Calendar

Introducing the MaderaPTA Google Calendar

You will now see a live view of this Google calendar.  From here you can view by Week, Month, Agenda and, for any given event, you can click on it to view more details or copy the event to your calendar.

Adding the Madera Calendar to your Google Calendar
If you are a Google Gmail user, you can easily add this calendar view to your account by clicking the +Google Calendar button at the bottom.  You will then be able to view the calendar either by itself or overlayed on your existing Google calendars.

Synchronizing with Android Devices (Phone/Tablet)
Because this is a Google calendar, it is very straightforward to synchronize it with your Android Phone or Tablet.

  1. Open the Calendar app
  2. Go to the Menu > More > Calendars
  3. Check the ‘Madera Elementary Calendar’.  Now those events will be synced to your phone/tablet along with your other events.

Synchronizing with iPhone/iPad
By default, only the default calendar is synced to your iPhone. The Madera calendar is considered a secondary calendar.

You can sync Google Calendar with the Calendar app that comes on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Touch Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add account > Google.
  3. Enter your name, your full Gmail or Google Apps address, and password.
    If you use 2-Step Verification, use an app password instead of your regular password.
  4. Touch Next.
  5. Emails, contacts, and calendar events will now sync directly with your Google Account on the web. To sync only your calendar, turn the other services off.

Now when you open the Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll see your Google Calendar events.

WCCUSD Calendar

7 comments

  1. The Madera Google Calendar is a great feature for those who use Google calendars and/or smartphones. I own an android phone and it was very easy to add the Madera Calendar to the calendar application on my phone (the instructions are very clear). Now I can see all the upcoming events on my phone. I highly recommend it. Great work and thanks!

  2. A question was asked about syncing with Lotus Notes. The only solution I found is http://www.awesync.com/. It costs $20 and there is a 30% discount for educational uses so anyone would get that. Keep in mind you would need to be able to install their application on the system running Lotus so if it’s your work computer, make sure that’s allowed.

  3. I used to manually input all the Madera events to my Google calendar. The Madera Google calendar saves a lot of my time! It was very easy and straightforward to synchronize with my iTouch. Great job!!

  4. Outlook Sync Update:

    Using the similar logic of the iPhone, I found two simple solutions for Outlook users.

    Option 1)
    1. Click this link from the computer
    https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/madera.elem.pta@gmail.com/public/basic.ics
    2. It should prompt to save, you can open it using Outlook. You should see the Calendar appear in your list.

    Option 2)
    1. Access Account Settings
    (Outlook 2010) Open File > Info > Account Settings
    (Outlook 2007) Open Tools > Account Settings
    2. Select the Internet Calendars tab
    3. Click New
    4. Enter into the New Internet Calendar Subscription field
    https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/madera.elem.pta@gmail.com/public/basic.ics
    5. Click Add

    You should see the new Calendar appear and can click the check box to see it side-by-side or right click on it and choose Overlay to see them merged.

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