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Attendance (Virtual & In-Person)
Attendance (Virtual & In-Person)
Amy Shinn
Monday, September 14, 2020

Happy Monday MES Families,

As we begin a new week and are one week closer to bringing students back to in-person instruction, we have begun to receive questions regarding attendance for both in-person and virtual instruction. On September 8th, KDE issued a guidance document that outlines the school's responsibility for recording student attendance/participation and the parent's  responsibility according to KY state statute 701 KAR 7:125E. 

While funding will not be based on student Average Daily Attendance (ADA) this year, 

per KDE, compulsory attendance is still required by law, districts must capture the participation of all students and be accountable for the delivery of instruction, whether in person in a school building or remotely through NTI. The following are their descriptors of each category of student learning.

Students Participating In Person

Students who are learning in person will be considered “participating” by their presence in the
classroom. As such, the existing requirements for recording attendance for in-person students
found in 701 KAR 7:125E remain in effect.

Students Participating through NTI
The actual participation of students learning through NTI may be in real time during the school
day, or at times outside of normal school hours, and so the measurement of the daily
participation shall include at least one of the following:
1. One-on-one video communication or phone calls between teacher and student (or
teacher and parent with smaller children or students with special needs);
2. Group video communication or phone calls between the teacher and a whole class or
between a teacher and smaller groups of students within a class;
3. Student time logged into a learning management software system completing
assignments; or
4. Submission of paper-based assignments for students in a non-digital, non-traditional

All attendance whether in -person or virtual will be recorded in Infinite Campus as required by KDE. If a student is attending in person and becomes ill the same procedures will apply with submitting either a parent note or a doctor's note. 

The full document can be found here:

As always, we are happy to answer any questions that you may have as we continue in this journey together. 

Have a great week!

Mrs. Shinn & The MES Team