The Halton District School Board is excited to announce the launch of its mobile app that consolidates important information for parents, guardians and students into one easy-to-access location.
The app, a pilot project since October 2017 at four Burlington schools, is being rolled out to all 105 elementary and secondary schools in the Halton District School Board during Education Week (May 7-11).
Parents/guardians will receive a link to an instructional video to learn about the app features. The free app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play (search “Halton District School Board" or “HDSB"). During the setup process, users will be prompted to “subscribe" to individual schools. This means parents/guardians can customize their news by choosing which schools they would like to receive information from, in addition to updates from the Halton District School Board.
Through a simple tap of the app, users have access to a series of icons containing helpful and timely information and resources, such as:
- Reporting student absences
- School news and calendar feeds
- Transportation information and updates
- School Cash Online
- Notifications about school closures and bus cancellations
- Access to school and Board news including media releases, school stories and videos
- Links to Board and school social media pages.
- All school contact information including maps to schools
“The ever-increasing use of mobile devices by our parents provides greater opportunities to communicate and connect. The Halton District School Board mobile app will provide families with quick access to information from their child's school and the Board in one location," says Rob Eatough, Superintendent of Education, Equity and Communications. “We're excited to be launching our new mobile app as another method to communicate and engage with our parent, guardian and student communities."
For additional information, contact:
Marnie Denton, Manager, Communications Services
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 Toll free: 1-877-618-3456