All GCPS schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year (June 11, 2020).

The GCPS central office will be closed to the public until further notice. Anyone with a question or concern may contact public.info@garrettcountyschools.org, and you will receive a response.

There have been 19 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County.

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

Southern

Middle School

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Southern Middle School
Grades 6 - 8

School Counseling Services

Welcome from your school counselors, Mrs. Bell and Mrs. Panther!

 

 


Mental Health Resources for Students and Parents

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WE MISS YOU!

During the Coronavirus school closure, we want to take this time to let you know we are available to assist you. If you would like to speak to Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Panther, Mrs. Harrison, or Mrs. Haley, you can do so through email or telephone. We have provided some uplifting activities and messages for you in hopes of putting a smile on your face, as well as bringing some laughter into your life. Remember, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!
 
Please reach out if you would like to talk to someone! We'd love to hear from our students. Click on the following link, or use direct contacts listed below.

Contact Form

 
Mrs. Panther (A-K) 301-334-8900 (ext. 5292) or dawn.panther@garrettcountyschools.org
Mrs. Bell (L-Z) 301-334-8900 (ext. 5369) or noelle.bell@garrettcountyschools.org
Mrs. Harrison, School Psychologist 301-334-8881 (ext. 2317) or angelene.harrison@garrettcountyschools.org
Mrs. Haley, School Social Worker 301-334-5912 or shannon.haley@garrettcountyschools.org
 
Technology is not just here to help you with school work. You can use it to help you when you are feeling overwhelmed. Try out some of these apps to help you during this social distancing time.
Apps for anxiety
 
During Social Distancing you may be feeling all types of emotions. It is completely normal if you are feeling unsure about the future, maybe even a little anxious! The important part is how you manage these feelings. The best way to deal with these overwhelming emotions is SELF CARE! Here are some ideas to keep connected and help others.
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Here is a wonderful deep breathing exercise!
 
Kid President always has great uplifting messages!
 
 

Parents, we know this can be a stressful time for you! Here are some articles that may be helpful.

 
 

Community Resources:

 
Garrett County Health Department: https://garretthealth.org/
Local Mental Health Providers: Provider List 2019
Garrett County Community Action: https://www.garrettcac.org/
24/7 National Suicide Hotline Number: 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741
 
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