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Attendance

Attendance is a powerful tool that enables you to maintain accurate attendance records for each classroom. Attendance records are unique per classroom, therefore if a student has been assigned to multiple classrooms (e.g. Primary Room and After Care Program), there will be different attendance reports.
 
By default, the attendance status each day is NOT RECORDED. This means it is not a school day for a particular child until you mark the student as either PRESENT, ABSENT, or TARDY. However, attendance is an OPTIONAL feature. You are able to bypass attendance altogether and still utilize record keeping and lesson planning tools. If you leave the status as NOT RECORDED, you will still be able to record/plan lessons and note observations for each child. However, if a child is marked ABSENT, or if it is a weekend/holiday, these features will be unavailable. 
 
As with the other classroom management tools, all changes are saved automatically to the cloud in real-time. You can always change the date in the upper right corner to back-date or edit attendance data at any time.
 

Recommended Work Flow

  1. Go to <Attendance> and click the "Update All" link each day to check all students in as present.
  2. Locate the students who are absent, and click the "green check mark" (present) to change it to a red "A" (absent). You may then choose a reason why the child is absent. The list of absent reasons for a student's absence can be customized by a school administrator via <More/School Profile/Custom Names>. You may also wish to enter a custom note for more specifics on the absence (e.g. flu, Disney World, etc.)
  3. Locate the students who are tardy and toggle through the attendance status options until you find the yellow "T" (tardy). You may also wish to enter a custom note for more specifics on the tardy (e.g. dentist appt.,etc.) The arrival/departure times can also be updated manually or by clicking the clock icon to display the current local time.
 

 

Attendance Reports

Daily Sign-In Sheet

Location: Link in the upper right corner of the <Attendance> page.


Daily Attendance Report

Location: Link in the upper right corner of the <Attendance> page.


Comprehensive Classroom Attendance Report

Location: Go to <Reports/Classroom Reports> and select the Attendance Report from the list. Alternatively you can go to <More/Reports> and select the Attendance Report from the dropdown menu at the top.



Comprehensive Student Attendance Report

Location: Go to <More/Student Profiles> and select a student's name from the list. Then choose the Attendance tab. You can print a PDF file of the student's attendance records, or generate a .csv file of the attendance data. Print options are found in the upper right corner of the page.