We are pleased to advise that Nedlands PS is implementing a mobile phone messaging system to communicate student unexplained absences to parents/guardians.
This new communication system uses Short Messaging Service (SMS) and will send text messages to parent/guardian mobile phones when your child is absent from school (when an explanation has not already been provided).
Our computer system will automatically send parents a message if a child is absent, that will read similar to this:
NPS records show Frank Smart is absent Mon 12/06/2017. Pls reply SMS or call 9386 2278 with student name/reason/abs date.
The SMS is designed to advise parents that, according to school records, the student is absent and no reason has been provided to the school.
It is a legal requirement that parents contact the school regarding any student absences or reasons for lateness. If an explanation for the absence has been provided prior to 9.45am each morning, then parents will not receive an SMS.
Parents need to be aware that this system is an additional absence follow up service only. There will be times when parents may not receive a text message due to technical issues. In cases where you are concerned about your child’s attendance, please contact the school directly on 9278 6300.
An SMS message will be sent to all numbers listed as Parent / Guardian 1, prompting you to save the number in your CONTACTS LIST as NEDLANDS ABSENCES. This will ensure that you are able to access the number easily to notify us of a student absence.
SMS daily absences to
0437 287 006