All GCPS schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year (June 11, 2020).

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

There have been 24 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County.

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

Pupil Services

School Health Services

School Health Services enhance academic achievement and student wellbeing through the provision of a comprehensive school health services program. School nurses function as a part of the school's multi-disciplinary team to bridge the gap between health, wellness, and learning. Program emphasis is directed toward the prevention of disease and promotion of health, utilizing health services, health counseling, and health education. Many students are at risk of not succeeding in school because their chronic illness may interfere with attending school. School nurses support their attending school and help reduce interruptions to their learning. School nurses also identify and provide plans and treatments for students with special health needs. School Health Services, partner with parents/guardians, healthcare providers, and community resources to help students succeed in school.

Play Hard Live Clean 2019-2020

 
 
 
 
High School Students:
Play Hard, Live Clean is a continuation of the Garrett County Drug-Free Communities Coalition designed to engage local youth by means of a drug-free pledge. This campaign is coordinated by the Garrett County Health Department’s Health Education and Outreach Unit.
 
High school students can go to mygarrettcounty.com to take the pledge. Seniors can apply to be selected for a scholarship.
 
 
 

Parent/ Guardian Resources

 
 
 

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It is extremely important for you to check your child’s head on a regular basis. Visit the centers for disease control webpage for more information http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/ . You can also contact your child’s school nurse with questions.

The best way to prevent transmission of head lice:

  • Teach children not to share combs, brushes, hair ornaments, hats, caps, scarves, headsets, or any other personal headgear.
  • Do not try on other people’s hats (even in department stores).
  • Teach children to hang coats separately - placing hats and scarves inside coat/jacket sleeves.
  • Clean or disinfect shared headgear (i.e., helmets) with Lysol® or rubbing alcohol before being used by others.

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Stay Healthy By Knowing The Facts


To help avoid getting or spreading diseases such as Influenza and other illness, follow these simple tips from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Washing hands correctly is the most important thing you can do to stay healthy.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people that are sick.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys, doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home from school if they are ill.

 

Attention Parents/Guardians of 5th and 6th Grade Students
 
It's not too early to start planning to make sure your child's immunization requirements are up-to-date by 7th grade. Your child must have proof of one dose of Tdap and one dose of Meningococcal vaccine by the start of their 7th grade year in order to attend school. Please send documentation to the school nurse if your child has already received these immunizations. If not, it isn't too early to see your healthcare provider.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suicide Prevention- The Ripple Effect Movie

"Suicide: the Ripple Effect" movie will be shown May 7, 2019, in the Garrett College Auditorium from 4:45 PM - 7:00 PM.

Apr 8, 2019 at 8:45am, Pupil Services

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Tips for Parents and Teachers regarding violence.

Oct 4, 2017 at 10:28am, Pupil Services

Student Safety Concern: Blue Whale Challenge Social Media Game

The school system wants to bring your attention to an internet social media "game" called the "Blue Whale Challenge".

May 26, 2017 at 2:27pm, Pupil Services