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.
In V3 setting up grading terms became easier, however; there is a new additional step that must be done before grading terms can be set up.
For each child you must, no iffy's, you must set the two drop-down lists before you can set up the grading terms at the Terms worksheet. The questions that seek answers are-
And remember to answer these two questions for each child.
Of course grading terms cannot exist without dates and that brings me to mention that before terms can be set, you must set up the school calendar at Days. You must set up each child's school calendar.
Setting up grading terms is a simple matter of choosing the start date for each term from the drop-down lists at the top of the Terms worksheet.
Do this for each child!
When a Term Number Goes Missing at the S-Sheets - What to look for when a term number vanishes from the S-Sheets.
Adding extra school days and an extra term
To do add an extra term, assuming that you are currently using 5 or less, and extra school days do the following-
Changing Term Dates Later
It is okay to do this as long as you are aware that this action might have an effect on grade averages of terms that have already passed - but only if particular past term dates are changed. This matters most if you've submitted grades to some distant official who wears a monocle while pursuing your records. That's an exaggeration, but if you have to submit grades and you've already done so for a semester, then you certainly do not want to make those grades change, so don't change term dates if it affects grades that have already been submitted.
Changes at School Calendar (Days)
Some changes that might affect term dates are
Neither one of these changes will cause the world to implode upon itself, but I want you to be aware that there is a slim chance that term numbers could go missing (because of action #2) or terms might become lopsided (because of action #1), not that lopsided terms matter. I don't know of anyone who loses sleep over lopsided grading terms.
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