Tracking Attendance During Distance Learning during COVID-19

shackbarth
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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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LindseyS8
PowerSchool Mentor
PowerSchool Mentor

I am interested in this as well, but more from the side of switching from remote to a hybrid in person model.  Our district will be starting fully remote and plan to take attendance in our "morning meetings" at least in elementary.  What happens when we go hybrid and have to split each class into 2 groups?  They will physically be in the building on alternating days but we still need to "track" attendance for them when they are home but working.  Do we start the year with the classes already split?  Or can teachers go back somehow and edit attendance at the end of the day after the afternoon remote sessions?  Just looking for ideas.

Reshma
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BeckiR1
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We take attendance in the morning. If a teacher has a meeting with virtual students and a student doesn't attend, we ask the teacher to make a note and send that info to the main office. The attendance secretary overrides that day's attendance to reflect the change. We are a very small school (<500 students) so it's feasible for the attendance secretary to do that and take one thing off the teachers' plates. But the teachers certainly could do the override at the end of the day.