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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2020–2021 school year will take place on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Smethport Area Elementary School. Your child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2020, to enroll. Please call the elementary office at (814) 887-5012 to schedule an appointment for registration. Registration packets will be available in the elementary office after March 1, 2020. You will need to bring the completed papers available in the packet, a copy of his/her birth certificate, shot record of vaccination, proof of residency, and your child.

Transportation Reminders

Please remember that we can only make transportation changes in writing by 2:00 p.m. We will schedule pick-ups for 3:05 p.m. by the high school exit. No supervision is available prior to 7:40 a.m. The doors will remain locked until after 7:30 a.m., throughout the day, and at 3:30 p.m. Remember the updated attendance policy and information regarding excuses are also explained in the student handbook.

Attendance Information

A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. Therefore, regular attendance is very important and has been linked to higher levels of achievement, success in school, and learning throughout life. We do understand that sometimes children get sick and need to stay home to recover.

 When an absence does occur, please make every effort to have your child make up any missing schoolwork. According to our school policy, we must receive an excuse in the office within three days of the return, or we will mark it as an illegal day. After ten absences, we may place your child on doctor’s excuses as well. Three unlawful absences during a school year will require further consequences.