North Penn School District utilizes SafeArrival for Attendance:
With SafeArrival, you can report your child out the day of a sick absence. Plus, if you know your child will be out of school ahead of time, you can preschedule the absence using any of these three convenient methods:
- Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.com). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account using an email address we have on file for you. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
- Use the SafeArrival website, https://go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Once again, please remember to create your account using an email address we have on file for you. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
- Call the toll-free number (888) 239-8495 to report an absence using the automated phone system.
These options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time. Day of absences, for instance for illness, should be reported as early in the morning as possible the day of the absence. You can of course still call or email your student’s school to report an absence.
If you are unable to utilize SafeArrival, please call 215-853-1704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to recent changes in federal regulations, it is imperative that we receive a phone call, note, or e-mail for this absence. To prevent further action, please contact your attendance office as students with 3 unexcused absences will be scheduled for an attendance improvement conference with school officials and students with 6 unexcused absences will be classified as habitually truant.
NPSD Permissible Reasons For Absence From School:1. Personal illness2. Quarantine of the individual’s home3. Death in the immediate family4. Impassable roads5. Educational trip with parent or guardian. This must include written request and prior pre-approval by administration6. Religious holiday7. Suspension from school8. Required Court Appearance9. Exceptional urgent reasons - must pertain to student as determined by principal or assistant principal