DEARBORN —Parents from Dearborn Public Schools can now report their children’s absences and check student grades, attendance and more from a phone or tablet.
The features are available through the Q Parent Connection app on Google Play or iTunes and the app may be set up using the same ID number and password they use for Parent Connection online. Parents can check out the aforementioned information as it is entered at the school.
Adults can also check their child’s food service balances, if children opt to buy items instead of or in addition to the free lunch and breakfast. The app also gives a parent the option to report a child absent without calling the school office.
“We know that increasingly parents are using phones, instead of computers, to do everyday functions from checking the weather to managing their finances,” said Troy Patterson, Dearborn Public Schools director of technology and media services. “This app allows them to use their phone to do the important job of staying in touch with their child’s school, from making sure homework is turned in to reporting absences.”
Students can also access information such as grades and attendance through the Q Student Connection app, which provides the same information as their online Q Student Connection account.
Students cannot report their own absences.
The District website has the technical details for setting up Q Parent Connection. If a parent or guardian needs a Parent Connection login, they should call the district at (313) 827-3030.