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.

Nurse's Office

Southern Middle School
Nurse's Office Southern Middle School
605 Harvey Winters Drive
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.0765
Fax 301.334.2315

Medication Information

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Medication

In general, the administration of medication to students while they are in the schools is to be discouraged. If a student must have medication while in school, (Treatment schedules which allow doses to be given at times other than during the school hours are preferred and encouraged.) the medication must be provided to the school by the parent/guardian in the original container. The Medication Administration Form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and prescribing health care provider. This includes any prescription medications and over the counter medications.

Inhalers for Asthma, Insulin for Diabetes, and auto injectors with epinephrine for severe allergic reactions are all considered EMERGENCY MEDICATIONS. These medications can be carried and self-administered by the student when appropriate and with authorization from the prescriber, parent, and school nurse.

 

Printable Medication Sheet-Medication Sheet