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.

News and Information for Returning to School

Please review our health and safety plan for returning to school and our athletic health and safety plan for returning to school sports, extra-curricular activities, and after school activities.

SASD Board Approves Health and Safety Plans for Returning to School

On July 8, 2020, the Smethport school board approved plans for returning to school for the 2020–2021 school year and returning to athletics and activities for summer 2020. The approved plans are very flexible. Parents may begin to review the details of the plans in the following links. Be sure to review the other new releases regarding the health and safety plans featured on this page.

Health and Safety Plan Information

Please review the information provided by the superintendent's office regarding the health and safety plan for returning to school for the 2020–2021 school year. You can find the information in the following links.

Be sure to note the parent information sessions in the letter. Check out other posts and links regarding SASD health and safety plans.

August School Board Meetings Scheduled

We will have the SASD Board of Directors regularly scheduled August work session meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 7:30 P.M. in the elementary school LGI room. On Monday, August 10, 2020, the board will hold a voting meeting for general purposes. We will present the revisions to the health and safety, return to school plan, and athletic health and safety plan and acted on by the board. Board member attendance will be regular in meeting attendance with some members participating via distance conferencing technology. We will limit administrative attendance will. 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 mask requirements. We request that members of the public who plan to attend the meeting notify the district by calling the SASD administrative office at (814) 887-5543 or emailing our district. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

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 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.