One of the hardest things about teaching is to keep absent students updated. I made these signs and put them along with folders that are labeled with signs for the days of the weeks. The absent students comes in and looks into the folder of the day he/she was absent and picks up the papers he needs. I buy those accordion folders and tape these signs on them and hang them up with push pins on a bulletin. The absent students know to come in and go directly to their bulletin board and pick up what they missed. And if I am teaching multiple subjects, I have a bulletin board set up for each class separately.