This form is used in my classroom for students who have not completed assigned work. It is used to keep accurate records of late work, excuses for late work, and can be used in parent conferences and/or student conferences.
The form is very simple. It includes a space for the title of assignment and student explanation of why it is late. Students must fill out the form on the due date of the assignment and submit the late form in place of the missing work. If they do not submit a missing work slip on the date the assignment was due I do not accept the assignment.
I keep completed missing work forms in a basket near the "inbox". When the student turns in the assignment they must retrieve the late work form from the basket and staple it to the assignment.
*tip* copy these forms on brightly colored paper