The system is accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week to report future absences and late arrivals. Elementary school parents can report same day absences or late arrivals within 15 minutes of your school’s morning entry bell. Secondary school parents report before the school’s Period 5. If calling the 1-877-409-6310 toll free number, only when you hear your confirmation number will the absence be reported to the school.
Instructions for online reporting
Invitations with passwords for online reporting are sent to parents by email.
If you no longer have your email:
- go to hdsb.schoolconnects.com
- enter your email address as the Login Name and click on “Forgot?” (beside the password field).
- follow the online directions
As a security feature parents need to authenticate their Student Attendance Portal the first time they login. The authentication process involves School Connects calling the primary (usually home) phone number and providing the parent with a verification number. Any changes to personal information must be provided to the school office. In addition to reporting absences or late arrivals you will also be able to view the contact information on file for you at the school as well as announcements sent by the school or central office through the Home Notification system.
When a student is marked absent from school and there is no absence or late arrival reported through this system the school will launch an automated call out using the Home Notification system resulting in a phone call and/or email to parents informing them of the absence. During the morning call out for parents of elementary school students, parents will be asked to respond to the automated message to provide a reason for the absence.