The St. Clair Catholic District School Board is committed to effective, regular and timely communication with parents and guardians in relation to students’ safe arrival to school and attendance.

We are excited to introduce a more efficient student absence management system called SchoolMessenger – SafeArrival.  This system enhances our existing safe arrival and absence processes, while providing quicker, more reliable and consistent notifications to parents and guardians, when unreported student absences occur.

Parents and guardians can use the SchoolMessenger/SM Home app, web portal, or toll-free phone number, to simplify reporting student absences to schools and when responding to unexplained absences.  These communications will now be viewable alongside other broadcast/messages when using the SchoolMessenger/SM Home app.

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Absence Reporting 

Parents and guardians are encouraged to report student absences into SchoolMessenger, as soon as possibleA confirmation email will be sent when a student absence has been reported.

Same day absences should be reported as soon as possible.  Future absences can be reported 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. 

The automated notification system will attempt to contact parents and guardians with an email and/or phone call until a reason is submitted for the student’s absence. If the automated system is unable to reach the designated contacts, school office staff will follow up. 

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