It’s back! 🎉 The Homeschool Attendance Record for 2023-2024 is finally here!
This is the 11th year of this wonderful little attendance record that fits on one sheet of paper if you print front-to-back. Sadly, I think this is the latest I have ever published it.
June just got away from me!
Thank you for your patience. Please download this year’s homeschool attendance record and streamline your paper piles.
I’ll show you exactly how I use this attendance record each year and give you some other ideas that might be helpful in your own home.
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Homeschool Attendance Record for 2023-2024
I am required by my state to keep an attendance record, so I make sure this is a priority. I school a lot of children (4 this upcoming year. My big one will be away at college. Sniff, Sniff.), and have many balls in the air.
Because of that, I want to make sure my state requirements are on auto-pilot so I can think about it just one time, and then not have to deal with it again.
In fact, much of my homeschool and my home in general is run this way – put a system in place so I don’t have to keep thinking about a particular task.
Set it and go.
Eleven years ago I brainstormed this idea to put the attendance on one sheet of paper and haven’t looked back!
I keep my record in the front of my homeschool mom binder that is almost always open on the school table. It contains all of the schedules, plans, and miscellaneous things that I use each day to keep me on track.
Even though I have a lot of children, I still only use one check mark each day to mark a school day as in session. If one of my children is not in school for some reason (sickness, etc.), I just mark that on the side.
I also keep track of days and weeks we take off, any camps or major academic events, our outside class calendar, and field trips on this one sheet of paper.
I brainstorm our whole school year on a Month-At-A-Glance Split Year Calendar, and then create a more permanent version of that.
Then I block out those weeks off on this Homeschool Attendance Calendar.
It possibly sounds a bit convoluted, but I have honed this method over the years and it works for me!
Here are some ideas of how you can use this calendar:
→ Place a check mark in the days your children complete school. This is what I do.
→ If you need to keep track of multiple kiddos, just create a key. For example, Child #1 is a check mark. Child #2 is a circle. Child #3 is a triangle. Or you could color code them and use a check mark or dot. For example, Child #1 is a blue check. Child #2 is a red check. Child #3 is a green check.
→ If you already know you won’t do school for big chunks of time (vacation, for example), go ahead and cross those off your calendar. It makes it easier to see the big picture.
How to Use this Homeschool Attendance Record
At the end of each month, you’ll see two slots. Here is how to fill them in:
→ Beside Total Days: Write the total school days completed for the month.
→ Beside Cumulative: Keep a running tally of the total school days completed for the year. Just add on the days completed each month.
Here’s a look at my attendance calendar this previous school year.
This calendar runs with July-December 2023 on one side and January-June 2024 on the other.
Make sure you print it double-sided so you only have to keep up with one piece of paper!
My Homeschool Mom Notebook
Here’s a detailed look at my Homeschool Mom Notebook that I use year after year. It includes this one-page calendar of course.
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Download the Homeschool Attendance Record 2023-2024 here:
Have any tips to share in how you use this in your own home? Please leave those in the comments!
It’s so helpful to read how other families operate.