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How can I schedule all weekends except the 2nd? (viewed 3140 times)

The calendar can handle a variety of regular and irregular schedules. Sometimes you may need to create more than one event to completely replicate a parenting plan. Some parenting plans call for one parent to have every weekend with the exception of the fourth weekend of the month. For example, we'll create a parenting plan where one parent has the above schedule from Thursday at 2:30pm to Sunday at 6:30pm. Here's how you can create a parenting plan schedule in the Calendar to match this:

  1. Go to the Calendar and click "Add an event". Use the "Standard" form.
  2. Select "This is part of my parenting plan schedule".
  3. Select "This is a repeating event".
  4. Select the "1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends" option.
  5. Set the Start Date to be on a Thursday at 2:30pm.
  6. Set the Stop Date to be 3 days later on Sunday at 6:30pm.
  7. Set the "repeat between these dates" to the period that you want this schedule to be in effect.
  8. Click "Add this event".

Now we have the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends covered. What we need to do now is add the 2nd weekend of each month. After you add the event above, go to the Calendar and create one more parenting plan event:

  1. Go to the Calendar and click "Add an event". Use the "Standard" form.
  2. Select "This is part of my parenting plan schedule".
  3. Select "This is a repeating event".
  4. For the repeating option, set the controls to use "The [2nd] [Thursday] every [1] month(s)"
  5. Set the Start Date to be on a Thursday at 2:30pm.
  6. Set the Stop Date to be 3 days later on Sunday at 6:30pm.
  7. Set the "repeat between these dates" to the period that you want this schedule to be in effect.
  8. Click "Add this event".

If you want, you can now go in and remove any of the "5th" weekends, if they aren't part of your schedule. To do this, go to the Calendar, click the button labeled List my events, and from there you can delete any events day-by-day that you want to.

An alternate way of doing this schedule would be to create a repeating event that uses every weekend. Add the event, and then go in and remove the 2nd weekends from each month using the List my events screen.

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