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.

Notice of Positive COVID-19 Test - November 26, 2020

Smethport Area School District has been notified that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, this situation does not require school to be closed.

For more information, please read the following letters in their entirety:

Future Plans for Smethport Schools

On November 23, 2020, government agencies in Pennsylvania took action to update many orders and recommendations for schools across the Commonwealth (see the links below).  In Smethport, we are hopeful to continue with a model of providing education under our Health and Safety Plan, Plan A with students attending school. Please review the attached letter from Mr. London regarding the district’s current status. However, we also know that we must prepare for a switch to remote learning. We plan to return to school on December 1, 2020, for in-person instruction and classes but we are sending technology home with our students so that we are prepared if virus cases surge over Thanksgiving and we need to move to our remote learning model, Plan C.

DOH, PDE and Governor Wolf Provide Updates for Schools:

Notice of Positive COVID-19 Tests - November 23, 2020

Smethport Area School District has been notified that an elementary student and a high school student have tested positive for COVID-19. These cases are not related. At this time, the situation does not require the school to be closed. 

For more information, please read the following letters in their entirety:

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

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 Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 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 sasd5543@hotmail.com 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.