Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking for answers? We’ve responded to some of your most frequently asked questions below. If you need more details, we encourage you to read our student handbook.

What are the school hours?

Arrival: 8:00 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:10 p.m.

Detention: During student lunch and/or after school from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m.

To view detailed bell schedules, please visit Our School page.

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What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?

If your child must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his/her absence prior to 8:15 a.m. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to our student handbook.

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What if my child needs to leave school early?

We strongly encourage parents to schedule appointments outside of school hours. However, if that is not possible, please send a signed written note or appointment card with your student on the morning of the appointment. The main office will issue your student a “Permit to Leave” indicating your student’s dismissal time. Your student should then report to the main office with their permit to sign out. After the appointment, the student must present a doctor’s note to return to school. In emergency family situations, please call the front office.

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What is the cell phone policy at Smethport?

We encourage all students to keep personal electronic devices at home, including cell phones. While we understand a parent’s wish to stay connected to their children during the school day, we cannot be held responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of any personal electronic device. If a student must bring a cell phone or other electronic device to school, it must remain powered off and stored in the student’s locker during the school day. Students may use their phones or devices during their lunch period, but they may not record any photographs or videos with these personal devices. Please review our student handbook for more information.

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May my high schooler drive to and from school?

Yes, and limited student parking is available. However, students may not drive or revisit their vehicle any time during school hours, including class breaks and lunch periods. All vehicles on school property are subject to search according to SASD policy.

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