I love having LOADS of student-run routines in my classroom...and one of my favorites is my Absent Folder Packet! Instead of scrambling to gather packets of missed work for students who are absent, each student is assigned an absent buddy.
I set this folder up using manila folders. This packet includes the "I'm Absent" folder cover, the inside cover folder instructions, assignment checklist, and cover letter to send home with the organized assignments. Have these packets pre-made for absent buddies to fill out during the day! This has been a true time-saver :)