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February 23, 2024

Weekly Update for February 23, 2024

Fork Union's Friday Update:

February 23, 2024

We invite you to read the latest issue of the Blue Devil Report, our athletic newsletter, available below. 

Don't forget to scroll down for the weekly updates.

The Blue Devil Report - February 23, 2024

New Information for the Week:

Below you will find all the new information that has been added this week. 


In preparation of Spring Break, we ask all parents to start planning your cadet's Spring Break departure as soon as possible. All boarding cadet's Spring Break departures and returns need to be added in Orah via a Leave Request, including all FUMA Transportation needs, before TONIGHT. 

If you request FUMA Transportation after Friday, February 23, you will be charged a late fee per day you are late. 

Please include all travel itineraries in your Leave Request if you are requesting FUMA Transportation. 

Cadets can depart campus on Friday, March 8 at 12:30 PM and need to return by 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 17 for Spring Break. 

If you have any questions about your cadet's Spring Break departure or return, please reach out to Mr. BJ York at .


An email went out to all senior and postgraduate families announcing the annual Senior/PG Dinner on Saturday, March 23. This event will begin their journey to graduation with our pinning ceremony and special dinner. We encourage all senior and postgraduate families to come. 

The dinner promptly starts at 6:30 PM and requires family members to register for the event. We would like to limit family members to no more than 8 attendees.

To register for the Senior/PG Dinner please follow the link: RSVP HERE


Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents/guardians, and school counselors to Academy Day 2024. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. 

Save the Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Randolph-Macon College Center for the Performing Arts, Blackwell Auditorium, 205 Henry Street, Ashland, VA 23005

To ensure you receive it and the registration link for the event, please email . For more information on the Academy Nomination Process, please visit 

Please note: This is a notification of the Academy Day that Senator Warner hosts every year for those in the state of Virginia. Even if you do not reside in Virginia, the information is valuable. An email will go out to interested 10th & 11th grade cadets if they wish to travel with the Academy. We will be able to take 13 cadets with FUMA Transportation. The College Placement Department will register the cadets who express interest in attending. 

This weekend does not fall over a Leave Weekend. If you wish to take your cadet outside of the FUMA group, you will need to email  to ensure you are placed on the list to receive the invitation and registration link. You will need to register yourself and your cadet separately through the registration event. 


On Monday, February 19, the College Placement Department hosted a ZOOM Junior Parent Meeting with special guest: Jim Jump. For anyone who missed the ZOOM, please click the link below to view the ZOOM. 

YouTube Link:


Fork Union is excited to offer its annual summer camps again this year! The Academy offers a variety of summer day and overnight camps on campus. Overnight camps offer a unique opportunity for campers to immerse themselves in a specific area of interest. Our experienced staff ensures a safe and supported environment for all campers. Join us for an exciting summer filled with adventure, learning and fun! 


If you have not started the re-enrollment process, please review the details below:

The Admissions Office has made re-enrollment contract available on SchoolAdmin! If your cadet has received a re-enrollment invitation from the Admissions Office he is eligible to re-enroll. We are encouraging all families to re-enroll early to receive a $750 tuition credit. If you re-enroll and pay the registration deposit before March 29, you will receive the $750 credit. 

The deadline to re-enroll for the 2024-2025 academic year is April 26, 2024. If you re-enroll after April 26, there will be a late fee charged per month after the deadline.

Below are the correct dates for re-enrollment. 

  • Extended Financial Aid Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024
  • Early Enrollment Credit: Current families who enroll and pay the registration deposit before Friday, March 29, 2024 will receive a $750 credit. 
  • Tuition Protection Plan: The cost of the Tuition Protection Plan is $1,250 for the 2024-2025 academic year and must be paid prior to your cadet's arrival on campus. 
  • Early Re-Enrollment Deadline to Receive Credit: Friday, March 29, 2024
  • Final Re-Enrollment Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024. 
  • Early Payment Credit: Any family who pays their FACTS account balance, 100-percent full, prior to their cadet's arrival on campus will receive a $750 credit on their account. 
  • Your Re-Enrollment Agreement is available in your Parent Portal in SchoolAdmin.

Financial Aid: Ensure to reapply for Financial Aid before submitting the re-enrollment agreement and tuition deposit. For any questions about your financial aid award, feel free to schedule an appointment with Mr. Bob Williams, our Director of Financial Aid, Calendly - Robert Williams.

Re-Enrollment Process: 

To begin the re-enrollment process:

  • Log in to your Parent Portal to access your cadet's 2024-2025 Enrollment Agreement and the Enrollment Checklist. 
  • Within the Agreement, you will find the option to select the Tuition Protection Plan. Sign the agreement and submit the required tuition deposit within the Parent Portal and FACTS to secure your cadet's place for the upcoming year. 

Please keep in mind that the 2024-25 academic check-in dates have not been published on SchoolAdmin which is the final step to completing your checklist. 

Below you will find a video on how to re-enroll your cadet:

Re-Enrollment for 2024-2025 Informative Video

Archived Information:

Below you will find important archived information that has been released in previous weeks. 


We are thrilled to announce that Fork Union Military Academy's Interact Club is teaming up with Fluvanna County High School and the Fluvanna County Rotary Club to host a Rise Against Hunger event right here on campus! 

Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Estes Athletic Center

Join us for an impactful day as we come together to package nutritious meals for those in need around the world. Let's unite our efforts and work towards a world without hunger. Together, we can make a difference! If you would like to attend, please register for this event below. If you are unable to attend and would like to donate to this event, please click the link below.

Register & Donate Here! 


Congratulations to cadets Chrysander Rahardjo and Levi Jones for being honored today for being selected Cadet Leader of the Term and Cadet of the Term for Term 3, respectively. Click the link below to read more:

Fork Union Announces Cadet Leader & Cadet of the Term for Term 3


Did you know that Fork Union offers a Visiting Family Guide? It lives on and offers discounts to local hotels in the area for Fork Union families. You can stay at the Best Western and the Hilton Garden Inn for 15-percent off when you call directly. Click here to view.

  • Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Suites: 540-832-1700
  • Hilton Garden Inn Charlottesville: 434-979-4442

Call these hotels now to plan any visit to campus as we enter the spring and parade seasons.


The 2024 Skirmisher yearbook is now on sale! This year's edition will be almost 50% larger than recent years! The books will be distributed in late May before the cadets leave campus but must be pre-ordered via the Jostens web site to guarantee your cadet gets a copy: Order your cadet's yearbook today!

Making It Through "The Dark Ages"

January and February tend to be "gloomy" months for cadets. I was reminded today that alumni from some years ago used to refer to this time of the year as "The Dark Ages." The fun of the holidays is over, the weather can be cold or even icy, and it feels like a long time between Christmas Leave and Spring Break. Even our happiest of cadets can become a bit whiny and out of sorts during the sunlight-reduced days of wintertime. 

Can I make a suggestion?

Order Cadet Care Packages

Ms. Rhonda White, our Coordinator of Assessments & Student Records, provides parents with the opportunity to treat their cadet with something sweet and special. Do you want to do something special to surprise your cadet while at FUMA? Treat him to a birthday surprise, a pick-me-up, or "just because" treat from the list below.

  • Qty of 6 Cupcakes for $10
  • Qty of 12 Cupcakes for $20
  • Qty of 12 Brownies for $10
  • Qty of 12 Chocolate Chip Cookies for $12
  • Medium Size Gift Bag of Treats for $25
  • Large Size Gift Bag of Treats for $40

For more information, please contact Ms. Rhonda White at .

Costa Rica, Here We Come! 

Spring Break Travel Opportunity for Cadets

Fork Union Military Academy is partnering with Rustic Pathways to arrange an exciting travel and learning opportunity for our cadets during Spring Break, from March 9 - 16, 2024. Cadets will learn all about turtle conservation and work to protect native sea turtles on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. They will spend the days both enjoying the beach and working to keep it clean, helping protect the turtles during evening patrols spent looking for nests to relocate to safety. Experienced conservationists will lead our young men through service and teach them about the many ongoing efforts to save sea turtles. In addition to these daily shifts in the hatchery, they willcarry out beach cleanups with park rangers and marvel at the beautiful beaches.

Did you know FUMA has Company Facebook Groups?

The Commandant's Department works hard with each company to provide a private Facebook Group for Alpha, Bravo and Charlie Companies. These groups are great ways to interact with the company TAC Officer, network with families and see candid photos for your cadet. 

If you have not joined your cadet's Facebook group, you can find the links below:

Diploma Preparations for Seniors

It's hard to believe it's time to start thinking about your cadet's graduation and the emotions when you see him walk across that stage and receive his diploma. We want to make sure we have the correct name and spelling on his diploma, so we are asking you to please verify by emailing Ms. Rhonda White at  before January 8th with the correct name and spelling to be printed on his diploma so we can get them ordered by the deadline. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. White.

Parents Association & Carpool List

The Parents Association of Fork Union Military Academy is a voluntary association of parents who wish to support the mission of the Academy with their time, talents, and gifts. The Association provides direct support to the Academy's educational programs and technologies through their dues and fundraising endeavors. It also helps encourage parent participation and facilitates parent communication and networking. 

Each year, the Parents Association helps with arranging Carpools for Cadet Transportation. Below is the Carpool List for the academic year. Please read the instructions provided in the document. If interested, submit your information to families in your area. 

Please consider joining the Parents Association! Click here to become a member. 

Orah Parent Portal Information 

Fork Union Military Academy depends on the Orah App for all cadet accountability purposes. Parents must use Orah when requesting their cadet to depart campus for any reason. With the first Leave Weekend of the academic year approaching, please read the detailed information on how to set up your Orah Account below:

Do You Want to Schedule Senior/Cadet Portraits?

It's time to schedule your cadet's portraits! We are pleased to be able to recommend Kristin Firewicz Studios to our cadet families. Kristin is a professional photographer contracted by the Academy to take campus photos throughout the year and has been specializing in high school senior photography for over 10 years. Kristin is local to Fork Union and has a studio on campus. For more information regarding booking your cadet's private session, please visit her website for special FUMA rates: Kristin Firewicz Studios.

Academic Calendar  

Please bookmark the link to our Academic Calendar for the 2023-2024 year. This calendar highlights all the major events on campus for the academic year, including dates of when each term begins and ends, leave weekends, SAT and ACT tests and all holiday breaks.

The easy way to find it on is under Academics - Academic Calendar

Athletic News and Schedules

Please bookmark the link to the FUMA Athletics website. The athletic website will be your home for all game schedules, rosters and news stories. Below you will find the direct link to the Athletics Calendar:

FUMA Athletics also offers a mobile app! Follow the link to download the FUMA Athletics App for all updates including, news stories, rosters, and schedule changes. The app allows you to receive direct messages on all schedule updates and changes, so please allow push notifications in your settings. 

Live Streaming for Home Athletic Events & Campus Events

Fork Union Military Academy works hard to live stream most events that happen on campus for our parents to view. We stream all home athletic events on the Fork Union Military Academy YouTube Channel. We are also able to stream events that are in the Wicker Chapel and Parades. 

Please subscribe to the Fork Union YouTube Channel to get alerts on when Fork Union Military Academy is live. 

Subscribe to YouTube, here.

Academic Scheduling 

Should you have any questions regarding your son’s class options and graduation plan, please contact their respective academic scheduler: 

Check out the photos!

You can view photos almost daily of your son throughout the academic year at: