Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

The health and safety of our students and staff is a top priority. With the recent news reports of cases of the coronavirus in Pennsylvania, we want to ensure families that Williamsport Area School District is working to stay well informed and developing an action plan in the event a case is confirmed in or around Lycoming County. Please use this page for continued updates, announcements and information related to COVID-19. For a list of official resources provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, click here

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Update: May 29, 2020 — 11:47 a.m.

We've updated and provided information pertaining to the following:

 Update: May 15, 2020 — 2:02 p.m.

Free Meal Assistance Program: Holiday Weekend Changes
The free meal assistance program will be slightly adjusted next week to accommodate Memorial Day weekend. 

  • Meals served on Monday, May 18, will include items for both Monday and Tuesday.
  • Meals served on Wednesday, May 20, will include items for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Meals served on Friday, May 22, will include items for the following Monday and Tuesday.

The program will resume its normal operation on Wednesday, May 28.

The program’s last day of operation will be Wednesday, June 3, and include items for that Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Kindergarten Registration Update
If you have not registered your child for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year, WASD is now offering appointments to complete the registration process. There are two options to do so:

1.  You can complete 90% off the registration online from home by clicking here

Once you have completed the online registration, the district registrar will contact you within 48 hours to set up an appointment to come to the District Service Center (DSC), 2780 West Fourth St., to drop off documents and complete the process.

2.  If you do not have a device at home, you can schedule an appointment to come to the DSC and use a computer to complete registration. Please call 570-327-5500, ext. 40001, Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to set up the appointment. If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will call you back.

Appointment Requirements

Your child does not need to attend the appointment.

When you come to your appointment, please do not forget the following documents:

child’s birth certificate

  • parent/guardian photo ID (driver’s license)
  • immunization information to date
  • physical and dental exam (if available). Must be on file by August 28
  • proof of residency (current utility bill, lease/rental agreement, bank statement, income tax return, pay check stub, etc. Documents must have name of enrolling guardian and address)


If you have any questions about the enrollment process please call 570-327-5500, ext. 40001, or email: [email protected].

Update: May 8, 2020  — 10:13 a.m.

Williamsport Area High School plans to distribute caps and gowns to members of its Class of 2020 the week of May 26.

Distribution will be handled alphabetically by students’ last name from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to the following schedule:

  • May 26 for A-F
  • May 27 for G-M
  • May 28 for N-S
  • May 29 for T-Z

District officials also are working to develop plans for a “drive-thru,” on-campus commencement ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. More details will be announced and shared with students and families in the coming weeks.

Update: May 1, 2020  — 8:58 a.m.

School district nursing staff will distribute any leftover student medication on Tuesday, May 5, at Williamsport Area Middle School for all K-12 students who did not pick up medication on March 16. Medication will be available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the middle school only.

On Tuesday, please drive into the parent pick-up loop at WAMS and remain in your car. A nurse will come to your vehicle to assist you.

All families who have a medication still in a WASD school will be contacted by our parent alert system before Tuesday as a reminder.

Any student medication not picked up on May 5 will be disposed of by the district.

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