SafeArrival

Reporting a Student Absence

If a student is absent from school because of illness or an emergency, a parent/guardian is required to notify the school office before 8 a.m. on the day the student is not in school. Parents will be notified by 10 a.m. if their student is not present and we have not received notification.

Beginning in the fall 2018, Bishop Chatard absence reporting will be handled through SafeArrival in any one of three ways listed below. Late arrivals and leaving early can also be submitted through the system.

How to Report an Absence

Toll-free Phone

  • Call 844-312-4595
    Be sure to press 1 in the mention of options provided when calling in an absence due to illness, late arrival or leaving early.
    When you call the toll-free phone line, follow the instructions for reporting an absence.

    If the phone number you are calling from matches a phone number on file with the school for your
    student(s), you will hear your student’(s) name(s). If the system doesn’t recognize your caller ID, you will be asked to enter the student’s home phone number.

    If you have difficulty using the toll-free phone line, please consider using the SchoolMessenger mobile app or website. Otherwise, contact the school directly.

Report Online

  • Go to go.schoolmessenger.com
  • You will initially need to set up an account using the same email address that you have provided in PowerSchool.

Use the School Messenger app

  • The School Messenger app is available in iOS and Android versions in the app store or from links at go.schoolmessenger.com.
  • You will initially need to set up an account using the same email address that you have provided in PowerSchool.
  • How to setup and use the app (pdf)
View FAQs about SafeArrival (pdf)

Print a reminder card (pdf)

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