Yellow Phase Guidelines

Yellow Phase Guidelines
Posted on 09/04/2020

Dear WPSD#1 Families,

On Thursday, September 3rd, Governor Burgum changed the status of Williams County to Yellow, effective September 4th at 5:00 PM. This change of phase also means that Williston Public School District #1 will immediately transition to our Yellow phase guidelines on Tuesday September 8th.

Each school has different operational guidance during the Yellow phase. Detailed guidance for each school in the Yellow phase can be found here: Operational Guidance Please find the school that your child(ren) attends and click the drop down to view the guidance.

OVERVIEW: 

The deadline to enroll in Virtual Academy has ended. A student schedule is established at registration, and schedules can only be changed for extenuating circumstances. 

Elementary Schools, including Bakken Elementary: 

Virtual Academy students will continue attendance unchanged. Traditional In-Person students will attend Monday through Thursday in school. Friday will be taught virtually, so the schools can be deep cleaned. 

ASB Innovation Academy:

Transition to a hybrid model. Monday/Wednesday- Group A in class, Group B online. Tuesday/Thursday- Group B in class, Group A online. Fridays will be used for interventions/groups. 

Group A: Last Names A-L

Group B: Last Names M-Z

*If students in the same family have different last names, please contact the school to discuss which group they are placed in.

Williston Middle School:

Transition to a hybrid model. Monday/Wednesday- Group A in class, Group B online. Tuesday/Thursday- Group B in class, Group A online. Fridays will be used for distance learning.

 Group A: Last Names A-M

Group B: Last Names L-Z

*If students in the same family have different last names, please contact the school to discuss which group they are placed in.

 Williston High School:

Virtual Academy (Distance Learning) students will continue attendance unchanged. WHS will continue with A/B Schedule and consider further modifications if necessary.

Del Easton:

Del Easton will continue with instruction but will waive the hourly attendance requirement. Students will be required to take tests and quizzes at the alternative school building but may complete all other coursework from home.

IMPORTANT CHANGES:

  • All staff are required to wear face covering from the time they enter the building until they leave the building. 
  • All students are required to wear a face covering from the time they enter the building until they leave the building. Face coverings will be treated as part of the dress code.
    • Masks will be available at your school if needed.
  • Students will be provided breaks and allowed to remove their face covering when outside or in spaces that can accommodate social distancing. 
  • All staff and students in school buses are required to wear a face covering.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.