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September 9, 2022

Weekly Update for September 9, 2022

Classes have begun!

All cadets started classes this week. The class day begins at 0800 (8:00 AM) and will end at 1400 (2:00 PM) each day. Day Students need to check-in with the Commandant's Department by 0715 (7:15 AM) each morning. 

Please note, there are no classes this Saturday, Sept. 10. The only Saturday Class for the 2022-2023 academic year is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2023. 

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 has been sent to each parent via the Orah Parent Portal this week. 

Parents also have access PowerSchool. The PowerSchool email with login information came from COL Scott Krogh, Director of Support and Information Technology this week. 

If for some reason you do not see an email from COL Scott Krogh and/or the Orah Parent Portal, please reply to this email. 

Academic Calendar  

Please bookmark the link to our Academic Calendar for the 2022-2023 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.   

Please note, there is only one Saturday Class this year, which is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2023. 

Important Upcoming Dates 

  • Monday, September 12 | Club Rush | 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Cadets will have the opportunity to learn about all the clubs that Fork Union Military Academy has to offer and PARENTS are invited! Parents are welcome to come visit with their cadet and learn about all the clubs. Plus, Blue Ridge Pizza Co. and Kona Ice trucks will be available for purchase. 
    • Location: Middle School Circle (where the Library and Dining Hall are located).
  • Friday, September 16 | Outside Communication Turned On
    • Cadets will be able to communicate with family and friends by email and room phones starting Friday, September 16. 
  • Friday, September 30 | First Leave Weekend
    • Cadets, who are eligible, will be able to leave for the weekend. Please use the Orah Parent Portal for all Leave Requests. Leave Weekends start on Friday at 1730 (5:30 PM) and end on Sunday at 1900 (7:00 PM). 

Fall Senior & PG SAT Test Prep Class Registration is Now Open

Our College Placement and Academic Services office is now accepting registrations for our Fall SAT Test Prep workshops for seniors and postgraduates. This workshop will take place one evening each week for 10 sessions, alternating between English and Math preparations for the SAT Test. 

Postgraduates will meet on Tuesday evenings from 1800-1915 hours for 10 weekly sessions, starting September 20 and ending November 29. 

Seniors will meet on Thursday evenings from 1800-1915 hours for 10 weekly sessions, starting September 22 and ending December 1. 

The Fall SAT Test Prep class is optional. The cost of this class is $200. Parents will need to register their cadet and pay the class fee prior to the start of the sessions. You may register for the Fall 2022 SAT Prep class here.

For more information, please click here.

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. 

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. 

How to Send Mail & Packages to Your Son

The best way to stay connected with your son for the next two 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

All cadets have assigned companies, please respond to this email if you do not know your cadet's company.

October ACT Information

For those cadets wanting to take the October ACT test here at the Academy, the registration deadline is Friday, September 16. 

Parents must register the cadet for the test and print the admission ticket for entry on test day. 

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rhonda White at whiter@fuma.org.

TAC Officer Information within the Commandant's Department

One of the big questions most parents have is, "Who do I call if I have questions about my son?"

Your primary point of contact for most questions will be your son's TAC Officer. This is the adult who supervises the cadets in each of our cadet companies. 

Below you will find each company's TAC Officer.

  • Alpha Company TAC Officer | Luis Gutierrez | gutierrezla@fuma.org | (434) 842-4381
  • Bravo Company TAC Officer | Christopher Morgan | morganch@fuma.org | (434) 842-4237
  • Charlie Company TAC Officer | Michael Ocker | ockerm@fuma.org | (434) 842-4229
  • Delta Company TAC Officer | Demarcus Roberson | robersond@fuma.org | (434) 842-4240
  • Headquarters & Service Company TAC Officer | Zachary Harris | harrisz@fuma.org | (434) 842-4231

For questions about academics, you will also be in contact with your son's teacher. 

You can follow your son's academic process through our PowerSchool Parent Portal, which you can access, here

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