Senior Open Campus and Lunch Privileges
The ability to budget and use one's time in an effective and efficient way is a skill we believe our students must develop. To help develop that skill, Walter M. Williams High School has adopted an open campus policy, as a privilege for students with senior status. This privilege permits senior students, in good standing, to leave school grounds when they do not have a scheduled class, including the time designated for lunch.
Students must be aware that when they leave school grounds they are required to be back in school in time for their next class. Attendance is taken every period and any student who fails to return to class or arrives late will face the consequences outlined in the Walter M. Williams High School Discipline Code. Open campus privileges may be revoked at any time at the discretion of the school.
Students will not be allowed to loiter in the parking lot or on any other school grounds, if they choose to leave campus for lunch. Students choosing to stay on campus during lunch are to report to the cafeteria.
All underclassmen (9th, 10th and 11th grade students) are prohibited from leaving school grounds during the school day unless they are signed out by a parent or guardian. Any senior who takes an underclassmen or non-privileged senior off school grounds with them will immediately and permanently lose their open campus and lunch privilege.
Additionally, students need to be aware that all driving laws will be strictly enforced by local law enforcement, including limited passenger restrictions on provisional licenses. Please be aware that the open campus and lunch privileges may be revoked , as determined by the school.
Any parent or guardian who does not want their child to be allowed to leave school grounds during the school day must complete and submit the Senior Open Campus Opt-Out Form.
The form can be found on our web page, as well as in the school’s main office. The form can be submitted in person at the school between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM or it can be sent in the mail. If mailed, please follow up with us to make sure the opt-out form was received. Only submit the opt-out form if you do not want your child to have campus for lunch.
If you have any questions concerning this policy please do not hesitate to contact the school at (336) 570-6161. Thank you.
Click HERE to download this information and the form needed to opt out.