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Wilkes-Barre Area School District 730 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA  18711-0375
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Bag Lunch May & June 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 of meals and distribution times for the month of April, click on the article title.

WBASD Federal Programs May 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 May Board Meeting
OFFICIAL NOTICE is hereby given that the WILKES-BARRE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL hold a Committee Meeting on MONDAY MAY 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM and the Regular Board Meeting will be held on MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM. All Meetings will be held in the auditorium of GAR Memorial High School, Grant & Lehigh Streets, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Individuals wishing to address the Board must be signed in five (5) minutes prior to the start of each meeting.

COVID Clinic for WBA Families
Wilkes-Barre Area is teaming up, once again, with Harrold's Pharmacy to offer COVID vaccines to the families in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. The clinic will be held on Monday, May 3rd from 9 am to 7 pm.

Please use the link below to register.  For those that do not have computer access or difficulty filling out the form, please call Harrold's at 570-822-5794 and ask for Janice.

Vaccines are limited so please register soon.

A big thank you to Bruce Lefkowitz for this opportunity to our district.

Wolfpack Autism Awareness Wolfpack Autism Awareness Apparel Sale
April is Autism Awareness Month! At Solomon Plains, there are 6 classrooms to support our students diagnosed with this developmental disorder. To promote their growth and achievement, students participate in monthly Community Based Instruction trips. To help offset the cost of these trips, we will be having an “Autism Awareness Clothing Sale.” All proceeds from the sale will directly benefit our students, so we can continue to offer them the best learning opportunities when we are able to venture out into the community again! Visit the virtual store before May 5th, 2021.


WBASD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO: ALL RESIDENTS OF WILKES-BARRE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Please take notice that a public hearing will be held by the Wilkes-Barre Area School District in the auditorium of GAR Memorial High School, Grant & Lehigh Streets, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, for the purpose of reviewing all relevant matters relating to the proposed permanent closure of James M. Coughlin High School, effective  for the 2021-2022 school year.  An additional public hearing will be held fifteen (15) minutes after the conclusion of this hearing for the purpose of reviewing all relevant matters relating to the proposed permanent closure of Elmer L. Meyers High School, effective for the 2021-2022 school year.
CAPAA 2021-2022 - School Year CAPAA-Application
It is with great excitement for our brand new state of the art facility for the 2021-2022 school year that The Wilkes-Barre Area School District Creative and Performing Arts Academy announce that as of March 15, 2021, the application process is now open to all students, in current grades 8th thru 11th, interested in auditioning/interviewing for the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District in the following tracks: Art, Dance, Music: Choral/Vocal Performance, Music: Instrumental Performance, Theatre Arts.
 
Due to COVID-19, after applying, the individual track instructor will get in touch with each applicant about possible video auditions and interviews. 
 
More information about WBASD CAPAA can be found at:
 
Click link to access the application. Application deadline is May 21, 2021.
 
BA Logo 2021-22 School Year WBASD Business Academy Application
The new WBASD Business Academy is proud to open the application process to students interested in this unique opportunity within the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. The application is available starting today, April 8, 2021 through May 7, 2021. This application process is for all incoming freshman. 


Click this link to access the WBASD Business Academy application

WBASD 2020-2021 Covid Update Page
For continued updates regarding the 2020-2021 school year, please refer to the COVID-19 Update Page.

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.
School Kindergarten Registration Notice
Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year will be Open to Register Online on May 3, 2021! Visit the Kindergarten Registration Page for all of the details. 

Children must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2021 to register for kindergarten. All registration will be completed online. In order to register, all required documents must be scanned at the time of registration.
  • Parent/legal guardian’s photo identification
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization records and copy of a current physical and dental exam.
  • Two current proofs of parent/legal guardian’s residency (Accepted documentation includes current lease agreement, utility bills, insurance policy, bank statement, pay stub)
All kindergarten students must be registered before the end of the first quarter of the school year.  If the student is not registered before the end of the first quarter, he/she will have to wait until the following school year to register.

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WBASD Accessibility Notice
For individuals with ADA accessibility issues using this site, please contact [email protected] via email.  
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.