Edsby Parent Q & A

How will I receive the information?
  • Your student’s school will send an email to set up your account
  • You only need one Edsby account
  • You will receive a separate email invitation from each school your students attend
  • Click the link(s) in the email(s)
  • The below pop-up will appear

Register a Parent Account

How do I set up a new account?
  • Don’t have an Edsby parent account?
  • Click the I don’t have an Edsby account button  
  • Enter and confirm a password.  Email and username will already be entered
  • Click Create Edsby Account
  • You will be logged into your Edsby Account
  • A “Welcome to Edsby” message will be sent to your email address 

Register a Parent Account (2)

How do I add additional students?
  • Find the Edsby invitation email(s) for your additional child(ren)
  • Click the link in the email
  • Choose Login to your existing Edsby account  - sccdsb.edsby.com
  • Enter your Edsby username and password.  Your existing Edsby account will now include an additional child

*Teachers adopt the use of Edsby at different rates and sharing may not be at the same time

 Register a Parent Account (3)

What are the benefits of using Edsby with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board

Using Edsby is a great way to support your child at school. Edsby pulls together information about each of your children and presents it in one accessible location. For each of your children (even if they go to different schools within the St. Clair Catholic District School Board), you will see:

  • Student’s teacher communications
  • School Communications and News
  • Board Communications and News
  • Student’s personal school schedule
  • Student’s subjects/classes
  • Assignments/learning story (if applicable)
What is the URL when using a Browser?
Do I have to use a computer to access Edsby?
No.  You can access Edsby on your computer, tablets, chromebooks and mobile devices.  Edsby works in all computer browsers and iOS (Apple) and Android browsers.
Is there an Edsby App?
Yes. There is an Edsby app available for iPhones in the App Store and for Android devices in the Google Play Store.
What is the Server Name when using an App?
How will I know that I have been invited to Edsby?
You will receive an email to the email address you have provided the school for your children. The subject of the email is “Invitation from Edsby to connect with (your child’s name)’s school”. If you have not received an invite, please check your spam or junk mail folder.
Will I receive only one invite if I have more than one child in the same SCCDSB school?
Yes. You will receive one invite with all of your children’s names attached that are in attendance in the school.
Will I have more than one SCCDSB Edsby account if I have more than one child in school?
You will have one Edsby parent account, but you will receive a separate email invitation if your child attends another SCCDSB school (i.e Secondary).

*Note: if both parents/guardians have the same email account on file with the school, there will only be one Edsby invitation sent. Therefore, it is recommend that parents/guardians use distinct and separate email accounts.

To create an Edsby account, click the link in your email invitation. On a second screen enter and confirm a password. Your email address (your username) will already be entered. Click ‘Create Edsby Account’. You will be logged into your Edsby Account and a “Welcome to Edsby” message will be sent to your email address.
Why am I getting the Error Message – Username already in use?
If you already have an Edsby account and receive additional invitations to join Edsby, please login with “I already have an Edsby account” from the login screen and enter the username and password you have previously created with SCCDSB.
I have a child(ren) at another SCCDSB school. Why are they not in Edsby?
To see a child(ren) attending another SCCDSB school, you need to receive an invitation from that school. When you receive the invitation click "I have an Edsby account" and enter your existing Edsby username and password. Your child(ren) will be added to your existing Edsby account. *Please note, this account will only gain access to children within the St. Clair Catholic District School Board.
What do I do if I accidently decline the invitation from my child's school?
You will need to contact your child's school office and they can arrange for a new invitation to be sent.
What do I do if I forget my password? Where do I get help or support on how to use Edsby?
If you have forgotten your password, click on the below link to reset your password:
On the Edsby login screen there is a link for Can’t Log In. Click on this and enter your email address that you used when you registered for Edsby. An email will be sent with instructions to follow. Help is available at http://www.edsby.com/help/parents/
How do I update my contact information? (ie: new email address, home address etc.)
Please contact your child’s school office. Please make sure your school has updated contact information at all times.
Is there a guide to help with Edsby?
We have parent information on the St. Clair Catholic District School Board website to help you get started with Edsby and ‘what to expect once you login’. In addition, each school has pamphlets available to assist with setting up your Edsby account, if a paper copy is preferred.
Where can I go for additional information/support?

Edsby has been chosen by St. Clair Catholic District School Board to provide a modern way for parents and guardians to follow their child's progress at school, receive school updates, and much more.

As a parent, you are an important part of the school family – and ongoing communication is essential. Through Edsby, for each of your children – even if they go to different schools – you will see all their teachers and classes.  

Edsby is a safe and secure communications tool that allows teachers to share meaningful information with parents about your child’s activities and progress at school. It also empowers students by enabling them to connect, collaborate and share their learning with teachers and fellow students.  And, it will enhance and simplify communication among and between teachers, students and parents.

Edsby is brand new at St. Clair Catholic.  This is year one of a multi-year implementation plan.  We look forward to the many communication benefits Edsby will provide.  As classrooms are ready to begin implementation, you will receive more information from your school about how you can sign up.

Edsby is a safe and secure one-stop communications tool

  • Makes information sharing easy
  • Presents information about your child in an easy-to-understand format
  • Easy access through the web or your mobile device
  • Stay connected with the school and your child’s teacher(s)
  • Stay up-to-date on school events
  • Allows teachers to share information about your child’s activities and progress
  • May see child’s assigned homework, and what they are being taught in class

Samples of what you will see


  • Schools and district your children are part of:

Edsby School List

  • News River (Communications) from all schools and districts where your children attend

Edsby News River

  • The parent’s groups (Samples below)

Edsby Groups

  • Relevant calendars

Edsby Calendar

  • The parent's child(ren)

Edsby Sudent List

Click on the student’s name to see:

  1. Student’s subjects
  2. Student’s personal schedule
  3. May link to student’s portfolio and learning story
  4. May see activity showing notes, journal entries or assignments posted in classes by the student’s teacher(s).