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Electronic Cigarettes Policy and Law Update Information
The procedure regarding the use of electronic cigarettes is outlined in the Garrett County Public Schools Student Handbook: Rights, Responsibilities, and Discipline. Please note, under “Tobacco” (page 41), which includes E-Cigarettes, possession and/or use of any device, electronic or otherwise, used to deliver any substance not medically prescribed in accordance with Policy and Procedure 472.12 and 472.13 is a level 2 offense. A report will be made to a law enforcement officer to request a citation, and to Juvenile Services, along with a referral to the MSAP (Maryland Student Assistance Program) team. Counseling or a cessation program may be used and/or an in-school intervention program for up to ten days.
Still considering to which colleges you should apply? Consider applying to at least three colleges, one of them being a "sure bet" for acceptance and for scholarships. Lets say you are offered acceptance to two of the colleges and good financial aid and scholarships. You can always turn down an offer. But , if you wait to see if you get into your "1st choice", but then don't, you might have missed opportunities to get good financial aid from another college.
Want a good college search engine? Go to www.collegeboard.com . Click on "Finding the Right College". On the right side of the screen, click on "College Search". On the left side of the screen, click on "Advanced Search". Click on the first item, "The Type of School". The screens will then follow consecutively through the whole selection process. Select "no preference" in the finances section, because some schools may actually become more affordable once they make a financial aid offer.
If you have difficulty narrowing down college choices after this process, then you might want to see a guidance counselor to help.
Selective Service Reminder
Child Find Announcement State and Federal laws require that the Garrett County Board of Education provide free and appropriate educational programs for all children with disabilities living in Garrett County. Services which can be provided by the Board of Education include evaluation and direct services in speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, developmental skills for preschools and academic help for children of school age. These services are provided through the Special Education programs to all students who qualify. If you know of any individuals with a disability ages birth through twenty-one years of age who are not receiving educational programs, please contact:
Ms. Jennifer Kotulak
Supervisor of Special Education
Garrett County Board of Education
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Homework Procedure Established A new homework procedure has been established at Southern Garrett High School. Students who are absent for three days or more will be able to request the Guidance Office to collect assignments. However, parents and students will have to wait 24 hours from the time of request to allow teachers ample time to assemble the work. In addition, students absent for one or two days will not be able to request assignments through the Guidance Office.
Students still have two days for each day absent to make up work assigned during their absence. Assignments that were due the day on which a student is absent are due on the next day the student attends school.