You may want to find out if a student who is absent today was absent yesterday (or for a number of days in a row). You can use the Absentees by Date page to do this.
You can get there by going to Students > Attendance. Then on the left-hand menu click on Absentees > Absentees By Date.
Use the filters to set your date range and see students absent between these dates. Look at the Days column to see how many consecutive days the student has been off (including today).