New Method For Reporting Absences

Starting this year, MDJH will be using a new method to record student absences. If you know that a student in your home will not be in school that day, or in a time to come, please use the new SafeArrival system.

With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance 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 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 1 (844) 408-9360 to report an absence using the automated phone system.

There is only one option right now to choose for being absent, and that is for a full day. If your student will only be absent for a portion of the day then choose a full day, and School Messenger will automatically adjust the absence to a partial day when uploaded at the end of the day.

Please Note: The phone number and email that we have on file in PowerSchool must match the one you use for SafeArrival School Messenger.

Starting September 7, 2022, email will no longer be used for reporting absence notifications, as we will have finished the transition to SafeArrival. You can use this general school email for general questions and information ONLY.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we implement this new system.

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