Student Services

Department Overview

Student Services encompasses a wide variety of departments and programs designed to meet students' needs:

  • Student Enrollment
  • Hospital Homebound Services
  • School Social Worker Services
  • Student Mental Health Services
  • Student Records and Residency Verification
  • Student Information via Infinite Campus
  • Student Attendance 
  • School Counseling Program
  • School Nurse Program
  • Thomaston-Upson School System Data Collection, Analysis, and Distribution




Jessica Watson, Ed.D.
205 Civic Center Drive
Thomaston, GA 30286

Hospital Homebound Services

Hospital/Homebound (HHB) services are designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and home or hospital for students in Georgia public schools whose medical needs, either
physical or psychiatric, do not allow them to attend school for a limited period of time. HHB instruction may be used to supplement the classroom program for students with health impairments whose conditions may interfere with regular school attendance (e.g., students receiving dialysis or radiation/chemotherapy or students with other serious health conditions). Students must be enrolled in a public school in Georgia in order to receive HHB services.


HHB services are not intended to supplant regular school services and are by design temporary. The student must anticipate being absent from school for a minimum of ten consecutive or intermittent school days due to a medical or psychiatric condition. The student’s inability to attend school for medical or psychiatric reasons must be certified by the licensed physician who is currently treating the student for the
diagnosis presented.

 Hospital Homebound Guidelines and Application 



Local and State Resources

Local Resources:

Grace Harbour (Behavioral Services)

On the Path Children and Family Services

Upson Counseling

State Resources:

Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL)The state of Georgia offers a statewide toll-free call center for consumers to access services. The center operates 24/7. 

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect 1(855)-422-4453

National Resources:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call or text #988; you will be connected to a trained counselor with the lifeline network. 

Crisis Text Line (Text HOME to 741741)

National Domestic Violence Hotline (Call 1(800)-799-SAFE)

National Human Trafficking Tip Line (Call 1(888)-373-7888 or Text 233733)