Fall Smart Restart Plan

smart restart plan link

The plan has been presented to our Districts Health and Wellness Committee along with a group of community Stakeholders for input. The guide was presented to the School Board and approved at the August 3rd school board meeting.

New School Start Date

The Williston Public School District #1 COVID-19 Response Team and School Board have made the decision to delay the start date of school. The new start date for all students in Williston Public School District #1 is Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Teachers will still return on August 14, 2020 for additional time to prepare and receive professional development to help with the changing guidelines.

Student achievement and safety are the top priorities as we look forward into the school year. District Administration feels that the decision to delay the start date will give more time to prepare the best educational strategies and safety procedures for all students and staff.


In order to best prepare for a safe Smart Restart, we surveyed families and staff to gather insight. Please see the below links for results from the survey.