You can now set up local holidays and school events on your school calendar. You will need to configure your calendar every time a new semester is created/activated. Steps are defined below:
Why configure the Calendar?
The calendar is used for attendance purposes. For days marked as holidays, teachers will not be able to take attendance on those days.
- How to configure your calendar
- Attendance on Holidays
Section 1: How to configure your calendar
Go to New Semester Setup > View All Semesters > click Calendar
The calendar configuration page should look like this:
Select the appropriate school days that your school use (Monday, Tuesday, etc.) and then click on any date on the calendar to add an event. Add a name on the “Day Label” field (eg. Labor day), then click Set.
You can edit labels and clear off-days by re-selecting the date.
When finished adding holidays for the entire semester, scroll up the page and click Save.
Section 2: Attendance on Holidays
You will no longer be able to take attendance for the days with labels as the system treats it as “not a school day.” This is how it looks like in Section Attendance:
The same applied to the Supplemental Attendance module (from our App Store):
You will also see this label in the student profile’s Attendance calendar.
If you have further questions about the Calendar, feel free to email or chat with us.
Document ID: 17MR1120