How to adjust "late" status from submission comments?

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I have Canvas assign an auto 5% late penalty per day that an assignment is late. Love this feature. However, when students are absent, which in high school they have excused absences all the time, they need to have their late penalty removed. Since I have to manually do this, I have them write a submission comment. It sends me an email so I open the assignment from the comment's email but I'm not able to open the speed grader from this window or adjust the late fee. Is there a better way for me to do this? With 150 students and 50 different assignments, per say, it's a lot of needless tracking.

Thanks for any help or advice you can provide.