The Garrett County Board of Education voted on January 12, 2021, to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to remain in the “red model” in which students are learning virtually. Students will begin transitioning back to in-person learning when the Garrett County metrics are at 5% or less positivity rate and 15 or less per 100,000 for 14 consecutive days.

Anyone with a question or concern may contact, and you will receive a response.

There have been 1,665 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 15.0%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 51.2.

Please continue to check our website and the GCPS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.


Elementary School

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Slider image 1 of 2. Photograph of Accident Elementary School.
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1st Mrs. Shawley


Mrs. Shawley’s First Grade: SUPPLY LIST?
* Items may be used as long as they are in good shape.*
* 1 hard plastic pencil box
* 1 fabric pencil pouch with zipper
(the 10”x7” ones for around $1.00 at Walmart are perfect for our needs)
* 3 boxes of 24 crayons OR 2 packages of twistable
crayons (Crayola seem to be the best)
* 6 low odor dry erase markers (blue or black please)
* 12 pencils (pre-sharpened preferred) AND a handheld pencil sharpener, OR 6 lead pencils Paper Mate 1.3mm lead pencils are perfect for first graders and last a very long time.
* 1 composition notebook?
* 2 large pink erasers?
* 6 glue sticks??
* 1 pair of scissors?
* 1 black sharpie marker?
* 1 plastic folder with prongs and pockets
* 1 sturdy one-inch binder (used for daily communication, so please get something durable)
BOYS: 1 box of tissues
GIRLS: 1 box of gallon sized Ziploc bags
OPTIONAL, but very much appreciated: Clorox Wipes / Germex
Please mark all supplies with your child’s name and put the following in your child’s pencil box: 1 box of crayons, 1 dry erase marker, 2 pencils, 1 glue stick, 1 pair of scissors?* Please put all extra materials (that will fit) in a gallon Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name. The extra supplies will be distributed to your child as needed. Thank you!