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Automated Attendance Digest

Administrators only

Administrators can use the attendance digest feature to schedule attendance messages to parent contacts of students who are absent or late:

  • Administrators receive direct replies.

  • Parent contacts only receive one message instead of period-level messages if your school records attendance at the period level.

You can configure the attendance messages to go out in real-time or as a daily digest message. Creating an automated attendance digest allows one administrator to handle all attendance communications.

Create an Automated Attendance Digest

  1. From the main menu, click Attendance Digest in the Messaging section.

  2. Click New Attendance Digest to begin the Attendance Digest Wizard.

  3. Choose Digest to send messages on specified days and times.

    • New York City districts can choose Real-time to send messages when attendance is recorded.

  4. Choose the settings to trigger a digest:

    1. Attendance statuses

    2. Absenteeism reasons

    3. Period codes

  5. Click Continue.

  6. Choose the attendance administrator who will be the primary sender of attendance messages and receive replies from parents. You can choose a school-wide or grade-specific attendance administrator.

    1. If creating a real-time message, the attendance administrator is always school-wide.

  7. Select the administrator, then click Continue.

    1. If creating a digest message, proceed to the next step.

    2. If creating a real-time message, skip to Step 9.

  8. Complete the fields to create the digest, then skip to Step 10:

    1. Enter a Title and choose a Topic.

    2. Select the days to send the automated digest.

    3. Enter the start and end dates for the automated digest to be active.

    4. Choose the time to send the automated digest on each scheduled day.

    5. Enter the message. Use the Template Tags field to create personalized messages.

    6. Optionally, click Another digest if you want to send multiple digest messages per day.

  9. Click Continue.

  10. Review the settings on the Summary page, then click Submit.

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