What is Starfish?
Starfish (Early Alert) is an early warning and student tracking system. It is a web based tool that helps you to identify at-risk students and then manage support efforts through meaningful contact between students and their advisers, tutors, and instructors. The system enables instructors to flag students that have not been attending or doing well in your classes so that advisers can intervene on your behalf.
Using this system will save you the time and effort you would normally spend trying to contact students yourselves. You may also write instructions in the comments section if you want the advisers to have the students "see instructor" or "go to tutoring".