LEAD Academy Newsletter

September 6 2019

Important Dates

ACT Practice Test: September 11, 2019

Important Information

Students being at school is imperative to their success. Please review the updated School Policies around Tardy to School and Absent from School. Students have reviewed these policies in Crew. Make sure you are talking to your students about being here and being on time.

Tardy to School

The only excuses accepted for tardiness to school are emergency situations and late school buses. If tardiness to school results in full class period absence(s), these full class period absences, if 9 or more, can result in the student being at risk of being dropped from the course and losing credit. A student will receive a demerit each day that he/she is tardy to school.

  • Each tardy = All call from the school to notify the parents.

  • 7 Tardies in a 3 week period will earn a student AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION

  • Excessive tardies can result in a parent meeting and a student being dropped from a class and losing credit.


Students who are not at school cannot reach their goal of admission to a four-year college or university. Attendance is required to achieve the big goals of LEAD Academy students.

  • Students with 10 or more consecutive unexcused absences are in jeopardy of being dropped from LEAD Academy.

  • Students with 9 or more individual class absences in a semester are at risk of being dropped from the course and losing credit.

  • Students with 5 or more unexcused absences will be referred to the MNPS truancy office.

Chronic Absence:
A student is considered chronically absent if they miss 10 percent or more of the instructional days he/she is enrolled. This includes all absences (excused, unexcused, or due to suspension). Research shows that students who miss more than 10 percent of school days are far less likely to graduate on time. The following steps will be taken as a student accumulates absences (excused and unexcused):

  • Each absence = All call from the school notifying parent/guardian of student absence

  • 7 absences = mandatory parent/guardian meeting

In addition to these policies, students have reviewed the handbook in Crew and are responsible for upholding all student expectations. Visit the school website for the full handbook: https://leadpublicschools.org/schools/lead-academy/parent-resources/

Permit Paper

Students who are tardy to school or absent without excuse more than 10% will not be able to obtain a driver's permit. In order to qualify for reclaiming a driver's permit or license, the student must be on time to school and in school every day

Student Information

Students who did not make it to Orientation night, received student information packet on Thursday, August 29th. In order to make sure we have the correct student information in the system, please verify phone numbers, addresses, emergency info, etc. Make sure to update and correct the necessary information and return back to school. Students.

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College Just Ahead

    • If you ever have a question about the college process, please contact Ms. P at kelly.pietkiewicz@leadpublicschools.org or 615-965-4086

      • Make sure to return your student information packets, so we can have your student’s permission slip for college trips.

      Upcoming College Fairs:

Athletics Corner , Upcoming Athletic Contests:


  • 9/3 vs East Robertson - 4:30 JV 5:30 Varsity

  • 9/10 vs Valor - 4:30 JV 5:30 Varsity


  • 9/3 AT Valor - 5:00

  • 9/5 AT Harpeth High - 6:00

Cross Country

  • 9/5 AT Shelby Bottoms - 4:15

Club Information

  • Rosters will be finalized next week so students need to sign up for the club(s) they want to be a part of.