Report Absences

Report Absences

In September 2018, Elk Island Catholic Schools moved to a new enhanced version of Safe Arrival.  Your child’s safety is of paramount importance to us - this new version of Safe Arrival is more streamlined than ever, using a new back-end connected directly to our SchoolMessenger communication service.

To set up your new account, go to or download the SchoolMessenger App using Google Play or the App Store.  (Select Canada as Location)

There are multiple ways to report an absence:

- Calling 1-844-478-2613

- Using the SchoolMessenger App

- Using the “SchoolMessenger” link in the EICS App  (requires SchoolMessenger App installed on the phone)

- Using

Contacting the School Regarding An Absence: 

If your child will be absent please contact the school directly at 780-922-5920 before 8:30 a.m., stating your child's name, grade and the expected duration of absence.  An answering machine is operational for your convenience when the school is closed. In the event that your child cannot be accounted for, the school will immediately contact you for information. Please ensure the school has current information for caregivers, emergency contact persons, after-school care arrangements or other details that will assist us in accounting for students and ensuring their safety.  

Parents: If you would like to email in your child's absence, please fill out the form below. Please ensure students communicate any planned absences with their teachers so they can complete any missed work.


Report Absence