The "Were You Absent?" poster instructs students how to find and take their absent work packets. In my classroom, I have a hanging file holder that has a green folder labeled for each class period. Students are responsible for finding their classroom folder, taking out their absent work packet, then replacing the folder back in the file.
The "Were You Absent?" sign reminds students and instructs them how to follow the steps to pick up their absent work! Less hassle for you and places the responsibility with the student!