Health & Safety Resources
|Mental Health Resources |
SMCPS Mental Health Resources page
|Student Risk Behavior |
Help reduce high-risk youth behaviors
|Staff Mental Health Resources & Wellness |
Resources for SMCPS Staff
|Vector Solutions | Formerly Safe Schools |
Vector Alert incident reporting system
|Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting |
Help Maintain a safe & secure learning environment
The health and safety of our students and staff remain a top priority of St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS). We continue to work collaboratively with the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) and we follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect our school community.
Preventing the Spread of Infection
SMCPS students and staff members are encouraged to wash their hands frequently throughout the school day.
Hand sanitizer and hand sanitizing stations are provided throughout SMCPS buildings.
Covering Coughs and Sneezes
Covering coughs and sneezes can help prevent the spread of serious respiratory illnesses like influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and COVID-19.
Staying Home When Sick
Students and staff should stay home with ANY signs/symptoms of illness. If fever-reducing medication was required within the past 24 hours to maintain a normal body temperature, you should NOT be in school.
SMCPS building services staff continue to perform routine cleaning and disinfecting. Special attention is given to high-touch areas.
Face Covering Optional
Individuals may wear a face covering/mask if they choose or by the direction of a healthcare provider.