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WBASD 2020-2021 Learning Options

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone is safe and healthy and has found time to enjoy these warm summer months. I want to thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult and unprecedented times. We realize that the circumstances of this pandemic have been difficult and challenging. We, as school leaders, feel the same way.

We have been working on the details for reopening schools based on recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Our goal is to provide high quality and equitable education for your child while mitigating the risk to students and staff.

As parents/ guardians, you will have the choice of one of the following options for each child in your family for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year:

Option 1: Traditional in-person instruction 5 days a week. Masks will be required at ALL times except in classrooms where social distancing of six feet or greater can be maintained.

=        All parents/guardians will be required to prescreen their child/children daily.

=        The school will utilize thermal screening (temperature scans) prior to students entering the building.

=        Teachers and staff will be required to wear a face covering at all times as well.

=        Social distancing will be maintained whenever possible and student movement will be limited.

=        Hand sanitize stations will be located in all classrooms as well as throughout the building.

=        Buildings and busses will be cleaned and disinfected daily and high-touch areas will be cleaned throughout the day.

Option 2: Remote/distance learning five days a week. All students will receive a traditional schedule and will be required to log into their classes at the scheduled time daily. Note: With this option, students will be able to participate and interact in real time with the class.

Option 3: Wilkes-Barre Area Cyber Academy. This option does not provide daily real-time interactions.

The District will provide all students with a Chromebook or laptop regardless of the learning option selected.

Transportation: All students who select to use District transportation will be required to wear a mask at all times. Additionally, seats on busses will be assigned with a maximum of two students per seat. Family members will be expected to share seats on the bus.

Parents/Guardians will be able to select one of the learning options through Skyward Family Access. Additionally, parents/guardians will also indicate if they will be using District transportation for the first semester. 

Instructions on how to select the option for your child/children are available by clicking this link.  Parents/Guardians must select one of the options available by August 14th, 2020. Any Parent/Guardian who does not select an option by August 14th, 2020, their child will be entered into Option2 (Remote Learning) for the first semester. Parents/Guardians will have the ability to modify their choice at the end of the first semester.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the building principal at your child’s school. 

Thank you again for your flexibility and cooperation during these challenging times. We will continue to update you with any additional information as it becomes available.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Brian J. Costello 
WBASD August Meeting Notice
OFFICIAL NOTICE is hereby given that the WILKES-BARRE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL hold a Regular Board Meeting on MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM. The meetings will be held virtually and streamed live through the District website. Information to access this meeting will be available at www.wbasd.k12.pa.us. The agenda will be posted on the website on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Public
comments/questions shall be submitted via email to [email protected] until 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 10, 2020. All comments and questions must include your name and address.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD
Thomas F. Telesz, Secretary
WBASD New Student Registration
Online registration for all new Wilkes-Barre Area students will begin on July 27th. 
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WBASD Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District Superintendent, 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0375, 570-826-7111. Click here to read the Nondiscrimination Policy and Procedure.