By setting attendance options, students are automatically marked absent until they check in. They can also be marked tardy or present after checking in.
You can set separate attendance options according to grade level. For example, if your school’s policy states that students in grades K5 through 5th are officially tardy after 8:01 a.m., enter “8:01 AM” in the Time Student is Tardy field. If a student checks in at 8:02 a.m., they'll automatically be marked tardy and will be presented with the Check In/Out Tardy Notes, if any have been entered.