View the official SMCPS Facebook pageView the official SMCPS Twitter feedView the offical SMCPS YouTube channelView official Instagram Watch our live-streamed broadcastsAccess the Home Access Center login pageFreqently asked questions and general website information
View the official SMCPS Facebook pageView the official SMCPS Twitter feedView the offical SMCPS YouTube channelView official Instagram Watch our live-streamed broadcastsAccess the Home Access Center login pageFreqently asked questions and general website information

Health & Safety Resources

mental health resources for elementary age studentsMental Health Resources
SMCPS Mental Health Resources page
Blue shield with gold 6 pointed star. click to access the student risk behavior website.Student Risk Behavior
Help reduce high-risk youth behaviors
mental health resources for SMCPS staffStaff Mental Health Resources & Wellness
Resources for SMCPS Staff
Safe Schools logo, a white life preserver. Click to go to the safe schools webpage. Vector Solutions | Formerly Safe Schools
Vector Alert incident reporting system
Links to our Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting webpage.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

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Hand Washing

SMCPS students and staff members are encouraged to wash their hands frequently throughout the school day. 

What you need to know about handwashing (video)

Lo que necesitas saber acerca del lavado de manos

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Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer and hand sanitizing stations are provided throughout SMCPS buildings.

Using Hand Sanitizer

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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.

Covering Your Cough or Sneeze

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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.

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Cleaning

SMCPS building services staff continue to perform routine cleaning and disinfecting. Special attention is given to high-touch areas.

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Face Covering Optional

Individuals may wear a face covering/mask if they choose or by the direction of a healthcare provider.

Contact your school nurse with questions!