Attendance Helpline

  • 847-784-2286

Report an Absence

  • The health and safety of our students is of the utmost importance. Accurate attendance information ensures that we can identify students who need support and, therefore, is a key component in keeping our school community safe. To ensure that the school has accurate, timely information regarding students who are absent, New Trier utilizes a centralized attendance reporting procedure through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

    Reporting an Absence
    Go to the PowerSchool Portal. Sign in and select "Forms." Select and complete the "Student Absence Form". If your student is ill, you will be asked to provide information regarding their symptoms.

    Parents may also report an absence, late arrival, or early dismissal report by calling 847-784-2286.

    Reporting a Late Arrival or Early Dismissal
    If a student will miss a class due to a late arrival to school or an early dismissal from school, parents should follow the procedures for reporting an absence.

    Absence Due to COVID-19
    It is imperative that parents immediately contact Health Services at New Trier if their student is diagnosed with COVID-19 by calling 847-784-2110 or by emailing

    Quarantine Absences
    New Trier must follow the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Guidance to ensure we are keeping our students and staff safe. This guidance changes frequently and continues to better define who must quarantine or isolate if they experience COVID-like symptoms , are diagnosed with COVID-19 or come into close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more or within 3 feet for 15 minutes or more if both parties are masked) with someone who has COVID-19. Current guidance is that individuals who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must quarantine for a minimum of 10 days for COVID-19 exposure. Fully vaccinated is defined as 2 weeks post receiving 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson. Vaccinated individuals DO NOT need to quarantine for exposure unless they have symptoms. Students who must quarantine will receive support from teachers and can make up work, but they will not receive remote access to the classroom.