Attendance

NHS Attendance - 203-426-7656 or email NHSattendance@newtown.k12.ct.us for non-health related absences
NHS Health Office - 203-426-7656  for health related absences

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 report all absences, late arrivals, and early dismissals to NHS by 10am by phone or by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  

  • If a student is arriving late to school, they will be required to scan in at the Security Desk and must have their student ID with them.  

  • If a student needs to leave the building for Early Dismissal,  parent/guardian permission is required to the Attendance or Health Office by 10am.  They will receive an early dismissal pass and be able to exit the building during school hours

  • If a student does not have permission 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.


Receive Real-time PowerSchool  updates for yourstudent by downloading the free PowerSchool App to your phone and enable Attendance Notifications:
- Download the PowerSchool Mobile App from the iOS, Google or Android App Store
- Enter Newtown's District Code: XZCG
- Log in with your normal PowerSchool Portal Account Username and Password
- Select More
- Select Account
- Enable Attendance Notifications