Record Meeting Attendance by Section

Using the Record Meeting Attendance [Section] page, you can:

Record Meeting Attendance by Section for a Date Range

Once an attendance record has been entered or modified by a PowerSchool administrator, it cannot be modified by the teacher in the PowerSchool SIS Teacher portal.

  1. To access Record Meeting Attendance [Section], do one of the following:
  2. Click the Multi-Day (grid) icon next to the class for which you want to record attendance.
  3. Select the attendance code. To enter attendance for all students using the day of the week buttons, an attendance code other than blank (Present) must be selected.
  4. Click Edit to update the Date Range if needed.
  5. Click Display to show teacher comments in the attendance grid.

  6. To enter an attendance code for all students, click the day of the week (S, M, T, W, T, F, S) for which you want to enter the attendance code.

    Note: Attendance codes that have already been entered are not overwritten. However, if the attendance code is blank (Present), it will be overwritten.

  7. Use one of the following methods to enter the applicable attendance code:
    • Click in the field next to the student’s name to enter the attendance code you selected from the Attendance Code menu. 
    • Double-click in a field and select an attendance code. 
    • Click in a field and type the attendance code directly in the field.
  8. When an attendance code is entered, a comment icon appears. Click the icon to enter an attendance comment.
  9. Click on an icon in the Alert column to view the alert.
  10. Click Submit.

Record Meeting Attendance by Section for a Specific Date

Recording meeting attendance by section for a specific date is the same in PowerSchool as when entering single day attendance in the PowerSchool SIS Teacher portal. Once an attendance record has been entered or modified by a PowerSchool administrator, it cannot be modified by the teacher in the PowerSchool SIS Teacher portal.

Note: By submitting attendance on this page you are verifying that attendance has been taken for this entire class.

  1. To access the Record Meeting Attendance [Section] page, do one of the following:
  2. Click the Single Day (chair) icon.
  3. Select the attendance code. 
  4. Select the date or period for which you want to enter attendance.
  5. If there is more than one section of this class, you can click Show Multiple Sections to combine the students from multiple sections of this class into one attendance view. Click Show Single Section to return to a single section view. For more information, see Record Meeting Attendance for Multiple Sections for a Specific Date.
  6. Toggle Group by Track on to see students grouped by the track which they are assigned.

  7. Use one of the following methods to enter the applicable attendance code:
    • Click Fill Code to populate the field next to all students' name with the attendance code selected from the Attendance Code menu. 
    • Click in the field next to the student’s name to enter the attendance code you selected from the Attendance Code menu. 
    • Double-click in a field and select an attendance code. 
    • Click in a field and type the attendance code directly in the field.
  8. When an attendance code is entered, a comment icon appears. Click the icon to enter an attendance comment.
  9. Click on an icon in the Alert column to view the alert.
  10. Click Submit.

Record Meeting Attendance for Multiple Sections for a Specific Date

Recording meeting attendance for multiple sections for a specific date is the same in PowerSchool as when recording attendance for multiple sections in the PowerSchool SIS Teacher portal. Once an attendance record has been entered or modified by a PowerSchool administrator, it cannot be modified by the teacher in the PowerSchool SIS Teacher portal.

Note: By submitting attendance on this page you are verifying that attendance has been taken for this entire class.

  1. To access the Record Meeting Attendance [Section] page, do one of the following:
  2. Click the Attendance (chair) icon.
  3. Click Show Multiple Sections. In Single Day attendance mode, the names of those sections that meet concurrently appear, along with a combined class roster. In Multi-Day attendance mode, the names of those sections that meet concurrently appear, and the students display by section.
    Note: Concurrent attendance can only be taken for sections that share the same attendance mode as the originally selected section. For instance, if the selected section is designated as an interval attendance mode, only sections that are designated as using interval attendance will be combined when Show Multiple Sections is selected.
  4. Enter the attendance code using the data entry options for the selected page.
    Note: Blank attendance codes count as (Present). However, if using interval attendance, an attendance value may be required to be entered for each student based on the requirements for your state/province.
  5. Repeat for each different attendance code to assign.
  6. Click Submit. The attendance codes are saved to the PowerSchool system.

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