Don't you love it when you log in to q, this pops up first! =)
It turns out there is a way to go straight to the "Attendance".

Step 1) 
Double Click any part of the top grey part of the blank calendar with your mouse
Step 2)
You should now see the the yellow star on the bottom.

Step 3)
Choose "Class Attendance" from Application Launched Upon Login" then save! 
Now you are done!
Next time you login, it should now go straight to the "Attendance