Important Safe Arrival Information
Reporting Student Absences:
Student safety is of paramount importance at the
Vancouver School District. Ensuring
student safety is a shared responsibility.
In order to assist schools, we ask parents to notify schools of student
absences. If your child will be absent from school, please phone the school to
report this absence as early as possible. Parents should leave a message on a
dedicated answering service by calling 604-713-5159, School PIN 51. Messages will be received before the office is open. School offices
are busy places: consistently notifying the school in advance of your child’s
absence will significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Safe
Arrival Morning Routine.
To Report Your Childs Absence – Please call 604-713-5159, School Pin 51
prior to 9 am on the first day of the absence.
Please leave the following information:
First and last name of your child – spell last name
Grade and division number (if know)
The reason for the absence
The date of absence and the length of absence if
your child will be away for more than one day.
Student Sign out Procedure
When you pick up your child during the school day,
please ensure that you sign them out at the school office. If you do not sign
out your child, they will be unaccounted for, and the school will identify your
child as a ‘missing’ student and will commence a search of school grounds. If
the school staff do not locate the child, and are unable to reach a parent
promptly, the school will call the Vancouver Police Department. Therefore,
clear communication is essential for ensuring the safety of your child and to prevent
Thank you for helping us keep your children safe!
Sir Richard McBride