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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.

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 to school late, they will be required to sign in at the Security Desk and then report to the Attendance Desk, located in the Main Office.

- If a student needs to leave the building for Early Dismissal, they are required to submit a parent note to attendance before 9am. They will receive an early dismissal pass and be able to exit the building duringschool 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 Principle. 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.