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    New Open Enrollment applications are now being accepted. Please click here to apply. Applications will be available until Friday, May 28, 2021, at 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please email openenrollment@ysschools.org.

  • Alert:

    Kindergarten registration is now open for any child who will be five years old by August 1, 2021. Parents or Guardians may register online by click here or in the Mills Lawn office. Mill Lawn office registration hours are 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please provide proof of residency, your child’s birth certificate, and your child’s immunization record. You may provide these documents by bringing them to the office, scanning them to nbussey@yssschools.org, or using the file upload option for those who register online. 

    You will be contacted at a later date to sign up for a Kindergarten Screening.

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District News

Yellow Springs Schools 100% In-Person Return to School on April 5, 2021
Return to School Communication

Fearless Thinkers

Friday, March 12, 2021

Good Afternoon Yellow Springs Students and Families,

YSHS Vaccine Clinic

Fearless Thinkers


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Dear YSHS Parents,

In partnership with Greene County Public Health (GCPH), Yellow Springs High School will have a vaccine clinic for students between the ages of 16 and 18 years old on Tuesday, April 27th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the YSHS Cafeteria/Library.

MMS/YHS School Pictures and Retakes



April 8, 2021

McKinney Middle School's 8th Grade Art Installation to Headline at The Orphanage Gallery in Dayton

On Friday, March 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., head to Dayton for First Friday and check out McKinney Middle School's 8th Grade Art Installation at The Orphanage Gallary.

Spring Sports Update

The time is here for Spring Sports.  Yellow Springs Schools offer High School Softball, Baseball, Tennis, and High School/Middle School Track & Field.  If you are interested in participating please see the practice schedules below:

Superintendent Message to YS Families 2/28/2021


Miami Township Fire-Rescue (MTFR) Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

MTFR Test Kits

Parents & Families:

You can pick up a free COVID-19 test kit from the Miami Township Fire Department as indicated in the graphic below. 

Bulldog Blueprint 3.1: Hybrid Return to School


Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

Good Morning Yellow Springs Students and Families,

As we plan for our 50% hybrid return-to-school on Monday, March 1, we wanted to share the most updated version of our Bulldog Blueprint 3.1 which can be found on our District website here. New information (both regarding health & safety and return to school protocols) from what was previously communicated in the Bulldog Blueprint 3.0 in December 2020 is in RED. 

Update: No School on Friday, 2/19/21 or Friday, 3/12/21


Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Dear YS Families! 

In our communication last week about staff vaccinations, we stated that this coming Friday, Feb. 19th...

Details About 100% Online Learning Option



Details About 100% Online Learning Option 
(Lincoln Learning, Edmentum & Apex)

For those parents who do not wish to send their children to Yellow Springs once we return in a hybrid format on March 1, the district has three options.

Open Enrollment Renewal Window Now Open


Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

Dear YS Families!

Today is the day! The window to submit your Open Enrollment Notice of Intent form is now open. We have streamlined the process so that you can complete and submit your form online by clicking here.

Remote Learning Next Week + Asynchronous Day & No SCOL on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021


Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

Good afternoon, YS Families! 

Yellow Springs Schools is participating in the Greene County Educator Vaccination Clinic in order for our interested staff members—just over 93%—to be vaccinated. 

Reminder: New Open Enrollment Process



Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

Dear YS Families!

We wanted to send you a friendly reminder about our new open enrollment processes for the 2021-2022 school year. Open enrollment is just around the corner, and we hope that you will return. 

Yellow Springs Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 18, 2021

MLK Jr. March

Photo Credit: Matt Minde

YSHS Fearless Thespians Present "Dracula" Streaming Friday, Jan. 1 and Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at 8 p.m.


Please Read: New Open Enrollment Process

Fearless Thinkers


Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020

Dear YS Families!

We are so excited that you’ve chosen Yellow Springs Schools for your child’s education! Open enrollment is just around the corner for the 2021-2022 school year, and we hope that you will return. We wanted to make you aware that we’ve made substantial changes to our open enrollment process to make it easier for our open enrollment families.

GCPH PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing in Xenia on Tuesday, December 15, 2020


12/11/2020 Update from Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent




Friday, Dec. 11, 2020

Good Afternoon Yellow Springs Students and Families,

At last night’s board meeting, The Bulldog Blueprint 3.0: 2nd Semester Transition Plan was approved by the Board of Education. This plan details the procedures for returning to school on a 50% basis, 4 days a week. This plan is tentatively set to begin at the start of the second semester, January 19, 2021. 

Yellow Springs Community Foundation Youth Action Board



Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

December 18th is the deadline for a life-changing leadership opportunity for students.

11/20/2020 Update from Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent

Fearless Thinkers


Friday, Nov. 20, 2020


Hello, Yellow Springs Students and Families!

I hope everyone is keeping well!

I want to talk to you about our educational approach and the upcoming holidays. 

Update from Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent

Fearless Thinkers

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

Good evening, YS Students and Families,

As you are all aware, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 11th, we will have students in the buildings for one-to-one tutoring, counseling sessions, and other limited school social activities.

COVID-19 Update from Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent

Fearless Thinkers

October 28, 2020

Dear Yellow Springs Families & Staff, 

I hope this communication finds you and your family well.

As of today, COVID-19 cases continue to rise nationally, in Ohio, and in Greene County. I am sure you are already keeping track of this information, which can be found here. Tomorrow’s data will reflect weekly changes in the Public Health Advisory System. As you know, Green County is currently at Level 3-Red.

YSHS Hosted a Virtual Financial Aid Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

WSU Financial Aid Knowing the Basics Workshop

Free and Reduced Applications

3rd Grade Testing

3rd Grade Testing will take place at Mills Lawn Elementary School on October 20th, 21st, and 22nd.


Update from Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent

Fearless Thinkers

October 9, 2020

Good Morning and Happy Friday, YS Families!

At last night’s board meeting our YS transition plan, The Bulldog Blueprint 2.0, was approved.

Update from Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent

Fearless Thinkers




September 21, 2020

Dear Yellow Springs Families & Staff, 

Good afternoon!

As we enter our fifth week of instruction, I would like to provide you some updates.

Update from Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent

Fearless Thinkers




September 8, 2020


Dear Yellow Springs Families & Staff, 

Good evening!

I hope all of you were able to safely enjoy the long holiday weekend! We have just completed our eighth day of remote learning. All in all, despite some bumps, the opening of school has been successful.

The Bulldog Blueprint blueprint

On Saturday, July 25th, Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Dr. Holden announced our return to school plan for Fall 2020, The Bulldog Blueprint. Click here the view slide-show presentation that she presented to the board and here for a more detailed look at our plan.

Greene County Public Schools 2020-2021 Common Agreements icons

GREENE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AUGUST 2020 SCHOOL YEAR OPENING 2020-21 COMMON AGREEMENTS PREFACE: In March of 2020, the Governor and the Director of Ohio Department of Health directed all Ohio schools to close their buildings to students for three weeks, and then in April, for the remainder of the school calendar year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Yellow Springs Plans Innovative Graduation 2020

Yellow Springs Plans Innovative Graduation Yellow Springs High School Seniors will graduate May 27, 2020, with a clap out car parade through the village, followed by an outdoor “drive-in” style ceremony in their vehicles. YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, May 8, 2020—Yellow Springs High School will host a creative, “drive-in” style graduation ceremony that aligns with...