New for the 2021-2022 School Year!
Next school year, all WCSD families will report student absences through a secure system called SafeArrival. In addition to reducing the time it takes to verify student attendance, this system gives families more options to report a child’s absence and allows our staff to immediately investigate discrepancies. This is especially important when a child is reported absent during attendance and the office has not notified that the student would be missing school that day.
Beginning in August, families will be able to report and/or schedule absences through any of the following options:
- An app on their mobile device,
- A secure website, or
- A toll-free telephone number.
If a parent/guardian forgets to report their student’s absence, they will begin to receive automated notifications once the child is marked absent at school. The notification process ends when the parent/guardian confirms the absence through SafeArrival. Safeguards are in place to prevent students from reporting their own absence.
Once implemented, these absence reporting options will be available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Future absences, such as known medical appointments, can be scheduled at any time. We will provide families with additional information about how to use SafeArrival prior to the start of school next year. However, we wanted to make you aware of the upcoming transition to this system before school is dismissed for the summer.
The app is convenient, the toll-free number is districtwide, and the dedicated website also provides access to an archive of messages sent to families through the district’s notification system. We’re pleased to launch this new resource for our families next year!