Attach this to the cover of a file folder or other folder and laminate. Cut carefully so that papers can be added to folder.
When a student is absent, put this folder on his or her desk. Assign the student sitting next to them to put any worksheet that is passed out into the folder, as well as any other handout that need to go home that day. Although I also will write Post-Its and attach them to any text books that need to be read, this is the main way that I send home work with students who have missed school.