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Establishing school calendars in jmc
Establishing school calendars in jmc

The calendar tool is used to set the first and last days of school, district-wide days off, and days off for specific grades.

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Written by Jacob Van Scoyoc
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One of the first items administrators will want to take care of is setting the district and building level calendars in jmc Office. In jmc, school calendars establish the important dates within school year and provide the framework for terms and professional development days. Many processes and modules in jmc such as grading, attendance, integrations, and state reporting depend on defining dates on your calendars in jmc Office. jmc divides calendar functions into the following:

  • The district level calendar

  • The building level calendar

Log in to jmc Office and go to Attendance > Calendar > Days and check out the following options!

The district level calendar

The district level calendar is the overarching calendar that every building within your district follows. The primary job of the district level calendar is to set the first and last day of school along with any district wide "No School" days. Select the school district from the "Switch Building" drop-down list to access any of the features.

  • "First Day of School" and "Last Day of School" drop-down lists: The drop-down lists at the top of the calendar allow you to easily establish the beginning and ending dates of your school calendar. Simply select the dates from the drop-down lists and click the "Save" button to set the framework of your school year for all buildings in your district.

  • "No School" days: In the calendar view, all dates outside of the first and last day of school including weekend days will automatically be considered "No School" days, eliminating the need to set each day individually. Name individual days that fall outside of your established school calendar to indicate non-instructional professional development days for your district.

  • Toggle School Days: Regular days within your school calendar are represented with a blank gray bar. Double-click the gray bar to toggle through district-wide half day or full day "no school" options.

The building level calendar

Building level calendars are the individualized calendars for each jmc building within your district. With the building level calendar, each building can set its own "Term Dates" and non-instructional "Special Days" for the individual grade levels within the building. Select a specific building from the "Switch Building" drop-down list to utilize any of the features.

  • "Special Days": Special Days in jmc indicate full or partial non-instructional days for all grade levels or specific grade levels in your building. With the "Special Days" radio button selected, you can double-click the gray bar on a day within the school calendar to toggle through half day or full day "No School" options.

  • "Term Dates": Term Dates in jmc allow you to establish the beginning and ending of grading periods within your school year. Setting term dates allows you to perform attendance and scheduling functions in jmc Office.

  • Numbered School Days: Each regular school day within the school calendar is numbered to make sure students are receiving the required number of days of instruction. School days will automatically adjust when a "No School" day is selected to maintain an accurate count of instructional days.

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