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Student Absence/Late

Please do not call the school directly to report your child's absence. 


Your child’s attendance and punctuality at school every day is an important part of their achievement.

The School Messenger Safe Arrival system allows parents to conveniently notify the school about an absence, late, or early departure. Parents may make use of phone, Internet or the mobile app (SchoolMessenger - blue icon) to relay this information.The absence must be reported before classroom attendance is complete, otherwise the system will generate a call to the home and parent cell numbers until confirmation of an absence is received. Parents wanting to avoid these calls should make sure to report the absence as early as possible. 

Parents may notify the school in one of three ways:

Online: attendance.ddsb.ca

By phone: 1-844-350-2646

Mobile app: SchoolMessenger (blue icon)

For more information on the DDSB Safe Arrival system, please view the DDSB Safe Arrival FAQ.


Attendance Matters Handout (pdf)