6-12 Student Submissions for Determining Attendance

Posted by Tony Hang on 4/13/2020 8:00:00 AM

6-12 Student Attendance Update.
Starting Tuesday 4/14 there will be an additional component for how we track attendance.  Normally, during in-person school, teachers record attendance based on who is in the room. Students are marked present regardless of the work they complete.  Last week it was identified that our attendance was being tracked more for an accountability of learning versus students being present. The district needs attendance to be 100% accurate and based on which students were present, versus who completed specific learning tasks. 
In order to help with that all teachers will post a discussion board in their course for each period, every day. Students will simply have to submit their name in the discussion board.Students will have between 8:00 am and 11:59 pm to complete this. Then on the following day, teachers will use the data in the discussion board to record students present or NDLAs long as a student puts their name in the discussion board prior to 11:59 pm they will be marked present.  Official attendance will continue to be taken in PowerSchool by using the multi-day or seating chart tools. Of course students are still expected to complete the expectations set by teachers, but this process helps to separate attendance from the accountability of learning.