Report Your Child's Absence

Whether it’s an illness, a medical appointment or other important event, there are times when students may need to be away from school.

Beginning November 5, 2018, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be introducing a new, more convenient method for parents to report their child(ren)’s absences.

Before you begin: Please note, you must use the email address and/or phone number associated with your child’s school to sign up.

Using the Safe Arrival system, parents will be able to report daily absences, and even schedule absences in one of three ways: the SchoolMessenger mobile app, SchoolMessenger website:​, and by calling toll-free at:

Once you’ve reported an absence, you will receive a message confirming the details by email and push notification to the SchoolMessenger® app, if set up.


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