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 1,760 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 11.02%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 20.19.

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.
Slider image 2 of 2. Accident Staff Picture

5th Ms. Thackston


Congratulations…You will be a 5th grader in the fall of this year! Here is a list of the supplies that you will need to have when school begins. Please only purchase the items on this list as our desks have limited space – any other items purchased will be sent home.
* Crayola crayons – no more than 24
* 1 pkg. set of 4 dry erase markers
* a pencil BAG, NOT box
* 1 dozen yellow pencils
* 1 pack mechanical pencils
* highlighter
* scissors
* 3 glue sticks
*1 pack checking pens - any color other than black
* crayola markers – set of 8 (optional)
* 1 plastic folder with inside pockets and holes that will fit inside the binder
* 3 folders with inside pockets
* one - 3 ring binder (2 inch size ONLY) with a clear, plastic cover that will hold a
sheet of paper as an insert. NO TRAPPER KEEPER BINDERS!
* 1 package wide-ruled paper
* 4 composition notebooks