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Setting Up the Work

GradeQuick allows you to use all seven days of the week in your attendance or choose the days of the week you want to use. For example, schools that use block scheduling may have classes that meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and you can set your work week to include only these days. If your school week begins on a different day than the standard, such as Saturday-Wednesday, you can set your workweek to include those five days.

Choose set up work week

Choose set up work week

  1. Click Edit > Attendance > Attendance Chart, or click the Attendance button on the toolbar.
  2. In the Attendance Chart, click Vacation > SetUp Work Week. A dialog box will appear listing the seven days of the week.

Choose days of the week to show on the chart

Choose days of the week to show on the chart

Check each day you want to consider for attendance purposes. Any days, such as Saturday and Sunday, which you do not check will not be available for you to enter attendance and will not be included in calculations of days present or possible. All seven days will continue to be displayed in the attendance chart even if you do not checkmark all days.

Switch Vacation Day On/Off Option

If your gradebooks have different non-school days and you want to modify each gradebook, use the Switch Vacation On/Off option to mark or unmark individual days as vacation days. To do this, enter theAttendance Chart by clicking the Attendance button on the Big Toolbar or clicking Edit > Attendance > Attendance Chart.

Then, either right-click the date you wish to become a vacation day and select to Switch Vacation On/Off, click in the calendar on the date you wish to become a vacation day and then click Vacation > Switch Vacation Day On/Off, or press Ctrl+T while your cursor is on the calendar date you wish to change.

Switch vacation day on and off

Switch vacation day on and off

GradeQuick will designate that date as a vacation day and color the day out blue; you will not be able to enter attendance for that day. Conversely, if you want a day that was marked as a vacation day to become restored as a school day, click the same option and the day will be restored to a school day. In other words, when you choose the Switch Vacation Day On/Off option, it will toggle or reverse the status of the selected day.

Clear Attendance

Click Edit > Attendance > Clear Attendance to remove the First Day of Class and all students’ attendance data from the gradebook.