Smethport Area School Distict
August 22, 2017
It is my honor to welcome everyone back for the 2017/2018 school year. As we continue with our 2020 Vision to “Support the Child and Develop the Student”, we will be implementing several changes in our school community.
We have revised our SASD Emergency Management Plan to simplify the process and help parents, teachers and students better understand how we keep our students safe at school. Everyone should watch for information regarding the plan including a one-page informational handout on key terms for parents, parent training at Back to School Night and a more in depth presentation on September 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the high school auditorium. If you miss the parent trainings and information sessions, no worries! They will be posted on our web-site. We will also be initiating increased safety procedures throughout the year at our schools. Our buildings will be more secure and there will be limited access to the building during the day.
Educationally, we have made some changes in the elementary day to improve educational efficiency and minimize down time. Reading and math will have designated times in each grade so that we can target all of our resources to those classes. Teachers at the primary level will be working in teams to teach reading to each student at his/her reading level. There will be increased STEM activities. At the high school, we will be implementing our own virtual learning network to improve cyber opportunities for our students and encouraging cyber students to stay enrolled with us at Smethport. We are also implementing an after school tutoring program for all students. We have increased the number of technology devices for use in classrooms at both levels and plan to provide for more educational and entertaining assemblies for students and opportunities for parents.
It is my sincere hope that you will embrace the changes that you encounter in our schools this year. When you get a chance to come into our schools and get involved in your child’s education, please take full advantage of the opportunity! Thanks for your support and call anytime. I am readily available to discuss your child’s educational program.
Dave London, Superintendent
David London, Superintendent -
Crystal A. Woodard, Secretary to Superintendent -
Susan M. Jordan, Business Manager -
Mary Jo Kreiner, Secretary to Business Manager/Accounts Payable -
Julia A. Baker, Bookkeeper -
Julia Anderson, Director of Special Education -
Janet DiFonzo, Special Education and Early Childhood Secretary -
Toni Morris, Food Service Director -
Greg Rounsville, Maintenance Supervisor -
Kevin Kolivoski, Technology Coordinator -