How do I set up my first School Year?

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This article will help you set up your school year. You should always set the school year to be from when students begin to when they’ve completed their year. This will set the stage for setting up specific terms and grading periods that live within the school year.

Step 1:

Under the Marking Cycles tab within the Settings view in Admin, click on Click Here to Add a School Year.

Step 2:

Enter the School Year name, start & end date, rotation schedule and the days of teaching.

What’s a Rotation Schedule and Days Teaching?

If your school uses Planboard and/or Chalk Attendance, please note that the Rotation Schedule and Days Teaching settings are relevant to you. The “Rotation Schedule” determines the repeating cycle of your instructional days and the “Days Teaching” determines what days of the week your school is in session for classes.

For exampled, at Chalk Academy the School Year runs from September 1st, 2017 until May 24th, 2018, Monday-Friday with a weekly rotation of classes. As such we will setup our School Year to be:

  • Name: 2017-2018 School Year
  • Start Date: September 1st, 2017
  • End Date: May 24th, 2018
  • Rotation Schedule: Weekly
  • Teaching Days: Monday-Friday

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