A Reminder of Students’ First Day of School and Bus Safety

Sep 5, 2022

The start of the new school year is upon us. Garrett County Public Schools will begin classes on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, for the 2022-2023 school year. This day will be a three-hour (3-hour) early dismissal for students.

Additionally, the GCPS Transportation Department would like to remind all students, parents, and community members that our buses will be running starting Tuesday also. As a friendly reminder, Maryland law requires that all drivers stop for school buses when the red lights are flashing. Please use the utmost caution as students enter and exit the bus or are waiting for the bus to arrive. Drivers may not be able to see every child after they exit the bus, so please proceed slowly until you are clear of the bus and pedestrians.

If you are a parent who is unsure of the bus information for your child:
Please visit our website, www.gcps.net, and navigate to the Transportation Page found under the Support Services tab. Once on the transportation page, click on the “Transportation Bus Schedules and Bus Routes” link. This will take you to Infofinder i app and allow you to insert your address to determine student-specific information. Additionally, you may simply log into the PowerSchool parent portal to obtain this information.

Anyone that experiences any issues or needs further assistance may contact the Transportation Department at 301.334.8907.