The Mass Change Period Absences form is used for entering and updating absence codes. From this form you can mass update attendance by a Section, a List of Students by Student Numbers, a Grade Level, using a Student Group or by running a Keep/Skip Query. Attendance Notes can also be added to each student updated during the Mass Change Period Absences process. An option is available in the lower left to Include Attendance Note.
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Mass Update to ATT must be granted permission in order to use this form.
|Attendance Notes (ATN)
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In order to include ATN records on Mass Change Period Absence form, user must have Mass Update permissions to ATN.
See Attendance Notes Security for more information on permissions.
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Mass Change Period Absences form procedures:
- Use this process to change an Unverified or Blank Code to a specific Code.
- Determine which students will be included in the change:
- Use the kept students (no section needed)
- Honor the kept students (requires a section)
- Ignore the Keep/Skip (requires a section)
- Use a Student Group
- If using the Use the kept students (no section needed) option, students can be limited by grade.
- The students meeting the selected criteria will be listed on the right.
- If the change is not applicable to all students, select the students to “skip” by checking the Skip Update checkbox for excluded students.
- Populate the date, applicable periods and absence code. In the display below, the update will be applied to 10th grade students only.
- To add a note, click the Include Attendance Note checkbox. The Attendance Notes will open for data entry pertaining to the Attendance Note that will be included for all selected students. The Off Campus Pass Fields will display the Authorized by name and the Time to Leave time.
- Click Update, to populate the periods only with the selected activity code and, if added, a note.
- Use the Mass Change ATT Codes to update the All Day code if the activity was an all day activity.
In the example below, all 10th grade students were on a field trip to the Getty Museum on 02/06/2023 during periods 1 through 3. An Attendance Note will be added to reflect this information on each student. Selecting the Skip Update box will bypass any students not being changed during this process.
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Each student’s Attendance record will show that an Attendance Note has been added. The Attendance Note Call out will display in red.