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Absence Reporting System

Absence Reporting System
Posted on 09/04/2018
Safe ArrivalGarnet Valley has moved to a more efficient student absence reporting system called SafeArrival by School Messenger. This system makes it easy for parents/guardians to report their child's absence, reduces the time it takes to verify student attendance and will allow our staff to respond to unexplained student absences more efficiently.

SafeArrival gives parents 3 options to report an absence: by phone, by using an App, or logging into the website (directions for each option are included in this website). This system will be available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Future absences can also be reported in advance. Parents/Guardians who report their child's absences using the SafeArrival system will NOT receive a call from our automated attendance system. Additionally, Parents/Guardians who report their child's absences using the SafeArrival system will NOT be required to send in an additional absence note as the reporting system will count as the note*.

SafeArrival uses our student information system (ALMA) to verify all accounts so it is important that parents/guardians use the same email address on file in ALMA when creating their SafeArrival account. Please contact our technology support at techsupport@garnetvalley.org if you need help updating your email address in ALMA.

*Parents/Guardians may be required to send in a doctor's note for certain illnesses
*Parents will be required to send in a doctor's note if a student's absences exceed 10
*All "educational leaves" require prior administrative approval using the Educational Leave Form
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