Attendance code categories are used to identify types of attendance. The attendance codes associated with a particular category must either be absent codes or present codes. For example, you must set up an attendance code category to track unexcused absences, and all of the codes assigned to the category must be absent codes.
The default Unexcused category set up in PowerSchool is designed to track unexcused absences and can be used for attendance tracking and notification. Alternatively, if you want to track unexcused absences separately for different reports, then you must set up two unexcused absence categories, one for attendance tracking and notification and one for other purposes.
If you want to track unexcused tardies in attendance tracking and notification, you should set up an unexcused tardy attendance code category. Note that tardies are considered present, thus all codes assigned to the Tardy attendance code category must be present codes. In order to track both unexcused tardies and unexcused absences, you must set up a separate attendance code category for each.
You may refer to this article on Reports for Attendance Tracking to see if you can find what you are looking for. You can also work with the Technical Contacts within your school district to get further assistance.