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Attendance Tracking/Attendance
Does anyone use the attendance tracking at all?  If so, thoughts?

Also, is there an easy export to get students with more than 5 days absent, etc?   I think I have it, but just want to see if there are better ideas than what I am doing.


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2 Responses to "Attendance Tracking/Attendance"

   
Hi Joan,

I find that attendance tracking does not work for us after 1st semester as we start counting over again at the beginning of 2nd semester.  We send letters to parents when students get to their 6th absence and again at 10.  So this is what I do:

I set up a custom page called Attendance with 2 fields on it.  6th Attendance Letter Sent (field name 6attendance) and 10th Attendance Letter Sent (field name 10attendance).  Then I created 2 stored searches:
1.  6th Absences with the search criteria of:
         *attendance_points>=6
         6attendance=
2.  10th Absences with the search criteria of:
         *attendance_points>=10
          10attendance=

When I run the search it looks for anyone with 6 or 10 absences and does not have a date in the letter sent field.  I then send the letter and enter the date in the letter sent field. 

This works well for us, but I am certainly open to  anything easier!  Please share if you find something wonderful.
        



   
I've never used it nor set it up, was trying but not getting it to work correctly.  We are needing some way that is not too difficult to find students who have missed 5 days or more, and 10 days or more....we use period to day as our attendance mode.   
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