June 1, 2021 Attendance Update
Beginning on June 1st, requests to learn remotely, whether temporary (TRP) or permanent (Cohort D) will no longer be accepted. Students who are established as Cohort D prior to June 1st may continue to learn remotely for the remainder of the school year. The temporary request form will be removed from PowerSchool and any attendance concerns should be addressed through the Attendance and Health Office by calling 203-426-7656 or emailing NHSattendance
Starting June 1st, all absences for students other than those designated as Cohort D will be coded as true absences and logging in remotely will not be an option.
Should a student want to return to in-person learning from Cohort D, an email request to the counselor with 3 days notice will suffice as we approach the end of the year and days are limited.
Reporting Absences, Tardies, and Early Dismissals - For All Cohorts
Any absences/tardies from class must be reported by a parent or guardian to the Attendance Secretary. This includes technical issues, late arrivals, early dismissals & mid-day appointments. After a call is placed, students can check their Google Classroom for assignments. Call the attendance line (203)426-7656 or the Health Office (203)426-7649 .
We will not be accepting handwritten notes for Late Arrivals and Early Dismissals. Please contact the Attendance Secretary directly by email through the following link: NHSAttendance or calling 203-426-7656.
All students must have their Student ID with them at all times.
NHS Attendance - 203-426-7656
All students are expected to take personal responsibility and ownership for their education, arriving to school on time and being prepared to learn. Whenever possible, please schedule appointments after dismissal. Student ID's are required to enter and exit the building. Please remind your student to have their ID with them at all times.
The official NHS Attendance Policy is located in the Student Handbook.
- Please call to report all absences and late arrivals to the Attendance Office. All late arrivals and absences must be reported by 10am.
- If a student is arriving late to school, they will be required to scan in at the Security Desk.
- If a student needs to leave the building for Early Dismissal, they are required to submit a parent note to the Main Office Attendance Desk by 9am. They will receive an early dismissal pass and be able to exit the building during school hours.
- If a student does not have a note for Early Dismissal, a parent is required to come into the building with a photo ID and sign out their student.
*Students are required to submit a doctor's note or a note from the office they had to visit, which caused them to miss school.
Newtown High School is a closed campus. Students are not permitted to leave and return to the campus unless permission is obtained by the Attendance Secretary and an Assistant Principal. All students are expected to remain in school until the end of the school day regardless of free periods.
Failure to observe the Attendance guidelines above may result in loss of credit and/or disciplinary action.