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Attendance Accounting – Elementary

An elementary attendance day consists of two (2) periods. The first half of the day is considered first period and the second half of the day is considered second period. Skyward is the official program for attendance accounting and shall be used for any student enrolled in a Jordan District school. Absences shall be recorded in Skyward as follows:

  • Attendance shall be recorded in Skyward within the first half hour of  school.
  • If no attendance is entered into Skyward during the day, the student is considered present.
  • If the student checks in during the first two (2) hours of the morning, the student is tardy.
  • If the student checks in after the first two (2) hours of the morning, the student is absent for 1st period.
  • If the student checks out after the first two (2) hours of the morning, the student is counted present ½ day (marking an absence for 2nd period).
  • If the student checks in during the first two (2) hours of the afternoon, the student is counted present ½ day (marking an absence for 1st period).
  • If the student checks in after the first two (2) hours of the afternoon, the student is absent all day.
  • If the student checks out after the first two (2) hours of the afternoon, the student is counted as present, indicating the reason for leaving in Skyward.
  • On short day, adjust the check in and check out hours to fit the shortened day.
  • Enter attendance notes in Skyward in the “Comment” field of the attendance entry.

Do not use the "W" Way Late or the check-in and check out codes (C, I, or O) for elementary school attendance.  They are used in Secondary school attendance and will skew elementary attendance totals.

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