Each semester students are allowed to provide 5 parent notes for absences. These notes may only cover one day. After 5 parent notes are used, students must provide a doctor's note in order for absences to be excuses. The State School Compulsory Attendance Law, TN annotated 49-6-3006, requires the school system to file a juvenile truancy petition once a student accrues 5 unexcused absences from school. Please note that the attendance record does not start over with the spring semester. Students participating in school-sponsored activities will not be counted absent. All missed classwork or tests must be made up when a student has an excused absence or is out of class on a school-sponsored activity. When a student's absence is unexcused, the student will be allowed to make up tests missed.