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 public.info@garrettcountyschools.org, 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.

Return-to-School Expectations for Spring 2021

Last Updated on Feb 18, 2021 at 12:07pm

At their special meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the Garrett County Board of Education voted to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to return students to in-person learning. Hybrid learning is an educational model in which some students attend class in-person, while others join the class virtually from home. Educators teach remote and in-person students at the same time using tools like video conferencing hardware and software. Parents and families will continue to have the option to remain in the virtual learning model and therefore, the hybrid learning model will continue. The hybrid schedule of AA/BB days has been replaced with students returning in-person four days per week.
 
The following chart summarizes the timeline for students to return to in-person learning:
 
Return to School Chart
 
Parents and guardians continue to have the option to keep their child (ren) in a virtual learning environment in Garrett County Public Schools for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Data will be collected at the school level between February 5th and February 12th to determine which students will continue virtually and which students will return to in-person. However, since all students will have the option for in-person learning by March 15, 2021, the expectations for all students relating to eligibility, attendance, and grading will change on that date. Those expectations are outlined in a document entitled Return to School Expectations, Spring 2021. It is important that parents and students review these expectations so that they can make an informed decision about which learning model will meet their needs. The document can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
 
 
You can also access our website to review the document. It can be found under School Year Reopening Updates.
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