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Attendance Office

Walker Valley Attendance Department 

Bo Borders - Attendance Director [email protected]

Candra Gluckner - Attendance Secretary [email protected]

Attendance Office Phone (423) 336-1384 

Q: How many times is my student allowed to check out? 

A: Students are allowed FOUR parent checkouts per semester; students are allowed unlimited checkouts if a doctor’s excuse is turned in. These notes are separate from notes for unexcused full day absences. 

Q: How many parent notes can I use for my student’s absences?

A: Parents are allowed an excuse for THREE days per semester. Once the student has used their three parent notes, they will be considered unexcused until there is a note presented from a medical professional. 

Q: How should students turn in their excuse notes?
A: A student may turn in their excuse to the attendance office upon their return to school. Notes can also be faxed to 423 336-1578, or they can be emailed directly to Ms. Gluckner [email protected] or Mr. Borders [email protected].


Q: What is the Tier Intervention Program? 

A: The Intervention program is designed to make parents aware of their students' absences. All students start in TIER I. Once a student reaches 5 unexcused absences, the parent/guardian will meet with the attendance director and a member of the Bradley County juvenile center to discuss the problem and sign a TIER II contract. If a student receives another unexcused absence after the TIER II has been signed they will be moved to TIER III which is campus court.

Q: How should students turn in their excuse notes?

A: There are several different options for turning in excuse notes. A student may turn in the notes to the attendance office upon their return to school. Notes can also be sent via fax (423-336-1578).

Q: My student turned in notes for absence, but they are not showing up on my ParentVue account?

A: The ParentVue and Synergy programs do not always sync when absences are changed from unexcused to excused. If you have any questions about your students attendance record, please contact us.

Q: How do I acquire the letter my student needs to obtain his/her driver’s license? 

A: Your student may stop by the attendance office to request a copy.


Q. How many unexcused absences or tardies can students receive before being unable to attend prom?
A. If a student has accumulated ten (10) or more unexcused absences, 10 unexcused check-ins/unexcused checkouts (as recorded in the Daily Absence Report) or 10 tardies for the year, he/she will be ineligible to attend the prom.
Q. How many car passes are students allowed to have each semester?
     Students are allowed 5 passes. Before they are allowed to go to their car, they must bring a pass from their teacher and present it to Ms. Burrell in the main office. They must leave their cell phone or driver's license with her. Car passes are not issued for water bottles (unless they have a medical condition), school IDs, Chromebooks, cell phones, chargers or work clothes.