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 1,728 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 14.9%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 46.3.

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

Special Education

Partners For Success

Partners for Success (PFS) is a program through the Garrett County Board of Education whose goal is to enhance the quality of education for students with special needs by supporting parent and school involvement. A Parent Liaison is employed by the
Board of Education to coordinate and provide information and training for parents and educators throughout the county and serve as a resource for school and community services. In Garrett County Public Schools, the Partners for Success Parent Liaison is Sondra Tasker.
Workshops, seminars, newsletters, and trainings provided by PFS will reflect parent and community needs and may include sign language, sibling workshops, support groups, estate planning, behavior management, understanding IEPs, and dealing with challenges of
specific disorders. PFS also has an ever-expanding lending library for parents, students, and faculty. Books on a variety of disorders, behaviors, as well as sibling support and understanding are available. If you have an interest in a specific area or know of a book, magazine, website or other material that is a valuable resource, please feel free to contact Sondra at any time.
Sondra can be contacted at the Southern High School Office of Infants and Toddlers/Partners for Success at 301-533-0240. Please leave a message or email