Student Services


Dr. Joseph Goble

Director of Student Services

Camden County Schools

311 S. East Street

Kingsland, GA 31548



Students enrolled in Camden County Schools may be excused from school attendance for one of the following reasons.

  1. personally ill and attendance in school would endanger their health or the health of others;
  2. in their immediate family, there is a serious illness or death which would reasonably necessitate absence from school;
  3. observing special and recognized religious holidays of their faith;
  4. mandated by order of governmental agencies (Examples: pre-induction physical examination for service in the armed forces or a court order);
  5. conditions render attendance impossible or hazardous to student health or safety;
  6. the student registers to vote (one day only);
  7. attending college/career visitations according to the administrative regulations provided in JBD-R
  8. to visit with a military parent or guardian who has been called to duty for or is on leave from overseas deployment to a combat zone or combat support posting; (There will be a maximum of five school days excused for this purpose per school year.) or
  9. any other absence not explicitly herein but deemed by the local board of education to have merit based on circumstances.

Notes must be written for an absence to be excused.
Notes must be turned in within two days of returning to school.
Notes must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Notes must explain the reason for the absence.
Emails are not accepted as written excuses.


Student Services encompasses many areas of a student's career in Camden County Schools. We support children from enrollment to graduation. Please note our a few of our specific duties below.



  • Measures student progress in mastering the state mandated curriculum
  • Identifies student deficits in learning
  • Provides teachers with diagnostic information
  • Assists school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs


  • Communicates schools' and teachers' progress on preparing students for their futures as measured by the state's College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). Refer to our home webpage to view our schools' CCRPI scores.


Home school


Ombudsman is an alternative program designed for middle and high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school or not graduating on time. This alternative route can help students find academic success in a non-traditional classroom setting and ultimately lead to high school graduation. Camden County has three Ombudsman sites to serve our students: Camden South-(912) 882-4051; Camden-(912) 576-7333; and Kingsland-(912)-576-3003. To find out more information on the Ombudsman program, please contact Dr. Goble at the Central Office or visit the Ombudsman website here.