Safety Matters

Safe Arrival Program

Blythwood’s Safe Arrival program is organized and staffed by parent volunteers to ensure that all students are accounted for, each day, at morning and afternoon attendance.  This program is mandated by the TDSB in all elementary schools.

If your child will be absent or late, please call Safe Arrival at 416-393-9104 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail message.

The Safe Arrival voicemail system is available 24 hours a day to take your message. Please call before 8:15 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. for a same-day absence or late arrival.

If a student is absent in the morning or afternoon attendance, and there is no voicemail message advising Safe Arrival of this absence, a new automated calling system will continue to call parents/guardians until a live voice is reached and the absence is confirmed. The calling system alerts the student’s parent/guardian, using the contact numbers provided in September.  It is vitally important that you provide appropriate contact numbers, including cell phones or pagers.  If the parent/guardian cannot be reached and the child cannot be traced, or if foul play is suspected; the decision to take further action, including calling the police, rests with the principal.

Any questions on the Safe Arrival program should be directed to the Safe Arrival Coordinator: Karen Willox at .

Children Leaving & Returning During School Hours

Students must sign out and in at the office if they are required to leave the school during school hours. Students will only be released to a parent, guardian, or designated babysitter.

Students returning to school from an appointment, or arriving late for attendance, are required to sign in at the office before reporting to their class.  Students will be given an “Admit Slip” to be handed to their teacher upon return. Parents will be notified in the case of persistent lateness.

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