This attendance sheet is very clean and allows you to keep track of attendance over time. This is a great way for a high school or middle school teacher to check off students each day. It's often most efficient to ONLY mark absent students, with the assumption all unmarked students are present. You could even appoint this job to a responsible student.
So many teachers love using interactive notebooks to organize their classrooms and curriculum. But I've found a strategy I love even better that will reduce stress, chaos, and wasted time. Plus it is more appropriate for secondary students! An important read before back to school!
Using Positive Reinforcement as a Classroom Management Tool at the Secondary Level
Stop negative behavior in your classroom before it starts by reinforcing your expectations and recognizing positive student behaviors. With two simple tools, I successfully managed student behavior at the secondary level. A ticket system and "shout outs" are little to no cost, require little work for you as the teacher, and will encourage on task, positive behavior from your middle school and high school students.