Through the Attendance feature, the Teacher App shows you the real time check-in/out status of a your center's students. If you need to specifically record a student's absence, you can do so through the Activities feature. For more detailed information on how to use the Activities feature, refer to the Activities introduction for teachers.
How to mark one or more students as absent
Navigate to the Dashboard screen. Tap the "Student Roster" tile to reach the Directory screen and then tap the 3-dot menu in the upper right corner. An options menu will appear; tap "Record Activity."
The Select Students screen will appear. To find a student, you can scroll through the full directory, search by name using the search bar at the top of the screen, or tap the "Classroom" button to filter the directory by classroom. When you find a student for whom you would like to record an absence, tap the check mark to the right of their name; when selected, the check mark will turn blue. When you are done selecting names, tap the "Next" button on the top right of the screen.
The Select Activity screen will appear. Under the "Activities" categories, tap "Absence" to reach the Record screen. The Record screen will display the students you selected, the date and time of the event, who can view this activity, and additional notes. In the additional notes field, you can specify the reason for absence. When you're happy with your absence record, tap "Post" in the upper right corner of the screen.
You'll be returned to the Directory screen with a notification that the activity has been recorded. You can then view the recorded absence on each student's profile.