École Sherwood Park Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Attendance

​Attendance is key to student success. Absenteeism is the most significant predictor of academic underachievement, disengagement from school and failure to graduate. Please refer to the Attendance Matters link for more information.

Attendance Matters - Click here

​​​​NEW Absence Reporting

Absence Reporting using SafeArrival

Ensuring students arrive safely at school each day is one of our 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.​

​​SafeArrivals Parent Information Oct 4 2021.pdf

With SafeArrival, you will be able to report your child's absence in advance using any of these three options, which are available to you 24 hours/day, 7 days a week:

  • ​SchoolMessenger app. Use your mobile device to download the SchoolMessenger app, available at the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store or go.schoolmessenger.ca.
  • The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Important: Use the same email address your school has on record.
  • Select Attendance, then Report an Absence.
  • SchoolMessenger website. Open your browser and go to go.schoolmessenger.ca.
  • The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Important: Use the same email address your school has on record.
    • Select Attendance, then Report an Absence.
  • Automated phone system. Call the toll-free number 1-833-259-7295 and follow the prompts to report an absence.