Doubleview PS has implemented a system that uses mobile phone Short Message Service (SMS) to send text messages to parents/guardians/caregivers to notify them of an unexplained absence. SMS may also be used to provide information to parents such as school community notices and emergency/unplanned events such as school closures.
Parents will be informed by SMS each time their child is absent when an explanation has not already been provided to the school.
Doubleview has introduced this to build on existing attendance procedures and to ensure that parents are notified as soon as possible if their child is absent from school without an explanation. This system has been shown to assist in making schools (and parents) more aware of where students are and improve student attendance. These factors will enhance learning opportunities for all students and contribute to their safety.
The number for this service that you will see on your phone is 043 892 6377. You are also be able to use this number to contact us via SMS in advance if your child is going to be away.