When students are absent, place one of these "We Missed You" pages at their desk. Each time you hand out a new assignments, attach it to the sheet with directions. At the end of the day, you have a form, and all of the work for when your student returns.
Parent Communication Log- Don't really need one this elementary, but my goal this year is to contact every parent at least once per semester... especially for the students who are doing great or are showing improvement! (: