SafeArrival (SchoolMessenger) – Student Absence Reporting and SMS Text Messaging
We would like to thank you for your patience as Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools worked closely with SchoolMessenger to resolve some technical issues. At this time all families should be able to view theirchild(ren) and report absences through the SafeArrival system.
The SafeArrival absence reporting process has been put in place to support families in having their children arrive safely to school. This system will make it easier for you to report, and respond to, school absences for your child. The SafeArrival system also integrates with our notification system, School Messenger.
The student absence reporting system will allow the school to verify student attendance, and quickly notify parents and guardians of absences that were unexpected or unplanned..
Report your child’s absence in advance with 3 convenient methods:
1. On a mobile device, install the District App (search “Greater St. Albert Schools” in the
Apple App or Google Play stores).
Select SafeArrival Attendance Report an Absence. (Please note, to sign up for School Messenger SafeArrival it is best to use a computer. Your account MUST be verified with 24 hours)
2. On the SafeArrival website, go.schoolmessenger.ca.
Sign Up to create your account, then select Attendance followed by Report an Absence.
3. Call the toll-free number 1-844-818-9908 to report an absence using the automated
phone system. Report future absences using one of these three options 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
What happens if I do not report my child(s) absence?
If your student is marked absent and it is not explained in advance, the SafeArrival system will send notifications by automated phone call, text message, email, or mobile app push notification to get a reason for the absence. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, office staff will follow up. Calls will continue for up to 20 minutes or until you choose an option to explain the absence.