Reporting an Absence

Safe Arrivals/School Messenger

Attendance - Every School Day Counts

Students should arrive at school five minutes before the first bell at 8:25 am in the morning and 1:15 pm in the afternoon.

Parents are asked to notify the school using the SAFE ARRIVALS system when a child will be absent.  Please note:  Notifying your child's teacher of an absence may still result in calls/emails from the SAFE ARRIVALS system.

With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child's absence (in advance or before morning bell time) using one of these 3 convenient methods:

  1. Call the automated interactive telephone system via a toll-free number 1-844- 818-9908 to report an absence.
  2. Log into the website.   SAFE ARRIVALS to access the SafeArrival website where an account can be set up to report absences.
  3. Set up a SafeArrival account then download the Greater St. Albert Schools app to quickly and conveniently report absences from your mobile device.

These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.  Future absences can be reported at any time. Please note:  Same day absences must be reported before the first bell (8:25 a.m.) otherwise you must call the school, 780-459-4478, to report your child's absence.

If you have not made your child's absence known, you will be contacted by the SAFE ARRIVALS system.

It is important that you update the school with changes of address, telephone numbers and emergency contacts.

Office hours are from 08:00 am to 3:30 pm.