As a parent or guardian, you can mark your child as absent for the day right in the Parent App. Start on the Home screen of the Parent App and then tap the blue field at the top of your screen that says "View "Student's profile". in the below example, the child's name is Stanley.
The student profile will appear. On the upper right of the menu, tap "Mark absence" to be brought to the Mark Absence screen.
On the Mark Absence screen, tap the check mark to the right of the student(s) you would like to mark absent; when the check mark is blue, that means that student is selected. Click on "Reason for absence…" to bring up your device's keyboard and write a note to include with the absence record. When you're all set, tap "Done" on the upper right of the screen.
You'll be returned to the student's profile. You'll see your child marked as absent, as indicated by the orange word "Absent" below their name.