Understandably your number of students in the school or boarding house for the remainder of the school term or year might be less than normal. If you are looking for a straightforward way of managing students who are currently present in your school or boarding house and filtering out the students that are not onsite then we’d suggest creating a school-wide group for the students who have and haven’t returned.
Steps on creating a group can be found here. You will want to use the manual assignment option so you can select which students are off or onsite. In my screenshots below you will see I have one group called onsite students and another called offsite students.
The benefit of having these two groups in place is that your boarding team can apply the group filter and use features (roll calls, pastoral, etc) to students who are physically onsite and then the offsite group can be applied to the assignment section of your returning request and permissions event pass to collect their return details.
Remember to update your group assignments as the students return to the boarding house.
Group view from the Admin Console