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Student Absence or Late Arrival

Student Absence or Late Arrival
Posted on 01/21/2019
Reporting Absences and Lates

If your child has an appointment or is going to be absent from school for the first part of the day, please mark them away for the whole day using the Safe Arrival system. When they arrive at school later in the day, we will mark them present and make the change in the attendance system.

 

 

If your child needs to be picked up early, please let your child's teacher know and call the school when you arrive. We will help your child make their way out to meet you and mark the pick up in our records.

 

How to report an absence using SafeArrival

There are three ways you can report your student’s absence in advance:

1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store or from School Messenger website or you can select it from within the LDSB mobile app. The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Make sure you use the same email address your child’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account. You You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system. Select Attendance, then Report an Absence.

2. Use the School Messenger website. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Please ensure you use the same email address your student’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

3. Call 1-855-257-9349 toll-free to report an absence using the automated phone system.

Please do not call the school directly to report your student's absence.