If you have a Long Term Independent Study School that is set up separately, the School Options page should be configured correctly. The school should be set as School Type as Elementary with Master, Attendance Type as Daily and Attendance Reporting Type of Negative.
If using the Post by Attendance by Month option in Portal Options for Teacher Attendance, the Attendance Reporting Type must be set to Positive Attendance. Refer to: Independent Study Teacher Portal Attendance.
Reporting Home School
If you have a Long Term Independent Study School (Virtual School) that is set up separately you do not need to populate the Student Attendance Program (STU.SP). In a Virtual School environment, the Reporting Home School (STU.HS) field is populated. The Reporting Home School field is located on the Student Demographics page on the Student Data 2 tab.
If students will receive a transcript, each teacher must have at least one section (placeholder section) in the master schedule. The teacher's section number must be entered in Transcripts (HIS) for all courses taken with the teacher and will display when the More button is clicked. This insures that the course information will be extracted in the CALPADS submissions.