All School Buildings Closed to In-person Classes October 19, 2020 to November 3, 2020
The District has confirmed multiple school buildings with 2-4 positive cases, within a 14-day period. As a result of these positive cases, based on Department of Education recommendations, close collaboration with the Department of Health, and out of an abundance of caution all option 1 students (in-person) will transition to option 2 (Live Virtual Sessions) beginning Monday, October 19, 2020.  In person classes will be scheduled to resume on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
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Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District will be holding Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 22, from 8:30 am to noon, and 1:00 pm to 4 pm.  Many teachers will be using the ZOOM platform to utilize the waiting room feature.  Click here for step by step instructions for accessing the Parent Teacher link for your virtual conferences!

(Note:  Your student's teacher(s) may be making special arrangements or scheduled phone calls through their own messaging apps.  Please follow those directions if instructed.)

If you cannot attend virtual conferences or need additional time, parents and guardians are always welcome to schedule an appointment with teachers at any point if needed.
Virtual Days
Parent Teacher Conferences October 22, 2020
Conferences Begin @ 8:30AM 
Option #1 Students will transition to Option#2 students. (No in person learning) 
Teacher will post assignments. 
“Live” sessions will not be held. 

October 30, 2020 Students Dismissed @ 12:00 PM for Teachers In- Service


Option#1 students will transition to Option #2 students. 
Instruction will be virtual for all students

Trunk or Treat Kistler Trunk or Treat!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:00 – 7:30pm 

    We are inviting all teachers and staff at Kistler to participate at our 3rd Trunk or Treat.

We are also looking for local businesses to participate at the event for our Kistler students and their families.

Decorate your trunk or set up a table, wear your favorite costume and have fun passing out candy, chips, drinks, pencils, or fun toys to the kids on a safe environment. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and CDC guidelines, this year we will have a drive-through event. We want to ensure the safety and well-being of all who participate in this event. 

There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk!!!

We are also accepting donations of candies, chips, drinks, stickers, or any fun toys for the kids. If you are a local business, you can hand out flyers or any special promotions.

If you would like to reserve your spot on our parking lot or make-a-donation. Please contact Shirley Torna at (570) 793-7438 or contact the school. 

Let’s work together to make this Halloween amazing and safe for our students and our community.

Parking lot opens at 5:00pm. Car set up 5:00pm – 6:00pm. 

All cars must be in their spots by 6:00pm to start the trunk or treat and the lot will be closed from 06:00 to 7:30pm. 

October 2020 Title I Newsletter
Click the read more link to find this month's edition of the Title I newsletter. 
WBASD Prescreening Tool
Attention Parents & Guardians: Please Utilize the Prescreening Tool prior to sending your child/children to school. It is imperative for our school community to stay healthy and safe.
Dr. David W. Kistler Elementary
301 Old River Road
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Main Office: 570-826-7230
Office Fax: 570-819-5070 
October Board Meeting
Mon Oct 26 2020
School Closed-Veterans' Day
Wed Nov 11 2020
American Education Week
Mon Nov 16 2020
Thanksgiving Break
Thu Nov 26 2020
to Mon Nov 30 2020

Keystone Exams Wave 1
Tue Dec 1 2020
to Tue Dec 15 2020

Christmas Vacation
Thu Dec 24 2020
to Fri Jan 1 2021

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