Shatford Memorial Elementary

Safe Arrival Important Changes- April 4th

Dear Parents/Guardians
One of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely at school each and every day. Our school will be
piloting a new way to report absences through SchoolMessenger. Starting on Saturday, April 2 you will be able to report future
absences using an app, website, or toll-free phone number. Starting on Monday, April 4, if your student is absent and the
absence has not been reported in advance, you will receive notifications via email, text, and phone calls from SchoolMessenger.
If SchoolMessenger cannot reach you, office staff will follow up.
To report your student absent, you can use any of the following methods:
PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal
Parents/guardians can log in to to access the SchoolMessenger website to report future
SchoolMessenger App
Parents/guardians can download the SchoolMessenger app for Android and iOS devices and use their username and password
for the PowerSchool Portal.
Toll-Free Number
Parents/guardians can call 1-833-582-6940 to report future absences using an automated system.
All three methods are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Absences can be reported at any time before the start of school
on the day the student will be absent. Up to five consecutive absences can be recorded at once.
If you have students attending other schools, please continue to report absences using the existing procedures for those
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we implement this new tool. Please visit for more information.