Absence reporting system

SCDSB launches new absence reporting system for all schools
Posted on 08/31/2023

This September, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is launching a new system for student absence reporting at all elementary and secondary schools. The new system will support the SCDSB in continuing to improve home-to-school communication processes and streamline absence reporting.

To report a student absence, parents/guardians should call 1-888-885-8065. Callers will be prompted to identify the school before leaving a message. Parents should include the student’s name, teachers’ name, dates, and reason for the absence.

At SCDSB elementary schools, the Safe Arrival program will continue under the new absence reporting system. When schools do not hear from a parent/guardian, and a student is absent, the school will call home to find out the reason for the absence.

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB Strategic Priorities in the areas of Well-being, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Community, and Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Sarah Kekewich, Manager of Communications
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