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How do I mark a student late or add reasons for absences?

Was your student absent due to a sickness or late to class? You can easily add these additional attendance notes regarding a student’s absence.

Start by clicking on the label icon that appears next to the check-mark and “x” icon. A unique dropdown will appear based on whether the student is present or absent. If you are creating a note about an absent student, the default options will be “sick” or “vacation” and if creating a note about a present student, the default option will be "late".

You can also create custom notes by clicking on the “Other” option. 

When you do, a window will appear where you can write your own note, just be sure to keep it within 10 characters!

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    School Teacher

    How can I add our own categories to the custom drop down list of reasons

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    Kynan Gallagher

    Sorry for the delay! If you choose other you can supply your own custom reason. If you have any more questions please reach out to us at support@chalk.com or using the in-app live chat and we'll help you promptly :)

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