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.

DECA State Competition

Smethport DECA had fourteen young business leaders qualify and participate in the Pennsylvania DECA Virtual State Career Development Conference on February 17–19. The results are in and Smethport had three students make it in the top ten in his/her competitive event of choice: Kaylee Swanson, second place in female model of business attire; Jordan Pavlock, fifth place in personal financial literacy; and Chase Burdick, eighth place in accounting applications.

Regional Band Selections

Congratulations to August Cox and Jordan Pavlock for making the regional band! They will be auditioning virtually for the all-state band this month.

August Cox and Jordan Pavlock

Wrestling Champion

Congratulations to Braedon Johnson for earning the District 9 AA, 126 pound individual champion. Way to go!

Wrestling Champions
February 2021 Students of the Month

Congratulations to Logan Christie, 12th grade, and Mara Ours, 7th grade, for being selected as the students of the month. Each month the Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School teachers nominate one senior high and one junior high student to be recognized for their exemplary character. Congratulations, Logan and Mara!

Logan ChristieMara Ours
March School Board Meetings Schedule

The SASD Board of Directors regularly scheduled March work session meeting will be on Monday, March 8, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, the board will hold a voting meeting for general purposes at 7:30 p.m. Board member attendance will be regular "in meeting" attendance, with some members participating via distance conferencing technology. Both meetings will be in the elementary school LGI room. Administrative attendance will be limited. 

The meeting will be open to public attendance and comment with appropriate controls on the number of attendees present in the room, per social distancing and face covering requirements. We request that members of the public who plan to attend the meeting notify the district by calling the SASD Administrative Office at 887-5543 or contacting by email. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Football Awards

Congratulations to Head Football Coach Adam Jack for receiving the Small School North League Coach of the Year. Congratulations to the following football players who were honored in offense and defense for Small School North:

  • Noat Lent - Offensive MVP
  • Adenn Stevens - Offensive Line
  • Ryli Burritt - Wide Receiver
  • Braedon Johnson - Running Back
  • Travis Cooney - Linebacker
  • Kameron Rounsville - Defensive Line
  • Logan Christie - Cornerback
  • Trevor Zuver - Honorable Mention
January Student of the Month

Congratulations to Katelyn Dunn, 10th grade and Owen Rounsville, 8th grade, for being selected as the students of the month. Each month the Smethport Jr-Sr Area High School teachers nominate one senior high and one junior high student to be recognized for their exemplary character. Congratulations, Katelyn and Owen.

Owen Rounsville
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.

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.

Health and Safety Plans Approved

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 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 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.

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.