Back to Normal at WHS
Members of the Williston High School Community:
Thank you students, staff, parents/guardians, and all involved members of the community for your cooperation over these last few days, which have been trying for all of us. Your poise and steady demeanor made a world of difference during an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situation.
As of now, we are putting things back to normal at Williston High School. Students and staff may enter the building using whatever doors they previously used while visitors must enter the building through Door 1. Events at WHS such as tonight’s Pops Concert and April 19’s Jazz Concertmay be accessed through Doors 1 and 10.
Though we are moving past this incident, we hope it brings about an increased vigilance from all in the Coyote Community. If you see something suspicious or out of the ordinary, tell someone. It is better to be overzealous in caution than to regret missing something important.
We also hope this acts as a learning experience for all who were involved. Williston Public School District #1 is re-evaluating our Emergency Procedures and we hope students and their parents/guardians re-evaluate their own plans in the event of an emergency as well.
In the event of an emergency, parents/guardians may not be able to drive up to Williston High School and pick up their child, as was the case Friday, April 6th. It may also be difficult to contact your child, so please remember the designated WHS evacuation site. You may also wish to speak to your child about what you might do in case of an emergency.
Thanks again to first responders who acted so effectively to ensure the safety of our students and staff. This includes the Williston Police Department, Williams County Sheriff's Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Williams County SWAT, the United States Air Force, and the Williston Fire/EMS Department.
In the event of any emergency, official messages from Williston Public School District #1 can be found:
- Emailed to parents/guardians, through SwiftK12, our mass messaging system
- Through phone calls/texts to parents/guardians, through Swift K12
- On our website, willistonschools.org
- Posted on official Facebook pages, Facebook.com/WPSD1 and Facebook.com/WHSCoyotePride
Michael D. Campbell
Superintendent of Schools