Williston Schools Information

Williston Central & Allen Brook - Williston, VT

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 Schools 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 wsinformation@cvsdvt.org.


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.

For absences that extend beyond five consecutive days, please complete this form.

ABS front office: 802-871-6200 absfrontoffice@cvsdvt.org
WCS front office: 802-871-6100 abenoit@cvsdvt.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 communicate any 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 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 twelve (12) 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 7:35, and at WCS by 7:45 am. In the afternoon, buses load Allen Brook School students at 2:35 pm, then drive to Williston Central School and pick up students. Buses will leave from WCS to begin their afternoon route drop offs around 2:45 pm.

Bus Routes and information

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

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.

School Meals

Vermont has announced schools will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all students. CVSD will be offering in-school meals daily during the school year. To read about our program, see our menu and place your order, go to our district website or Williston Food Service Page.

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.

Free / Reduced meal information


Application Instructions & Frequently asked Questions

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 Williston Schools on TWITTER @wsdvt

We post updates about school events, activities and much more!