Garrett County Board of Education voted on February 2, 2021, to accept the Superintendent’s plan for the return to in-person learning. March 1: PK, K, Gr 1, and identified students return full days on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Wednesday is an asynchronous day. March 15: Grades 2-12 return full days on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Wednesday is an asynchronous day.

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

There have been 1,847 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 2.36%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 2.46

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

Broad Ford

Elementary School

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Home Of The Bobcats
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Welcome To Broad Ford Elementary!!

Broad Ford Staff 20-21

Upcoming Picture Day Schedule for March 22 and 26 (includes virtual students)

Important message from Nurse Carey

Hello Bobcats and parents, we can’t wait to have you back in school with us. I wanted to remind you all of a few things before you return.

Please make sure you wear your mask every day before entering school.

You should wash your hands before and after recess when they are dirty and before and after you eat.

Please remember not to share things with your friends unless your teacher has disinfected them.

We want everyone at Broad Ford to stay healthy and learn.

Parents: Please do not send your children to school if they are ill or have a fever greater than 100.4.
If you keep your child home for illness or fever, the child must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication before returning.
MSDE title page for MD Special Ed Parent Involvement Survey
Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services will be mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services during the week of February 8, 2021. Parents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the postage paid envelope by May 21, 2021. The Survey may also be completed online. Please look for details in your survey packet. Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system. Your voice can make a real difference for your child and many other children across the state of Maryland. To learn more, please visit

Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey


Return to School Expectations Spring 2021

Click on the link below for more information on student expectations beginning March 1 before responding to the survey if you have any questions.

Message from Art Teachers:

Please be sure to submit pictures of your artwork in schoology in order to receive credit. Though, it may work for short assignments in other content areas, simply holding up your artwork does not give ample time for grading. Mrs. Frederick and Mrs. Winebrenner thank you in advance for your support in this matter!


Picture Day is postponed until March!!!!


Broad Ford Staff Directory/Extensions

Teachers can be reached between 12:40-1:30 PM. Dial 301-334-8900, and then you will be prompted to enter the staff member's extension. E-mails are also included. Administration is available from 8-4 daily.



State and Federal laws require that the Garrett County Public Schools provide free and appropriate educational programs for all children with disabilities living in Garrett County.
Services, which can be provided by the Board of Education, include evaluation and direct services in speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, developmental skills for preschools and academic help for children of school age. These services are provided through the Special Education programs to all students who qualify.
If you know of any individuals with a disability ages birth through twenty-one years of age who are not receiving educational programs, please contact:
Dr. Chelsie Manges
Interim Director of Special Education
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Ms. Deneice Crites
Birth to Five Coordinator
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550




Meal Applications

Parents may complete the meal application process online via the following link:
Paper copies will be available at the school as well.

Food and Nutrition Update!!!!!!

Virtual Learning Days Meals (VLDM) for students learning from home will be distributed at the following locations:

Eastern Garrett Fire Hall - 401 Finzel Rd - Tuesdays at 5:00- 5:15 p.m.
Bittinger Fire Hall - 176 Brenneman Road- Tuesdays at 5:45 - 6:00 p.m.
Swanton Otterbein United Methodist Church - 3443 Swanton Road - Tuesdays at 6:25 - 6:40 p.m.
Deer Park Town Hall - 100 Oak Street- Tuesdays at 6:50 - 7:05 p.m.
Grantsville Elementary - 120 Grant Street -Tuesdays at 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Friendsville Elementary-- 841 First Avenue- Tuesdays at 5:40 - 5:55 p.m.
Hickory Environmental Center (Northern Middle’s bus loop) - 604 Pride Parkway -Tuesdays at 6:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Garrett College- Parking Lot A, 685 Mosser Road -Tuesdays at 6:50 - 7:05 p.m.
Dennett Road Educational Complex -770 Dennett Road -Tuesdays at 5:00- 5:30 p.m.
Liberty Mews - 451 Liberty Street -Tuesdays at 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Crellin United Methodist Church -57 Crellin Street - Tuesdays at 5:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Deer Park - 198 Frank Custer Drive -Tuesdays at 6:05 - 6:20 p.m.
Gorman Fire Hall -270 Gorman Rd -Tuesdays at 6:40 - 6:55 p.m.
Bloomington- 276 North Branch Avenue -Tuesdays at 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Kitzmiller - 290 W. Main Street -Tuesdays at 5:45 - 6:00 p.m.
Loch Lynn - Loch Lynn Town Hall -Tuesdays at 6:25 - 6:40 p.m.
Wednesday distribution sites:
Dennett Road Educational Complex -770 Dennett Road -Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Northern High School - 86 Pride Parkway -Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
We will not be sending meals home with A/B students on Tuesday or Friday, it is too much for kids to carry.






Mission Statement

Broad Ford Elementary staff aspires to unfold studnet potential by using teaching practices that are reflective and responsive based on student needs. We will provide an atmosphere of safety, teamwork and mutual respect among staff, students, family, and community.

Vision Statement

Our vision at Broad Ford Elementary is, through a collaborative effort, to prepare our students to respect core values, become creative problem-solvers through critical thinking skills, to become lifelong learners and positive contributors to society.