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Absence Reporting using SafeArrival (Pilot Program)

Ensuring students arrive safely at school each day is one of the North Vancouver School District’s top priorities.

Starting spring 2021, six elementary schools (Boundary, Braemar, Cove Cliff, Dorothy Lynas, Ridgeway and Seymour Heights) will be piloting SafeArrival, a student absence reporting system.

SafeArrival, which is part of the SchoolMessenger platform, is designed to enhance schools’ existing absence-checking procedures by:

  • Making it easier for parents/guardians to report their child’s absence (e.g. illness, vacation, appointment).
  • Reducing the time it takes school staff to verify student attendance.
  • Making it more efficient for staff to respond to unreported student absences.

A decision regarding the District-wide roll-out of SafeArrival is expected to be made toward the end of June 2021 and will be shared via a Superintendent’s Report.


More information about SafeArrival is available here:

Guide: Click HERE to download a detailed Using the SchoolMessenger App for SafeArrival guide. The guide explains how to sign up, log in, report and modify an absence and how to manage PIN settings.

Video: Watch below a brief video that demonstrates how to report a child’s absence.