Ability to Add Additional Attendance Types

Right now, the only options for attendance types are Absent and Tardy. We have some attendance reasons that we'd like to add that don't fall under either of those categories, so we'd like to be able to add custom attendance types that fit the reasons better.

  • Mike Lyons
  • Jun 27 2016
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  • Michele Mendrick commented
    20 Oct, 2023 09:32pm

    Yes please. I would like to keep early dismissal separate from late or absent. Sometimes they only leave 10 mins early so it is not the same thing. When I use virtual for it, I can not track it. So having it populate on a report is significant as well.

  • Denise Woodward commented
    28 Feb, 2023 05:30pm

    We are especially interested in this for early dismissal purposes. Our front office uses the attendance features to communicate to teachers what time a student needs to be released for appointments and the students are often present for the majority of a class. Would love to also capture that students are note completely "absent" when participating in school sponsored events during the day.

  • Sarah Smith-Centz commented
    7 Dec, 2022 07:36pm

    We need a way to record an Early Dismissal

  • Guest commented
    1 Sep, 2020 02:57pm

    At this time we appreciate being able to use the type Virtual in the Absent Excused Category.

    Ideally, we would like to be able to add the Type Virtual to the Attended Class Category.

  • Guest commented
    14 Feb, 2017 10:29pm

    Having the ability to add additional Types, such as for Early Dismissal, would be very helpful so students aren't charged for a full-day absence.

  • Christine Nichols commented
    18 Nov, 2016 12:07am

    Would like to see this implemented as we have many times when a student is not physically in class (we need to know that), but they are on campus for another reason.  Examples are Grandparents Day, testing days, field trips, or any school-sanctioned event that keeps a student out of class but on campus or on with a class off campus.  Also, the week that some of our students spend abroad studying at a sister school racks up the absence totals tremendously.  The students are studying, just not on OUR campus. There has to be a better way to record those times.

  • Gregg commented
    29 Aug, 2016 05:20pm

    Another example would be a field trip.  So the student is marked absent from his regular classes, but is in attendance for the purposes of his scheduled class trip.  He will be marked as absent and it will show up on his report card as an absence.

  • Gregg commented
    29 Aug, 2016 05:18pm

    A great example would be early dismissal, lets say 15 or 20 minutes before school ends for the day.  So the student is actually in school for virtually the entire day and in the current system is marked as absent.  This is despite the fact that he has met the schools criteria for attendance and it will now show up on his report card as an absence.