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 1,764 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 8.91%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 17.73.

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

Special Education

Infants and Toddlers Program

Garrett County's Infants and Toddlers Program
The Garrett County Infants and Toddlers Program is a family-centered system of early intervention services for young children with developmental delays and disabilities— and their families through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). By recognizing each family's concerns and priorities and focusing on each child's strengths and needs, the Garrett County Infants and Toddlers Program assists families of children with special needs during the first four years of the child's developmental journey. Garrett County Public Schools is the lead agency for this program.
Maryland’s Extended IFSP Option
Maryland’s Extended IFSP Option offers families the choice to remain on an IFSP beyond their child’s third birthday, if their child is determined eligible for preschool special education and related services as a child with a disability. The extension of IFSP services beyond age 3, incorporates the strength of the special education/preschool education program with the existing infants and toddlers family-centered model. The Extended IFSP Option moves Maryland toward its mission of creating a seamless birth through 5 early childhood intervention and preschool special education system of services
For information on Infants and Toddlers Program contact:
Deneice Crites, GCPS Birth-Five Coordinator
Early Intervention Services (birth to age 5) Staff:
  • Deneice Crites, Birth-Five Coordinator
  • Melanie Williams, Diagnostic Prescriptive Teacher
  • Glenda Sisler, Special Instruction Teacher
  • Sherri Fredlock, Speech Pathologist