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The School Calendar contains half and full day closings and events, such as the science fair, athletic events, or special presentations. You can print the calendar for distribution to students and parents. Additionally, teachers and staff can view the calendar when they log in to HeadMaster.

The School Calendar is created using the start and end dates of your grading periods. Before you begin adding events or closings to the calendar, check to see that your grading periods are set up properly. For more information, see Set Dates for Grading Periods.

By default the calendar creates a standard school week (Monday through Friday), where students meet for the same classes each day. However, you can reset the school calendar so that it displays a custom start and end date, days of the week that you specify, or one that displays block scheduling: Alternate Days (A/B Days) or Alternate Weeks (A/B Weeks). If you're setting up your calendar for the first time and know you want to use either A/B Days or A/B Weeks, select one of these types first. This will prevent you from having to reset the schedule.

 

 To create a standard school calendar for the first time
  1. On the Tools menu, click School Calendar. The default standard calendar displays.
  2. Add closings and events. See Add Closings, Events, and Half Days.
  3. To save, click OK.
 To create an A/B Days or A/B Weeks calendar
  1. On the Tools menu, click School Calendar. The default standard calendar displays.
  2. Click Reset.
  3. In the Type list, select A/B Day or A/B Week. See More about Block Scheduling.
  4. Click OK. The alternate days or weeks calendar displays with duo-colored blocks.
  5. Add closings and events. See Add Closings, Events, and Half Days.
  6. To save, click OK.