Calendar Subscription and Alert Instructions

You can subscribe to any Taft School calendar feed on your computer, phone, or tablet using Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook, or any other calendar app that can receive iCal feeds. You can also receive calendar and athletic team alerts via email and text.

We highly recommend using alerts instead of calendar subscriptions for tracking athletics teams. We have found that calendar subscriptions do not always update as quickly as alerts. For the most up-to-date information about athletic schedule changes go directly to the Taft Athletics website.

How to Subscribe

Athletics and Calendar Alerts

In order to subscribe to alerts you need a taftschool.org account.

Go to www.taftschool.org/login. Login if you already have a taftschool.org account. If you do not have a taftschool.org account click on Create New Account and follow the instructions.

Taft login screen

You have the option of subscribing to alerts via text message as well as by email. If you wish to do this login to your account, click on the profile icon in the upper left hand of the page, and select Subscriptions.

Taft School account link to profile

Click + Add text-enabled phone

Text Enabled phone option appears under primary email address

Enter your mobile phone number. Make sure you select your carrier in the dropdown list next to the phone number. Click Save Phone

enter mobile phone number

You will need to verify your phone number in order to receive alerts. Click the red Verify link next to your mobile phone number.

Red Verify link next to phone number

Click Request Code. A code will be sent via text message to the phone number you provided. Enter this code into the Code field, then click Verify.

Request Code screenshot

You should now see Text Enabled next to your phone number:

Text alerts enabled screenshot

Athletics Alerts

In order to add athletics alerts, go to the athletics schedule and click on the orange bell icon in the upper right section of the schedule.

alerts icon

Scroll down to the team you wish to subscribe to alerts for. Click on the blue Alerts button next to that team.

Alerts button for BV lacrosse

Select your alerts options. Make sure to check the box next to your phone if your wish to receive text alerts. Once you have set your preferences click the Update Settings button.

alerts options

Calendar Alerts

In order to subscribe to calendar alerts, click on the yellow bell icon in the upper right corner of the calendar.

calendar filter, subscription, alerts icons

Select the calendar(s) you wish to subscribe to, along with your alert settings. Click the Update Settings button once you have finished.

Calendar alerts settings

Google Calendar

Click on the gray RSS icon in the upper right corner of the calendar:

Icons linking to calendar filtering, subscription, and alert options

A popup will show with a list of all available calendars:

Available calendar feeds list

Hover over the ICAL icon for the calendar you want to subscribe to and select Get Google iCal URL:

Calendar subscription options screenshot

Copy the link that shows in the box:

Google Calendar ical URL

Go to Google Calendar and click on the + next to Add a friend's calendar:

Google Calendar - Add a Calendar

Select From URL

Google Calendar - add from URL

Paste the link you previously copied into the URL of calendar field. Click ADD CALENDAR

Google Calendar - paste in URL

iCal/Outlook/Other Calendar Apps

Click on the gray RSS icon in the upper right corner of the calendar:

Icons linking to calendar filtering, subscription, and alert options

A popup will show with a list of all available calendars:

Available calendar feeds list

Select the ICAL icon for the calendar you want to subscribe to, then select Add to Default Calendar App (Outlook 2k7, Apple iCal, etc):

Add to other calendar apps

Your computer/phone/tablet will then prompt you to open the calendar feed in the default calendar app installed on your device (iCal, Outlook, etc).