Safe Arrival Program

Safety First

  • We recognize regular attendance is essential to the safety, academic success and well-being of all students. Because student safety is of utmost importance, parents need to be notified as soon as possible if their child has not arrived at school.

Districtwide K-12 Morning Attendance Calls

  • We have expanded the use of the automated notification system to make morning attendance calls for all students, at all schools, as part of our Safe Arrival Program. With the automated system, parents are contacted more quickly than was possible with a manual system.

    Approximately an hour after the school start time, a morning attendance call will be placed to the primary phone number for each parent/guardian listed in student information system. 

    Families of students who have arrived late to school, and those whose absences have not been verified by a parent or guardian, will receive a morning attendance call.
     
    If parents have notified their child’s school of the absence, the automated system will not contact them.  There may be times when a parent has contacted the office regarding an absence, but the information has not been entered into the system prior to the call being made.
     
    If you have already contacted the school regarding the absence, please disregard the call. We appreciate your continued diligence in informing the school of your child's absences; by calling as soon as you know your child will not be in school, you'll help our schools' staff keep the number of unneeded attendance calls to a minimum.
     
    In the evening, all parents and guardians of students in secondary schools who were late or absent will continue to receive a call informing them of their child’s absence by period. These calls are scheduled between 5 and 8 p.m.
     
    We appreciate your help and patience in making this new program successful. 

Need Assistance?

  • For assistance with the Automated Notification System or support with editing delivery settings or your login credentials, contact your child's school or the Communications Office.

    Communications Office
    253-945-2270

    7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

    Only custodial parents or guardians may request a change, and the student ID number is required for verification.

    If you have other questions about our Automated Notification System or the FWPS Mobile App, please call or email the district’s Communications Office.