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A Letter to GCPS Parents/Guardians from Superintendent Barbara Baker

Last Updated on Jul 30, 2020 at 4:07pm | Public Information Office

Garrett County Public Schools will open for the first nine weeks in a red phase, consisting of virtual instruction in which students will engage in learning from home via the Schoology learning management system.
The goal, as detailed in the chart below, is to transition to a "yellow" hybrid phase after the first nine weeks of school. The hybrid model offers in-school learning at a reduced capacity with virtual learning opportunities for students when they are not scheduled to be present in the school building. Virtual instruction will continue to be offered to all families who do not feel comfortable returning their child(ren) to school in-person in the hybrid model. Families will have the opportunity to transfer from one option to the other at the end of each grading period.
Red and Yellow Phases
To plan appropriately for staff and students following the first nine weeks, GCPS is requesting that parents/guardians inform the school system which option you choose by Thursday, August 6th at 4:30 pm.
The GCPS 2020-2021 Learning Model Enrollment Form must be completed for each GCPS student.
When completing the form, please be prepared to provide the student’s name, school, and grade, and your choice for the 2020-21 school year:
  • Option 1: In-School Hybrid Learning Model
  • Option 2: Full Virtual Learning Model
If you do not have access to complete the form online, please call Mrs. Bonnie Edwards at 301-334-8930 between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday, August 3rd, through Thursday, August 6th.
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