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YCS Announcements

YCS closed on Monday, May 27th

A friendly reminder that Ypsilanti Community Schools will be closed on Monday, May 27th, for the Memorial Day holiday. We wish all of our YCS family and friends a fun and safe holiday weekend!

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Celebrity Chef Visit

Celebrity chef, Ypsilanti schools alum speaks at community breakfast

Our guest speaker at the Second Annual Grizzly Soiree was amazing! Thank you for coming “home” and sharing your journey with the community!

Thank you to all of the guests who attended the Grizzly Soirée Breakfast Edition this morning at?Riverside Arts Center! We appreciate your continued support to our district!

The RCTC Culinary Arts Students did an amazing job on breakfast this morning! Keep working hard at your craft!

Thank you to Darrell “DAS” Smith for speaking from the heart to our community and students at YCHS! We welcome you home anytime!

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New Leadership At Ypsilanti Community Schools Vow To Work To Strengthen District


After filling the position for several months on an interim basis, Alena Zachery-Ross was recently named the permanent superintendent for Ypsilanti Community Schools, and Dr. Carlos Lopez was recently hired as the assistant superintendent of curriculum.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with both of them about their goals and efforts to work for the betterment of the Ypsilanti Community School District.

Click here to hear Interview with Alena Zachery-Ross and Dr. Carlos Lopez

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Upcoming Events

  • 27 May
    • No School- Memorial Day
      Date: May 27
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
    • WEST - A2 United Soccer 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      WEST - A2 United Soccer
      Date: May 27
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: WEST Middle School Gym
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
  • 28 May
    • WEST - A2 United Soccer 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      WEST - A2 United Soccer
      Date: May 28
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: WEST Middle School Gym
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
  • 30 May
  • 31 May
    • 2019 Senior Prom - Theme: Masquerade
      Date: May 31
      Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
      Location: Polo Fields 2955 Packard Rd Ypsilanti MI
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
  • 3 Jun
    • WEST - A2 United Soccer 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      WEST - A2 United Soccer
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: WEST Middle School Gym
      Calendar: YCS District Calendar
May 2019

2018-19 School Year Calendars


Looking for Affordable Child Care?


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A new child care program opened this summer at the former Chapelle Community School, an elementary school within the Ypsilanti Community Schools District at 111 South Wallace Boulevard, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Registration forms may be found here. For more information about touring the facility, please contact Lee Anna Pasker-Edens at lpasker@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8058.

The Collaborative – Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center  (CDC) addresses a critical need for excellent quality, affordable child care in eastern Washtenaw County. 

YCS Volunteer Opportunties

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Ypsilanti International Elementary School (Y.I.E.S.)
Admissions Process 2019-20

Link to YIES Admissions Process 2019-20 and more information

As of April 30, 2019, the early enrollment notification window was closed. All applications received by April 30 for grades 1-5 have been forwarded onto the official enrollment acceptance process (No lottery is required). Families of these students will receive acceptance letters on May 31 with detailed information on how to complete the enrollment process. *Please remember that because slots remain in these grades, the enrollment application will remain open until August 16, 2019.

A lottery for students entering Young 5’s and Kindergarten will occur on Friday, May 17, 3:30 pm at the YCS Administration Building, located at 1885 Packard Road.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

YIES Lottery Priorities for Kindergarten

The updated openings for 2019-20: Young 5’s=15, K=22

  1. Kindergarten - Siblings of current YIES students

  2. Kindergarten - School of Choice (SOC) siblings of current YIES students

  3. Current YCS Non-YIES students

  4. Kindergarten - Current YCS Residents

  5. Children of YCS staff

  6. Non-resident SOC

Questions regarding this process should be directed to Principal Cassandra Sheriff at csheriff6@ or 734-221-2402

Best Photo in Washtenaw County

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ACTech senior Niejai Williams won the Best in Photography award at the 37th Annual Potential Exhibition this past Saturday held at the Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor. This year 14 high schools from all over Washtenaw competed.

This is the second year in a row The Learning Studio at YCHS has won Best in Photography. Below is Niejai's photo.

Transportation Update

Information compiled from the Transportation Community Forum


Three Options are presented.

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Resources & Information

Community Events

Community Events:

Michigan Avenue STEAM CAFE-Hovercrafts

The Ypsilanti District Library is hosting a Teen STEAM Café this Friday from 6-8pm for kids ages 12-18 and we’d love to advertise to your YCHS students! 

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Mom Power

What is Mom Power?
Mom Power was developed by faculty at Michigan Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and has been brought to Washtenaw County families through a grant from Michigan Medicine's Community Health Services.

Mom Power is an evidence-based program that supports families who are facing adversity and stress through the challenges of caring for young children, offering a strengths-based, nurturing approach to promoting resilience in parents and children. The Mom Power multifamily group provides a safe, trusting, and nurturing environment that allows families to learn and practice new skills. The 13-session group focuses on increasing parenting skills, connecting mothers to other mothers, connecting mothers to local resources, supporting mothers in using self-care skills, and supporting relationships between mothers and their young children. 

Children attend Mom Power groups as well and enjoy 1:1 supervision with U-M students while the moms meet. A meal is also provided at each meeting. 

Who is eligible to participate?
Mom Power is intended for people who identify as female, are age 18 or older, and are pregnant or have children age 6 and under. Immigrants, refugees and all who live in Washtenaw County are welcome to attend. 

When will they meet?
Our first group will meet on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:45 from May 21 to July 23. There will be no group on July 2. The group will meet in Ypsilanti. A specific location will be determined soon.

For more information on Mom Power, please visit this website. Link to the registration form at bit.ly/mompowersignup. 

Other Events:

Summer Camps/Programs


Summer Camp List




Summer Activities for Kids

Link to summer camp list

Summer Slide and the Importance of Reading over the Summer

“Summer slide” is the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. The following information is provided to help school administrators and educators with key talking points, along with resources and research for developing school- or community-based programs to help stem summer slide. Your local public library offers a well-established summer reading programs.
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Link to CLN Reads

The Y Summer  Day Camp 

We are holding a Parent Orientation night at Global Tech Academy next Monday, May 13 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. to answer questions and provide a brief overview of the camp experience.

Registration will open next Wednesday May 15 at 6:30 a.m. We'll have 40 spaces/week this year and we expect that most weeks will be at capacity. Anyone interested should register early. 

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2019 Washtenaw County - Summer Sports Camp

FREE: Register Now! Ages 8 to 15 (under age 8 – not admitted) – Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Link to more information and registration form


Normal park Garage Sale

Fundraiser for YCS Art Trip of Washington D. C. - May 2020

Estabrook Parking Lot
1555 W. Cross St.
Ypsilanti, MI

For information: Email: jtrax8@

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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.
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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.

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 Sandra LaLone at Email: slalone6@.

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


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.

Letter to parents from RAHS

RAHS at YCMS Information

Quick Links

YCS Manuals

M-STEP Parent Guide
YCS FOIA Procedures and Guidelines

Employment Opportunities

Link to YCS employment opportunities

YCS substitutes teachers are needed! 

Daily substitutes are now at a $100/day rate and can contact EduStaff directly for the application process.
 www.edustaff.org or 877-974-6338