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 public.info@garrettcountyschools.org, and you will receive a response.

There have been 1,750 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 11.92%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 30.03.

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
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Health Info for Parents

Keeping your Child Healthy.  Health Information for Parents

 


Mumps Information for Parents

 

Head Lice Precaution 


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:
  1. Do not to share combs, brushes, hair ornaments, hats, caps, scarves, headsets, or any personal headgear.
  2. Do not try on other people’s hats (even in department stores).
  3. Hang coats separately - placing hats and scarves inside coat/jacket sleeves.
  4. Clean or disinfect shared headgear (i.e., helmets) with Lysol® or rubbing alcohol before being used. 
  5. Staying Healthy!
 

Influenza, Enterovirus and Other Illnesses


To help avoid getting or spreading diseases such as Influenza, Enterovirus (ED-D68), and other illness, follow these simple tips from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
  1. *Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Washing hands correctly is the most important thing you can do to stay healthy.
  2. *Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. *Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people that are sick.
  4. *Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.
  5. *Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys, doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  6. *Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home from school if they are ill.
     
News coverage concerning Entroviris D68 and Ebola is very confusing.  Follow the links to the Garrett County Health Department website and the Centers for Disease Control for more information.
www.garretthealth.org
http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/downloads/EV-D68-Matte-Article.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html