Report an Absence

Durham District School Board uses the online SchoolMessenger service for reporting absences.

Report a student absence

You can report an absence by:

Create a SchoolMessenger account

To create your account:

  1. Go to the SchoolMessenger website;
  2. Use the same email address we have on record for you (use the Parent Portal if you're not sure what contact information we have or to update it);
  3. Create a password; and
  4. Check your email and verify your account.

If you have more than one child enrolled through the app, use the options menu to select which child. This menu is at the top of the screen (top left for the mobile app).

Do not share your login information with your children and keep your information protected.

If you don't want to create an online account, you can continue to call the number above.