Niagara Catholic District School Board
Student Safe Arrival Program

Report your child's absence

The Niagara Catholic Safe Arrival system is accessible to parents/guardians to report their child’s late arrival or absence quickly and conveniently.

There are 3 ways to report an absence:

Call the toll free number:
1.844.287.6287

Visit SchoolMessenger.ca:
go.schoolmessenger.ca

Use the smartphone app:
SchoolMessenger App

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It is important for schools and parents/guardians to work together to promote student attendance, which is linked to student achievement. Both excused and unexcused absences can add up quickly to impact student learning. Research demonstrates that attendance gaps become achievement gaps.

The Niagara Catholic District School Board is committed to effective, regular and timely communication between the home and school in relation to student attendance and utilizes an electronic safe arrival system.

The use of an electronic system provides parents with an efficient method of reporting their child’s absence. The real benefit of an electronic system is that parents can be notified much more quickly if their child is not at school.

Communication

It is important that there be open communication with the school especially when there are problems or concerns. Poor attendance is never the source of a problem it is a symptom that one exists.. Contact the school so that attendance problems can be worked out.

More information is available from the Niagara Catholic District School Board Safe Arrival Policy.

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