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 1,689 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 14.6%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 51.2.

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

Southern Garrett

High School

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Slider image 1 of 7. Pictures of Students in Word SGHS
Slider image 2 of 7. Pictures of Students in Word RAMS
Slider image 3 of 7. Band during parade
Slider image 4 of 7. Homecoming court
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Slider image 6 of 7. Autumn Glory King and Queen
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Marching Band

We are about to embark on an exciting adventure and we would like for your student to join us!!! This is an exciting time for the Southern Garrett Marching Band with Mr. Jason Shaw at the helm and with new uniforms on the way! An exciting and recognizable show is being planned for the upcoming year with tunes based upon famous comic book heroes. The students will work hard to accomplish their goals in the marching band but will gain pride and confidence in themselves to an extent that you cannot imagine while participating in this activity. Being a part of the marching band has opened up doors for prior students to earn music scholarships and perform in collegiate marching band programs.

The Southern Garrett Marching Band has a strong Booster program that raises fund for the program and enables the students to travel to band competitions and festivals both near and a little further away home. The Boosters chaperone the band on all trips and work to provide funding for food and lodging when needed. Being a part of the Booster program allows parents to spend valuable time with their children while they are participating in an activity that serves to improve their independence, reliability and decision-making. In addition to Mr. Shaw, several talented instructors help to teach and enhance the skills of our talented students.

No auditions are necessary, there is a place in the Marching Band for any student with a desire to be a part of this exciting and “new” program. We hope that you and your student will make the decision to join the Southern Garrett Marching Band!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Jason Shaw at
For more information about the SGHS marching band go to: or join their Facebook page, "Southern Garrett Marching Band"