V Planner 4.2, High School V Planner V4.2, and Homeschool Lesson Planner V4 are ready for use. Download from the Member's area.
Step two in the V Planner setup occurs on the Days worksheet. In this step you will determine which days are school days by typing an “X” in a certain column. The columns that you will use are those with the header name, Total. This step is actually a very simple and probably the easiest part of setup.
There is a worksheet named SC in the workbook. SC is one of those mysterious sheets with the black tabs that is locked down with a password. SC is an extremely important worksheet and not easy to fix. If you go look at SC, it’s at the end of the V Planner, you’ll see a lot of this in the cells -> #REF!. Each time a date is marked with an X at Days, one of the #REF! is replaced with that date. So when you are finished, the formulas at SC have picked up the marked dates and have created a school calendar that is used on most of the V Planner worksheets for school-date related functions. There will be a lot of “#REF!” leftover, but that does not matter.
Here are the limits, it’s good to know what they are.
Now that you know the limitations, you can start making the school calendar.
Make sure that
In the columns that are titled “Total”, place an x, the X may be typed or selected from the drop-down list; typing is easier. Case does not matter, so you can use either uppercase or lowercase.
Weekends are marked with yellow to help you keep track of where you are within the week days.
Under the header named Total, the school days that are marked are counted. The count should be useful to those who are required by state laws to conduct school an X amount of days.
Advice- if you know that you will take certain days off, then don’t mark those dates.
A page at donnayoung.org that lists federal holiday dates
Mark all of the school dates that you need, all the way to the anticipated last day of school. Do this for each child that is using the V Planner.
The V Planner is a spreadsheet file in xls and xlsx format. To use the file, you must have Microsoft Excel on your computer. The V Planner is available from YoungMinds web site. YoungMinds is online via a subscription and on Donna Young's Site-CD.