During the school year, students miss class due to sickness. One way to help you keep organized in the classroom is to employ a “While You Were Out” form for students to fill out indicating any class period they missed. It is important to leave blank copies of this form in a location accessible to students. When students return these forms, fill out the form indicating the class work, homework, or tests that students missed, and return the forms to students. When students complete the make-up work, they should attach the form. Having a system for missed work will help you with organization, and it will reduce the number of last-minute assignments turned in at report-card time.