Back To School Bash Health Clinic @ Pickens Co Health Dept.


Pickens County Health Department presents


on July 24th

One-Stop Spot for School State Health Requirements!

Is your child ready for the upcoming school year? The Pickens County Health Department is conducting a Back To School Bash Health Clinic on Tuesday, July 24th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the public health department in Jasper. The required Hearing, Dental, Vision and BMI/Nutrition Screenings will be available: Total cost for screenings is $50. Also, immunizations will be provided for school-age children for $21.90 each (for uninsured or underinsured). Medicaid, including Amerigroup, Caresource, Peachstate and Wellcare, and Peachcare for Kids are accepted. Each child who attends gets a FREE Goody Bag with Crayons, Coloring Book, Toothbrush, Pamphlets and Coupons! The Pickens County Health Department is located at 60 Health Way in Jasper. For more information or to check on additional insurances accepted, call (706) 253-2821.

Jasper Middle School Changes Drop-Off and Pick-Up Areas

Community, Jasper Middle

Jasper Middle School is hoping to make traffic flow smoother this year by changing a well known morning and afternoon routine. The new arrangement should ease the congestion on Highway 53.

Buses will begin dropping off and picking up in the front parking lot while car riders will begin dropping off and picking up in the back parking lot. Vehicles will enter from A.W. Lawson Drive beside the tennis court.

School Officials say students should not exit the car in the morning until they are parked next to the mobile units in the back.

Following students being dropped off, cars will exit from the parking lot onto Holly Street. Vehicles in the right lane must turn right and vehicles in the left lane must turn left.

During a regular school day visitors will continue to park in the front parking lot.

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Pickens Schools Host Open House

Dragon's Corner

With August around the corner, school looms its shadow over the children and shines bright over the parents. Make sure you have your children ready for their return to the academic life.

Open houses for Pickens County follow:

Pickens High School
Freshman Orientation: July 30, 6:00p – 8:00p
10th – 12th Grades Pick up Schedules July 30, 2:00p – 4:00p

Jasper Middle School
6th Grade Orientation July 31, 4:00p
7th / 8th Grade July 31, 5:00p

Pickens County Middle School
6th – 8th Grades July 31, 4:00p – 6:00p

All the Elementary Schools will be holding Open Houses simultaneously
Grades 3-5 July 29, 3:30p – 5:30p
Grades K-2 July 30, 3:30p – 5:30p
Pre-K July 30, 3:30p – 5:30p

The First Day of School will be on August 3rd.


Sales Tax Holiday for Clothing, Computers and School Supplies


The sales tax holiday for clothing, computers and school supplies is August 10th & 11th in Georgia.
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