Add more present type categories to Attendance

We only take attendance first period.  When a student leaves early, we want to mark him "Early Dismissal" but it needs to be a PRESENT type because he has attended enough of the day for it to count.  Currently the only types we can choose are Absent or Tardy.

  • Annemarie Merow
  • Oct 7 2016
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  • Denise Woodward commented
    28 Feb, 2023 05:35pm

    Our secondary campus takes attendance per period and currently we have to mark students "absent" for an entire period when they have an early dismissal due to athletics or an appointment. Our elementary campus takes attendance for the entire day and currently doesn't record early dismissals in the system at all because it would appear to be a significant attendance issue for a child. Being able to record Early Dismissals would better capture trends in student attendance and facilitate communication between front office/athletics/teachers regarding what time a sudent should be dismissed from class.

  • Laura Fierce commented
    8 Feb, 2023 04:58pm

    It would be very helpful to have the option to add Early Dismissal as a type, in addition to Absent, Tardy, or Virtual. This way it will show up on the report cards as Early Dismissal.

  • Karie Anonymous commented
    23 Nov, 2021 04:41pm

    Early dismissals only have the option for "Type" as a absence, Tardy, or Virtual. None of these Types make sense for an Early Dismissal. Present would be a good option.

  • Katherine Lewis commented
    14 Oct, 2019 05:44pm

    We need this for athletic early dismissals especially.  We take period attendance and when they are dismissed early for athletics it looks like they have missed the whole class.

  • Guest commented
    6 Nov, 2017 05:41pm

    We would like to count students who are off campus on field trips and other school-related activities as "Present."