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School Calendar Import Feature

SOCS, our website provider, has a feature that will allow anyone to import our school calendar into an online calendar such as Google or Yahoo.  Please note, the personal calendar must be one that can import an iCal file.  Additionally, as changes are made to the school calendar, those changes do not automatically import to your personal online calendar.

*These instructions were created using a desktop computer and Chrome.  You may see different prompts and pop-ups while using IE or Firefox or while using a mobile device or tablet.

To take advantage of this feature follow these steps.

1. Go to our district website, www.usd226.org.  Select the Calendar button located under the Information tab.

2.  For an easier viewing option select the "month-at-a-glance" option.  
     At the top of the pop-up calendar you will find options to filter (funnel icon), view the legend (i icon), and subscribe (lightening bolt icon).  The filter options allows you to filter the district calendar to meet your specific informational needs.  Subscribe allows you to download the calendar(s) you filtered.  

3.  Select Subscribe to save the calendar to your computer.  It will probably automatically save to your download folder.  You should be able to tell you've subscribed because all the filtering options will have disappeared.

4.  Open your g-mail, Yahoo, or other online calendar.

5.  In your online calendar settings, create a NEW calendar for the 2017-18 school year for your online calendar.  You will want to import the calendar to this new calendar you've created.  Do not import into an existing calendar or your personal calendar.  The ONLY way to unsubscribe to the school calendar at a later date is by creating a separate school calendar

7.   Go back to your online calendar.  If you are using g-mail, click on the drop down arrow to the right of your Other Calendars option.  From the drop down list select Import calendar.  

8.  A pop-up box should appear.  The first step requires you to browse for the calendar you want to import.  Find the calendar, select it, and open it.

9.  The second step in the pop-up box is to choose the calendar to which you want to import the events.  From the Calendar drop down options select the new school year calendar you just created. 

10.  Select import.

At this point the school calendar should now be imported into your personal online calendar.  It may take a few seconds to completely import.

It is important to remember to create a separate school calendar as this allows you to unsubscribe at any time.  If you happen to import the school calendar into your existing personal calendar, deleting each event individually is the one way to remove them from your calendar.  The other option is to delete all the events in your personal calendar and reenter the ones you want.   

*Follow the directions on the following link for directions on importing into a Yahoo calendar. Please note the link will direct you to a site not associated with our district email.  Importing into a Yahoo Calendar

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