Parents of Mississauga, Brampton students can now check school absences online


Published January 24, 2022 at 11:40 am

Mississauga and Brampton parents can now go online to quickly see how many students and staff members are absent from their children’s school.

The provincial government, which reopened Ontario schools early last week after a two-week shutdown amid surging rates of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, announced it’s set to start sharing data about school absences today.

The information will be updated daily at 10:30 a.m., according to the province.

In-person learning resumed in Mississauga and across the province last week without public reporting of classroom COVID-19 exposures.

Instead parents will be notified when absenteeism among staff and students reaches 30 per cent, regardless of whether those absences are connected to the virus, and as of today, information about absences will be posted online.

The Ontario website will share information, current as of the previous afternoon, on:

  • number of schools closed
  • student and staff absences
  • links to specific school boards and schools
  • raw data and previously published data
  • where the numbers come from
  • health and safety measures at schools




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