Garrett County Public Schools has released the 2019-20 school calendar. At the March 12th Board of Education meeting, the Board voted for a Pre-Labor Day start of school for students. In September 2016, Governor Hogan issued an Executive Order mandating schools to start after Labor Day in Maryland and finish by June 15. However, his Executive Order allows for school systems to request a waiver to start before Labor Day.
Several highlights of the 2019-20 school calendar are:
Tuesday, August 20: First day for teachers
Monday, August 26: First day of school for students.
Friday, October 11: Schools closed for Autumn Glory
November 28-29: Thanksgiving break
December 23-January 1: Winter break
Monday, January 20: Schools closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 17: Schools closed for Presidents’ Day
April 10 and 13: Schools closed for Easter break
April 28: Schools closed for Primary Election Day
Monday, May 25: Schools closed for Memorial Day
Thursday, May 28: Three hour early dismissal for students
Friday, May 29: Last day of school for students – 3 hour early dismissal
Monday, June 1: Last day for teachers
There are 11 makeup days included in the calendar: January 20 (with state approval), February 17 (with state approval), April 13 (with state approval), June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10.
The 2019-20 school calendar can be viewed on the school system’s website at: https://www.garrettcountyschools.org/resources/public-information/pdf/calendars/GCPS-Calendar-2019-2020--Web-Accessible-03-13-2019.pdfWant more news?
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