Don't abuse your substitute teachers.
Always have a current sub folder ready for that day when you unexpectedly have to be out of the building.
Here are 7 items that you should include in your folder:
1. Seating Chart
2. Bell Schedule
3. Emergency Procedures (Include a map if possible)
4. How to Take Attendance
5. How to Operate Equipment (Interactive boards, dvd players, computer to take attendance)
6. Special Notes (Student information or schedule changes are quite common.)
7. Work Assignments (Update this frequently)