ALE Application: Taking Attendance
Users assigned to a class either as the Certificated Teacher or School Support Staff can take attendance for each class meeting.
Navigate to “Courses/Classes” then “My Class Meetings” in the left hand navigation.
This view by default, includes a filter that limits the list to the Classes occurring today (or on the next scheduled school day.) If you need to view class meetings on a date other than today, you can update the filter to the date needed.
To take attendance for a particular class, using the row action gear for that class, choose “Manage Attendance.”
A list of all students registered in the class will appear where you have several different options for recording attendance.
You may mark a student:
P - Present
A - Absent
T - Tardy
Using the drop downs at the far right, you may make a selection individually for each student.
Alternatively, you may use the check boxes at the left to choose all students (the very top check) or a group of students to apply a single attendance selection to.
When attendance is recorded by an individual logged in as a Certificated Teacher, weekly contact records are automatically generated for each student who is marked Present or Tardy.
When attendance is recorded by a School Support Staff, weekly contact records are not automatically generated, but at the top of the screen, they have the option to check a box indicating that attendance taken on this particular day does fulfil the In-Person Instructional Contact requirements as defined by the WACs.
If this box is checked, then weekly contact records are generated.
Users with the Secretary Role have the ability to record individual student attendance and also indicate that an absence is either excused or unexcused. To do this, navigate to “All ALE Students” and filter to find a student.
Click on the Student Name and then on the “Manage Attendance” tab.
From here, the “Attendance Date” field can be used to navigate to the date for which you’d like to record attendance. Using the selectors at right, either “Absent, Present, or Tardy” can be indicated. Once “Absent” has been selected, an additional field becomes available which allows for an indication of Excused or Unexcused.