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Staying in touch with your child’s school, board and services matters.

Please see the summary of digital tools for families at HWDSB.

Parent Portal is a login-protected space that collects useful tools and information for HWDSB families including your child’s grades, attendance and schedule.

Your child’s school can provide support.

*Please note that Parent Portal Access for incoming kindergarten students will be available mid-August

The Hub is Ontario’s online learning centre where HWDSB educators teach content, assign work and receive submissions in a secure setting. Families can view their child’s assignments.

Microsoft Teams is a unified communications and collaboration tool that is used by staff, students and families.

Hamilton School Bus is the parent portal of Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS), which transports eligible students at HWDSB. Gives families details on their child’s stops, JK/SK authorizations and more.

HWDSB and its schools use SchoolMessenger to notify families about unexplained absences, as well as other important announcements. Use the free SchoolMessenger app or website to select how you want to receive these messages – phone, email, app or text (standard rates apply).

HWDSB Helps is a free and anonymous way for students to find help for themselves and one another. Tips may relate to student mental health, bullying, substance use and more. The service receives anonymous messages and shares the report with staff who follow existing Board and school protocols. This is not a crisis line or counselling service.

  • Link
  • Download on Apple and Android app stores.

Get help or share anonymous tips using…  

  • Text to 905-963-0066. Standard rates apply.
  • The HWDSB Helps app for iOS and Android.
  • Web chat In case of emergency, call 911.

If you have questions, please contact your school’s principal.

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HWDSB has partnered with Kambeo (formerly Gigit Marketplace) to bring volunteer opportunities from the Hamilton community online. Students, remember to have a discussion with your parent(s)/guardian(s) about using Kambeo, which is optional.

A web-based resource directly accessible to students, parents/guardians, and community partners on which you can explore and track a student’s community involvement hours.

Access: Use The HUB or visit our Community Involvement Hours web page.

Xello helps students build a future plan connecting school to real life in ways that can contribute to their academic achievement, classroom engagement, and success in their careers and lives.

  • Access via The HUB. Speak to the Student Services Department at your school for more information.


Using Safe Arrival, families can use the web, app or phone to report upcoming student absences, rather than sending notes or contacting the school. This helps our schools respond quickly and thoroughly to all unexplained absences.

  • Overview
  • Link
  • Find the School Messenger app in app stores.
  • Use by phone, calling 1-844-506-4350 

If you have questions, please speak with your school office or principal.

School websites are public, digital homes for each HWDSB school, where families can find information on student learning, well-being and their school community.

HWDSB’s website is the public digital home of our school board, where families can find information on student learning, well-being and the school board’s functions and community.

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School Cash Online is an easy, safe way to pay for your child’s trips, events, merchandise and more. Accepts many payment forms.

The HWDSB App helps families find – and use – a useful suite of digital tools, HWDSB is excited to announce the debut of a new app available now in the Android and Apple app stores.

The HWDSB app collects services that will help families locate schools, keep up to date with news, monitor important events, book a student absence and much more.

When you have a question or concern about digital tools or other topics, please use the following Addressing Concerns flowchart to find the right person.


Updated on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
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