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 1,737 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 14.5%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 44.3.

Please continue to check our website and the GCPS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.

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GCPS Announces Food and Nutrition Changes

Last Updated on Jan 13, 2021 at 1:12pm | Public Information Office

The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Office is making modifications to its current meal offerings. The following schedules for meal distribution will be in effect until further notice. The schedules will be dependent upon current metrics and recommendations from the Garrett County Health Department. The FNS Department will also be distributing seven (7) days’ worth of Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, and Supper on Tuesday afternoons at the following locations and times:
Southern Area:
  • Pine Woods East - 705 N Street, Mt. Lake Park - 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
  • Pleasant View South – 402 Pleasant View Lane, Loch Lynn - 12:55 - 1:10 p.m.
  • Parkwood Village East - 108 Decatur Street, Mt. Lake Park - 1:20 - 1:35 p.m.
  • Overlook North - 61 Vista Square, Oakland 1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Glades West - 200 Glades Square, Oakland - 2:10 – 2:35 p.m.
  • Liberty Mews - 451 Liberty Street Oakland 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Northern Area:
  • Mountain Village West - 175 Pysell Road McHenry - 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
  • Guardian Apartments - 949 Old River Rd, Friendsville - 1:05 – 1:20 p.m.
  • Cassel Ridge East - 600 Cassel Ridge Drive, Grantsville- 1:40 – 1:55 p.m.
The FNS Department will continue distributing seven (7) days worth of Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, and Supper on Wednesday evenings at all schools from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. This does not include Swan Meadow or Northern Middle due to participation data.
The FNS Department will also continue distributing seven (7) days worth of Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, and Supper on Wednesday evenings at the following locations and times (please note the time change):
  • Garrett College- Parking Lot A, 685 Mosser Road: Wednesday 5:00 – 5:15 p.m.
  • Bittinger Lutheran Parish - 22 Maynardier Ridge Road: Wednesday 5:30 – 5:45pm.
  • Swanton Community Center - 3335 Swanton Road: Wednesday 5:00 -5:15 p.m.
  • Gorman Fire Hall - 270 Gorman Road: Wednesday 5:45 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Bloomington – 334 North Branch Avenue: Wednesday 5:00 – 5:15 p.m.
  • Kitzmiller – 290 W. Main Street: Wednesday 5:45 – 6:00 p.m.
Parents, Guardians or a designated person may pick up meals for children. You will need the child’s name, school, and grade to pick up meals. If you know a family that cannot get to the meal pick-up sites, please check with them and get the required information; you can take meals to them.
All meals are available to any child 18 and under regardless of whether they are enrolled in Garrett County Public Schools.
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