December 30, 2020:
The District has received updated information regarding Luzerne County’s transmission rates for COVID-19.  Luzerne County remains in the substantial category.  Based on recommendations provided by the PA Department of Health and the PA Department of Education the Wilkes-Barre Area School District will continue virtual learning for the month of January.  We will provide an update regarding a return to in-person learning for option 1 students the last week of January.  For additional information please visit the COVID-19 page on the District website.
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Upcoming Events:
Today, Wednesday, January 20th: Varsity Wrestling Home vs. Pittston Area 7PM
Watch on the Wolfpack Live Sports channel (link above)

Today, Wednesday, January 20th: 
Varsity Boys Basketball AWAY vs. Wyoming Seminary
Watch on the John Mendola Show or Pay Per View Stream on

Thursday, January 21st: Varsity Girls Basketball Home vs. Pittston Area
JV live at 6 PM; Varsity Live 7:15 PM
Watch on the Wolfpack Live Sports channel (link above)

Friday, January 22nd: Varsity Boys Basketball AWAY vs. Pittston Area
JV live at 6 PM; Varsity 7:15 PM

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Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services PREP: Prevention Resources and Education for Parents
Caron Treatment Centers is proud to offer a FREE virtual presentation of PREP: Prevention Resources and Education for Parents on February 21st, 2021 from 12pm-1pm.
This one hour live presentation provides parents and caregivers of middle and high school students with information that research shows can help reduce the chances that their teen will engage in substance use.
To register, please email Nicole Rex at [email protected]
WBASD Semester Two Learning Options
We hope everyone is safe and healthy. From January 11th to January 15th the District will provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to modify their child’s learning option for the second semester.  
The learning options include; 
  1. Option 1, traditional in-person instruction.
  2. Option 2, remote/distancing learning.
  3. Option 3, the Wilkes-Barre Area Cyber Academy.  
Please note, if you want your child to remain in their current option, no action needs to be taken.  If you would like to change your child’s option or for additional information, please contact the school.  Option 1 students will return to in-person instruction when local conditions allow, following all recommendations from the PA Department of Education, and the Department of Health.  No changes will be made after 3:30 pm on Friday, January 15th, 2021.
Again, if you want your child to remain in their current option, no action needs to be taken.
WBASD Federal Programs January Title I Newsletter
Click on the article title above to access this month's Title I Newsletter with helpful tips for students and families.   
WBASD 2020-2021 Covid Update Page
For continued updates regarding the 2020-2021 school year, please refer to the COVID-19 Update Page.

Meals to Go January Meal Distribution
The Nutrition Group will be conducting meal distribution for all kids 18 and under. Pick-up locations are at Heights, Kistler, Flood, Dodson, and Solomon Elementary Schools most Monday, Wednesday & Fridays from 3:15-4:00PM. For a complete calendar for the month of January, click on the article title. 

Note: Meal Distribution Schedule for Week of January 18, 2021
Tuesday- January 19- 3:15 - 4PM
Wednesday - January 20- 3:15 - 4PM
Friday- January 22 - 3:15 - 4PM
Wolfpack Players The Wolfpack Players Present: "Home" for the Holidays: A Virtual Performance
Come join 20 Wolfpack Players singers and actors in this heartwarming and funny tribute to the holidays.

For $15 you can purchase the ability to stream our drama club production. This is our 1st semester fundraiser to keep the arts alive in Wilkes-Barre Area during this pandemic.

Your ticket will entitle you to be able to stream our virtual cabaret consisting of Christmas Songs and Holiday monologues at your convenience starting December 17th.

A steaming link will be e-mailed to you on December 17th. Then you can watch the performance at any time and any day starting on Dec 17th at your convenience.

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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.