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Early Dismissal for Elementary Students First Three Days

Elementary schools will release students early on the first three days of school. Dismissal time for August 8, 9, and 10 will be 2:15 pm.

The early release allows bus drivers extra time to set their routes for younger students riding a school bus for the first time and allows younger students an opportunity to acclimate to the school day.

On Monday, August 13, elementary students will be dismissed at the regular time of 2:45 pm.

School Based Health Center Opens in Douglas County

The Family Health Center at Douglas County is in the Burnett Elementary School building located at 8277 Connally Drive, Douglasville. The center provides a full range of healthcare services to help students avoid health-related absences and receive support to succeed in the classroom.

The Family Health Center at Douglas County serves students enrolled in the Douglas County School System; as well as their siblings up to the age of 18 and their pre-school age siblings beginning at age three. The center also serves homeless students across the district and children of the staff. The center accepts insurance or charges parents for services based on a sliding scale. The health center is one of only 11 full service school based health center in Georgia.

DCSS partners with Family Health Center of Georgia (FHCGA) to provide care through the health center. FHCGA is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 federally qualified community healthcare provider. FHCGA has provided comprehensive primary healthcare services since 1976, serving more than 22,000 patients annually
and generating more than 50,000 patient visits.

Services provided at the clinic include primary care, immunizations, laboratory services, physicals, chronic disease management, health education, nutrition counseling, and behavioral health. The space for the health center includes four exam rooms, a reception area, locked storage, and wheelchair accessibility. The health center must have parental consent to treat a child and must follow all HIPAA and FERPA laws. FHCGA agrees to hold DCSS harmless from any liability, loss, damage, cost, or expense. DCSS's obligations are limited to providing the facility, utilities, room renovation labor, and the promotion of the health center.

DCSS expects the school based health center will not only be a huge convenience for parents, but will also decrease absenteeism, tardiness, and time out of class for visits to the doctor while improving overall health, attendance, grades, and test scores.

The clinic will be open Monday-Friday when school is in session, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To make an appointment please contact 770-651-CARE(2273). For more information about the FHCGA, visit or call 404-752-1400 ext. 7980.

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