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At Smethport Area School District, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information on our News page to help you stay informed. Bookmark this page for public announcements, school activity updates, and student achievements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information here, so check back often.

Notices of Positive COVID-19 Test - April 12, 2021

Smethport Area School District received notifications that two students at the Smethport Elementary School are probable positive for COVID-19 and one student at the high school tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, the situation does not require the schools to close. Please read our letters of notice for April 12, 2021, for further details and information. 

April School Board Meetings Scheduled

The Smethport Area School District (SASD) Board of Directors regularly scheduled April work session meeting will be on Monday, April 12, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the board will hold a voting meeting for general purposes at 7:30 p.m. Board member attendance will be regular in meeting attendance with some members participating via distance conferencing technology. Both meetings will be in the elementary school LGI room. Administrative attendance will be limited. The meeting will be open to public attendance and comment with appropriate controls on the number of attendees present in the room and as per social distancing and face covering requirements. We request that members of the public who plan to attend the meeting notify the district by calling the SASD administrative office at 887-5543 or via email. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Mental Health Research

Kutztown University is conducting research for The Center for Rural Pennsylvania regarding Mental Health Services in Rural PA. We invite parents to help with the research by completing a survey. Participation is voluntary and more information is available in this attached letter and listed on this information sheet. Thank you for your consideration

Smethport Schools Announces Free Lunch Program

The Smethport Board of School Directors has extended the Seamless Summer Option program to June 30, 2021. This program provides free breakfast and lunch to all Smethport students. Please review the letter to families from our Food Services Director, Mrs. Zeigler for further information.

Health and Safety Plans Approved

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the Smethport Area Board of School Directors approved revisions to the health and safety plans and provided direction to continue operating school under Plan A. Smethport Schools will continue to be open for in-class instruction. You can view the health and safety plan, appendices for the plan, and the athletic health and safety plan in the following attachments. Please contact with questions, comments, or concerns regarding the plans. You can direct immediate questions on making adjustments to your educational choice to the high school (814) 887-5545 or elementary school (814) 887-5012.

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

The opportunity scholarship tax credit program is available to Smethport students for the 2021–2022 school year. Based on achievement results from the state testing programs, Smethport Jr./Sr. High School students qualify for a program to assist them in attending another participating public or non-public school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To learn more, please review the opportunity scholarship tax credit program letter from the administration as well as review the overview of the program flyer.