Attendance Office

Attendance Policy

Students are required by state law to attend classes each day that school is in session. It is the belief of the New Trier High School faculty and administration that any absence will hinder a student's education. Absences from school, even when taken to accommodate family vacation plans, are regarded as contrary to the interest and welfare of the student and the school. If the family considers an absence of this nature absolutely necessary, the student should make arrangements at least one full week in advance of the intended absence.

Sign Out Policy

If a student must leave school before the end of the school day for a reason other than illness, he or she must bring a note from home stating the time of departure and the reason. The adviser or the adviser chair will either approve or disapprove the leave. If it is approved, the student must present a note to the attendancem office upon departure. Students should never leave school during the school day without signing out at the attendance office. For student protection, he or she will receive a time and date stamped permit for use off school grounds to present if stopped by the police. In case of illness, students must go to the Health Services Office where they will receive instructions.

Delayed Starts

Information about emergency school closing and delayed starts will be displayed on the New Trier web site, relayed to families through the District's automatic calling system, and will be communicated to the local television and radio media outlets. School closings also will be communicated to the local television and radio media outlets. On days when inclement weather creates hazardous travel conditions between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., a delayed start will be announced.