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On a snowy day in mid-winter, you might be tasked with updating lots of schools statuses for your website. We make setting closings easy and fast!
Managing School Closings
You manage the status of your schools on the All Closings screen. It is accessible from School Closings > All Closings. By default, your schools will be listed in alphabetical order.
Filtering the School Listing
You can filter the listing in a number of ways if you are looking for specific schools. You must click the Search button for each new filter.
You can filter by alphanumerical using the filter dropdown at the top of the screen…
You can also directly search for the school name in the search bar…
You can also filter by Entity Type and current Status (example: only show Schools that are currently marked as Closed)
Marking a School as Closed
Each school can be updated individually. At the end of a row for a school is an Edit button.
Clicking the Edit button opens up the selected school’s fields for editing.
You can change any field on a school when it is in “Edit Mode”, but when marking a school as closed, there’s only a few you are concerned with:
This field tells the system when to REMOVE a school from the Closing Page on your website. If the date / time is in the past, it will not show up on your website as being closed.
This is the issue status for the school. There are four issue statuses that can be selected:
- Open – The school is open, but will still display on the Closings screen. This status is not used as often as others, but may be useful on a day with bad weather and most schools are closed. Setting a school to open would let your audience now the school is indeed open.
- Closed – The School is Closed
- Delayed – The school has a delayed opening. You’ll want to make sure you add a comment so your audience knows how long the delay is.
- Hide – This means the the school is hidden from the Closings Page on your website. This is the default state when there are no issues for the school.
This is extra information about the school status. For example, if you have the status set to delayed, you might want to enter “90 minute delay” in the comment section.
Saving the Status
Once you have changed the school fields, click the Update button at the end of the selected school’s row.
You can duplicate these steps for all schools / businesses that need to show up on the closings page on your website.
On your website’s Closings Page, your audience will see the same listing.
You can clear out all comments, set the status to hide and set the expire date to 12:00AM one day in the past to automatically clear out all closings. Just click the Clear All Closing Data button in the top right corner of the closings screen. This will only clear out the closing data for schools, it does not delete any school information.
If you want to clear only selected schools, click the Action checkbox on at least one school and the Bulk Action buttons will display.
Click the Bulk Edit button. This will open up some checkboxes that will allow you to select to clear the Comments, Set a Past Expiry Date and set the Status to Hide on each of the schools you have selected.