Using School Calendars

There are many different ways to add the GHS School calendar to your laptop and mobile/smartphone device. While the instructions below should allow you to add the GHS calendar to your device, we cannot promise that they will work for everyone as there are so many devices, operating systems and applications in existence. GHS Technical Support will attempt to help you if you are having issues. Contact us at help@greenhedges.org.

Apple/iOS Devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) running iOS 7.0 or later:

1. Subscribe to the GHS Calendar AND RECEIVE ALL UPDATES:

This method is a bit more complex to follow, but it has the advantage that you will receive all updates to the GHS Calendar including new events and changes to events.

Touch and hold on the iCal Subscription link on your iPad/iPhone/iPod and COPY THE LINK. Then go to your SETTINGS App and then access —>Mail, Contacts, Calendar… —->Add Account… —> Other —> Add Subscribed Calendar. Then paste in the link you copied and all should be well.

2. Add to your Personal Google Calendar on the Web and then sync to your iOS device

If you have a Google account for your personal email, you might find this approach to be easier then #1 while still providing updates for all new events and any changes.

Click the Add to my personal Google Calendar link below on a laptop to add the GHS Calendar to your personal Google Calendar
Add to my personal Google Calendar

Once you have it added to your Google Calendar, you will need to ensure your iOS device has your Google Account set-up for syncing calendar data (usually it is by default when you add your email account to your device).

Then on a laptop visit the Google Calendar Sync Select to select which calendars sync to your device.

3. One other, less desirable method, is to just add all current GHS Calendar events. This is simpler BUT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE UPDATES if an event changes or new events are added in the future.

This method is simpler than #1 but it is not ideal as future event updates and new events will not sync to your device. Another way of stating this is that the link below will allow you to add all GHS Calendar events to your iOS device BUT only as a one-time action. Events that the school subsequently adds or changes to events WILL NOT show up on your device.

Subscribe to the GHS Calendar (iCal, iPhone*, iPad*, Android**)

4. If the above approaches are not working for you, you can always just view the live calendar as a web page on your mobile device or laptop by using the link below.

You might also consider bookmarking the link for quick access.
View Calendar as its own web page

Raw RSS Feed:

5. If you are technical and know what an RSS feed is, the below link will provide a raw XML/RSS feed of the GHS Calendar data. This could be useful on laptops or with special software that understands this format.

Calendar as an XML/RSS Feed

Android Phones/Tablets

6. Some Android devices do not natively support the Google Calendar “.ics” format. There are a number of applications available in the Android Marketplace that provide the needed feature. One example is “ICS BOT2”.

Apple/Mac Laptop running OS X 10.9 or later:

7. In iCalendar on the Mac…

Go to the FILE menu and then NEW CALENDAR SUBSCRIPTION.
Paste in the following URL: http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/greenhedges.org_mhmvtas3jdfolf6b0u21tjmsas%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

8. Add to your personal Google Calendar on the Web and then sync to your Mac Laptop

If you have a Google account for your personal email, you might find this approach to be easier then #7 while still providing updates for all new events and any changes.

Click the Add to my personal Google Calendar link below on a laptop to add the GHS Calendar to your personal Google Calendar
Add to my personal Google Calendar

You can then configure iCalendar on the Mac to sync your Google calendar and the subscribed GHS Calendar by following these instructions from Google.

Then visit the Google Calendar Sync Select to select which calendars sync to your device.

9. One other, less desirable, method on your Mac is to just add all current GHS Calendar events. This is simpler BUT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE UPDATES if an event changes or new events are added in the future.

This method is simpler than #7 or #8 but it is not ideal as future event updates and new events will not sync to your laptop. Another way of stating this is that the link below will allow you to add all GHS Calendar events to your iOS device BUT only as a one-time action. Events that the school subsequently adds or changes to events WILL NOT show up on your laptop.

Subscribe to the GHS Calendar (iCal, iPhone*, iPad*, Android**)

10. If the above approaches are not working for you, you can always just view the live calendar as a web page on your mobile device or laptop by using the link below. You might also consider bookmarking the link for quick access.

View Calendar as its own web page

Windows 7/8

Microsoft Outlook (current versions) supports subscribing to Internet calendars with URL formats beginning with webcal:// and ending with the .ics extension. The GHS Calendar in .ics format is via this link:

http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/greenhedges.org_mhmvtas3jdfolf6b0u21tjmsas%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

More information on how to subscribe to an Internet calendar from Outlook and get updates as the calendar changes, can be found in the last section of this Microsoft Help Document.

Another approach for Windows users is to simply bookmark the GHS Calendar link:

View Calendar as its own web page