News

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout outs. Please check in often and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

McKean County Strengthen Families Program

Please register for the Strengthen Families Program for ages ten through 14. It gives parents/caregivers a chance to connect with their youth. There will be a weekly free family meal, weekly prizes, weekly Sheetz card, and a chance to win a grand prize worth $250. View the McKean County Strengthen Families Program flyer to learn more.

Smethport Schools Announces Free Lunch Program

Beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2020, all Smethport students will be able to receive a free lunch through the Seamless Summer Option program. This program has an extension until December 31, 2020. We expect our board to approve the program Monday night September 14. Please review the letter to families from cafeteria supervisor, Mrs. Zeigler for further information.

Safety Reminder

Do your part. Be Smart. Be safe!

Working together we can keep our schools safe and free from the COVID-19 virus. Students and staff will need to wear face coverings, social distance to the extent possible, wash hands frequently, avoid touching their face, limit travel out of the area, and avoid close contact with others. Above all, students who are not feeling well, need to remain at home. We will be cleaning and doing the extra things at school to help us avoid the virus. The strategies are very simple. If everyone joins in and supports the effort, we can keep students and staff safe and keep our schools open all year long! Area doctors are all very supportive of students wearing face coverings. Wearing face coverings is a wise practice that will help us stay safe and keep our schools open! Do your part. Be smart. Be safe!

SASD Buses Equipped with Audio and Video Recording

We are notifying parents, guardians, family members, and students that SASD equips school buses with audio and video recording equipment. The board authorizes the use of video and audio recording on school buses and school vehicles for disciplinary and security purposes. We will utilize bus cameras that record both video and audio on the bus for any transportation with a school-related purpose. Please view SASD Policy 810.2. We are doing this to promote the safety of all students who ride Smethport school buses.

One to One Technology Program

The Smethport Elementary School is pleased to release information regarding the one to one technology program for students in grades K to sixth. Please review the following documents to learn more.

2020–2021 Technology Device Insurance Available

Attention, parents and students, one to one technology program device insurance for the 2020–2021 school year is now available for purchase through Securranty. Be sure to select the correct device from the pull down menu, tablet for students in grades K to 2 and Chromebook for students in grades 3 to 12. Please note purchase of the insurance is optional. All students grade K-12 will be issued a device for school.

Health and Safety Plans Approved

On Monday, August 10, 2020, the Smethport Area Board of School Directors approved revisions to the health and safety plans and selected plan A for returning to school on August 26, 2020. Smethport Schools will 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 sasd5543@hotmail.com with questions, comments, or concerns regarding the plans. You can direct immediate questions on making your educational choice to the high school (814) 887-5545 or elementary school (814) 887-5012.