8:45 - 9:15
Teacher Office Hours & Success Academy (SA)
9:30 - 10:00
Staff on Duty to Assist with Student Arrival
10:00 - 11:25
10:00 - 10:25 Asynchronous Learning (SA option)
10:25 - 11:25 Synchronous Learning (Virtual and F2F)
11:35 - 1:15
11:35 - 12:35 Synchronous Learning (Virtual and F2F)
12:35 - 1:15 Asynchronous Learning & Lunch (SA Option)
1:25 - 2:45
1:25 - 1:45 Asynchronous Learning (SA Option)
1:45 - 2:45 Synchronous Learning (Virtual and F2F)
2:55 - 4:15
2:55 - 3:55 Synchronous Learning (Virtual and F2F)
3:55 - 4:15 Asynchronous Learning (SA Option)
4:15 - 4:45
Staff on Duty to Assist with Dismissal
During this time, in-person students would be in teacher classrooms, but teachers will be working with an individual or small groups of students.
Synchronous Learning (Virtual and F2F)
This time would be used for the instruction of all students (Virtual and F2F).
Return to school 3/8/21 - New Protocols
As we return to our school buildings, ABSS has implemented many safety protocols outlined by the NC Department of Health and Human Services to maintain the health and well-being of staff and students during this time. A detailed list of protocols is available on the ABSS website, and a few of the important updates are highlighted in this video.
At Williams High School, we are dedicated to keeping our staff and students safe. We have limited entry points, divided hallways, and one-way stairwells. We have focused adult supervision throughout campus to ensure movement and safety for all.
The district has pulled together frequently asked questions and answers for your review, but please feel free to reach out to the school with any questions.
The district works with the Budd Group to provide cleaning technicians at every school. These employees are dedicated to cleaning high-touch surfaces throughout the school day. Additionally, the Budd Group completes cleaning in the evenings, after students and staff leave for the day.
While on school property, inside or outside, students (aged 5 and up) and all adults will be required to wear cloth face coverings over their nose and mouth. Throughout the day, students will have opportunities to remove their cloth face coverings, when eating breakfast and lunch. Students will also wear masks during PE and recess.
Students are not permitted to wear bandanas, neck gaiter, or head wrap as a face covering. Only proper cloth or disposable face masks may be worn. The district has delivered extra face coverings to each school for students and staff who may be in need.
Please begin working with your students on wearing face coverings at home so that they are ready when they return to the school building.
Meals will be pre-packaged and delivered to the classrooms for students to eat. Students may still bring their own lunch to school if they wish. However, there will be no microwave access to heat lunches. At this time, all school meals are free.
The district will provide two bottles of water per day for each student. Water fountains will not be in use throughout the day.
Breakfast will be delivered to classrooms beginning at 10am. Lunch will be delivered to classrooms beginning at 12pm. Meals will be consumed in classrooms while students are seated and socially distanced. Students may talk with classmates during this time. As soon as meals are finished, students must reapply their face masks. Students may bring pre-filled water bottles if desired.
Wait and Wash
Social distancing is a key component of returning to school safely. Social distancing (“physical distancing”) means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home.
In common areas around the buildings, there will be clearly marked areas to remind everyone to remain socially distanced, 6 feet apart.
In addition to social distancing, students will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer as much as possible.
At Williams High School, one-way traffic signage is posted within hallways. Yellow and black caution tape divides the hallways for one-direction traffic. Everyone will walk on the right side of the hall. Signage is throughout campus to remind all to remain 6 feet apart. Posters are in restrooms to remind students of the importance of washing their hands. Within classrooms, colored dots are placed on desks to indicate where students should sit for each class and to ensure desks are sanitized between student usage. Hand sanitizer is available at each campus entry point and within each classroom.
Students and staff returning to school buildings will be required to have an annual attestation form on file. Parents/Guardians can complete this form online for each student returning to campus. Please use this link to complete the form. Families should not send students to school if they are exhibiting signs of COVID-19. If students have a temperature above 100.4, they will have to return home with their parents or guardians.
Everyone will have their temperature taken before entering the building. If the student passes the health screening process, they will receive a wristband that allows staff to easily identify that they have been screened and can proceed into the building.
Car riders will remain in the car during the screening process. The parent/guardian will help the student answer the attestation questions, and the student will have their temperature taken. Once the student passes the screening, they will receive their wristband. All car riders must be dropped off at the auditorium/main office entrances. We will have screening stations coming from both directions on Arlington Avenue. Our School Resource Officer will direct traffic. Students are not allowed to be dropped off at any other location. Car riders will be seated in the auditorium, distanced appropriately until the hallway entry bell sounds.
Bus riders will be socially distanced on the bus, with only one student per seat unless they are siblings. Everyone must wear a mask while riding any school transportation. Bus riders will complete the health screening when they reach school. Health screenings for bus riders will take place in the gymnasium lobby. Bus riders will be seated in the gym bleachers, distanced appropriately until the hallway entry bell sounds.
All high school student drivers must purchase a parking pass (available on the school website). They will enter through the auditorium’s side entrance, where they will complete the screening process.
If a student shows symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day, they will be sent to an isolation room, and Parent/Guardians are called to pick up their student immediately. If the parent/guardian consents, the school nurse can complete a COVID-19 rapid test. This test will provide results within 15 minutes. The school nurse will be in full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The district has a communication guide that has helpful information about if/when families will be notified if there is a COVID-19 case at school. Additionally, the district shares data in a dashboard updated weekly. You can review the communication guide and dashboard here.
As always, if you have a question for the classroom teacher, please email them. Please email your child’s administrator according to the below list if you have a school-related question.
Class of 2021 Stephanie Hunt
Last names A-G Robert Dail
Last names H-P Michael Riddick
Last names Q-Z Ashley Clark