Section/Meeting Attendance for Multi-Period Classes

When the Record Attendance option on the Section Setup page is set to "Record Once for all Meetings" absences, tardies, and early dismissals are doubled for students enrolled in classes that span across multiple periods. This issue affects the Quick Lookup page, the Parent Portal, and report cards. The Absences recorded in each is a cumulative total of the Meeting Attendance count for each class. If Section attendance is not setup correctly the students attendance counts will be inflated.

Note for Guidance Counselors (Section Setup): When creating a new section for a class that spans across multiple periods (i.e. 1-2(A)) go to the line that reads "Record Attendance" and select "Each Meeting Separately" before the first day of class. If the section only meets for one period you can leave it to the default setting of "Once for each meeting".

PowerTeacher: Teachers should follow the instructions below when taking attendance for a class that spans across multiple periods.

  1. After logging into PowerTeacher go to the Record Meeting Attendance page for the first period of the class and mark the absence, tardy, or early dismissal. Then click Submit.
  2. Next, if a period selection (below) is available, change it to the next period of the same class and click submit (without marking attendance). This will allow them to see the green dot indicating that they have taken attendance for that class. It also allows the attendance clerk to see the green box indicating that the teacher has taken attendance when looking at the "Teacher Attendance Submission Status" page.

Attendance Clerks (Updating Attendance): When updating a student's meeting attendance only make the change for the first period of a multi-period section.

powerschool/powerteacher/mtgattendance.txt · Last modified: 2024/05/13 12:34 by jrhea