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 1,665 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: 51.2.

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

Mrs. Miranda Gallagher

Southern Middle School
Mrs. Miranda Gallagher Southern Middle School
605 Harvey Winters Drive
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.8881
Fax 301.334.2315

Garrett County Dog Park

Garrett County Dog Park Website

History of Dog Park
In January 0f 2014, my GT math students created an online survey to collect peoples’ opinions concerning the need for having a dog park in Garrett County. Of the people surveyed, 74% supported the idea of having a dog park. Fifty-six percent of these people said they would visit the dog park weekly. The people who participated in the survey were diverse, coming from both the northern and southern parts of the county. 
Over the summer we had multiple dog washes around the county to help raise the funds for this project.  On September 27th, 2014 we are having Garrett County's first ever 5K Bark in the Park.  Participants may register early or on race day.  Registration will begin on the 27th at 8:00 with the race starting at 8:45.  The registration and route map can be found below. 

Thank you for your support in the development of Garrett County's Dog Park.  We appreciate it greatly! 

Dog Park Survey Results

Dog Park Rules

Business Sponsorship Letter and Form