Admiral Westphal Elementary

Safe Arrival, SchoolMessenger

What is SchoolMessenger’s SafeArrival?

SchoolMessenger’s SafeArrival is an absence-management system that improves student safety and makes it easy for you to let the school know about your child’s absence.

You are asked to report your child’s absence in advance whenever possible using one of these convenient methods:

Interactive Toll-Free Phone

    Call the toll-free, interactive telephone system at 1-833-582-6940
    If the system does not recognize your caller ID, you will be asked to enter a phone number that the school has on record for you
    Follow the instructions to report an absence


SchoolMessenger Through PowerSchool

    Log into the Parent Portal of PowerSchool:
    If signing in for the first time, follow the instructions at the bottom of the page
    Select the SchoolMessenger link from the left-hand menu
    Select Attendance from the menu, then select Report an Absence
    Follow the prompts



    Download the SchoolMessenger app for Android and iOS devices
    Sign up using your PowerSchool username (full email adress) that the school has on record for you
    Click on Attendance
    Follow the prompts


Absences can be reported in advance, up to the start of the school day on the date of your child’s absence:

    24 hours/day
    7 days a week
    For any school day during the current school year

When an absence is reported or updated, you will receive a confirmation notice by email.

If you don’t report your child’s absence in advance, the automated notification system will try to contact you. This may include an email, text message, and phone call. You will be asked to confirm your child’s absence.

If you try to explain an absence using SchoolMessenger, but are then told that it is past the cut-off time, please contact the school directly.

If you do not want to receive notifications when your child is absent, be sure to report their absence in advance.

If the automated system cannot reach you, a school staff member will contact you.