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September 1, 2023

Weekly Update for September 1, 2023

Each Friday during the 2023-2024 Academic Year, Fork Union Military Academy will send a Friday Update to all parents. Please make sure you read the entire email has this includes important information throughout the school year. These will also be posted on the Parent's Page of under Announcements. 

On Monday, September 4, our returning cadets will arrive on campus for the final check-in of the academic year. We are excited to officially start the academic session for 2023-2024 on Tuesday, September 5. 

Day Student Information

If you are a new day student who has been participating in New Cadet Training this past week, you are not required to be on campus Monday, September 4. If you are a returning day student that still needs to check-in on Monday, September 4, please arrive in your PT's (grey shirt, blue shorts) to complete your check-in on Monday. You can depart campus once you have completed your check-in and picked up your Fork Union laptop. 

The Uniform of the Day for the entire week starting Tuesday, September 5 will be your DCU's. Please make sure you bring your PT's and athletic shoes for athletic practice Tuesday through Friday. 

Orah Parent Portal & PowerSchool Information  

Parents must use the Orah Parent Portal for all transportation and leave requests throughout the year. An email with login information will be sent to each parent via the Orah Parent Portal on the week of Sept. 5. Please look out for the email next week. 

Parents will also be able to access PowerSchool on the week of Sept. 5. The PowerSchool email with login information will come from COL Scott Krogh, Deputy Chief of Staff, next week. 

If for some reason you do not see an email from COL Scott Krogh and/or the Orah Parent Portal by the end of next week, please check your junk, spam and clutter folders. 

Cadet Communication

Cadets will not have access to phones or email throughout the first few weeks of school. This process allows the cadets to absorb the necessary information without any distractions to prepare them for a successful school year. Please contact the Commandant's Department if you need immediate communication with your cadet. You can email: CPT Christopher Morgan at 

The best way to contact your cadet is through letters and packages. The information to send a package can be found below:

How to Send Mail & Packages to Your Son

The best way to stay connected with your son for the next several weeks, believe it or not, is by mail! Please allow the Academy time to set up your son's email and room phones. In the meantime, you can use the addresses below for sending mail and packages to your cadet:

Address for Cadet Mail (Letters, Envelops, Magazines, etc.)

Cadet *First Name* *Last Name*
*Company Name* Company (i.e. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie or Delta)
Fork Union Military Academy
PO Box 278
Fork Union, VA 23055

Address for Cadet Packages

Cadet *First Name* *Last Name*
*Company Name* Company (i.e. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie or Delta)
Fork Union Military Academy
4744 James Madison HWY
Fork Union, VA 23055

Commandant's Department List:  

Below is a list of the main Commandant's Department Staff. The Commandant and Assistant to the Commandant will be on campus throughout most of the business day. The Company TAC Officers will be on campus throughout the majority of mid-afternoon to evenings. 

Deputy CommandantMAJMcDaniel434-842-4234
Assistant CommandantCPTMorgan434-842-4239
Alpha Company TAC OfficerSgtDavis434-842-4381
Bravo Company TAC OfficerCPTHarris434-842-4237
Charlie Company TAC OfficerSFCFaith434-842-4229

Creating Your CampMinder Account

CampMinder is a new software the Academy is using this year to make it convenient for both parent and cadet to purchase items from the Social Center. This includes daily snack bar concessions, cadet activities and game day concessions and apparel. 

Click the link to access CampMinder. 

If you need detailed instructions on how to set up your CampMinder account, please click here.

Please add a credit card to your account to make it active for purchases. This should be a card that you would like to have for the entire year, or you can add a certain amount of money to the account with that card. 

Fall SAT Test Prep Opportunity

Fork Union Military Academy offers a Fall SAT Test Prep Class for seniors and postgraduates. The cost is $300 for 10 sessions (10 weeks) and will be charged to the FACTS account. The class will run from September to November. 

Seniors and postgraduate basketball will meet on Thursdays starting September 14 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM. 

Postgraduate football will meet on Tuesdays starting September 19 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM. 

This will be a first-come, first-serve basis until the class fills up. Once the course begins, there are no refunds. 

If you are interested in signing your senior or postgraduate up for Fall SAT Prep Class, please submit this form no later than September 8: 

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 direct links to the postgraduate and prep schedules. The junior prep football and Reds football schedules will be released in the next few weeks. 

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.

Weekly Newsletters

Starting next Friday, September 8, Director of Communications Kelly Barnette will create a weekly newsletter that will be attached to this email. The Academy has two newsletters, the Front & Center, and the Blue Devil Report. The Front & Center is the Academy's newsletter that gives you bi-weekly updates from around campus. The Blue Devil Report is the Academy's newsletter that gives you bi-weekly updates from the Athletic Department. 

On Friday, September 8, we will start with the Front & Center. The Blue Devil Report will start on Friday, September 15. The two newsletters will alternate each week. 

Academic Scheduling 

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

Cadet Care Packages

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.

Ms. Rhonda White, Coordinator of Assessments & Student Records, provides parents with the opportunity to treat their cadet with something special. Choose from the following:

  • 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 

Check out the photos!

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

Important Dates to Follow:

Please always check the Academic Calendar for updates on events. Below are a few coming up in the next couple months:

  • Important Dates:
    • First Leave Weekend | Friday, September 29-Sunday, October 1, 2023
      • All eligible cadets will be able to leave campus for the weekend. Cadets are eligible to depart campus after athletic practice at 4:30 PM on Friday and must return by 7 PM on Sunday. Parents must submit a request through Orah. 
    • SAT Test | October 7, 2023
      • Seniors & postgraduates can take a SAT Prep Class. Please see the information above.
    • The 125th Celebration on Founder's Day Weekend | Friday, October 13-Sunday, October 15, 2023
      • Come join us in celebrating the 125th Birthday of Fork Union Military Academy. A detailed schedule will be announced shortly. 
    • Parents Weekend | Friday, October 20-Monday, October 23, 2023
      • Parents Weekend is designed to allow cadets to depart campus with their families for a three-day weekend. On Friday, the Academy hosts several events for parents to meet their cadet's teachers and see a Parent's Day Parade.
      • Click here for the schedule.
    • SAT Test | November 4, 2023
      • Seniors & postgraduates can take a SAT Prep Class. Please see the information above.
    • Thanksgiving Leave | Friday, November 17-Sunday, November 26
      • Thanksgiving Leave is the first Major Leave of the academic year. All cadets must depart campus for Thanksgiving Leave.