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.

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There have been 1,764 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 8.91%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 17.73.

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Elementary School

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Crellin Elementary School
115 Kendall Drive
Crellin, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.4704

Trout in the Classroom

For the sixth year, Crellin Elementary School is participating in the Trout in the Classroom national project. This project is sponsored by Trout Unlimited. Several state Trout Unlimited organizations across the nation provide curriculum that assist teachers in linking the program to science, math, reading, and writing standards. By participating in the program students not only learn many academic lessons but they become engaged in a program that allows them to give back to nature. We are thankful for our friends in our local Trout Unlimited Organization and the Department of Natural Resources who assist us each year in making the program a succes.
Ed Spurr, a local TU member arrived on January 8, 2014 with Kamloop Rainbow Trout eggs.
Students watch the thermometer placed in the small jar of eggs as the eggs are tempered.
The eggs are tempered to ensure that their temperature is the same as the aquarium water.
When the temperature is correct the eggs are gently placed in the egg basket.
The small, orange, sphere shaped eyed eggs occasionally wiggle on their own!
As the eggs hatch the fry eat the sac. They will swim to the top when they are ready for food.
Students test the pH and ammonia each day to be sure the water quality remains healthy.
Students enjoy observing the trout as they swim in the egg basket.