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Absence Reporting using SafeArrival

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

Beginning fall 2021, all elementary schools at the North Vancouver School District will use SafeArrival, a student absence reporting system, to enhance schools' existing absence-checking procedures.

SafeArrival, which is part of the SchoolMessenger platform, will:

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


More information about SafeArrival is available:


Watch a short video that demonstrates how to use SafeArrival to report your child's absence.



Click HERE to download the 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.


Should you have any questions about the SafeArrival student absence reporting system, please contact your child's school.