New Students

If your student is new to WPSD#1 and you would like to enroll them for the 2020-2021 school year, you will need to complete the following steps:
1.
Verify that you physically reside within WPSD#1 boundaries by visiting the Williams County website and searching your address.  If it is in yellow territory, then you reside in WPSD#1.

2. Fill out the 2020-2021 New Student Pre-Registration Form (For Spanish version, click here).

·       A copy of your child’s state certified birth certificate

WPSD#1 requires a copy of the state certified birth certificate for each student, not the hospital copy.

·       A copy of your child’s current immunization record

Per NDCC 33-06-05, all students must be up-to-date on their immunizations, or claim an exemption by October 1st each school year.  The student will be excluded from school until the requirements are met.

·       Current ND Photo ID/Driver’s License or Tribal Card

If you do not have a ND Photo ID/Driver’s License, you may provide your DMV appointment email to enroll, and then bring in your ND Photo ID/Driver’s License within 10 days after that appointment.

·       Primary Proof of Residence (choose one from items below)

o   Home Mortgage Statement OR

o   Notarized Residency Affidavit OR

o   Builder’s Agreement OR

o   Purchase Agreement OR

o   Homeowner’s Insurance Policy OR

o   Williams County Property Tax Statement OR

o   Lease/Rental Agreement (must list the names of parents/guardians living the rental unit, along with the manager’s name and phone number)

·       Secondary Proof of Residence – Must Be Within the Last 30 Days (choose one from items below)

o   Current Gas, Electricity, or Water Bill OR

o   Current Cable or Satellite TV Bill OR

o   Department of Social Services Documentation

***If you have just moved and do not have a secondary proof of residence document, you may be given a 30 day extension to provide that to the District Office.

Unacceptable documents: US Mail, Post Office Change of Address, Credit Card/Bank Statements, Personal Taxes, Medical Bills, Payroll Checks, Auto Insurance Policy, W-2 Forms, or any other document not listed above.

3. Fill out the 2020-2021 Enrollment Form online.  The enrollment department will email this to you once you have provided all necessary documents.

McKinney-Vento Program

If you and your student are living in one of the following, please contact Allison Stensland at (701)609-7673 for more information about our McKinney-Vento* program and any resources that may be available to you.

  • Share Housing (name NOT on lease) due to economic hardship, loss of housing, or other.
  • Hotel/Motel
  • Camper
  • Car or Public Place (parking lot, well/construction site, private/truck yard, park. abandoned building)
  • Family Crisis Shelter
  • Unaccompanied Youth with no legal caregiver or parent

*The McKinney-Vento Act, U.S.C.A. 42 Section 11302(a) is a federal law designed to remove barriers to education created by homelessness and provide for the educational rights of students in transition.


ASB Innovation Academy

If you are interested in having your current 4-6 grade student attend the new ASB Innovation Academy, you will need to complete the 20-21 Enrollment form by May 11, 2020 and answer the yes/no question.  Students who have selected “yes” will be entered into a lottery to fill the open seats in grades 5-7 for this school.  When filling out the 20-21 Enrollment form, it is very important that you confirm your email address is correct, as that is how important information regarding the lottery will be communicated to you.

Important Dates for the ASB Innovation Academy:

4/27/2020:  20-21 Enrollment Opens

5/11/2020:  ASB Innovation Academy Enrollment closes

5/12/2020:  Independent Lottery ran to fill seats for the ASB Innovation Academy

5/13/2020:  Parents/Guardians notified via email of their student’s selection

5/18/2020:  Last day for Parents/Guardians to confirm their student’s seat at ASB Innovation Academy

For more information regarding the ASB Innovation Academy, please visit their website.

Enrollment FAQs:

Q:  Can I choose what school my students will go to?
A:  For grades K-4, you may request a school, however we do not guarantee placement at that school.  Grades 5-6 attend Bakken Elementary, grades 7-8 attend Williston Middle School, and grades 9-12 attend Williston High School.

Q:  How soon will my new student be attending classes once they are registered?
A:  For grades K-8, there will be 2 full school days before your student will begin classes after all registration steps have been completed.

For grades 9-12, it may take up to 1 week (or longer) after all registration steps have been completed before your student will begin classes.  This all depends on how long it takes our registrars to receive records from the previous school.  The High School will contact the parents when this is complete.  If you have a copy of your student’s unofficial transcript, please email it to enrollment@willistonschools.org to help expedite this process.

Q:  My student turned 5 after August 1, 2019.  Can I enroll them into Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year?
A:  No, per North Dakota Century Code 15.1-06-01, the student must be 5 years old by August 1 of that school year, unless they have been attending kindergarten in another state.

If you have any questions about the required documents, completing the online forms, or other enrollment questions, please contact our District Office at (701)572-1580 ext. 1012 or enrollment@willistonschools.org.