Within the first minutes of class, I am usually bombarded with students turning in late assignments or makeup work. This Late/Makeup Work Form helped me to organize the chaos of late and makeup work. As I'm sure you know, an effective classroom organization system is oh-so very important! Added bonus? If a student or parent wants to know why an assignment was late or why they had points deducted, you have the reason documented.
Students complete the form and staple it to the makeup/late assignment when turning it in or submitting it. I usually have a "dropbox" or bin that the students place their late/makeup work in and a stack of these forms next to it. No need to bombard the teacher at the start of class :)