Provincial legislation mandates that all school boards have a safe arrival program to ensure the safe arrival of students at school. For the program to work effectively, parents and guardians must contact the school if their child will be late or absent. Each school will share their attendance line information directly to parents. Many schools have their attendance line, or attendance email listed on their website.

Please call or email the school’s attendance check line to leave a message indicating your child’s name, teacher name and the reason for your child being late or absent. If the school has not received notification that a student will be late or absent, parents or emergency contacts will be phoned by staff or school volunteers.

For detailed information on the safe arrival program you can view Administrative Procedure 1520.