Last year when we suddenly were sent home I started enforcing my Late Work form. It was a super basic google form that I posted on Schoology (our LMS) for students to fill out when they wanted to turn in a missing assignment.
All I asked for was their name, class period, and assignments. No reasons why, no dates, etc. I wanted it to be short and sweet. And for those last 2ish months of school, there were 69 submissions to it, many with multiple assignments listed. I can't even imagine trying to keep up with the "Hey Mrs. Fouss, I finished this assignment" emails.
I definitely wanted to continue it for this school year even though we're in person. For the first semester I had 102 submissions (again, remember that I am seeing these kids every day barring any quarantining that's happening).
Here's what I saw earlier this year: