New Information for the Week:

Below you will find all the new information that has been added this week. As a reminder, please visit the Parents Page on forkunion.com to view all the following information. These are posted under Announcements each week. 

Click here to visit the Fork Union Parents Page.

LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE A YEARBOOK!

The 2024 Skirmisher Yearbooks are expected to arrive on campus next week. A limited number of copies are still available for purchase. If you have not yet purchased a yearbook for your cadet, now is the perfect time to do so. To place an order, please visit Jostens Yearbooks here: https://bit.ly/4atZdyt

REMINDER! MEMORIAL DAY - MONDAY, MAY 27 - CLASS DAY

This is a reminder that if your cadet is a Day Student or if your cadet is going on leave on Friday, May 24, they must be in class on Monday, May 27. Memorial Day is a class day. If your cadet is going on leave on Friday, May 24, they must return to campus Sunday, May 26 by 7 p.m.

On Monday, May 27, the Academy will host a Memorial Day Ceremony. All cadets must attend. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial. All are invited. 

The Uniform of the Day for Monday, May 27 is Class A. 

DAY STUDENT REMINDERS AND UPDATES

REMINDER! Uniform of the Day for the Week of Memorial Day
All Day Students are required to attend class on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. The Academy will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at 3 PM. The Uniform of the Day for Monday, May 27 is Class A. 

For the remainder of the week of May 27, the Uniform of the Day is: Tuesday - DCUs, Wednesday - DCUs, Thursday: Class B, and Friday - DCUs. 

FUMA TRANSPORTATION FOR END OF YEAR DEPARTURE

To ensure we can accommodate your cadet's departure needs, FUMA requires an appropriate amount of time in advance for transportation requests. The deadline for submitting a request for FUMA to transport your cadet from campus at the end of the year is Wednesday, May 29. Unaccompanied minors must be submitted by Monday, May 27. 

Any requests submitted after the deadline, will not be guaranteed. 

HAVE YOU COMPLETED THE END OF YEAR EVENTS RSVP?

An End of the Year Events RSVP survey was sent to all parents on Tuesday, May 21. If you plan to attend any event during the last week of school, please fill out the survey below:

End of Year Events RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBQ2J88

IMPORTANT END OF YEAR EVENTS

It is time to plan your End of the Year travel! The last week of school is Sunday, June 2 through Saturday, June 8. We have several dates where we would love to have parents here on campus as well as multiple dates when cadets depart campus. Please keep in mind that details on these events could possibly change due to weather and other circumstances. Please mark your calendars for the following events:

Monday, May 27 (Normal Class Day)

3:00 PM | Memorial Day Ceremony | Veterans Memorial | Parents welcome.

Saturday, June 1 (Not a Leave Weekend)

10:00 AM | Cadet Fun Day | Stadium Field | 

Staff and faculty will provide a mandatory fun day for cadets starting during brunch. 

Sunday, June 2

6:15 PM | Full Year Exemplary Conduct Cookout | Social Center 

Monday, June 3 (Normal Class Day)

6:15 PM | Middle School Ice Cream Social | Social Center | Parents welcome.

Tuesday, June 4 (Normal Class Day)

Last day of class for 7th graders.

Wednesday, June 5 

10:00 AM | 7th Grade Ceremony | Chapel | Parents are welcome.

7th graders will be dismissed from campus after ceremony.

4:00 PM | Upper School Awards Ceremony | Wicker Chapel | Parents are welcome.

Dinner will be served in the Estes Dining Hall at 5:00 PM. Parents who attend the awards are welcome to stay for dinner. 

Thursday, June 6

Term 5 Final Exam Day

Grades 8 through 11 are dismissed from campus at 12:30 PM. Band members stay.

4:30 PM | Senior Cookout | Middle School Circle | Parents are welcome.

6:00 PM | Senior Awards Ceremony | Wicker Chapel | Parents are welcome.

Friday, June 7

8:30 AM | Baccalaureate | Wicker Chapel | Closed to Spectators/Parents

10:00 AM | Upper School Graduation | Football Field | All are welcome. No tickets required unless under weather plan.

Seniors and band members are dismissed from campus after graduation.

ORDER CADET CARE PACKAGES

Does your cadet need a special treat to get him through the home stretch of the school year? Has he done something recently that deserves a treat? Does he have a birthday in May?

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.

For more information, please contact Ms. Rhonda White at 

HAVE YOU LET THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE KNOW YOUR PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR?

We are excited to announce that we are exceeding our application goal for the 2024-2025 academic year! As a result, we want to prioritize our current students by ensuring they have the opportunity to secure their spot and financial aid for next year. 

If you have not yet re-enrolled for the 2024-2025 academic year, please contact an Admissions Office representative as soon as possible to discuss your plans. This will help us finalize our enrollment numbers and better serve all of our students. 

To contact the Admissions Office, please email 


Archived Information:

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

MEMBERS OF THE BAND REQUIRED TO STAY THROUGH GRADUATION

All members of the Band are required to stay through graduation. Music Director ETN1(SS) John Warren has communicated with all parents of cadets who are required to stay. He is the only person who determines what band members stay. Band members will be dismissed from campus with the seniors following graduation. 

If you have already made departure plans for your son prior to graduation, please email ETN1(SS) John Warren at 

FRIDAY, MAY 31 THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024 - A CLOSED WEEKEND

The final weekend of the 2023-2024 academic year is a closed weekend. All boarding cadets are required to be here for Mandatory Fun Day and End of the Year Clean Up. 

AN UPDATE FROM THE COLLEGE PLACEMENT & ACADEMIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The College Placement and Academic Services Department has completed sending home all individual course request meeting email communication for the 2024-2025 academic year the first week of May. Please check your email for the detailed, individualized information on your cadet's track to graduation. 

Mrs. Kelsey Hill communicated with families of cadets with the last names A-K.
Dr. James Benson communicated with families of cadets with the last names L-Z. 

If you did not receive an email, please check your SPAM or JUNK folders. You can also reach out to your son's academic advisor if you have any questions:

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 forkunion.com is under Academics - Academic Calendar

LEAVE WEEKENDS FOLLOWING FRIDAY PARADES

The Academy has announced that cadets in good standing are eligible for weekend leaves following all Friday parades. This does not include Alumni Weekend. Below are the weekends cadets are eligible for a leave weekend:

Friday, April 26, 2024 | 2:00 PM | Military Appreciation Parade | Eligible Cadets Leave Weekend
Friday, May 10, 2024 | 2:00 PM | Mother's Day Parade | Eligible Cadets Leave Weekend
Friday, May 17, 2024 | 2:00 PM | First Responders Parade | Eligible Cadets Leave Weekend
Friday, May 24, 2024 | 2:00 PM | Senior Day Parade | Eligible Cadets Leave Weekend

As always, please submit your Leave Request through the Orah Parent Portal.

VISITING FAMILIES' GUIDE

Did you know that Fork Union offers a Visiting Family Guide? It lives on forkunion.com 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.

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

SKIRMISHER ON SALE!

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: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1119984/Fork-Union-Military-Academy/. Order your cadet's yearbook today!

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. 

ACADEMIC SCHEDULING 

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

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.

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS!

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






Dear Parents,

This is a friendly reminder about FUMA Transportation for the End of the Year. 

To ensure we can accommodate your cadet's departure needs, Director of Cadet Activities and Transportation, Mr. BJ York, requires an appropriate amount of time in advance for transportation requests. The deadline for submitting a request for FUMA to transport your cadet from campus at the end of the year is Wednesday, May 29. 

Unaccompanied minors must be submitted by Monday, May 27.

Any requests submitted after the deadline, will not be guaranteed.  

Here is how to request FUMA Transportation:

Important Departure Dates:

Questions?

Please don't hesitate to contact Mr. BJ York at for any questions regarding FUMA Transportation.

Best regards,

Kelly Barnette
Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy
Email:

Dear Parents,

We're excited to celebrate the end of the school year with some fun-filled events for our cadets. To help us plan accordingly, please take a moment to RSVP for your family's participation in the following events:

Wednesday, June 5

Thursday, June 6

Cadets in 8th-11th grade, who are not in the Band, depart after exams at 12:30 PM.

Friday, June 7

Please RSVP by Friday, May 31 using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBQ2J88

Your response will help us ensure we have enough supplies and space for everyone. 

We look forward to celebrating the end of the year with you!

Best regards,

Kelly Barnette
Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy
Email:

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