|Friday, February 15||Staff Development - 12:15 Dismissal|
|Thursday, March 14||Staff Development - 12:15 Dismissal|
|Saturday, March 2||Northern Music Boosters Spring Bash-tacular @ Garrett College 12:00 p.m.|
|Friday, March 29||Parent/Teacher Conferences - Schools Closed|
|Friday, April 19||Good Friday - Schools Closed|
|Tuesday, April 30||Staff Development - 12:15 Dismissal|
Northern Garrett High School in US News and World Report School Rankings for 2018
U.S. News & World Report recently published its “2018 Best High Schools” rankings. More than 6,000 schools were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in this year’s national ranking. The Best High Schools rankings are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. In addition to the national rankings, the 2018 edition of Best High Schools includes new rankings of the top schools in each state, as well as the Best STEM Schools, Best Charter Schools, and Best Magnet Schools. The report also shows detailed information on more than 20,500 public high schools. That information includes school-specific data on enrollment, student ethnicity, location, school type, and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.
Northern Garrett High School received the 2018 “Bronze” national ranking as one of the best high schools in the United States by "U.S. News and World Report". Northern High was ranked #50 in the state of Maryland (out of 200) and nationally recognized. Read the full article for further details concerning Northern High.
Notice Regarding Lunch Accounts
Secondary students will be allowed to charge 3 meals. After 3 meals students will receive an alternate meal including a sandwich, fruit and milk. After 8 days of alternative meals students will no longer receive a meal until the bill is paid or he/she brings money for the meal that day. Students will be advised of their account balance by the cashier. Negative balance statements will be given to the student weekly. A la carte items will not be sold to students with a negative balance. Students will not be allowed to charge A la carte items. All monies received by the school will first be applied to amount owed before A la carte items are available for sale. Parents are responsible for all charges incurred by their child. Students currently approved for free meals will receive a meal regardless of amount of money owed. All debts follow students from one school to another when they change schools and from one school year to the next. Access myschoolbucks.com to add funds to school account or check your balance.
Attention Parents/Guardians: Reminder of Garrett County BOE Attendance Policy
Attendance notes must be submitted no more than three (3) school days after the student’s return to school. The note shall state the reason for the student’s absence, the date(s) of the absences, and be signed and dated by the student’s parent/guardian. It will be the student’s responsibility to obtain and complete work missed due to absence regardless of code. However, work/ assignments missed as a result of unlawful absences will not be given credit.
Cell Phone Policy
The administration would like to remind students and parents of the rules regarding the use of cell phones during the school day. From the time period of 8:10 until 3:15, all cell phones are to be turned off and kept in student lockers. Cell phones are not to be used by students during the school day. Students needing to make an emergency call may use the phone in the main office. Students that use their cell phone during school time will have their phone confiscated and it will be returned only to the parent.
School Grounds Information:
The administration would like to remind everyone that all Garrett County school grounds are tobacco/drug/alcohol free. This includes the use of e-cigarettes. No one should be using any of these products on school property and all sporting events will be closely monitored. Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and visitors.