Parents Association & Parents Council
The Durham Academy Parents Association supports the school's academic, social, fine arts and athletic objectives. Parents Association encourages volunteerism, raises and disperses funds, promotes communication and cooperation, and provides input to the school on issues of concern and interest to parents. All Durham Academy parents are members of the Parents Association.
The Durham Academy Parents Council is the governing board of the Parents Association. This group comprises members of an executive committee; division representatives; members of schoolwide committees on matters such as diversity, wellness and athletics; and parents who organize both community-building and fundraising events. See a list of the parents who serve on Parents Council.
Parents Bulletin Board
By using Durham Academy's iCal calendar subscriptions, parents, faculty and students can easily add continually updated event feeds to their calendar client of choice with just a few clicks. You may add as many or as few calendars — ranging from your child's class schedule or assignments, to division-specific activities and athletic team schedules, to Middle and Upper School rotational calendars — as you wish to any calendar client that accepts iCal feeds.
Locating iCal Feeds of Interest
There are two places where you can find iCal feeds, depending on your needs:
- Veracross offers iCal feeds that are specific to your child, from his or her class assignments, class schedules and some extracurricular activities.
- www.da.org/calendar offers a variety of iCal feeds that are not specific to any one student. Rather, these calendars include dates for entire divisions, athletic teams and groups.
To locate Veracross iCal feeds, follow these instructions:
- Log into your Veracross Parent Portal at https://portals.veracross.com/da. Look for the green "Subscribe to Calendars" button under "My Household" on the right.
- If you prefer to use Google Calendar, you may check the "Subscribe Using Google Calendar" to have all subscription links use Google Calendar automatically. If you prefer to use a different calendar application, you can find the iCal link by clicking "Subscribe" beside your desired calendar(s), which will bring up an iCal URL. If you are using an Apple device, you can choose to subscribe via this dialogue box. If not, you may simply copy the iCal URL and enter it in your desired calendar application.
To locate www.da.org/calendar iCal feeds, follow these instructions:
- Go to www.da.org/calendar and look for the red iCal button under the "Calendar Search" heading (will be on left side of computer screen, or at the bottom on a mobile device). Click this red button to bring up a list of available calendars.
- From the list, locate a calendar feed that you'd like to import (be sure to scroll down for athletic calendars), and click the green "iCal" button on the right side. For most users, the most useful option is "Get Standard iCal URL." Clicking any of the options will bring up a URL, which you should copy for pasting into your preferred calendar client.
Entering iCal Feeds into Your Calendar Client
As each calendar client accepts iCal feeds differently, instructions provided by a few of the most popular calendar clients are linked below.