IMPORTANT UPCOMING CHANGES TO SAFE ARRIVAL
Arthur Hatton Elementary is joining the School District’s new Safe Arrival System starting Monday, October 31st. As of that date, parents will no longer be leaving a message on our school answering Safe Arrival line. The new system will handle the majority of parent contact (including phone calls) when a student absence is unexpected.
The new system also allows parents to interact directly with the system in the following ways: by phone when the system calls you, or when you want to initiate a call to notify that your child will be absent; using the internet through a login controlled web page interface; with a smartphone app (iOS and Android version-both available for free). Starting Monday, all parents are asked to please report student absences before 8:30 am on the day of the absence (you can also report absences in advance, if they are known).
To report an absence you may choose to: call the toll-free # 1-844-350-2647; access the following website: http://ktsd.schoolconnects.com/ ; or download the Synrevoice Technologies Inc. app by searching for SafeArrival School Connects. Please choose the reason for your child’s absence from school: sick, appointment, family vacation, etc. Don’t forget to wait for the confirmation number to ensure your child’s absence has been recorded.
A registration email will be sent to parents in advance. These emails are not spam and will contain specific parent login information for the system, as well as, instructions on how to log in as a parent to report your child’s absences.
If you do not connect with the system by 8:30 am on the day of your child’s absence from school, and when the teacher has completed attendance for his/her class, then a report will be dispatched for all students absent without a reason. The system will then proceed to call home and cell phone numbers until you are reached (this part will be put into effect on Tuesday, November 7). Each number will be called up to 5 times. It is important that your home and cell phone numbers, along with email addresses are kept current.
Thank you for your help in this very important part of our efforts to keep all of our children safe.
The administration and staff at Arthur Hatton.