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School Messenger

posted Jun 13, 2018, 3:54 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 3:54 PM ]
June 13, 2018

Dear parents/guardians of Halton District School Board students,

Over the summer months, the Halton District School Board will be replacing the current “SchoolConnects” system and transitioning to a new system called SchoolMessenger. 

This system is used for: 
  • Reporting student absences
  • Receiving all messages and phone calls from your child’s school and the HDSB

In the summer, families will receive instructions on how to register for SchoolMessenger. 

SchoolMessenger simplifies the absence reporting process and makes it easier for you to respond to unexplained absences for your child. 

Starting September 2018, you will be able to report your child’s absence in the following ways:
  • Website: go.schoolmessenger.ca 
  • Mobile App: Halton District School Board Mobile App (available for download from the App Store and Google Play) 
  • Phone: 1-877-409-6310 (Toll-free) 

The new system will enable schools to verify student attendance more quickly and notify you of unexplained absences sooner. 

During the registration process for SchoolMessenger, you will be able to set your communication preferences for how you wish to receive messages from your child’s school and the Halton District School Board. Starting September 2018, parents/guardians will have the option to receive text messages and app notifications, in addition to emails and phone calls. 

We are confident this new system will provide an enhanced communication experience for parents/guardians.