Williston School District - Vermont

Williston Central School & Allen Brook School

Helpful information for new families

Although this may not contain ALL the information you may need, we hope this gives you a great head start to joining the Williston School District Family. Please call the school office if you have any questions. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!! :) 802-878-2762. You may also send an email inquiry to wsdinformation@cssu.org.

The School Day Times / Tuesday Early Release

Williston Central School starts daily at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 2:55 p.m*.

Allen Brook School begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m*. All students arriving between 7:30 and the first bus must remain in the school cafeteria. Students not taking the bus at the end of the day are dismissed at 2:35.

*Early Release Tuesdays: Students are dismissed one hour earlier Tuesdays through May 23, 2017.

The early dismissal time for Tuesdays at ABS will be 1:35 for non-bus riders, 1:40 pm for bus riders.

At WCS dismissal will be 1:55 pm on Tuesdays.

Immunization requirements, illness & exclusion policies

Vermont law states that children shall not enter school unless they provide the school with an immunization record from a school, health department or physician, indicating that he/she has received the required immunizations. Please provide the copy of your child's immunization record to the Health office before your child's first day of school and make sure to check with the nurse that the immunizations are complete based on Vermont law (as it may vary in other states). Students who are exempt from receiving immunizations are required to submit an exempt form yearly (see Health Office web site). A new vaccination exemptions law went into effect July 1, 2016 removing philosophical exemption.


To prevent the spread of disease and to protect your student, please keep your student home and/or make an appointment with your health care provider for the following symptoms:

  • temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • severe sore throat, headache, or cough
  • eyes with inflammation, redness, and watery or purulent drainage
  • undiagnosed and/or untreated skin rash
  • communicable disease

If a student becomes ill during school, the parent/guardian of the student must be contacted before a student is allowed to leave the building. It is important to provide your student's school with updated contact numbers so parents/guardians may be reached concerning illness, as well as emergencies.

STUDENT ABSENCES

Please call in all student absences by 9:00AM for EACH day your student will be absent or late. You can also email the office staff directly as well as your student's teacher for any absence.

It is important not to leave a message on the teacher’s phone - if a substitute teacher is covering the class the message won’t be heard. Unless we have received a note or call from home alerting us to the absence, parents/guardians of absent students will be called to verify the absence.

Students arriving late need to sign in at the office to be sure they are removed from the absentee list.


ABS front office: 802-871-6200 jsimmons@cssu.org
WCS front office: 802-871-6100 abenoit@cssu.org

Notes/Signing Out/Changes

Please keep the office and teachers informed of afterschool arrangements for your children (for children below grade 5) to help insure proper transportation. Please send a note each day that your child’s after-school destination changes.

If you expect to pick your child up early for an appointment, or if there is a change to a student’s after-school destination, please send a note/email to inform the teacher and office.

· Students being picked up from school during the day or at dismissal need to be signed out in the front office.

· Students are not allowed to leave school with anyone other than a parent or guardian without a signed permission note.

· Students may not stay after school without permission from a parent or guardian. Upper house students staying after school to watch sporting events must also have a note.

Bus Transportation

There are thirteen (13) buses to transport students to WCS and ABS for the start of the school day and home at the end of the day. Buses are expected to drop students off at ABS by 7:55, and at WCS by 8:05 am. In the afternoon, buses load Allen Brook School students at 2:40 pm, then drive to Williston Central School and pick up students. Buses will leave from WCS to begin their afternoon route drop offs around 3 pm.

Bus Routes
Bus Information

For busing questions, please email WSDTransportation@cssu.org. Include your child’s name and grade. For issues with bus drivers or routes, call Ken Martin at 482-7120. Early morning bus issues should also be directed to Ken.

School Meals

Meal accounts are created for all students and are accessible by ID card at ABS and ID number at WCS. These accounts work like a bank account, in that you must have a positive account balance on your cafeteria account in order to make purchases.
Students may qualify for free or reduce priced meals. Free / Reduced meal information
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Mobile APP

Download the WSD App and get notifications for specific groups, various sports teams and 3-4 Chorus as well. This will help you know if changes have been made to any schedules.


When you open the app, tap on the 3 horizontal bars in the top right and select Notifications. Tap on the boxes to indicate which group’s notifications you’d like to receive.

Families as Partners (FAP) Website

Williston’s “PTA” organization provides a forum for parents, teachers, administrators, and community members to discuss activities, events, and programs in the schools. FAP also serves as the fundraising arm of the Williston School District.

The School Bell Newsletter

The School Bell is published weekly. It contains current news and information related to school events, as well as links to activities and opportunitites within the community.

Follow WSD on TWITTER @wsdvt

We post updates about school events, activities and much more!
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Annual Report Card and Proposed 17-18 Budget

Each year the District provides budget information, along with demographics, curriculum, instruction and assessment info, plus more.