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School District 5
Southeast Kootenay
School Messenger SafeArrival and Communicate

Welcome to School Messenger​!

SafeArrival handles the majority of parent contact (including phone calls) when a student absence is unexpected. 

All parents are asked to please report student absences before 8:15 am on the day of the absence (you can also report absences in advance, if they are known).

To report an absence you may choose to:

Please choose the reason for your child’s absence from school: sick, appointment, family vacation, etc.  Don’t forget to wait for confirmation # to ensure your child’s absence has been recorded. 

If you do not connect with the SafeArrival system by 8:30 am on the day of your child’s absence from school, and when the teacher has completed attendance for his/her class, then a report will be dispatched for all.  

Please get in touch with your child’s school if your contact information (email or phone number) has recently changed so SchoolMessenger has the most current information on file.

School Messenger SMS 

Our district utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. You can join by sending a text message of “Yes” or “Y to 978338.  

Please make sure you are utilizing the cellular number that the school has on record.  The cellular phone number for SMS must match the contact information on file. 

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​standard message and data rates may apply