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 1,759 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 10.71%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 21.17.

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