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Attendance Office

Walker Valley Attendance Department 

Durelle Wood - Attendance Director

Elizabeth Vargas - Attendance Secretary

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: What is the Tier Intervention Program? 

A: The Intervention program is designed to make parents aware of their students' absences. Once a student reaches THREE unexcused absences, the parent/guardian will be asked to sign a Tier I Intervention contract which notifies them of the three unexcused absences. If the student is absent following the signed contract date, a meeting (Tier 2) will be set up with the student, parent/guardian, attendance director and possibly other school officials. A subsequent absence after that meeting will result in being summoned for 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. The notes may always be sent via fax (423-336-1578) or email (

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 email us at

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 or you can fill out this google form ( have the letter emailed to you directly.