Without Internet access and connected devices, many students in our communities lack the ability to participate in remote learning and complete homework after the school day has ended. In an effort to identify these gaps, the PA Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) and Penn State Extension have teamed up to conduct a short survey. The data collected will greatly assist our schools with obtaining local, state and federal broadband funding to provide additional resources to our students and families. Thank you in advance for your time in taking this survey!Click this link to access the survey!
Posted Thursday, June 3, 2021
Take advantage of discounts of up to $50 per month towards internet service and a possible $100 discount on a onetime purchase of a computer, laptop, or tablet! The Wilkes-Barre Area School District wants you to be aware of the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. This temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.See this press release for additional information and how to enroll.EBB Informational FlyerEBB Informational Flyer - Spanish
Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2021
With anticipation that the CDC will be approving the Pfizer Vaccine for children 12 years old and older, the Wilkes-Barre Area School District has collaborated with the Pediatrics Association of Kingston to provide Wilkes-Barre Area students, ages 12 and up, with the Pfizer vaccine. The free vaccination clinic will be held on Thursday, May 13, at Kistler Elementary School from 3:30 to 5:30 for the first shot and then on Thursday, June 3, at Kistler Elementary School from 3:30 to 5:30 for the second shot. A survey is available in Skyward Family Access if you are interested in your student receiving a vaccination. For those who do not have Skyward Family Access, please contact your child’s school and they will complete the survey for you. All students must have a completed consent form that can be printed from our website here or picked up in the school’s main office. All students ages 12 to 15 must have a completed consent form and must be accompanied by an adult. Students ages 16 and older must have a completed consent form but do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Please note: the vaccine is free of cost but insurance information is needed. If you do not have insurance, you are still eligible to receive the vaccine free of charge. If you are interested in having your child receive the Pfizer vaccine, please respond "yes" to the survey in Skyward.
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021
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. For a complete calendar of meals and distribution times for the month of June, click on the article title.
Posted Friday, April 30, 2021
In observance of the Easter Break, meal distribution will take place on Monday, March 29, 2021, and Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Next week's distribution will take place on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 and Friday, April 9, 2021. All meals will be distributed between 3:15-4:00PM. Pick-up locations are at Heights, Kistler, Flood, Dodson, and Solomon Elementary Schools.
Posted Monday, March 29, 2021
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.Please note: Distribution for the first week of April will occur on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 and Friday, April 9, 2021 in observance of Easter Break.