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 1,716 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 15.0%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 50.7.

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


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Southern Middle School
Grades 6 - 8

Box Top$ For Education

The Southern Middle School math department is excited to announce that sending in box tops just got a lot easier. Parents can now download the app using the App Store or Google Play, scan their receipt using the app, and money is automatically added to the school's account. The math department uses this money to purchase supplies for students, such as pencils, erasers, lead, paper, tissues, erasers, etc. If you would like more information, please have your son/daughter talk to his/her math teacher. You may also contact Miranda Gallagher at Southern Middle at 301-334-8881. Thanks and happy scanning!
Step 1: Download the BTFE app using the App Store or Google Play.
Step 2: Create a free profile and choose Southern Middle as your school.
Step 3: Scan your receipt.
Step 4: Your school earns cash!
Again, money earned goes towards purchasing supplies for students. Parents no longer have to cut the box tops out and send in with their son/daughter. Thanks for supporting Southern Middle School's math department!