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 1,750 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 11.92%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 30.03.

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


Elementary School

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School Counseling Services

Tim Watson

Tim Watson

Counselors Update

Hi, I’m Tim Watson and I’m very excited to be back at Grantsville Elementary School. I am here on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. I will be at Crellin Elementary School (301-334-4704) on Monday and Thursday. Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Elementary School Counseling Services

The school counseling program at Grantsville Elementary is designed to assist students in decision-making and to help each child appreciate their self-worth. The counselor facilitates lessons, which may include such topics as mindfulness, collaboration, conflict resolution, empathy, coping with change, goal setting, career exploration, perseverance, and middle school transition. I will also be running small groups concerning divorced families, friendship issues and other relevant topics.Teachers, families, or students may make referrals for specific problems to the school counselor. The school counselor meets with new students entering our school to welcome and orient them to the school’s expectations and culture. I will also help coordinate our fifth graders’ transition to middle school.


GROUPS: I plan on running two main groups this year.
Banana Splits- This group is for students whose parents are experiencing a separation or divorce.
Friendship Group: This group will help students get along better with others, control their emotions and how to make and keep friends.
If you feel that your child would benefit from either of these groups please let me know ASAP.
The groups will be set up so that your student misses the least amount of instructional time. The group will be 30 minutes long and last on
average 8-10 meetings. Some of the friendship groups will be longer.