Report a Student Absence

Our NWSS team asks that parents and guardians call the school in the case of a student absence, before the start of a the school day. This helps us ensure that you have given permission for your child to be absent, and supports our staff in accurately tracking and following up.

Absences can be reported:

  • 24 hours a day through our voice message system at 604-517-6391,
    If you are leaving a voicemail message, please state the student’s full name, grade, the date of the absence, the reason for absence, and, if possible, their student number.

  • or they can be made any time in advance, or before 9:45am on the day of the absence, using the form below.

Thank you!

Are you a student at SIGMA? Use this form here instead of the one below:

Please note: THE BELOW TOOL IS BEING INTRODUCED IN STAGES ACROSS THE DISTRICT. THIS FORM IS FOR NEW WESTMINSTER SECONDARY STUDENTS ONLY. When you hit submit you will be given the option to report an absence at other schools, as they are added. If you are reporting an absence for a sibling at a school not listed there, please use the options provided by that school.

New Westminster Secondary School - Absence Report Form 2022-23
Please remember: if the absence you are reporting is for today, forms submissions must be sent before 9:45am. After that, please call your absence report in. 
*A confirmation email will be sent to this address