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Safe Arrival Absence Reporting System

A New Way to Report Student Absence

Starting January 14th, 2019 Granite Ridge Education Centre will be introducing a new absence reporting system called 'Safe Arrival.'

The new system will let you use a mobile app, website, or an interactive toll-free phone number to report an absence in advance. These options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If your student is marked absent and the absence has not been reported in advance, our new Safe Arrival system will attempt to reach the student's priority contact by telephone to confirm the absence. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, school office staff will follow up. 

How to report an absence using Safe Arrival

There are three ways to report your student's absence:

1.  Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store or from the SchoolMessenger website. 
The first time you use the app, you will be required to 'Sign Up' to create an account. Please ensure you use the same email address that the school has on file. If the same email address is not used, you will be unable to create an account. Once logged into your account select 'Attendance,' then 'Report an Absence.'  

2.  Using a computer, go to the SchoolMessenger  website. 
The first time you use the app, you will be required to 'Sign Up' to create an account. Please ensure you use the same email address that the school has on file. If the same email address is not used, you will be unable to create an account. Once logged into your account select 'Attendance,' then 'Report an Absence.'

3.  Call the toll-free number 1-855-257-9349 to report an absence using the automated phone system.


Please do not call the school directly to report your student's absence.



Learn more on the Limestone District School Board website.