Use this Excel Spreadsheet throughout the year to lesson plan and/or keep track of daily work. It provides a home base for all the information students need to know after an absence. The best part - you don't have to add to the dates! Those and the days of the week for the entire year (August - June) are already provided for you. This can also be uploaded to Google Sheets for easy student access. I tell my students the first place they need to look after an absence is my nifty "Absent Spreadsheet".
There are columns for the days' activities, the specifics on what students to make up, the location of any handouts, general announcements, and a special column for you to make notes/revisions for the next year.
This will be updated annually, so you never have to worry about changing the dates.
If you encounter any Excel formatting issues, please don't hesitate to reach out and I will do my best to solve your issue. Thank you for your interest!