Port Elgin Regional will be starting a safe arrival program. It will be the parent's responsibility to call the school to report that their child will not be attending that day. We have a telephone answering machine that will allow you to call and leave a message stating the child's name and reason for absence. You can call during the night if you are up with a sick child and know they will not be coming to school in the morning or call early in the morning before 8:30 a.m.. If we do not hear from a parent and the child is not present, we will be calling you at home or work to confirm that your child is indeed accounted for whether at home, daycare, attendng an appointment or function. Our number is 538-2121.