September 8, 2020 is the first day of school for the GCPS students.

The GCPS central office will be closed to the public until further notice. Anyone with a question or concern may contact, and you will receive a response.

There have been 133 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County.

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

Pupil Services


Verification of Age

A child age 5 by September 1 and under age 21 on the first day of school is eligible for enrollment. Acceptable age verification includes:

  • Birth certificate
  • Hospital certificate
  • Physician certificate
  • Passport/Visa
  • Birth registration

Verification of Custody

Only a parent or court appointed custodian may enroll a student in Garrett County Public Schools. Legal custody, not simply physical custody must be verified at the time of enrollment. Legal documentation pertaining to custody must be provided at the time of enrollment.

Verification of Residency

Acceptable residency verification includes:

  • Lease or mortgage bill/statement
  • Utility bill (water/sewer/gas/electric/oil)
  • Real estate tax bill/statement
  • Deed, title or settlement sheet

Current within 3 months of enrollment; must include name, address and date; To be provided for each change of address, even within the county

Anyone not a resident of Garrett County must contact the Pupil Services Department at 301-334-8926 to determine residency and tuition status.

Homeless Students/Families in Transition

Students in transition are entitled to rights under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act. For additional information call the Pupil Service Department at 301-334-8938.

Required Health Related Documents


For further information, contact your local school or Pupil Services:

Garrett County Public Schools

Pupil Services Department

40 South Second Street

Oakland, MD 21550