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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WBASD Everyone Eats for Free!
The Nutrition Group will be conducting meal distribution for all kids 18 and under each Monday and Thursday from 3:15-4:00PM. Pick-up locations are at Heights, Kistler, Flood, Dodson, and Solomon Elementary Schools. 

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District will be holding Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 21, 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.
Parent Teacher Conferences and Election Day
All option 1 students will transition to option 2 for both parent teacher conferences (Oct. 21) and election day (Nov. 3). Parent teacher conferences will be conducted on October 21 as previously scheduled. Teachers will post assignments or instructional videos prior.  During parent teacher conferences live lessons are not required. Virtual conferences will begin at 8:30am and end at 4pm. Your child's progress report can be viewed thru Skyward Family Access. If you have questions please call the main office from 7:45am-3pm Monday thru Friday @ 570-826-7224.
Important Information Regarding First quarter Progress Reports
Please review the information regarding progress reports listed below.  
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 , 1st quarter progress reports can be viewed in Skyward Family Access.  In addition, individual progress reports can be printed as requested and picked up in the main office.  We will not be sending progress reports in the mail.    

If you have any questions please call the main office at 570-826-7224. 

Thank You,
Mr. Khalife
WBASD Federal Programs October 2020 Title I Newsletter
Click the article title 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.
Parental Right to Refuse English Language Development Services
Please click the READ MORE link to download the attached form. Complete and return it to the school by October 9, 2020, if you voluntarily decide not to have your child placed in any separate, specialized English Language Development (ELD) service or instructional program. The "waiver" indicates a desire to waive the child from participation in all or some of the ELD programs or services offered by the school.  
WBASD Federal September 2020 Title I Newsletter
Click the read more link to find this month's edition of the Title I newsletter.
WBASD Accident Insurance
Click the Read More link for information regarding Student Accident Insurance.
WBASD Option 3 Students
Students in Option 3 should ensure they have their Chromebook or device and their Google Username and Password.  By the end of the day on Friday make sure you can log into your District Gmail account.  Next week when usernames and passwords become available for Edgenuty or Compass they will be sent to your District email address.