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HWDSB and its schools use SchoolMessenger to notify families about unexplained absences, as well as other important announcements.

Families can use the free SchoolMessenger app or website to choose how they wish to receive these messages – phone, email, app or text (standard rates apply). To opt in to HWDSB SMS text messages, text Y or YES to 978338.

Parents/guardians must ensure their contact information is updated. Please contact your child’s school to provide current information.


How to set your SchoolMessenger preferences – phone, email, text, app

School Messenger SMS FAQ – Parents

SMS Text Opt-In Flyer – explains how to opt in to text notifications


Using the SchoolMessenger App

Updated on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
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