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Attendance is the act of being present at or attending a class, an event or a meeting. It depends upon the classroom, whether the attendance would be both physical and virtual. In schools, students must maintain their attendance against a set standard. The concept of students appearing in the classroom to attend the lecture is called class attendance. Class Teachers count all the students by their name and record the information in a register or digital software.

There are various methods of taking attendance like biometric systems using student identification cards or fingerprints, physical presence is recorded in registers or software tools. During online classes, the teacher marks online attendance to ensure the presence of all the students.

As per school policy, the attendance of students affects their grades. Sometimes, students’ absenteeism from school has various reasons. Some of these reasons can be a bad company, personal issues, health issues, family problems, bullying, etc. Keeping a tab on absenteeism helps to identify the reasons behind a student’s absence from school. When recognized, teachers can work in that direction to improve a student’s situation.

A student has to cite reasons to their teachers for not being present in school. They must not be absent from school for an extended period without providing any prior information. Besides a classroom, students’ presence is also noted in other school events like sports, art class, lab class, etc. If a student is regularly absent from school for a particular reason, they are guided to enroll in counseling. Parent-teacher meetings also help to convey the issues students face for being regularly absent. Academic achievement is also linked to the same.

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