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Dental ProgramTop of Page

A dental program for Griffin-Spalding County School System students was established on September 10, 2001. In cooperation with Southside Medical Center of Spalding County, the children of Spalding County are now able to see a dentist during school hours. Transportation is provided by the school system. Services provided include: cleanings, X-Rays, fillings and sealants.

All students (PK - 12th grade) are eligible to participate in this program. No child will be denied services on the basis of financial difficulties. Enrollment forms are sent home with students at the beginning of the school year. If you are interested in this program and did not receive an application, please contact your school nurse or Licia Evans RN, BSN at 770-229-3710 Ext 10350. 
 
Children can also see the dentist during the summer. Please contact Southside Medical Clinic at (678) 688-8700 for an appointment.
 

Nursing ProgramTop of Page

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Each school in the Griffin-Spalding County School   System has a full time nurse. The system-wide staff consists of a nursing supervisor, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and two nursing   services paraprofessional positions.
 
School nurses serve as both medical care providers and   as educators. School nurses have expanded their roles. The following services   are offered:
  • Offer consultative, interpretive, referral and   follow up services to students, parents, faculty and staff regarding health   issues
  • Provide educational programs to students and   faculty
  • Serve as a resource person for Student Support   Teams and special education personnel in applicable situations
  • Assess the health needs of children 
  • Determine procedures to be used in cases of   illness and injury of students in cooperation with administrators, faculty,   parents, physician, etc.
  • Assist schools in education, prevention, and   control of communicable diseases
  • Assist in scoliosis screening, dental   screening, vision and hearing screening
  • Monitor immunization records.
Other Screenings Offered: 
Scoliosis Screenings 
Tuberculosis Screenings 
Eye glasses (through school social workers)