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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Grades 6 - 8

Parent Resources


M.S.A.P. (Maryland Student Assistance Program)

MSAP statement to parents:

The Maryland Student Assistance Program (MSAP) is a program used in schools that provides an early intervention for possible “at-risk” students who are exhibiting emotional or behavioral concerns which could be related to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, mental health difficulties, or bullying. Parents/guardians who have concerns about the possibility of any of these issues are encouraged to contact the Southern Middle School guidance office to make a referral for their child to receive additional support.

If you would like to complete a concern form, please click the link below.
or contact the guidance office at 301-334-8881. Mrs. Panther is our guidance counselor for students with last names A-K and Mrs. Bell is our guidance counselor for students with last names L-Z.

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