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Countdown to Check In

Protocols for students enrolling in Term 2

News Type:  Countdown to Check In Date:  Friday, September 18, 2020

 

Cadets enrolling for Term 2 will check in on Monday 28 September.  Appointments may be made through your School Admin account to arrive at either 9:30 AM or 10:30 AM.  Arriving students will report directly to the Academy Infirmary upon arrival.

Students enrolling, or hoping to enroll, for Term 2 are required to self-quarantine from 18 September until the arrival date of 28 September.

Students enrolling for Term 2 MUST complete the following by close of business Friday 25 September;

  1. Tuition deposit paid
  2. Enrollment agreement signed and submitted
  3. Health Profile completed on SchoolDoc
  4. A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST SUBMITTED TO OUR INFIRMARY
  • Arriving students will participate in new cadet training on 28 and 29 September, and begin class on 1 October.
  • Arriving students will live in a separate area of the barracks and in single man rooms until 8 October
  • Arriving students will be able to begin athletic practice on 8 October.

Countdown to Check-In Daily Update for July 24, 2020

News Type:  Countdown to Check In Date:  Friday, July 24, 2020


We have taken a number of new and unprecedented steps to help you feel more safe and secure as you prepare for enrollment at our school.

  • We are guaranteeing a limited single-occupancy rooms in our student barracks for those who request them with their paid deposit and signed enrollment agreement. We have fewer then 20 single-occupancy rooms still available and rooms are reserved on first come, first served basis.
     
  • We are offering enhanced payment options for this school year.
     
  • We are guaranteeing families the right to cancel enrollment contracts and receive full refunds of any registration fees and tuition paid, so long as you notify us by August 1.

We want to help make your decision to enroll at Fork Union Military Academy as easy and risk-free as we can during these extraordinary times.
 

Want more information about this?

Please contact our Admissions Office to reserve your single-occupancy room or to learn more about these new steps we are taking. Just give them a call at 434-842-4205, or contact them by email at admissions@fuma.org.
 

Check our "Ready" Page Often to Review Updated Information

Information and procedures continue to evolve as we receive new and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), our local Thomas Jefferson Health District, and other sources. Please check our "Ready" page and review any information that may have been added or updated. We are updating that page several times each week, and it remains your central source of information as we prepare to open our campus to students.

forkunion.com/ready
 

 


 

Countdown to Check-In Daily Update for July 23, 2020

News Type:  Countdown to Check In Date:  Thursday, July 23, 2020


In today's daily update, I want to step back briefly from discussing our COVID-19 preparations in particular, and discuss a broader topic that remains at the top of the list of concerns for many families considering enrolling at Fork Union Military Academy:

Financial Aid



Introducing LTC Steven McCoy

LTC Steven McCoy is our Deputy Chief of Staff assigned to the President's Office. This year, Steve is taking the reins of our financial aid program...which demonstrates just how important we believe this function is in helping as many families as possible enroll at Fork Union.

Steve has had a long history at Fork Union. He has served as a teacher in the classroom for many years, and has also been active as a coach in sports such as football and track. He knows the school, he knows our cadets, and he is known for building strong relationships with the families who come to Fork Union Military Academy. He has two advanced degrees in education and was recently awarded a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. He was promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff in 2019 and continues to build an outstanding reputation as one who is passionate about the school and committed to our cadets and ensuring they reach their full potential here.

He is the curator and coordinator of Fork Union's Crisis and Emergency Operations Plan and has been Fork Union's primary point of contact with the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, the Virginia Council on Private Education, and the Virginia Department of Health as we have worked to put together our COVID-19 mitigation plans in the past several weeks.
 

Do you have financial aid questions?

With all of the disruption of the past four months caused by the Coronavirus, it is entirely possible that you have some unanswered questions about financial aid. Maybe you've been delayed in submitting your required documentation. Perhaps you were offered a award amount that no longer meets your needs in these new economic conditions. Whatever has transpired for both you and Fork Union in the past weeks, we want to make sure that Fork Union and your family are moving forward in a close working partnership to meet the needs of your cadet.

We encourage you to reach out to LTC McCoy and raise any questions or concerns you might have about the financial aid process. He can best be reached by email at mccoys@fuma.org and he is committed to responding promptly back to you by email or phone.
 

Email LTC Steven McCoy at: mccoys@fuma.org

 

 



 

Countdown to Check-In: Daily Update for July 22, 2020

News Type:  Countdown to Check In Date:  Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Our check-in days are approaching rapidly, and our anticipation is growing as we make ready to welome students back to campus!
 

Check-In Days - Mark Your Calendars!

Your check-in day depends on whether your cadet is coming back as a cadet leader, an athlete, a new student, or a returning cadet.

  • Monday, August 3 - Cadet Leadership Training

This first check-in date is for our cadets returning for Cadet Leadership Training by invitation of the Commandant. If you have questions about Cadet Leadership Training, please contact COL Tony Moss, Commandant, or our Deputy Commandant, GySgt Charlie Coulter, by email.

  • Friday, August 7 - Soccer Players

Our soccer players will arrive next, on August 7th. If you have questions as to whether or not you should report on this date, please contact our head soccer coach, MAJ Bob Burger, by email.

  • Monday, August 10 - New Cadets / Football Players

This will be our biggest check-in day as we welcome our NEW cadets to campus, as well as our high school and postgraduate football players. Football players who have questions about checking in on that day should contact either our head prep football coach, CPT Mark Shuman, or our head postgraduate football coach, MAJ Frank Arritt

  • Tuesday, August 11 - Returning Cadets

Cadets who were enrolled in the 2019-2020 academic year will return to campus on our final check-in day of the new year.
 

Reminders...

  • In yesterday's Daily Update, we gave you a list of steps that must be completed prior to check-in. I recommend that you review that list, because in the next few days we will be giving you more detailed information about HOW to complete each step in these daily updates.
     
  • It is easy to review past emails from our Countdown to Check-In Daily Updates whenever you wish. Just go to forkunion.com/countdown and you will find an archive of these emails, in order from newest to oldest.
     
  • In the 14 days prior to your check-in date, we strongly recommend and request that students be especially careful to prevent possible exposure to COVID-19. Please follow social distance guidelines, wear a mask or cloth face covering when recommended, and avoid traveling in areas that are seeing increased infection rates.
     

Check our "Ready" Page Often to Review Updated Information

Please check our "Ready" page and review any information that may have been added or updated. Information and procedures continue to evolve as we receive new and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), our local Thomas Jefferson Health District, and other sources. We are updating that page several times each week, and it remains your central source of information as we prepare to open our campus to students.

forkunion.com/ready

 


 


 

Countdown to Check-In Daily Update for July 21, 2020

News Type:  Countdown to Check In Date:  Tuesday, July 21, 2020


The key word for today's update is:

Preparation


We have spent weeks on campus making preparations for the safe return of students to campus, and we will be filling you in on those preparations in these daily updates in the days ahead.

Our focus in this update, however, is on some important preparation we are asking you to do.

In this email, we will give you the broad outline of the steps you must take to prepare for check-in. In our daily updates that follow this week, we will provide greater detail on each of these steps.
 

Complete the Application Process as Soon as Possible

We have a number of families who are still in the process of completing their application, applying for financial aid, and interviewing with the Admissions Office. We encourage you to complete this process as soon as you can.

If you have questions about the status of your application process, please reach out to our Admissions Office by phone at 434-842-4205 or by email at admissions@fuma.org.
 

14 Days Before Your Check-In Date

We are asking enrolling cadets and their families to be especially vigilant in the 14 days leading up to their check-in date.

  • Please follow social distancing guidelines, maintaining 6 feet of physical distance between you and others.
  • Use a mask or cloth face covering when spending time in proximity to others.
  • We strongly recommend that you limit your travel in areas currently seeing an increase in COVID-19 infection rates.
     

Must Complete PRIOR to Check-In Date

In order to make our check-in process more efficient and require less face-to-face interaction time, we need you to have already completed the following steps as soon as possible prior to your check-in date.

  1. Sign and submit your enrollment agreement.
     
  2. Pay your tuition deposit / registration fee.
     
  3. Set up your payment account with FACTS Management and the Business Office.
     
  4. Complete your Health Form online through the School Doc platform. We will not be accepting paper Health Forms at check-in. If you have not received an email with instructions for completing your School Doc health profile, please contact the Infirmary as soon as possible at infirmary@fuma.org.
     
  5. Reserve your check-in time slot for the date of your arrival using the online form that will be emailed to you prior to your check-in day.

There will be more detailed information on each of these steps in our daily updates to come in the near future.
 

Check our "Ready" Page Often to Review Updated Information

Information and procedures continue to evolve as we receive new and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), our local Thomas Jefferson Health District, and other sources. Please check our "Ready" page and review any information that may have been added or updated. We are updating that page several times each week, and it remains your central source of information as we prepare to open our campus to students.

forkunion.com/ready

 

 


 

Countdown to Check-In Daily Update for July 20, 2020

News Type:  Countdown to Check In Date:  Monday, July 20, 2020

Countdown to Check-In

Update for July 20, 2020

We are now just three weeks away from the arrival of our new cadets to the campus of Fork Union Military Academy! We are very excited to welcome our new cadets and their families to our community, and we are looking forward to seeing our returning cadets once again.
 

Ready for Our Cadets’ Safe Return to Campus

We have prepared a page on our website to serve as the central information point for any general questions you might have about the opening of our new school year and return of cadets in August. We will keep this page updated regularly with any new or updated information you might need.

You can find this page at:

forkunion.com/ready


Have any Application or Admissions Questions?

If you have any specific questions about your situation or about the application/admissions process, we encourage you to call our Admissions Office at 434-842-4205 or email them at admissions@fuma.org.
 

Daily "Countdown to Check-In" Updates by Email and on the Website

Over the next three weeks, we will be sending you daily updates like this by email to help get our new school year off to a great start.

These emails will also be archived to our website at the below link, so you can read and review them all, in order by date sent:

forkunion.com/countdown


You can look for these "Countdown to Check-In" emails to arrive each day by about 5:00 PM with important information to help you prepare for our new school year.

 

 


 

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