The attendance widget is an excellent tool to determine if students have difficulty attending school. It displays daily, weekly, and year-to-date absences and indicates excused absences, unexcused absences, tardies, and classes attended. However, discrepancies may be encountered between the data displayed in this widget and attendance for which students are held accountable.
One of the best ways to identify discrepancies is to have school district Skyward personnel who are knowledgeable about student schedules and attendance procedures in each school review the attendance widget for a single student in courses that tend to have attendance discrepancies. Some common examples of courses that tend to have attendance discrepancies include: running start holding courses, zero period, advisory courses, rotating schedules, and block schedules.
- Skyward Menu Path: WS\OF\CS\BC\CM\CM, search for the course, edit the course, observe the Keep Attendance checkbox - This will effect all classes(sections/meets) attached to this course.
- Skyward Menu Path: WS\OF\CS\BC\CM\CM, search for the course, expand the course, expand the section details, edit the meet, observe the days checkboxes marked for Attendance in the Meet Pattern - This will effect this class(section/meet) only.
School districts with a SIS other than Skyward, contact SDS to find the correct attendance logic.