Attendance Course Blockers and Non-Attendance Course Blockers

Attendance Course Blockers

There are instances when a blocker course should be used to record attendance for students.  These courses start with an "N" and should already be loaded on your course deck for your use. 

These blocker courses are available to use in every school; however, the course may need to have sections added before students can be scheduled.  Students scheduled in these courses must be marked absent daily.

 

 No Show - Course # N90130

This is a blocker course for students who have been enrolled but have not reported to school.  Create a section of this course to span the entire school day, and schedule students into this course for attendance taking.  This will take students off teacher rosters and will give you an accurate reflection of available seats.  When scheduling a student in the NO SHOW course, use the next school day.  This course must only be used when a student has not attended for two weeks, there has been no notification of illness, and staff are actively attempting to locate the student. While students are in this course, carry out appropriate attendance interventions per the Unable to Locate Checklist Form (log interventions on the student's PLP log).  An electronic withdraw request can be submitted via CCSDAS if all interventions on the Unable to Locate Checklist are completed or if a records request is received.  

Certify will generate a notification when a student has been scheduled into the No Show Blocker for more than 15 days. 

 

 Unable to Locate - Course # N90135

This course is similar to the NO SHOW course, except this is for students that attended at some point during the school year but stopped attending. While students are in this course, carry out appropriate attendance interventions per the Unable to Locate Checklist Form (log interventions on the student's PLP log).  An electronic withdraw request can be submitted via CCSDAS if all interventions on the Unable to Locate Checklist are completed or if a records request is received.  

             

 Located - Not Attending - Course # N90137

This course is similar to the No Show course, except this is for students that have been located, but are not attending school. While students are in this course, carry out appropriate attendance interventions, and log the interventions on the student's PLP Log.  

Non-Attendance Course Blockers

Cross enrolled students that do not attend their school of primary enrollment due to a secondary enrollment to a program MUST be scheduled into the appropriate blocker course at the home school. 

The schedule start date must match the secondary enrollment date. This can be found on the enrollment tab.  The following are courses that are used when students have a secondary enrollment. 

These courses do not require attendance collection at the home school of enrollment.

 BlendED – Course # N00810
 BlendED AM – Course # N00811
 BlendED PM – Course # N00812
“A School Without Walls” – Pre-K – 12th grade students attending classes virtually but will have in-person testing, orientation, help sessions, and extended learning opportunities.

 Gifted Academy All Day - Course # N92300

Used as a blocker course for students attending the Columbus Gifted Academy Program all day.  The course should span all periods of the home school's day.            

 Global Academy All Day - Course # N92320

Used as a blocker course for students attending the Columbus Global Academy Program all day.  The course should span all periods of the home school's day.     

 Home Instruction Blocker Course - Course # N92200

The Home Instruction (HOM) blocker course should only be used when a student is assigned to Home Instruction and enrolled in Home Instruction as a secondary enrollment.  The HOM blocker course will be added to the student's schedule using the start date equal to the HOM enrollment start date. 

 Support Center - Course # N92111

The Support Center blocker course should only be used when a student is assigned to the The Support Center program. The Support Center course will be added to the student's schedule using the start date equal to The Support Center enrollment start date.  

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 VCAP Program

Students participating in the VCAP program are enrolled in the Educational Options school, in one of three calendars:

  • VCAP - Credit Advancement

    • These are students earning credits for courses they are taking for the first time online

  • VCAP - Credit Recovery

    • These are students re-taking courses online to earn credits for courses they have previously failed or dropped

  • VCAP - Grad Completion

    • These are students who only need one or two courses to complete for graduation; they are not taking any other classes at their home school.

If students are enrolled in one of the calendars above, one of the blocker courses below must be used on the home school’s schedule:

N92110 - VIRTUAL LEARNING DURING SCHOOL
Blocker course for students taking virtual courses at their home school DURING the SCHOOL DAY Student has this course on their primary enrollment school schedule for the period(s) they are taking virtual courses.  Actual virtual courses are assigned on the Educational Options > VCAP Credit Recovery or VCAP Credit Advancement calendar. Students are cross enrolled to this calendar and assigned courses by using the application process in the CCSDAS. Attendance MUST be taken for this course and WILL count for student overall attendance for each school day.

N92109 - VIRTUAL LEARNING AFTER SCHOOL
VIRTUAL LEARNING Attendance course for students taking virtual courses at their home school AFTER the school day.   Student has this course on their primary enrollment school schedule in a non-attendance period (typically the ACTIVITY period) they are taking virtual courses.  Actual virtual courses are assigned on the Educational Options > VCAP Credit Recovery or VCAP Credit Advancement calendar. Students are cross enrolled to this calendar and assigned courses by using the application process in the CCSDAS. This is a POSITIVE ATTENDANCE course, meaning that students' start/end times must be logged for their time in the class each day.

N92114 - VCAP GRAD COMPLETION

Blocker course for non-grad students enrolled into the Educational Options - VCAP Grad Completion calendar, learning virtually all day, NOT in the home school.  Student has this course on their primary enrollment school.  Actual virtual courses are assigned on the Educational Options > VCAP Grad Completion calendar.  Students are cross enrolled to this calendar and assigned courses by working with their school counselor. Attendance is NOT taken for this course.

 

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