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
Slider image 5 of 7. Football players
Slider image 6 of 7. Autumn Glory King and Queen
Slider image 7 of 7. Students of the Month

Yearbook-The Highlander




 Yearbook Plus Picture 




Baby Pictures:

The Yearbook staff is in need of a baby/toddler pictures of all seniors. We are looking for pictures of seniors between the ages of 6 months to 5 years old.

Printed pictures will be returned.

Pictures can be emailed to Ms. Zumpano at OR through Maria Zumpano (Ms. Zumpano) Facebook account.

Questions, see Ms. Zumpano in Room 2205.


Senior Portrait Information:

Senior Portraits WILL BE HELD: August 17-20. Information and schedules will be mailed out to home addresses by LifeTouch
Senior Portraits MAKE UP DAY WILL BE HELD: December 3 and 7. Information and schedules will be mailed out to home addresses by LifeTouch
To schedule a portrait date and time go to: Prestige Portraits
Any parent needing to contact LifeTouch/Prestige Portraits can call their senior hotline at 1-800-736-4775 or 1-410-644-7700
Seniors should stop and see Ms. Zumpano to pick out their pictures after pictures are taken. The yearbook staff needs a formal and casual pose for the yearbook. The formal pose is also for the hallway composite. Seniors turning in casual pictures from an outside school photographer should get their picture into Ms. Zumpano by January 31.

Underclassmen Portrait Information:

Underclassmen PICTURE DAY WILL BE HELD: December 3 and December 8
Underclassmen MAKE UP DAY WILL BE HELD: February 4 starting at 1pm
Students will receive ordering information but picture orders can be done by going to
If parents or students have questions about pictures, they should contact Ms. Zumpano. Or parents may contact LifeTouch underclassmen customer service hotline at 1-410-644-7700.


The senior panoramic will be taken during advisory on Thursday, March 11 during advisory. Ordering information for the panoramic will be distributed to seniors a couple weeks before the picture.
To order, see Ms. Zumpano.


LifeTouch will be photograph the graduation ceremony. To access the pictures go

Yearbook Ordering and Purchasing Information:

ALL Yearbook ORDERS MUST BE DONE THROUGH JOSTENS. The school will not be taking any orders or money.
The benefits of orders placed EARLY include:
  • -yearbook cost will be at the lowest
  • -parents and/or guardians can make multiple payments throughout the school year
  • -students can receive up to 4 free icons on their book
Orders will continue run through May 31. ALL YEARBOOK PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE BY May 31!
Go to Jostens website to order and pay. OR call Jostens at 1-866-282-1516.
Yearbook Ordering Link

Senior PDA Ads Information:

Parents, relatives and friends wanting to purcahse a PDA in the 2021 Highlander yearbook can do so by downloading the order form.
PDA form will be mailed home to parents.
Questions concerning yearbook information should be directed to Maria Zumpano. You can email Ms. Zumpano at