Student Services

Student Services

Dr. James McCarter
Director of Student Services & Title IX Coordinator
912.729.5687
jmccarter@camden.k12.ga.us

STUDENT SERVICES PROGRAMS

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

  

ATTENDANCE POLICIES/ PROCEDURES

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.

GUIDANCE/COUNSELING SERVICES

HOME SCHOOL
REQUIREMENTS

Home school

OMBUDSMAN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

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. McCarter at the Central Office or visit the Ombudsman website here.

TITLE IX GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

NOTICE:
The District is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations to notify employees, students, parents or legal guardians, applicants for admission and employment, and professional organizations holding professional agreements with the District that the District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the operation of its education programs or activities, including admissions and employment.

Contact information for the District’s Title IX Coordinator is located on its website and in all handbooks or catalogs that the District makes available to employees, students, parents or legal guardians, applicants for admission and employment, and professional organizations holding professional agreements with the District.

Inquiries about Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both.


CCS Federal Complaint Form

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICES

Title IX Training