GUMS Handbook

Inclement Weather Policy

  • When BCPS is closed due to weather, GUMS is closed too.  

  • When BCPS closes early due to weather, GUMS remains open.  

  • When BCPS has any type of delayed opening due to weather:

    • 2s and 3s classes are closed

    • 4s classes open 2 hours late and have a half day program

  • We do not follow the Hereford zone


When school is cancelled for a total of 2 weeks (6 classes in 3s, 4 classes in 2s) due to inclement weather, teachers should be prepared to make up one week of school during the last week in May. Final decisions will be made prior to spring break.

When Your Child is Sick

Children should remain home for the following reasons:

  • Sore throat; unable to swallow

  • Chills

  • Fever of 100 or more with oral thermometer

  • Headache plus one other symptom

  • Earache

  • Rash

  • Flushed face, especially cheeks

  • Runny nose with thick white or greenish mucous

  • Severe cough

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Red, itchy eyes that are seeping

  • Lice, including nits (if a repeated case, a doctor’s note will be required before returning)


Must be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication before attending school.  When in doubt, err on the side of caution and keep children home. 

Pick up and Drop off Policies

Pick up and Drop off Policies

When parents are dropping off and picking up their children, parents should enter the church parking lot via Butler Road and exit through the back of the lot onto Central Avenue.  This one-way traffic pattern is to be observed at all times.   


Only authorized individuals are allowed to pick children up from school.  At the start of the school year, parents are asked to complete an Emergency Contact Form, listing all the persons who are authorized to pick up their children at the end of the school day.  If the list of authorized persons changes during the school year, the teacher must be notified in writing.  Children will not be dismissed from school into the care of an unauthorized person.  If a child is to be picked up by someone other than one of the individuals listed on the Emergency Contact Form, the child's teacher must be made aware of this prior to dismissal time and in writing.

Payment Schedule and Information for 2020-2021 School Year

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Street Address

Tel: (410)833-4824


PO Box 84

Glyndon, MD 21071

4713 Butler Road

Glyndon, MD 21071