At Lethbridge School Division, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely at school each and every day.
To enhance our existing absence check procedure, Senator Buchanan School is now using a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called SchoolConnects SafeArrival. This system reduces the time it takes to verify student attendance, make it easy for you to report your child’s absence and easy for staff to respond to unexplained student absences.
At Senator Buchanan School, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely to school each and every day. In 2016, we implemented a new system with our parent community called SafeArrival. It allows parents to report their child’s absence quickly and conveniently.
SafeArrival has been well received by our families and our school has been chosen to implement a new and improved version of SafeArrival beginning September 4, 2018.
With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance (before morning bell time) using one of these 3 convenient methods:
- Call the automated interactive telephone system via a toll-free number 1-866-879-1041 to report an absence.
- Use the SafeArrival website, https://go.schoolmessenger.ca. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account using your email address. Select Attendance to Report an Absence.
- Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca). Use your new login information to access your account. Select Attendance to Report an Absence.
These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.
We will continue to use our automated notification system to contact parents at multiple contact numbers until one of the designated contacts is reached or 20 minutes has elapsed. By reporting your child absent in advance using the Safe Arrival toll free number or SafeArrival website/app, you will NOT receive a call.
All absence reporting should go through the Parent Portal website or the Toll-Free number. Please do not contact the school directly to report an absence.