Being "tardy" is being late. Being "absent" is not being there all day.
the plural of absent is absents. As in "there are a few absents in the class".
You CAN be reported to Child protective services.
absents and absence are homophones
The correct spelling is "tardiness" (lateness)
If you apply to a certain college, and they decide to check in with your high school (and a lot of them do), you had better believe they'll care what your absenteeism and tardy record is.
The cast of La bataille des Absents - 2008 includes: Edo Amegnibo as Bassim Destaing Devo as Sory Primus Guenou as Jean Aysha Lori as Akofa Nolia Sase as Jacky