When you track absences in Jackrabbit, versus tracking attendance, you will enter the days a student missed or will be missing class, and optionally schedule makeup classes for the student.
To accommodate different workflows, Jackrabbit offers several ways to record a student's absence.
|Enter absences from the Class record|
|Enter absences from the Classes (menu) > All Classes|
|Enter absences from the Family record|
|Enter absences from the Student record|
|Enter absences when taking attendance in the Staff Portal|
|Allow parents to schedule absences in the Parent Portal|
Many organizations allow students to make up classes they've missed. When your database is set to track absences, you have the option to offer a makeup class to a student who was absent.
Define your makeup settings
The first step is to define your makeup settings which answer these questions:
|Schedule makeup classes|
When a student absence is entered, and the absence is marked eligible for makeup, a makeup class can be scheduled at that time or it can be scheduled at a later date.
Learn about Scheduling Makeup Classes.
|Learn about the options for reporting on student absences and makeups.|