How do I set off-days for a specific School or Group?

This is part of our Chalk Solutions. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

Off-Days block out a day in the lesson planner so lessons can't be created that day. These are to reflect days such as PD-Days, Holidays, unexpected days off due to weather, etc. This article will tell you how to set off-days for users that belong to a specific school or group so that the off-day will not affect every user in the institution.

Note: As an individual teacher it is possible to create these for their own account. To see how teachers can edit their own off-days, click here

Step 1: 

Open the Admin menu at the top of the page, then click Organization Settings.

Step 2:

Navigate to the School or Group that you would like to view by clicking either the Schools or Groups tab near the top-left corner of the page.

For this example, we'll use the Schools tab.

Step 3:

Select the School or Group that you would like to add an off-day or holiday too.

Step 4:

Select the Off-Days tab across the top of the page, underneath the title of the School or Group.

Step 5:

From here you have two different options to create off-days:

  • Add Holidays
  • Add Off-Day

Both of these options are found in the top right corner. 

Option 1: Add Holidays

This option lets you select from pre-existing national holidays by country for a specific date range:

Option 2: Add Off-Day

This option lets you create an off-day with a custom reason (for example, Professional Development), and a start and end date. Select the same date as the start and end date if only one day needs to be blocked.

Step 5:

Select Add and you're done!

Click here for more information on how to edit and remove off-days.

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