When students fail to complete homework, I have them go sign the homework excuse binder. They have to write the date, assignment missing, and excuse. This is an amazing tool for parent conferences. This product includes the cover page which you can edit to have your name instead of mine, and a reproducible of the pages I put inside. I have one page for each kid and I alphabetize them so it's easy to navigate for students and myself. At the top it says "Excuses for_________." The blank is where I write the student's name.