Weather Related School Alert: All Garrett County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20, 2019, because of the predicted inclement weather that includes possible heavy snowfall and ice accumulation. Code Orange and liberal leave in effect for employees. Administrative offices will open at 10:00 AM. Should a change in code status for employees be necessary, the announcement will be made by 8:00 AM.

Route 40

Elementary School

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Weekly Newsletter January 25

Candy Maust, Principal
January 25, 2019
KIDS HEART CHALLENGE: Note that parents must complete and return the consent form in order for their child to participate in Healthy Heart Challenge on February 22, 2019.
PRE-K REGISTRATION: Beginning February 1, 2019, Garrett County Public Schools will be accepting applications for the Prekindergarten Program. To be eligible for this program, a child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019. Applicants are to register at the school within their district.
FAMILY GAME NIGHT: On Thursday, February 21, Rt. 40 will be hosting a Family Dinner/Game Night. Our event will be from 5:00 – 7:00 and will include buffet style dinner and games. Our PTO and teachers will be providing fried chicken and beverages and we ask that each family bring a covered dish and favorite game to play. Forms were sent home this week and need to be returned to the school by Thursday, February 8, so we can plan for the event.
SCHOOL CALENDAR: Garrett County Public Schools will use Presidents' Day, February 18, 2019, as a makeup day for this school year. Students have already missed four days of school due to inclement weather.
DISMISSAL CHANGES: When making a change for dismissal for your child, please remember that calling the school is the most effective manner. When you email that your child will be picked up or is to be put on a different bus stop, make sure you include office personal and the classroom teacher. Then, make sure you have a response from staff acknowledging that the communication has been received. When staff members are sick or out of the building, they are not always able to check email. We want to make sure everyone gets home safely! Thank you.
BOX TOPS: Please continue to send box tops to school. The teachers use the proceeds to buy materials and supplies for their classrooms. There is a collection box located in the office.
4-H: We will not have a 4H night in January due to inconsistent weather.
ABSENCES: Please understand that if there is a half day of school and a student is absent, they are recorded absent for the entire day in PowerSchool.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS: Every Wednesday at 1:00 pm is our parent volunteer day. If you can come to the school and help out that would be great. You would assist us in the preparation and making of classroom materials. If you want to volunteer on other days, please call the office.