Board of Education
Parent Resources
Student Resources
Employee Resources
header logo
Wilkes-Barre Area School District 730 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA  18711-0376
follow us on twitter
Elmer L. Meyers JSHS News
rss feed
application picture COLLEGE APPLICATION TIME
Seniors - many college applications open on August 1st - two of our most popular are  the Common Application ( commonap.org ) , and Penn State ( psu.edu ).  Please start to create your profiles.  You can also check your favorite schools to inquire when their applications are launched.  Please keep in mind that many colleges are doing Test Optional - which means you do not have to submit SAT or ACT scores.  Our year will look different than prior years, so please be patient and let's work together.  Please write down your User Name and Passwords for each school you apply to.  Remember that your application is not complete until our Guidance Office sends your transcripts, so please email me if you do submit an application.  
Mrs. McFarlane is available to help you.
If you have taken the SATs, College Board will give you four application waivers. 
district logo 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.


Dr. Brian J. Costello 


Vaccination information Keep Up With Vaccinations
Stay on track with you child's vaccinations.
Saturday Vaccine Clinics: 9 am to noon, and 1 pm to 3 pm
Wilkes-Barre July 25 and August 22 at 335 South Franklin Street
Bring a copy of the child's immunization record. 
TUESDAY, JUNE 30th Grades 7&9
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st Grades 8, 10, and 11
Based on student's last name
F-H 10AM
I-L 11AM
M-Q 12PM
PA DEPT. STATE EL Meyers Receives Silver Award
Harrisburg, PA — The Pennsylvania Departments of State and Education announced today that 42 high schools in the commonwealth won Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards (GCEA) for registering to vote 4,035 eligible students in the 2019-20 school year. Nearly 160 schools participated in the program.

The GCEA program encourages Pennsylvania high school students to participate in elections by voting, organizing voter registration drives and volunteering as poll workers. Students are eligible to register if they are 18 years of age or will turn 18 on or before the date of the next primary, special, municipal or general election.
WBA Logo WBASD Athletic Updates
Please utilize the webpage linked here for the most current information regarding updates to Wilkes-Barre Area School District Athletics. 
FOOD Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program
Any household with a child eligible for free or reduced-price meals and enrolled in a school that participates in the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Program can receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transer Benefits (P-EBT Program).