This article will show you how to enter a reason for a student's absence in the Attendance iOS app, which is currently in beta. If you would like to join the beta, please click here for instructions.
There are two easy ways to enter a reason for a student's absence.
If the student is sick or on vacation:
Simply swipe from the right to the left on a student who is currently marked as absent and you will see options to quickly mark them as sick or on vacation. Tap on the appropriate option.
Simply press and hold on a student to bring up an option to mark them as sick or on vacation.
You are also able to provide a custom reason for that student's absence. You can swipe the student and tap on the grey Other button, or you can long press on the student and choose Other Reason as shown in the photos above
You will then be able to enter your reason - just be sure to keep it short and sweet under 10 characters!
Press the Save or blue Done button and you will now see your custom reason appear
Removing a Reason for Absence
To remove the reason for the student's absence, you can either swipe and tap the Remove Reason button, or long press on the student and choose Remove