Calendars for Parents
Schools are busy places. As a parent, there is so much to keep track of – class timetables, tests and assignments your children need to complete, as well as team practices, games, and club events you need to make sure your children are on time for. Fortunately, Edsby provides great tools for helping you keep track of all of it!
Accessing the Calendar of a School, Group, or Class
Within Edsby, every school, class, and group has its own calendar. As a parent, your calendar contains everything on the calendars of all of your children attached to your account.
Access your children’s School Calendars through the School Page. Access the School Page on a browser by clicking a school name in the top left of your Home Screen. You will see all of the schools your children attend.
The School Calendar is displayed on the right side of the screen.
On mobile, click the gear icon on your Home Screen and select the school name.
Access a Group Calendar to view group-specific events by selecting a group from your My Groups Panel and clicking Calendar in the header on mobile.
The Group Calendar is displayed on the right side of the group on a browser.
If teachers have enabled parents to enter their Edsby classes, parents can view the Class Calendar by clicking a class and selecting Calendar from the header.
The Class Calendar is displayed on the right side of the class on a browser.
If teachers have not enabled parents to enter the class, events and assessment dates are visible by navigating to your child’s Personal Calendar and will show in your calendar by default.
Your Child’s Calendar
The Edsby Calendar is the perfect tool to help students plan their time. For parents, each child’s calendar is found beside their name on your browser Home Screen or by clicking Calendar under your child’s name on the Edsby mobile app.
Edsby knows about every assignment, every test, and every event entered in any class a child is enrolled in. The Calendar is a great tool for parents looking to support and encourage their children to complete their work on time.
You will see a two-week view of events and assessments on their Home Screen. To see further ahead, click the Calendar pop-out on the browser.
Edsby even knows about events in the clubs, teams, and other groups students are a member of. So, when an event is added to the Festival Choir, the Basketball Team, or the Yearbook Committee, these events are added to the student’s Calendar as well.
Here, you also receive up-to-the-minute attendance information for the given day and view whether your child has been marked late, present, or absent in each of their classes.
Your Personal Calendar
Each parent within Edsby has their own Personal Calendar. This powerful Calendar shows all calendar events in the calendars of groups, and schools a parent is a member of. Edsby merges them all together so you can tell at a glance what you have coming up today, tomorrow, and later this week or next.
Access your Personal Calendar by clicking the calendar icon in the mobile Navigation Bar.
On a browser, the Personal Calendar is displayed on the right side of your Home Screen.
Monthly Personal Calendar
Clicking today’s date in a parent’s Personal Calendar opens a small monthly view of their Personal Calendar populated with events from their children’s calendars. Dates shaded with light blue indicate something scheduled for that day. Dates with a straight blue line under the number indicates school is in session that day.
Collapse the monthly view by clicking the month name.
Seeing the Bigger Picture
If you are looking to check events further in the future, the pop-out Calendar accessed on a browser is the best tool. Access this by clicking the icon in the upper right corner of your Personal Calendar or by clicking the Calendar icon in the Edsby browser login Navigation bar. This is the view many parents choose to print using the browser’s print feature. Printed calendars like these often appear on families’ kitchen fridges.
Use the arrows to navigate between months. Click Today to jump to today’s date.
Customizing Your Personal Calendar
If a parent’s Personal Calendar is becoming too cluttered with events from certain groups or classes, they can customize which groups, schools or classes to show events from.
Click the gear icon at the top right of your Personal Calendar. Use the checkboxes to streamline which calendars will appear in your Personal Calendar. Checked boxes indicate the calendars that will appear on your Personal Calendar, while unchecked boxes indicate the calendar has been unsubscribed from.
Note: Customizations to your Personal Calendar are saved and do not reset when you exit the Calendar or log out of Edsby. To a calendar again, you must do it manually through your Personal Calendar.
Parents can create custom events on their Personal Calendar. Click the blue plus icon in the top right of your Personal Calendar to open the Create Event form.
Fill out the form. Events can be set for a specific time or span the entire day. Edsby even enables repeat schedules for events that occur on a regular basis.
If you create an event on your Personal Calendar, it is a personal event and only you can see it.