Ability to add to the Attended Class - Present Attendance Category

We'd like to be able to edit the Attended Class - Present to include an option for Attended Class – Online Attendance similarly to the way you can add reasons to every other category to be able to accommodate students who are there via a digital medium but not physically present.

  • Meredith Sperling-Jeffers
  • Dec 11 2015
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  • Kathy Steinbrueck commented
    19 Nov, 2020 07:53pm

    Once the Virtual type is selected, the actual code of Attended Online does not show on the students record. We need teachers and parents to be able to see that the student attended online. As a workaround, we have left the Attended Online as an Excused Absence, but that means the Absence List is very long and inaccurate.

  • Renee Hoppe commented
    2 Nov, 2020 02:40pm

    Agreed. I also need a way to mark present/in school suspension.

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    Jacqueline Koca commented
    9 Sep, 2020 02:29am

    With the 9/1/2020 release, a new attendance type has been added to the system. Attendance codes can now be assigned as Absence, Tardy, or Virtual.
    Codes assigned the Virtual type will not be considered in any absence or tardy counts throughout the system.
    I will be leaving this idea open, however, as this virtual type is not completely filling the request to be able to add more 'Present' type codes.
    Thanks for the feedback everyone!

  • Matt Duncan commented
    19 Aug, 2020 04:22pm

    Upvote! Yes please, esp. w/COVID

  • Austin Ewachiw commented
    31 Jul, 2020 03:47pm

    Agree, hybrid will require this.

  • Marita Gonsalves commented
    30 Jul, 2020 12:32pm

    Adding my vote as well. We are opening with a "hybrid model" and having the option to the Present category would be really helpful.

  • Guest commented
    16 Jul, 2020 06:59pm

    Agreed with everyone. This is a high priority given the current conditions.

  • Scott Blair commented
    15 Jul, 2020 02:31pm

    We need to know who's present in the classroom and who's present at home remoting in.

  • stephanie johnson commented
    26 Jun, 2020 06:38pm

    In the coronavirus/virtual learning age, we desperately need this option. Please consider this feature quickly.

  • Austin Ewachiw commented
    12 Apr, 2019 06:35pm

    No progress on this?  Who do we shake the tree for this?

  • Guest commented
    21 Nov, 2016 04:26pm

    Oak Knoll School would also like that option. We need to distinguish between students who are present in school versus present in a class by providing other options for Attended.

  • John Millard commented
    26 Sep, 2016 07:22pm

    How are schools categorizing tardies with this system?  We would like to be alerted when a student reaches his/her fourth tardy, and we have this attendance notification on.  However, we would like to be able to print out a report on a given student that clearly notes the tardies-unexcused for the student in question.  Currently, we must print out the "Attendance History- By Student" and highlight take note of the number of unexcused absences versus unexcused tardies.  Is there a way around this?  Eventually, we would also like to have the option for the system to deem x amount of tardies as 1 unexcused absence.

  • Austin Ewachiw commented
    20 Sep, 2016 09:57pm

    We have Retreats, Field Trips, and Honor Roll Holidays that should NOT be counted as an absence, but we need a way to let trachers see the excused absence when they take attendance.  This is a big deal for our school!

  • Gregg commented
    9 Sep, 2016 08:41pm

    We would also like to see this feature.  For example a particular class includes 9th and 10th graders, but the 9th graders are in an assembly.  They are in school, but not in class.  Attendance needs to show that the student is attending school for the attendance of record, but mark them not in class for the teacher.  Same would apply for a field trip, college recruiter visit, college fair or any other number of reasons.

  • Fiona McClorey commented
    27 Jun, 2016 07:05pm

    St. Edmund's Academy would also like that option as well.  We have some attendance reasons that we'd like to add that don't fall under Absent/tardy, so we'd like to be able to add custom attendance types that fit the reasons better (ex: Present-Going to After School Program)

  • Guest commented
    21 Jun, 2016 01:45pm

    Proctor Academy would like that option as well.  We would like to be able to (keep history) make note of a student out of dress code who is in attendance.