The Latest News

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.

Flu Information

Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu is different from a cold and usually comes on suddenly. Each year flu viruses cause millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospital stays, and thousands or tens of thousands of deaths in the United States. 

Flu can be very dangerous for children. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that between 6,000 and 26,000 children younger than five years have been hospitalized each year in the United States because of influenza. The flu vaccine is safe and helps protect children from flu. Please see the resources below for more information regarding the flu.

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program is available to Smethport students for the 2020–2021 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 PA. 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.

Smethport Area School District Completes Water Testing

Smethport Area School District annually tests water outlets in both schools to check for elevated levels of lead in the drinking water. Please view our water testing memo for information regarding the 2019–2020 testing.

Welcome to Our New Website

We are pleased to welcome you to our new and improved website. We are very grateful to the many district and school staff members who worked together to envision a website that reflects how much we care about our students. Our partnership with School Webmasters has made our vision a reality. We hope you check back in with us often!

Social Media Updates

Let’s stay connected. “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to catch the news as it happens!

Power Announcements

Our emergency alert and event notification system is a powerful communication tool. Sign up to receive breaking news updates about weather delays, school emergencies, and sporting events on your cell phone or email. Simply sign in to PowerSchool and check “Power Announcements” under your account settings tab and follow the onscreen directions.