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 +====== Managing MARSS instructional calendars ======
 +<wrap em>​Administrators only</​wrap>​
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 +  * It is important to set up accurate MARSS instructional calendars. Accurate calendars are needed to correctly calculate service time.
 +  * Create a good baseline calendar for one school and grade. Then use the Copy tool to copy the baseline calendar to other schools and grades.
 +  - Navigate to the main Administration menu.
 +  - Click on "​Reporting"​.<​WRAP right round box 39%>{{ :​marss_instructional_days_new2015.png?​nolink|}}</​WRAP>​
 +  - Click the "GenEd Forms" tab.
 +  - Click "​Instructional days".
 +  - Select a district.
 +  - Select a school.
 +  - Select a grade level.
 +  - Select a month.
 +  - Select a year
 +  - Click the "Enter Instructional Days" button.
 +===== How to set up the calendar: =====
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 +  * The calendar always stays in the current calendar year. To go from December of any year to January of the next year, do a new search.
 +  * Weekends, holidays and non-student contact days (i.e., parent-teacher conferences,​ teacher in-service, work shops, etc.) should be marked as "Non instructional days."
 +  - Put a check in the "​Instructional day" column for each student contact day.
 +  - Put a check in the "Non instructional day" column when all or part of the day is used for parent-teacher conferences,​ teacher in-service workshops or any other staff development activities.
 +  - Click the "​Save"​ button.
 +  - Continue defining the calendar for each month using the links at the top of the page to navigate through the calendar.
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 + {{ :​marss_calendar_new2015.png?​nolink|}}
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 +For more information from the Minnesota Department of Education website, go to: [[http://​education.state.mn.us/​mdeprod/​idcplg?​IdcService=GET_FILE&​dDocName=MDE059971&​RevisionSelectionMethod=latestReleased&​Rendition=primary|"​INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS"​]]. Non-instructional days are also covered in brief in this guide.
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