• At Penn-Delco, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely at each school each day. To that end, we have announced a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called SafeArrival. This new system will make it easier for you to report your child's absence in a timely manner and eliminate the need to submit a written absence note.*

    With SchoolMessenger's SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child's absence before the beginning of the school day by using any of these 3 convenient methods:

    1. Using your mobile device,download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

    2. Use the SafeArrival SchoolMessenger website: The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your
      account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

    3. Call the toll-free number (888)635-0460 to report an absence using the automated phone system. This number is the same attendance reporting number for all Penn-Delco Schools.

    Please note that your username and password are the same for either the mobile app or the website. Options for reporting are available anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week up to the cutoff time on the day of the absence (11am)

    In addition, we will use the SchoolMessenger Communicate automated notification system to contact parents whose child is absent when the absence is not reported in advance (before the school day begins). The automated notification system will attempt to contact parents at multiple contact points for a reason for the absence. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, and the absence is not reported in the system by the daily cut-off (11am), parents must supply a written note.

    If you report your child's absence using the SafeArrival toll-free number, website, or mobile app before the start of the school day, you will NOT receive these notifications and you will not need to supply a written note.

    *If you do not use the SchoolMessenger SafeArrival absence reporting system by the cutoff time of 11am on the day of your child's absence, you will have to send in a written note within 5 days of the absence. Use our electronic absence note to be sure that your child's absence is recorded and considered lawful. By using the SchoolMessenger SafeArrival system, you negate the need for a written absence note.

    Please refer to Penn-Delco’s Attendance Policy 204

More details on attendance

  • Unlawful Absences

  • Excused Absences

  • Lateness

  • Early Dismissal

  • Vacations

  • PSSA Assessment Dates and Attendance