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.
There have been 1,737 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 14.5%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 44.3.
Great article for parents about making a space in your home for distance learning, setting routines, and expectations.
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.
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.
In accordance with state and federal laws, and the policies of the Board of Education,
Garrett County Public Schools (GCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity,
color, age, religion, disability, genetics, ancestry/national origin, marital status, sex,
gender identity, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing
educational programs and services, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other
designated youth groups. GCPS operates equal opportunity programs for students and staff.
The Board of Education of Garrett County is an equal opportunity employer.
Employee inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as gender
equity, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination should be directed to Dr. Jane Wildesen,
Director of Human Resources, email@example.com or 301-334-8903.
Student or parent inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as
gender equity, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination should be directed to Dr. Phillip
Lauver, Supervisor of Pupil Services, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-334-8938.
Inquiries may also be addressed in writing to the appropriate office at
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
External Agencies U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1-800-669-4000 1-800-669-6820 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)
1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)
Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) 410.767.8600 (Español-marque el 2),
1.800.637.6247 Maryland Relay 7-1-1
U.S. Department of Education (OCR) Office for Civil Rights 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202 (202) 401-2000 1-800-872-5327 Fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339