Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

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Journeyman

Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

I would be interested to know how attendance tracking may look if a school district uses Distance Learning?  How would this be set up in Powerschool?  Anyone else looking into this or have ideas/suggestions?

 

 

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Senior

Re: Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

Hi @shackbarth

 

The current workaround for attendance tracking for districts using Distance Learning is to take homeroom attendance. For more information regarding how to track attendance for districts using Distance Learning, we recommend connecting with our SIS support team by clicking on this direct link who should be able to work with an SRC expert of your state and assist you with this. 



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Journeyman

Re: Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

Hi Elton,

 

I received an email response from User LissetteF with an attached draft SOP document on the 7/28.  The response does not show up in the community forum, I would like to see the attached document, how do I go about contacting LissetteF?

 

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Re: Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

Hi @shackbarth,

 

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Journeyman

Re: Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

Hello .. I was wondering if anyone downloaded the SOP that the user posted with this comment below .. 

 

I've proposed adding synchronous and asynchronous attendance codes. For the K-5 students, this data would only be entered during homeroom and for 6-12 grades participation would be tracked for all core subjects.  Participation can be anything from a completed assignment for the day, participating in google meets, and a phone call with parent or student.  The codes we are thinking of using are

    •       Internet or telephone calls – Synchronous (SYN) Present Code
    •       Participation in web-based learning – Synchronous (SYN) Present Code
    •       Weekly assignment packet + phone call – Asynchronous (ASY) Present Code

I'm attaching a draft of our SOP.  I hope this helps. 

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Journeyman

Re: Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

@jfinchUpperDarbySDHow can we get the SOP you attached?

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Journeyman

Re: Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

I am hoping @LissetteF will respond and attach the SOP that was mentioned.

 

Thank you,

 

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Journeyman

Re: Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

Hi @shackbarth,

 

Apologies for the late response, I'm attaching our attendance procedure that has been vetted by our internal auditors.  Our district has not moved to PowerTeacher Pro so our leaders got creative with creating a google tracker that would track attendance and engagement on a weekly basis.  Our registrars are currently entering attendance in PS using the tracker as the main data source.  I recognize it's probably late in the game but I hope this helps. 

 

Thansk, 

LF

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Journeyman

Re: Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

Thank you so much!



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PowerSchool Champion
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Re: Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

We did something similar. We are a preschool-8 school, so we use Daily Attendance. I set up a code "V" which stands for Engaged (Virtually.) Teachers use that code for students who are active in the meetings and work on Google Classroom.