Easy Attendance uses 'present' as the the default status for all new dates you capture attendance on. Follow these steps to change the default to any option you like.
1. Select "Add/View" from the tab bar.
2. Select 'Statuses'
3. On this screen you can see the 'common/default' statuses bundled into the app
4. The current default status will be highlighted in Green
5. To change the default status to any other option simply tap and hold on the status you wish to use as your new default starting option.
6. Select the option that says 'Set as Default'
This will now default your new attendance dates to this option