School Forms & Parent Help Documents

Here you will find a repository of any forms you may need.

Allergy Management Plan 

Use this form to complete your child's Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan

Allergy Management Plan

Other Medical Conditions 

Asthma Management Plan

Plan of Care Diabetes Type 1

Epilepsy Plan of Care

Severe Medical Conditions

Request for Oral Medication

 Out of Area Approval
 Out of Area Form
 Temporary Excusal of Attendance
 Temporary Excusal of Attendance Form
Volunteer Forms - For Parents and Community Members 

Volunteer Programs in Schools Form - Appendix A

 

*ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST SUBMIT A CRIMINAL REFERENCE CHECK* 
  • Criminal reference checks must be less than 6 months old
  • If you require a new criminal reference check please email coloneljefarewellps@ddsb.ca and request a criminal reference referral letter - which decreases the payment amount to $20.00

School Based Extra Curricular Permission Form 

School Based Extra Curricular Permission Form


Here you will find links and help documents for the various Parent sites used by the DDSB

 Parent Portal 

The parent portal is available to all Durham District School Board (DDSB) parents and guardians. Through the portal you can view your child's homeroom assignment, attendance history and grades. You can also set up SchoolCash and SchoolMessenger accounts through the portal

 

CLICK HERE for instructions on creating an account and adding a student 

 School Messenger

Durham District School Board uses the online SchoolMessenger service for reporting absences.

 

Download the SCHOOLMESSENGER app from the app store 

Call - 1-844-350-2646

Desktop Log In 

 

Create and Account
 To create your account:
  1. Go to the SchoolMessenger website;
  2. Use the same email address we have on record for you (use the Parent Portal if you're not sure what contact information we have or to update it);
  3. Create a password; and
  4. Check your email and verify your account.

If you have more than one child enrolled through the app, use the options menu to select which child. This menu is at the top of the screen (top left for the mobile app).

Do not share your login information with your children and keep your information protected.

If you don't want to create an online account, you can continue to call 1-844-350-2646

Student Absence Codes
 

There have been three new absence codes created to help families navigate the current situation, in addition to the existing absence codes. We are including a listing of all absence codes below to help you decide which absence to put into the system.

(NEW) Illness – Covid Positive Test

If your child is absent from school because they tested positive for COVID-19 on a PCR or rapid test, please use this absence code.

Illness

Please use this code to inform us if your child is not attending school due to an illness that is not covered by the above noted code.

(NEW) COVID-Quarantine

This is a new absence code to notify us that your child is not currently ill, but is self-isolating due to provincial guidelines (for example: someone else in the household testing positive for COVID-19). If your child has tested positive, please use the “Illness – Covid Positive Test” code each day that your child is away to notify us.

Appointment

If your child is not attending school due to an appointment, please use this absence code.

Bus Cancellation

If your child’s bus was cancelled for any reason or by weather and schools are still open, please use this absence code.

Vacation

If your child is away on a vacation, please use this absence code.

Parent or Guardian Approved Absence

If you have approved your child’s absence for any reason and the other codes do not apply, please use this absence code.

Religious Holiday

If your child is not attending due to a religious holiday, please use this absence code.

 

 School Cash Online 

Online purchasing system used for all school related purchases (Trips, Fundraisers, Treat Days, etc...) 

 

CLICK HERE to log in or create your account 

 

CLICK HERE to download instructions