If you are anything like me, keeping track of absences is difficult, especially when you have multiple classes throughout the day.
This form is perfect for those absent students. You can fill it out yourself, but I like to assign "Absent Work Organizers" in each class. They write down our agenda and fill out the appropriate parts of the form. We have folders that stay in my class and this sheet gets put in their for when they return, but you could easily have a spot in your room where this gets put for them to find when they return.
My favorite thing is that any handouts I pass out get stapled to this form, so I no longer have to dig through my things to find things students missed.
Works best for departmentalized classes, as there isn't quite enough room for self contained class information.