1:00 pm
No school Wednesday, July 4

Ypsilanti Community High School

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
July 9 - August 2, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Beatty 

All Summer
Monday - Thursday 
7:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Friday 
7:30 am -11:30 am

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Upcoming Events

  • 24 May
    • Elementary - M-STEP Testing Window - Traditional Calendar
      Apr 10 - May 26
      YCS District Calendar
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    • Middle School M-STEP Testing Window
      May 24
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    • YCHS Choir Concert 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
      YCHS Choir Concert
      May 24
      7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
      YCHS Auditorium
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  • 25 May
    • Elementary - M-STEP Testing Window - Traditional Calendar
      Apr 10 - May 26
      YCS District Calendar
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    • Middle School M-STEP Testing Window
      May 25
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  • 26 May
    • Elementary - M-STEP Testing Window - Traditional Calendar
      Apr 10 - May 26
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News

2018 Senior Prom The theme for this year’s Prom is: Golden Dreams (Voted on by Senior Class). This year’s Prom will be held at: The Polo Fields Location: 2955 Packard Rd. Date: June 2, 2018 Time: 7pm to 11pm No entry after 9:30 pm

UM President Visits YCS

The President of the University of Michigan, Dr. Mark Schlissel visited Ypsilanti Community High School today to discuss educational opportunities for local students in the Ypsilanti area. This open forum was hosted by State Representative Ronnie Peterson and other local dignitaries including local pastors. 

YCS would like to thank Dr. Schlissel for visiting Ypsilanti Community Schools! We would also like to thank State Representative Peterson for hosting and for bringing the forum to YCS.

 

New Publication
826michigan & Estabrook Book Release Celebration!

Celebrating the newest publication of writing by sixth-grade students at Estabrook Learning Community titled, In the Clouds over Ypsilanti: Community Superhero Stories

The celebration will take place at Estabrook Learning Community on Tuesday, June 5 from 12:30-2:00 pm. The full invitation with all the details is attached! There is also a Spanish version attached. 
 

Join Us
The American Center for Mobility

Featuring John Maddox, President and CEO and Laurel Champion, COO.

Join Ronnie Peterson, State Representative, Debbie Dingell, Congress Woman, and Brenda Stumbo, Ypsilanti Township Supervision.

Date & Time: Monday, June 4th - 6:30-8:00 pm
Place: Marriott Hotel 1275 S. Huron St. Ypsilanti

 

Wolverine Pathways program
U of M Wants More Ypsilanti Community High Students Enrolled

The university is attempting to bridge the gap of accessibility with students in communities like Ypsilanti with its Wolverine Pathways program, which began in 2015 as a free supplemental educational program focusing on project-based learning, intensive curriculum courses, and pre-SAT preparation.

Link to MLive article

 

YCS Career Summit Video
Second Annual Ypsilanti Career Summit

YCS Career Summit at 1:30 on May 16th
For Culinary, Nursing, Automotive, and Business Classes

Resources & Information

YCS - Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Program

YCS - Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program

The Ypsilanti Community Schools announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site(s) listed below:

ALL SITES OPEN June 18th unless stated – Close dates see below  

All Sites Closed July 4th

Ypsilanti Community High School - 2095 Packard Rd, Ypsilanti MI
Breakfast 7:50-9:30 am
Lunch 11:00 am-1:00 pm for Programs M-F June 26
th – August 25th

Perry Early Learning Center - 550 Perry Dt, Ypsilanti MI
Breakfast 8:00-9:00
Lunch 11:00-12:30
open site M-F
Closes August 16
th

Washtenaw International Academy - 510 Emerick, Ypsilanti MI
Breakfast 8:30-9:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am - 12:30 pm M-Th June 18
th -29 only

Washtenaw Intermediate School District Young Adults
M-Th Breakfast 8:30-9:30 am Lunch 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Closes August 16
th

ACCE - 1076 Ecorse RD Ypsilanti MI
Breakfast 8:00-9:00 am
Lunch 11:45 am-12:15 pm M-F June 26
th – August 9th

Chapel 111 Wallace, Ypsilanti MI
Breakfast 8:30- 9:30 am
Lunch 11:45 am-12:30 pm M-Th Closes August 16
th

Estabrook School - 1555 Cross Street , Ypsilanti MI
Breakfast 8:00-9:00 am
Lunch 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Closes  August 17
th  

Ypsilanti International Elementary School - 503 Oak Street, Ypsilanti MI 48198
September 8
th Back to School Bash (Prospect Park if nice outside)
12:00-2:45 pm

Non-discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information

(e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 6907442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.  

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

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Any Questions please contact Pearl Brewer at 734-221-1136  or Victoria Davis 734-221-1024
 

Summer Camps/Programs

St. Joe’s Farm Camp
Farm Camp: Seed to Stomach

Ages 4-7 with adult caregiver
Cost: $149

Session One June 25-29
Time: 10:00 am - Noon
Register: http://bit.ly/2GjZCXh

Session Two August 13-17
Time:10:00 am - Noon
Register: http://bit.ly/2uvoZnv

Come to The Farm at St. Joe’s for a learning and cooking adventure! We’ll explore fresh flavors, harvest delicious produce and create healthy snacks that are easy and fun to make. Each day includes hands-on activities as we discover why nutritious food is good for us, how food is grown and how we can develop our skills in the kitchen.

Children attend with an adult. Please bring a water bottle for each participant.
Instructor: Laura Meisler, Education Coordinator, The Farm at St. Joe’s
Location: 5557 MacAuley Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.
Check out The Farm here: http://stjoeshealth.org/thefarm.

Link to flyer

Summer Camp List

Link to summer camp list

 

 

Summer Activities for Kids


It's time for some summer fun, enrolling in multiple summer camps. There's plenty of fun to be had that entertains and even educates children. 

Summer Camp opportunities will be shared as we received them.

 

Do you need a summer program for your preschooler or kindergartener?
Consider Days of Discovery!
 

  • Where: Foundations Preschool of Washtenaw County
    3770 Packard, Ann Arbor 48108 (near Carpenter Rd.)
  • When: June 18 – August 23, 2018 (available 7am-6pm)
  • What: A summer camp full of fun and learning.
  • Link to flyer
     

University of Michigan School of Kinesiology

KidSport Summer Camps

June 18-August 10, 2018

Types of Camps:

  • Before Camp Care
  • KidSport Mornings
  • KidSport Summer Fun Afternoons
  • After Camp Care

Register online here

Link to camp flyer and Q & A
 

WCC Community Enrichment -
Parkridge Summer Camp - 2018

July 2 - August 17, 2918
 

  • Monday-Friday
  • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Registration begins May 1, 2018
  • Special STEM Learning Opportunities
     

Link to camp flyer

Letter to partner/sponsor
 

COMMUNITY SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Free Residential 1 & 2 Week Summer Camps-- Scholarships available

Camp Placement offers scholarships to cover the costs for a variety of one and two-week residential summer camps across the county. Check out their website below. If you know of children in need who would like to attend camp and could handle a structured camp away from home, please connect them with Camp Placement. It is a great opportunity for our kids.

Washtenaw Camp Placement website

Link to more information

Camp Placement Form A Parent 2018

Camp Placement Form B Referral 2018 
 

U of M Summer Camp Opportunities

U of M Museum of Natural History Camp Explorations

June 18-August 3, 2018

Link to flyer

 

 

 

 

Michigan State University Volleyball Summer Camp

Dates: July 14-24, 2018
Types: Various skill level camps
Grades: 5-12

Link to flyer

Meet Up & Eat Up

What are your kids doing this summer?
Friends, Food, and Fun
June 18 - August 24, 2018

Text "FOOD" to 877-877 to find summer fun and food near you.

Link to flyer

 

 

 

YOSC Summer Swim Session

Pre-Season: June 4, 2018
Summer Season: June 18-August 1, 2018
Parent Meeting: June 4, 2018 - 7:00 pm 

Registration online at ypsi-otters.org - Opens May 2018 

Link to flyer

 



 

Sugarbrook Summer Playground Program

June 18 - August 9, 2018
Free

Link to flyer

 

 

 

 

Summer Playground
Program

Superior Township Community Park
June 18 - August 9, 2018
Free

Link to flyer

 




West Willow Summer Playground Program

June 18 - August 9, 2018
Free

Link to flyer
 

 



 

The Y! Ypsilanti Day Camp Programs Registration is Here!

Begins: May 7th at 9 am
We are so excited for collaboration with our partners at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti Community Schools, McKinley Properties and LightUp Now to bring more options to your summer than ever before for participants from 5 years old to 19! Registration 

New online registration - Click here to register

Link to flyer

If you are in need of financial assistance, scholarship applications are completed at the time of registration. There is a limit of 5 full-day sessions for scholarship. Financial assistance is awarded on a sliding scale based on need. Link to program information
 




Hoops for Lupus

The second annual event will be held on Saturday, May 19th at YCHS Gym. Doors open at 12 p.m. and basketball game starts at 1 p.m. $5 suggested donation plus kids 10 and under are free! Support Lupus Awareness month!

Link to flyer

 

EMU STEM Camps

Dr. Robin Cash in partnership with EMU, will be running three, 1 week STEM camps on EMU's campus. The focus is on recruiting minority female and male students to participate in STEM education. The camps will begin July 9th and run through July 27th. Please assist us by sharing this information to your families. There is a 30 student capacity in each camp. Snack and lunch will be provided. 

Link to flyer


 

SUmMER CamP - fly creAtIvITY lAB

FLY YOUNG SCULPTORS
July 9–13 | 9am – 4pm
FLY INTO THE NATURAL WORLD
July 16 – 20 | 9am – 4pm

Link to flyer

 

 

Meet Up & Eat Up

Meet Up & Eat Up

What are your kids doing this summer?
Friends, Food, and Fun
June 18 - August 24, 2018

Text "FOOD" to 877-877 to find summer fun and food near you.

Link to flyer

 

 

Link to flyer Spanish            Link to flyer Chinese
   

 

 

 

UPDATE ON THE 3% HEALTH CARE REFUND

State of Michigan 3% Health Care Fund Refund Update:
 

YCS Informational Brochure

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YCS Brochure Page 1

YCS Brochure Page 2

YCS Brochure (PDF)

Arabic Outreach Program Meeting

Arabic Outreach Program for our YCS families.

Our first meeting is primarily for newcomer parents. The meeting is intended to bring awareness to parents about services available to families within our schools and the community. 

 

  • When: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: Perry Early Learning Center, 550 Perry St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Link to outreach flyer
 

Resources

Scientist Spotlight flyer

Visit with University of Michigan scientists and participate in activities to learn about their cutting-edge research! U-M scientists in many fields will be stationed in the Ypsilanti District Library’s Whittaker Road branch community room with unique, interactive activities focusing on their own current work. They will chat about their research with curious visitors of all ages.

Link to science spotlight flyer

 

826Michigan Tutoring and Drop-in Writing

826michigan inspires school-aged students to write confidently and skillfully with the help of adult volunteers in their communities.
 

Headache Study Recruitment

Do you have a child/teen between the ages of 6 and 17 with chronic, recurrent, or daily headaches? Is your family interested in answering questions about your child/teen’s headaches and coping?

We want to hear from you!
 
 

EMU UPWARD BOUND 
With A FREE 5-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM ON CAMPUS! 
YCHS Freshmen Can JumpStart Into College Readiness

The EMU Upward Bound Program at Ypsilanti Community High School is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. As a part of early enrollment into the program, we are choosing early enrollees to participate in this summer's JumpStart program on the beautiful campus of Eastern Michigan University. Rising high school freshman will... Experience early exposure to high school curriculum Build important skills for success in high school Visit other colleges and universities See your school counselor for an application today!  

 

Research Study - Now Enrolling

Free Diabetes Education

University of Michigan Diabetes research study currently recruiting participants in the Ypsilanti area. Participants of the study will receive free diabetes education (10 hours over 3 months) and 12 monthly support group sessions. All of the sessions are held in one of the neighboring Ypsilanti churches. Participants will also receive 5 free health screenings (height, weight, BP, A1C) and will be paid $30 for each health screening. To be eligible, participants need to be African American over 21 years old and have Type 2 diabetes.
 

Lifeguard Information
Become a Lifeguard

Lifeguard Poster and the dates that the schools will be allowed to come free of charge

More...
 

M-Step Testing Information

Spring Testing Parent Communication Computer Adaptive Testing Guide (CAT) Parent Letter Testing Calendar What Parents Should Know'

More...

YCMS Moving Information

Let's Talk About It!

YCMS is Moving!

Join us for the YCMS Family and Community Informational meetings. This is an opportunity for parents and/or guardians to learn more about the middle school transition in Fall 2018. The meetings will be held at various locations. Please see dates, times and locations by clicking on the image below.

MS Transition Plan Teachers and Community Presentation   (PDF)

Running Start is ready to go!

Running Start is ready to go!
Entrepreneurial Workshops for middle and high school students
Workshops begin on April 21

FREE needs-based scholarships for youth. Website is www.running-start.biz.
 
Workshops will be focused on entrepreneurial skills led by mentors followed by youth working on their business idea. Workshop presenters include Ann Arbor SPARK, NewFoundry, Inovo, Plante Moran, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, Bidlack Creative Group, Hylant, Bodman, Wag Your Tail Doggie Treats, Zingerman's, Fancy Free Organizing, and many more.

Board of Education Public Statement - WIMA

Public statement from the YCS Board of Education regarding WIMA:

Link to statement

YCHS and YCMS Student Produced School Newscasts

Our students are learning about journalism by creating newscasts to highlight news, weather, sports and other features. The students meet and work to develop scripts, film and edit their segments

YCHS Newscasts
Teacher, Ms. Cheyenne Taylor

YCMS Newscasts
Teacher, Mrs. Amelia Brady

Employment Opportunities

Link to YCS employment opportunities

Are you looking for a job?
Job Developers Alliance

JDA's Community Employment Connection
What: The Community Employment Connect Job Fair
When: July 31st = 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: WSC Academy - 855 Jefferson St. Ypsilanti

Top 5 Reasons to choose Ypsilanti Community Schools

Link to flyer

 

More News

YCS Sex Education

Advisory Board

We are seeking YCS parent input before recommendations are sent to the Board of Education. If you are a parent, please complete the survey found on our SEAB page. Link to survey
Link to flyer information

Advisory Board Application

We're also recruiting new members of the YCS Sex Education Advisory Board to meet 4-6 times during the 2017-18 school year. Join the team by completing the application, link to the application is found below. If a paper application is necessary, please contact Kharena Keith at 734-221-1212.

An application for parents to join the Sex Ed Advisory Board. 
Link to application
Link to parent letter from Superintendent, Dr. Edmondson

RAHS

Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools - University of Michigan for Healthy Schools

  

School Based Health Center
 

  • YCHS contact phone number:  734-221-1007
  • YCMS contact phone number:  734-221-2271

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975

Ypsilanti Community Schools is in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in District programs, services, and activities. The District's policy manual for Section 504 can be found on the District's website. Click on this link for District's Discrimination Manual.

Be A Grizzly & Welcome to YCS

Be A Grizzly

 
                                                                                                        Link to Welcome to YCS video transcript