The Garrett County Board of Education voted on November 10, 2020 to move students to a red, fully virtual learning model beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020, and continuing until at least Thursday, December 10, 2020. GCPS is also cancelling all in-person extra-curricular activities, athletic events, and practices effective immediately.

Anyone with a question or concern may contact public.info@garrettcountyschools.org, and you will receive a response.

There have been 797 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County.

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

Schoology

Information
Schoology Information
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301.914.1362
Fax 301.334.7621

Schoology Learning Management System (LMS)

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SCHOOLOGY LOGIN STUDENT - click here

  • Students must be logged into Chrome with their GCPS credentials to have the best Schoology experience.
  • GCPS credentials will be distributed by your school.

SCHOOLOGY LOGIN PARENT - click here

  • You will use the link above to login to Schoology once you have created an account using the parent access code.
  • Parent Access Codes for Schoology will be distributed by your school.
 
 
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Instructions for using the Parent Access Code to create a Schoology Account - VIDEO

  • Parents will receive access codes from your school.
  • Parent Access Codes are unique to each student but can be used to make multiple parent accounts.
  • Parents will need the access code and an email address to create an account with Schoology.
  • Visit www.schoology.com when you are ready to create a parent account.

Schoology Parent Notifications - VIDEO

 

Setting Up Your GCPS Hot Spot - click here for more details

Need a GCPS Hot Spot - click here for more details

Garrett County Public Schools Announces the Process for At-Home Hot Spots
If you have any questions, please email hotspot@garrettcountyschools.org .
 
 

GCPS HELP DESK - CONTACT INFO

8:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
8:00 to 6:30 pm, Friday
Call: 1-888-285-7254
 
 

Parent Video - Schoology Student View

Navigating Schoology as a student. This video is a preview of what parents and students can expect when navigating Schoology Courses and other student features.
 
 
 
 
 
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GCPS CHROMEBOOKS using CLEVER and SCHOOLOGY Instructional Videos

 

iPad and SCHOOLOGY Instructional Videos

 

Personal Laptop or Home computer to access SCHOOLOGY Instructional Videos

 

SCHOOLOGY App Downloads for mobile phones Instructional Videos

 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlGESjrkw7Napz4xOga6STAxGgN0pyMK

Click the picture above to visit the GCPS Schoology YouTube Channel

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Parent Tips and Tricks preparing for Distance Learning

shared by: Common Sense Media
Great article for parents about making a space in your home for distance learning, setting routines, and expectations.

Graphic about supporting your child during at home learning.

What Should I Expect in Schoology?

When a teacher uses Schoology as an instructional tool, parents can expect to view:
The learning experience delivered through the LMS platform which will include a link to the live Google Meet, course materials, instructions, digital assignments, links to resources, and videos.
 
Note: Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, etc. are not viewable to parents because Google access is restricted to students and teachers.
 
Your child’s activity in the course, including but not limited to:
Submitted and missing assignments.
Posts (text and media) your child created.
 
If a teacher uses Schoology as a communication tool, parents can expect the following:
Classroom communication such as announcements about assignments and classroom updates
 
GCPS systemic communications such as school closings will still be shared through School Messanger, your home School, and through the GCPS website.

What to remember as you engage with Schoology:

Students must be logged in to Chrome with their GCPS credentials to have the best Schoology experience.
 
GCPS student credentials and Parent Access Codes for Schoology will be distributed by your school. Parents and Students should continue using PowerSchool to check grades.
 

Privacy

GCPS values parent participation in your child’s education, and we encourage you to read Schoology’s Privacy Policy & Terms of Use at https://www.schoology.com/privacy.php. Schoology helps GCPS promote a safe and secure environment.
 
Personal data currently stored within Schoology is used to create student accounts and to deliver instruction. As part of our contractual agreement, all user data is strictly prohibited from being sold, released or disclosed for any purpose not required by the contract. Information used by the third-party vendors is limited to generic information not directly identifiable to a specific user.