Smethport Area School District Smethport Area School District
414 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA 16749-1522

Smethport Area School District

School Delays/Closings

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Just a reminder that NO breakfast will be served if we have a two hour delay.


In case of a school delay or closure:

Notice will be broadcast over participating radio and TV stations:

Radio Stations

90.1 FM (Penn State)
94.9 FM (Port Allegany)
95.7 FM (Olean, NY)
97.5 FM (St. Marys)
101.5 FM (Olean, NY)
103.9 / 99.1 FM (Olean, NY)
106.3 / 98.7 FM (Smethport / Olean, NY)
600 AM (Coudersport)
1400 AM (St. Marys)
1450 AM (Olean, NY)
1490 AM (Bradford)

TV Channels

WGRZ ~ Channel 2
WIVB ~ Channel 4
WKBW ~ Channel 7
WPSU-3 ~ Channel 14

PowerAnnounce annouuncements will then be made to alert staff, parents, and community members. Please do not call radio or TV stations or the school for information regarding school closure. Information will be announced as soon as it is available. Decisions on school delays or school closures will be made by the Superintendent by 6:00 AM, unless emergency situations develop later. On days of school closure due to inclement weather, all school activities are automatically cancelled unless the previously scheduled activities are specifically approved by the Superintendent. On days when delayed start of school is implemented, all activities will continue as previously scheduled unless cancelled by the appropriate individual. No breakfast will be served on days with a delay. Parents are encouraged to make individual decisions regarding their students school attendance during inclement weather conditions, especially for preschool, primary, and special education students. These children are more apt to be affected by delays, longer travel time, or personal apprehensiveness. Parents who decide to keep their children home, should notify the school in writing the following day to qualify for an excused absence.


When inclement weather is expected every attempt is made to decide about school closures and schedule changes as early as possible. The districts goal is to make the most appropriate decision for our students and staff.

District staff members collect weather-related data from a range of reliable sources by 5:30 AM. The sources include: weather reports, building & grounds staff, PennDot, township supervisors, and C.L. McKeirnan. The Superintendent then decides whether any school closures or schedule changes will occur and arranges for that decision to be broadcast as soon as possible.

  • Attention Parents

    Parents are encouraged to access PowerSchool for student grades, attendance, and school announcement information.

  • Letter from the Superintendent

    Please visit the Superintendent's page to read a letter from Mr. London.

  • Mark Your Calendar

    Smethport Area Elementary School will hold KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for the 2017 – 2018 school year on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2017. Registration packets may be picked up in the Elementary office after February 24th. Please contact the Elementary office to schedule an appointment at 887-5012.

  • Substitute Teachers Needed

    If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher for the Smethport Area School District, please click on the District Office tab at the top of the page and then click on Employment Opportunities for an application. Please call 887-5543 for more information.

  • District Level Comprehensive Plan

    Draft Copy available for Public Review

  • Megan's Law

    The School District is made aware from time to time of individuals on the Megan's Law website that move into the District. Visit the District Offices tab for more information.