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.

SASD Athletic Games & Contest

The Smethport Hubbers will begin athletic competition on September 14, 2020. Admission will be by ticket only. We will distribute a limited number of tickets to participants for their family members.

Schools are required to limit attendance at events. The 250 outside and 25 inside rules apply to all events and include contest participants, band members, cheerleaders, officials, and event staff. To provide the best possible game experience for family and friends and support for our student event participants, everyone must understand and follow the SASD Sports Ticket Guidelines. Please take the time to read and review the guidelines and the notice from the PIAA.

SASD apologizes to all of our community supporters who will not be able to come out and support the Orange and Black as we enjoy our fall school events. We are planning to live stream as many home events as possible. Please visit our website, find the live stream links and support the Hubbers by watching the game on your favorite streaming device. We will post the links on Monday, September 14, 2020.

We are hopeful to provide additional tickets if the numbers change. For now, ticket distribution will be per game for football contests. Unfortunately, we cannot admit anyone to volleyball contests.

Thank you for your support, understanding, and consideration.

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.

Live Stream Events Link

Please make a note of the Vimeo link that we use for live streaming events. We appreciate your support from wherever you may be viewing.

Upcoming Events

  • Sept. 17: Volleyball JV/V vs Port Allegany 6:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 21: Volleyball JV/V vs Coudersport 6:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 22: Soccer Girls vs. Kane 4:30 p.m. | Boys vs Kane 6:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 24: Volleyball JV/V vs. Austin 6:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 25: Football Elk Co. Catholic 7:00 p.m.

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.

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.

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

The opportunity scholarship tax credit program is available to Smethport students for the 2020–2021 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.