New and Noteworthy

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.

October 1, 2021 - Superintendent Update

As cases of COVID-19 have increased in our region and in our local school community over the past couple of weeks, we will provide weekly updates with regards to our current case rates and mitigation. We appreciate your help keeping children who are not feeling well at home. As of October 2, 2021, 32 SASD students/staff members are positive for COVID-19 this school year. Please reach out to our school nurses if your student is not feeling well and has symptoms of COVID-19. For more information, please read our October 1, 2021, parent letter in its entirety. 

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment/Keystone

As part of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment/Keystone Incentive Program, the top student achievers in seventh-grade math and ELA, eighth-grade math, ELA, and science, and the top biology, algebra 1, and literature keystone were entered into a drawing for a chance at an Apple IPad or a pair of Beats headphone.

Thank you to the following local businesses that donated to the Incentive Program.

  • Smethport Collision and Smethport Garage - $100.00
  • Smethport Gulf and Tire - $100.00
  • Howard Hanna Realty - Yeti Cuzi
  • Buchanan Brothers’ Pharmacy - Assorted Spirit Wear Items
  • Jeans Days (Smethort teachers) - $162.00
  • Smethport Drive-In - Gift Cards
  • McKean County E-Sales - Hunting and Fishing License
  • Smethport American Legion - $1,000.00
  • Costa’s Hardware and Supermarket - Two iPads

The winners of the top four prizes are:

Winners of the top four prizes
  • Mara Ours- Apple IPad
  • Charity Lapp- Apple IPad
  • Dominic Ritts- Beats headphones
  • Emilie Rainey- Beats headphones
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

The opportunity scholarship tax credit program is available to Smethport students for the 2021–2022 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.