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TitleHow To Create A Calendar

The following article is designed to walk the user through the basic steps involved in Creating a Calendar in Vision SIS. Following the conclusion of this article the user will have the basic materials available to set up a calendar, which is required to take attendance and is used in discipline as well.

Prior To Implementation
Be a Vision SIS client.
Have staff-level access.

Have a copy of the school calendar available to know which dates for the coming school year are holidays, teacher workshop days, and vacation days.




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Use the menu and go to Attendance > Editing > Calendars or use the search function found in the My Dashboard area.

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1. Calendar Id Code Editor. Calendar codes roll forward from school year to school year. The system is designed to reuse calendar codes.

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  1. Add Calendar

  2. Enter the Code (limit 3 characters). The system enters a default code of "Cnn." In the example presented, the default code is C01.

  3. Enter the calendar Description. The system enters a default description of "Calendar Description."

  4. If applicable, select checkbox for Default Calendar

  5. Repeat for additional calendars.

  6. Close.

2.  Edit Calendar. Click the blue pencil to edit a calendar. The following window opens.
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  1. Set Up Calendar tab.

  • Enter the Starting Date and Ending Date for the school year.

  • Adjust # of units per School Day as needed (this is most often "1.00")

  • AVTS Code. This option is only available to schools in Pennsylvanian. 

  • Select the check boxes for Days of Week to include in School Year.

  • Apply.

b.  Assign Schedule Days tab.

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  • Enter Starting Date.

  • Select Starting Day.

  • Enter Ending Date.

  • Apply.

c.  Edit Calendar Days tab.

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  • Select the month to edit.

  • Click the blue pencil on the date to adjust session day.

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  • Adjust # of units. Typically, this would be changing the units to "0.00" for non-school days.

  • Verify Schedule day for the selected date.

  • Enter a Day description to display on the calendar. Each line has a maximum of ten characters.

  • Enter an optional Note with additional details.

  • Save.

  • Repeat for each non-session day and half days (e.g. holidays, vacations, teacher workshops, winter break). In the case of a multi-day vacation, set each day to 0.00 units.

 3. Save and Close the calendar.

Additional Information
Applies to VersionsVision SIS Version 1.0 or later
Key WordsAttendance, Calendar



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