OAKLAND – Garrett County Public Schools are committed to returning all students to in-person learning and have no plans to provide a virtual option this fall.
GCPS will provide full in-person instruction five days a week with regular school hours and full access to campuses and facilities.
School officials will continue to work with the Garrett County Health Department to keep students and staff safe. All health and safety protocols that are in place upon return and throughout the school year will be followed.
A formal reopening plan in accordance with guidelines from the Maryland State Department of Education will be released for public comment before being finalized.
Students returning from home schooling with parents, those attending another school system, or those entering preschool and kindergarten for the first time may be enrolled.
Visit the GCPS website to begin the registration process for the 2021-22 school year or call the Student Services Office at 301-334-8926.
Students who were in the virtual learning model and those who returned to in-person learning in March are still enrolled in the school system.
Debbie Meyer is editor-in-chief for the Cumberland Times-News.