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.

October 2020

Oct 30 2020
GCPS Reminders

Oct 30, 2020 at 3:37pm, Public Information Office

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 1, 2020. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Oct 28 2020
Joint Letter to Parents from the GCPS System and the GCHD

Oct 28, 2020 at 2:14pm, Public Information Office

The school system is bringing back groups of students for in-person learning. We collaborate with the Health Department to do this safely and to mitigate risk to the greatest extent possible.

Oct 26 2020
GCPS Encourages Eligible Families to Apply for Free or Reduced Meals

Oct 26, 2020 at 11:10am, Public Information Office

Garrett County Public Schools is pleased to announce all students will continue to eat free for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

NHS Thespian Society to Present a Virtual Double Feature

Oct 26, 2020 at 10:46am, Public Information Office

The Northern High School Thespian Society is holding its first virtual play this Friday evening, October 30, 2020, at 7:00 PM.

Oct 23 2020
GCPS Announces Athletic Competition Information

Oct 23, 2020 at 3:19pm, Public Information Office

GCPS is excited to announce that high school sports, in our own facilities, will commence with competition on October 27.

Oct 22 2020
GCPS Announces Classroom Outbreak of COVID-19

Oct 22, 2020 at 3:22pm, Public Information Office

Two individuals in the same classroom at a northern elementary school have tested positive for COVID-19.

Farm to School Week.... Sweet Potatoes!

Oct 22, 2020 at 11:58am, Public Information Office

GCPS is pleased to announce that the school system is taking part in the Jane Lawton Farm to School Week by sending local Garrett County sweet potatoes home in our supper bags on Thursday evening.

Oct 20 2020
GCPS Reopening Plan Update

Oct 20, 2020 at 12:49pm, Public Information Office

Superintendent Barbara Baker updated the Board of Education on a number of points related to the Garrett County Public Schools' Reopening Plan.

GCPS Announces Updates from the Food and Nutrition Services Office

Oct 20, 2020 at 11:50am, Public Information Office

As Garrett County Public Schools brings more students back into schools, the FNS (Food and Nutrition Services) Department will be transitioning to meal service at the schools.

Oct 16 2020
GCPS Announces Two Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19

Oct 16, 2020 at 11:49am, Public Information Office

Two additional individuals in the Garrett County Public School system have tested positive for COVID-19.

Oct 15 2020
GCPS Announces Positive Case of COVID-19

Oct 15, 2020 at 11:04am, Public Information Office

An individual in the Garrett County Public School system has tested positive for COVID-19.

Garrett County Board of Education Meeting Live Stream 10-13-2020

Oct 15, 2020 at 8:54am, Public Information Office

Live stream of the Garrett County Board of Education meeting on October 13, 2020.

Oct 13 2020
Northern Garrett High School Student's Artwork Recognized by Maryland's First Lady, Yumi Hogan

Oct 13, 2020 at 8:23am, Public Information Office

Kylie Mark, senior at Northern Garrett High School, was awarded the 1st place High School award for her artwork entitled "Silence Speaks Loud" at Maryland's First Lady's Art Gallery Exhibition.

Oct 12 2020
GCPS Update to Elementary School Practices

Oct 12, 2020 at 10:59am, Public Information Office

GCPS will bring additional students into buildings for in-person learning. Please read the following updates and reminders for elementary parents regarding the safety precautions being utilized.

GCPS Job Opening: Custodian III - 3rd Shift at Southern Garrett High School

Oct 12, 2020 at 10:16am, Public Information Office

Job opening available for a Custodian III, 3rd shift, at Southern High School.

GCPS Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Oct 12, 2020 at 9:45am, Public Information Office

The month of October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) Meeting - October 20, 2020

Oct 12, 2020 at 9:32am, Special Education

The Garrett County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) will hold its first meeting of the year on October 20, 2020.

Oct 9 2020
GCPS Announces Extended Hours for the Help Desk

Oct 9, 2020 at 3:18pm, Public Information Office

GCPS Help Desk will be extending their hours for support.

GCPS Announces First Positive Case of COVID-19

Oct 9, 2020 at 1:03pm, Public Information Office

An individual in the Garrett County Public School system has tested positive for COVID-19.

Oct 7 2020
Request for Proposals for Northern High School Lighting Replacement 

Oct 7, 2020 at 4:07pm, Public Information Office

GCPS will receive Requests for Proposal (RFP) from experienced vendors to replace lighting fixtures at Northern High School.

Oct 6 2020
Secondary (High School AND Middle School) Instruction Update

Oct 6, 2020 at 11:45am, Public Information Office

GCPS Releases High School and Middle School Instruction Update

Board of Education Meeting - October 13, 2020

Oct 6, 2020 at 11:17am, Public Information Office

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

October 13, 2020 Board of Education Meeting

Oct 6, 2020 at 11:11am, Board of Education

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Oct 5 2020
GCPS Outlines Process in the Event of a Positive COVID-19 Test

Oct 5, 2020 at 3:22pm, Public Information Office

Garrett County Public Schools has outlined a process in the event of a positive COVID-19 test by staff and students.

Elementary Instruction Update

Oct 5, 2020 at 8:30am, Public Information Office

Based on the experiences during the first two phases, we will be making some adjustments beginning October 12th.

Oct 2 2020
Screening Tool for Parents When Sending Children to School for In-Person Learning

Oct 2, 2020 at 4:14pm, Public Information Office

To assist parents and guardians, GCPS is providing reference documents to be used by parents for their children during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Garrett County Schools' Return to Play Plan

Oct 2, 2020 at 3:27pm, Public Information Office

Recently, the Garrett County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association's plan to begin high school sports on October 7.

Route 40 School's Phone Lines Not Working

Oct 2, 2020 at 9:48am, Public Information Office

The phones at Route 40 Elementary School are currently not working.

Request For Proposals to Provide Licensed Childcare at Friendsville Elementary, Grantsville Elementary, and Route 40 Elementary Schools- EXTENDED.

Oct 2, 2020 at 9:10am, Public Information Office

GCPS has extended the window to accept proposals specific to licensed childcare at Friendsville, Grantsville, and Route Forty Elementary Schools (#2021-005) through October 16, 2020.