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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Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

Beginning this week, our school will be participating in the Gertrude Hawk Spring Sale. This is a NO CONTACT fundraising event running until March 28, 2021.  Families can order and pay directly online through our online fundraising portal. There will be no collection of money or distribution from the school setting to ensure the health and safety of our families. All orders will be packed in their processing facility and shipped directly to your own home.
All instructions for purchasing from our online fundraising portal are below with a copy for the Gertrude Hawk Spring 2021 Fundraising Catalog. The direct link to the fundraising site is: https://fundraising.gertrudehawkchocolates.com/fundraisingproducts/index/index/organization_id/127989/seller_id/1
-OR- Simply search our school’s name, city or state to find our profile and continue to choose seller:
Seller: Solomon Plains Elementary  
You will then be taken to a product page with all of our school’s available products. Select your favorites, add to your cart and proceed to check out! There will be no collection of money or distribution from the school – please select shipping to have order shipped directly to your home! 
Important Notice
Greetings Solomon Families,
We hope everyone is safe and healthy. From January 11, 2021 to January 15, 2021 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;
Option 1, traditional in-person instruction.
Option 2, remote/distancing learning.
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 Mrs. Cebula in the main office at 570-826-7222. 
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 15, 2021.
Again, if you want your child to remain in their current option, no action needs to be taken.
Thank you,
Mr. Correll, Principal 

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.   
Holiday Spirit Week
District Update - Continued Virtual Learning
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 December. The District will provide an update regarding a return to in-person learning for "Option 1" students during the last week of December. 
For additional information please visit the COVID-19 Page on the District website.
WBASD Federal Programs December Title I Newsletter
Click on the article title above to access this month's Title I Newsletter with helpful tips for students and families.  
Virtual School Spirit Virtual Spirit Week November 23rd-25th
Join us for a little “spirited” fun November 23rd-25th while virtual learning from home. Participate by getting dressed up and sharing a picture with your homeroom teacher. Student pictures will be shared on the Solomon/Plains Elementary webpage. Participation is encouraged and voluntary! We can’t wait to see your school spirit! 

Monday, November 3rd- We Love Pets Day
Tuesday, November 24th- Fan Day
Wednesday, November 25th- School Spirit Day
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Contact

Leo E. Solomon-Plains Memorial ES
41 Abbott Street
Plains, PA 18705
Main Office: 570-826-7222
Office Fax: 570-819-5075 
 

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19
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Mon Apr 19 2021
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17
Keystone Exams
Mon May 17 2021
to Fri May 28 2021

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31

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