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Parent Update for May 14, 2021

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

Below you will find all the end of the year events with parking information, senior student account information and cadet mail and packages information:

Cadet Mail & Packages

  • Tuesday, May 18th will be the last mail and package day for the remainder of the school year.
  • This date was chosen due to cadet departures beginning on the 19th. Be sure to change the shipping address on all of your accounts. All packages received after May 18th will be refused or stamped return to sender.

Senior Accounts

  • All senior accounts need to be settled PRIOR to graduation. Please contact Ms. Jessica Maddox in the Business Office to settle all accounts: MADDOXJ@FUMA.ORG

Parking for End of the Year Awards & Graduation

Tuesday, May 18:

  • 8th-Grade Exams | 8:00 PM | Library | 8th-graders will take their exams in the library during CQ. 
  • 8th-Grade ​Day Students will take exams at 3:00 PM in the Library.

Wednesday, May 19:

  • Middle School Graduation | 10:30 AM | Chapel | Class A Uniform | Open to 8th-grade parents only | Will be streamed live on YouTube.
  • Middle School cadets depart campus following graduation.
  • Undergraduate Awards | 4:00 PM | Stadium Field | Class B Uniform | Closed to parents | Will be streamed live on YouTube.
  • Parking for Middle School Graduation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 20:

  • Final Term 5 Exams
  • Undergraduates depart campus following exams at 12 PM.
  • Senior BBQ | 4:30 PM | Middle School Circle | Immediate family only.
  • Senior Awards | 6:00 PM | Stadium Field | Class B Uniform | Immediate family only | Will be streamed live on YouTube.
  • Senior Ice Cream Social | Following Awards | Middle School Circle | Immediate family only.
  • Parking for Senior Awards:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 21:

  • Baccalaureate | 9:00 AM | Chapel | Closed to parents
  • Upper School Graduation | 10:30 AM | Stadium Field | A maximum of 10 tickets allowed per graduating cadet. Make sure to fill out the form below.

GRADUATION TICKET REQUEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 22:

  • VISAA Outdoor Track & Field State Meet | 10 AM | Sports Backers Stadium (Richmond, VA).
  • Only qualifying athletes will stay after to participate in this meet, including undergraduates and seniors.
  • All cadets, including day students, who qualify, will leave as a team and stay in a Richmond hotel Friday night.
  • Depending on transportation needs, those athletes who need it will have access to the same hotel Saturday night. 

 

Travel Arrangements

For all travel arrangements, including middle schooler, undergraduates, seniors and track and field athletes, need to continue to use Boardingware.com with the Commandants Department. Track and field athletes also need to include Coach Winston Brown in all travel arrangements. 

 

Check Our School Calendar for Updates

Remember to always check the School Calendar for more information throughout the next few weeks. 

School Calendar

 

 

 

Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update for May 7, 2021

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, May 7, 2021

April 30, 2021

As we get closer to the end of the school year, we want to continue to push all the information right to your fingertips! Below are details about this weekend's Mother's Day Parade.

We are all set for the Mother's Day Parade this weekend! Please read the information below to prepare for Sunday.

Sunday, May 9 - Mother's Day Parade | 10 AM

Open to all cadet families. All families should have requested tickets by now.

  • No physical tickets were provided. Check-in with your cadet's name at the check-in table by the Estes Dining Hall.
  • Cadets are eligible to go on day pass after the event. Day pass will end at 7 PM.
  • All Cadet Art Show to begin at 9:30 AM in the Bronson Commons Area.

Parking information is below:

  • All families need to park in the grass baseball lot off of Route 15 (across from 5005 James Madison Hwy, Fork Union, VA)
  • For handicap parking, please use the Estes Dining Hall parking lot off of Arbor Lane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 14 - Senior Day Parade | 3:30 PM

  • Open to senior cadet families only.
  • A maximum of five tickets will be available per cadet.
  • Senior Art Show to begin at 1:00 PM in the Bronson Commons Area.
  • Deadline to request tickets is Monday, May 10

If you haven't already, fill out the form below to request tickets for each parade.

PARADE TICKET REQUEST FORM

 

 

 

Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update for April 30, 2021

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

As we get closer to the end of the school year, we want to continue to push all the information right to your fingertips! Below are details about parades, end of the year awards and graduation. We have added a Graduation Ticket Request Form below. Senior families can have up to 10 tickets. 

Parade Tickets

We have added a deadline to request tickets for the Mother's Day and Senior Day parades. 

Sunday, May 9 - Mother's Day Parade | 10 AM 

  • Open to all cadet families.
  • A maximum of two tickets will be available per cadet.
  • Cadets are eligible to go on day pass after the event. Day pass will end at 7 PM.
  • All Cadet Art Show to begin at 9:30 AM in the Bronson Commons Area.
  • Deadline to request tickets is Monday, May 3

Friday, May 14 - Senior Day Parade | 3:30 PM

  • Open to senior cadet families only.
  • A maximum of five tickets will be available per cadet.
  • Senior Art Show to begin at 1:00 PM in the Bronson Commons Area.
  • Deadline to request tickets is Monday, May 10

If you haven't already, fill out the form below to request tickets for each parade.

Parade Ticket Request Form

 

 

 

End of the Year Awards & Graduation

Tuesday, May 18:

  • 8th-Grade Exams | 8:00 PM | Library | 8th-graders will take their exams in the library during CQ. 
  • 8th-Grade ​Day Students will take exams at 3:00 PM in the Library.

Wednesday, May 19:

  • Middle School Graduation | 10:30 AM | Chapel | Class A Uniform | Open to 8th-grade parents only | Will be streamed live on YouTube.
  • Middle School cadets depart campus following graduation.
  • Undergraduate Awards | 4:00 PM | Stadium Field | Class B Uniform | Closed to parents | Will be streamed live on YouTube.

Thursday, May 20:

  • Final Term 5 Exams
  • Undergraduates depart campus following exams at 12 PM.
  • Senior BBQ | 4:30 PM | Middle School Circle | Immediate family only.
  • Senior Awards | 6:00 PM | Stadium Field | Class B Uniform | Immediate family only | Will be streamed live on YouTube.
  • Senior Ice Cream Social | Following Awards | Middle School Circle | Immediate family only.

Friday, May 21:

  • Baccalaureate | 9:00 AM | Chapel | Closed to parents
  • Upper School Graduation | 10:30 AM | Stadium Field | A maximum of 10 tickets allowed per graduating cadet. Make sure to fill out the form below.

GRADUATION TICKET REQUEST

 

 

Saturday, May 22:

  • VISAA Outdoor Track & Field State Meet | 10 AM | Sports Backers Stadium (Richmond, VA).
  • Only qualifying athletes will stay after to participate in this meet, including undergraduates and seniors.
  • All cadets, including day students, who qualify, will leave as a team and stay in a Richmond hotel Friday night.
  • Depending on transportation needs, those athletes who need it will have access to the same hotel Saturday night. 

 

Travel Arrangements

For all travel arrangements, including middle schooler, undergraduates, seniors and track and field athletes, need to continue to use Boardingware.com with the Commandants Department. Track and field athletes also need to include Coach Winston Brown in all travel arrangements. 

 

Check Our School Calendar for Updates

Remember to always check the School Calendar for more information throughout the next few weeks. 

School Calendar

 

 

 

Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update for April 16, 2021

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

As we get closer to the end of the school year, we want to continue to push all the information right to your finger tips! Below are details about parade times, Mother's Day day pass, end of the year awards, graduation and summer school.

Parade Times

Last week, we announced that two parades will be open to cadet families, including the annual Mother's Day Parade and Senior Day Parade. Remember, these two parades will be ticketed with a limited amount of tickets available per family. Below are the parade times.

Sunday, May 9 - Mother's Day Parade | 10 AM 

  • Open to all cadet families.
  • A maximum of two tickets will be available per cadet.
  • Cadets are eligible to go on day pass after the event. Day pass will end at 7 PM.
  • Deadline to request tickets is Monday, May 3

Friday, May 14 - Senior Day Parade | 3:30 PM

  • Open to senior cadet families only.
  • A maximum of five tickets will be available per cadet.
  • Deadline to request tickets is Monday, May 10

If you haven't already, fill out the form below to request tickets for each parade.

Parade Ticket Request Form

 

 

End of the Year Awards & Graduation

The final week of the 2020-2021 school year is upon us! Below is a list of all the end of the year events, along with information on what events are open to parents. For more information, make sure you check the school calendar.

Wednesday, May 19:

  • Middle School Graduation | 10:30 AM | Chapel | Open to 8th-grade parents only | Will be streamed live on YouTube.
  • Undergraduate Awards | 4:00 PM | Stadium Field | Closed to parents | Will be streamed live on YouTube.

Thursday, May 20:

  • Senior BBQ | 4:30 PM | Middle School Circle | Immediate family only
  • Senior Awards | 6:00 PM | Stadium Field | Immediate family only | Will be streamed live on YouTube.

Friday, May 21:

  • Baccalaureate | 9:00 AM | Chapel | Closed to parents
  • Upper School Graduation | 10:30 AM | Stadium Field | A maximum of eight tickets allowed per graduating cadet. The tickets will be mailed to each senior cadets' address on file.

School Calendar

 

 

Summer School

  • When: June 27 to July 24, 2021
  • Who: Students in Grades 7 through 12
  • Current Cadets: Summer School Agreements can be found in the Parent Portal underneath your son's fall agreement. 

Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update for April 9, 2021

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

What a year this has been, with all the protocols we’ve put in place to mitigate the health risks presented by the global pandemic during this school year. 
 
We are so proud of our cadets. They have followed the rules, even though it hasn't been very fun, and our campus has been safer this year because of it. Our Infirmary has seen far fewer cases of flu and colds than in past years, and I'm sure it is because our cadets have been washing their hands and wearing their masks.
 
Your boys have done well. They deserve our praise and appreciation.
 
As we get closer to the end of the school year, we are looking to make some improvements to campus life towards the end of April. Below you will find some exciting updates to our policies this year on day passes, parades, and spectator attendance at campus events.

Day Pass 

Starting Sunday, April 25, your cadet will be allowed to go on Day Pass on select Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each Day Pass has to be approved by the Commandants Department. 

Available Day Pass Dates:

  • Sunday, April 25
  • Sunday, May 2
  • Sunday, May 9
  • Sunday, May 16

Please make sure you have a proper Leave Permission Form on file with the Commandants Department. Any leave requests can be emailed to leave@fuma.org.

Leave Permission Form

 

 

Parades

Parade season is about to begin! The Academy will host two parades that will be open to cadet families, including our annual Mother's Day Parade and Senior Day Parade. These parades will be ticketed with a limited amount of tickets available per family.

Open Parades:

  • Sunday, May 9 - Mother's Day Parade - 10:00 AM (Cadets are eligible to go on day pass following the parade)
    • Open to all cadet families. A maximum of two tickets will be available per cadet. 
  • Friday, May 14 - Senior Day Parade - 3:30 PM
    • Open to senior cadet families only. A maximum of five tickets will be available per cadet. 

Please fill out the form below to request tickets for each parade. 

Parade Ticket Request Form

 

 

Spectators

Starting Saturday, May 1, Fork Union Military Academy will allow a limited amount of spectators at outdoor campus events, including sporting events. All spectators will have to follow the current COVID-19 statewide protocols:

COVID-19 Protocols:

  • If you have any COVID-19 related symptoms on the day of the event, please stay home. 
  • A mask is required at all times on campus. 
  • Please social distance at all times. 

Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update for March 1, 2021

News Type:  Parents Date:  Monday, March 1, 2021

 

Transportation Information

Travel plans for boarding cadets returning to campus on March 7, 2021 should be submitted through Boardingware to the Commandant's Department no later than today.

You can find important information on our website about:

FUMA Shuttle Transportation
Private Hire Transportation
Escort for Unaccompanied Minors


We encourage you to read this information and direct any questions about transportation to our Commandant's Department by email to transportation@fuma.org

 

Complete "Spring Break Return - March 2021" Form in Boardingware

Log into your Boardingware parent account at https://app.boardingware.com to complete the Spring Break Return - March 2021 form for your cadet. Use this form to communicate your cadet's test results as well as your travel plans for return to campus.

 

Having difficulty accessing the form?

Some parents are having difficulty accessing this form in Boardingware because they are missing one important step. When you click on the large plus icon to select "New Form" you then end up on a page like this one:

It may show that there are no forms to submit. This is because you haven't "selected" your cadet. This is the important step that some parents are missing.

 

 

Once you click on the circular photo area above your cadet's name, then you will see the forms available for that student.

 

 

Once you "select" your cadet, any relevant forms for that cadet become visible and ready for you to complete.

 

Questions?

  • Questions about our COVID-19 mitigation protocols may be directed to LTC Steve McCoy by email at mccoys@fuma.org.
  • Questions about testing requirements and procedures may be directed to our Infirmary by email at infirmary@fuma.org.
  • Questions about accessing the Boardingware platform for parents may be directed to the Perkins Technology Center by email at it@fuma.org.
  • Questions about travel plans may be directed to our Commandant's Office by email at transportation@fuma.org.

 

 

Best regards,

Dan Thompson
Strategic Communications & Marketing
Fork Union Military Academy
Email: thompsod@fuma.org

 

 


 

 

Parent Update for February 26, 2021

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, February 26, 2021

 

Self-Quarantine Period Begins Today

Our cadets should begin their period of self-quarantine today, Friday, February 26th, and continue in quarantine until their return to campus.
 

What does self-quarantine mean?

Self-quarantine is different from social distancing. It means doing more than simply wearing a mask and staying 6-feet away from others. When you self-quarantine for the required period of days prior to arrival at school, our expectation is that you will observe the following recommendations:

  • Stay home. Don't go to work, engage in social activities, or visit any public places.
     
  • Do not have close contact with others. You should stay in a well-ventilated room in your own living space. You shouldn't be spending time in close contact with family or friends. You need to stay away from anyone who might come in contact with an infected person.
     
  • It's best to have separate sleeping quarters and to have your own bathroom. If you must share a bathroom, it is important to clean it after every use, using a disinfectant that contains at least 60% alcohol or bleach-based cleaning wipes.
     
  • Wash your hands regularly using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
     
  • Monitor your health, checking your temperature daily and looking for any potential symptoms of infection such as coughing, fever, chills, muscle aches, changes in sense of taste or smell. Report any such symptoms to your healthcare provider.
     

Parents must confirm that their student has completed the required self-quarantine period by submitting the Spring Break Return - March 2021 form prior to arrival on campus through the Boardingware online software platform before the student will be allowed to check-in.

 

Boarding Cadets to Return from Spring Break on Sunday, March 7, 2021

Our boarding cadets will return from spring break by 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 7, 2021. 

Our day students will join us on Monday morning, March 8, 2021 as we start back with in-person education to continue our Term 4.

This email is to remind you of the steps to follow as we prepare for this return, which will include.

  1. Self-Quarantine Period
  2. Test for COVID-19
  3. Upload test results and travel plans in Boardingware

 

1. Self Quarantine

We ask all cadets to self quarantine beginning Friday, February 26, 2021 and continuing until return to campus.
 

2. COVID-19 Test Result

Read the below very carefully to understand our requirements regarding COVID-19 testing prior to return to campus.

The first part of the policy to understand is that, generally speaking, cadets who test positive for COVID-19 are quarantined for a period of 10 days following the date of their positive test result. They may then be eligible to return to class after this 10-day quarantine has been completed, provided they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours. The date they are eligible to return for class is determined by our Head Nurse, Mrs. Heidi Yates, in consultation with our Academy Physician.

Our requirement for COVID-19 testing prior to return to campus is based on this policy. Simply follow the below steps:

A. Has your cadet tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days?
 

  • If your cadet has previously tested positive within the past 90 days, you must email that test report directly to Mrs. Heidi Yates in our Infirmary by email at yatesh@fuma.org. Mrs. Yates will communicate any additional instructions to you directly regarding any further requirements or whether any adjustments to your return date may be required. Please email Mrs. Yates your test report as soon as possible.
     

B. If your cadet has NOT tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days...
 

  • If your cadet has NOT previously tested positive within the past 90 days, we ask that your cadet be tested for COVID-19 on or after Friday, February 26, 2021.
     
  • It is best to get this test as early as possible on or after February 26th, so that if a cadet receives a positive result, he will still have time to quarantine as required before returning to school, without missing class time.
     
  • If your cadet receives a negative result on this test, you must upload a copy of that test report to us through Boardingware prior to your cadet's return to campus.
     
  • If your cadet receives a positive result to his test taken on or after February 26th, we ask that you email that test report directly to Mrs. Heidi Yates in our Infirmary by email at yatesh@fuma.org. Mrs. Yates will communicate any additional instructions to you directly regarding any further requirements or whether any adjustments to your return date may be required. Please email Mrs. Yates your test report as soon as possible.
     

3. Complete "Spring Break Return - March 2021" Form in Boardingware

Log into your Boardingware parent account at https://app.boardingware.com to complete the Spring Break Return - March 2021 form for your cadet. Use this form to communicate your cadet's test results as well as your travel plans for return to campus.

 

Some parents are having difficulty accessing this form in Boardingware because they are missing one important step. When you click on the large plus icon to select "New Form" you then end up on a page like this one:

It may show that there are no forms to submit. This is because you haven't "selected" your cadet. This is the important step that some parents are missing.

 

 

Once you click on the circular photo area above your cadet's name, then you will see the forms available for that student.

 

 

Once you "select" your cadet, any relevant forms for that cadet become visible and ready for you to complete.

 

Questions?

  • Questions about our COVID-19 mitigation protocols may be directed to LTC Steve McCoy by email at mccoys@fuma.org.
  • Questions about testing requirements and procedures may be directed to our Infirmary by email at infirmary@fuma.org.
  • Questions about accessing the Boardingware platform for parents may be directed to the Perkins Technology Center by email at it@fuma.org.
  • Questions about travel plans may be directed to our Commandant's Office by email at transportation@fuma.org.

 

 

Best regards,

Dan Thompson
Strategic Communications & Marketing
Fork Union Military Academy
Email: thompsod@fuma.org

 

 


 

 

Parent Update for February 24, 2021

News Type:  Parents Date:  Wednesday, February 24, 2021

 

I want to remind you of some items included in my update to you on Monday of this week, and to give some help to families having difficulty locating the correct form in Boardingware to report your test result and travel plans.

 

Term 4 Distance Education Continues

Our cadets will be continuing their classes by distance education throughout this week and next week. Cadets are expected to check in using their morning check-in form no later than 0830 hours (in the cadet's time zone) each morning.
 

Boarding Cadets to Return from Spring Break on Sunday, March 7, 2021

Our boarding cadets will return from spring break by 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 7, 2021. 

Our day students will join us on Monday morning, March 8, 2021 as we start back with in-person education to continue our Term 4.

This email is to remind you of the steps to follow as we prepare for this return, which will include.

  1. Self-Quarantine Period
  2. Test for COVID-19
  3. Upload test results and travel plans in Boardingware

 

1. Self Quarantine

We ask all cadets to self quarantine beginning Friday, February 26, 2021 and continuing until return to campus.
 

2. COVID-19 Test Result

Read the below very carefully to understand our requirements regarding COVID-19 testing prior to return to campus.

The first part of the policy to understand is that, generally speaking, cadets who test positive for COVID-19 are quarantined for a period of 10 days following the date of their positive test result. They may then be eligible to return to class after this 10-day quarantine has been completed, provided they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours. The date they are eligible to return for class is determined by our Head Nurse, Mrs. Heidi Yates, in consultation with our Academy Physician.

Our requirement for COVID-19 testing prior to return to campus is based on this policy. Simply follow the below steps:

A. Has your cadet tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days?
 

  • If your cadet has previously tested positive within the past 90 days, you must email that test report directly to Mrs. Heidi Yates in our Infirmary by email at yatesh@fuma.org. Mrs. Yates will communicate any additional instructions to you directly regarding any further requirements or whether any adjustments to your return date may be required. Please email Mrs. Yates your test report as soon as possible.
     

B. If your cadet has NOT tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days...
 

  • If your cadet has NOT previously tested positive within the past 90 days, we ask that your cadet be tested for COVID-19 on or after Friday, February 26, 2021.
     
  • It is best to get this test as early as possible on or after February 26th, so that if a cadet receives a positive result, he will still have time to quarantine as required before returning to school, without missing class time.
     
  • If your cadet receives a negative result on this test, you must upload a copy of that test report to us through Boardingware prior to your cadet's return to campus.
     
  • If your cadet receives a positive result to his test taken on or after February 26th, we ask that you email that test report directly to Mrs. Heidi Yates in our Infirmary by email at yatesh@fuma.org. Mrs. Yates will communicate any additional instructions to you directly regarding any further requirements or whether any adjustments to your return date may be required. Please email Mrs. Yates your test report as soon as possible.
     

3. Complete "Spring Break Return - March 2021" Form in Boardingware

Log into your Boardingware parent account at https://app.boardingware.com to complete the Spring Break Return - March 2021 form for your cadet. Use this form to communicate your cadet's test results as well as your travel plans for return to campus.

 

Some parents are having difficulty accessing this form in Boardingware because they are missing one important step. When you click on the large plus icon to select "New Form" you then end up on a page like this one:

It may show that there are no forms to submit. This is because you haven't "selected" your cadet. This is the important step that some parents are missing.

 

 

Once you click on the circular photo area above your cadet's name, then you will see the forms available for that student.

 

 

Once you "select" your cadet, any relevant forms for that cadet become visible and ready for you to complete.

 

Questions?

  • Questions about our COVID-19 mitigation protocols may be directed to LTC Steve McCoy by email at mccoys@fuma.org.
  • Questions about testing requirements and procedures may be directed to our Infirmary by email at infirmary@fuma.org.
  • Questions about accessing the Boardingware platform for parents may be directed to the Perkins Technology Center by email at it@fuma.org.
  • Questions about travel plans may be directed to our Commandant's Office by email at transportation@fuma.org.

 

 

Best regards,

Dan Thompson
Strategic Communications & Marketing
Fork Union Military Academy
Email: thompsod@fuma.org

 

 


 

 

Parent Update for February 22, 2021

News Type:  Parents Date:  Monday, February 22, 2021

 

Term 4 Distance Education

Our cadets will be continuing their classes by distance education throughout this week and next week. Cadets are expected to check in using their morning check-in form no later than 0830 hours (in the cadet's time zone) each morning.
 

Boarding Cadets Return from Spring Break on Sunday, March 7, 2021

Our boarding cadets will return from spring break by 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 7, 2021. 

Our day students will join us on Monday morning, March 8, 2021 as we start back with in-person education to continue our Term 4.

This email is to remind you of the steps to follow as we prepare for this return, which will include.

  1. Self-Quarantine Period
  2. Test for COVID-19
  3. Upload test results and travel plans in Boardingware

 

1. Self Quarantine

We ask all cadets to self quarantine beginning Friday, February 26, 2021 and continuing until return to campus.
 

2. COVID-19 Test Result

Read the below very carefully to understand our requirements regarding COVID-19 testing prior to return to campus.

The first part of the policy to understand is that, generally speaking, cadets who test positive for COVID-19 are quarantined for a period of 10 days following the date of their positive test result. They may then be eligible to return to class after this 10-day quarantine has been completed, provided they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours. The date they are eligible to return for class is determined by our Head Nurse, Mrs. Heidi Yates, in consultation with our Academy Physician.

Our requirement for COVID-19 testing prior to return to campus is based on this policy. Simply follow the below steps:

A. Has your cadet tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days?
 

  • If your cadet has previously tested positive within the past 90 days, you must email that test report directly to Mrs. Heidi Yates in our Infirmary by email at yatesh@fuma.org. Mrs. Yates will communicate any additional instructions to you directly regarding any further requirements or whether any adjustments to your return date may be required. Please email Mrs. Yates your test report as soon as possible.
     

B. If your cadet has NOT tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days...
 

  • If your cadet has NOT previously tested positive within the past 90 days, we ask that your cadet be tested for COVID-19 on or after Friday, February 26, 2021.
     
  • It is best to get this test as early as possible on or after February 26th, so that if a cadet receives a positive result, he will still have time to quarantine as required before returning to school, without missing class time.
     
  • If your cadet receives a negative result on this test, you must upload a copy of that test report to us through Boardingware prior to your cadet's return to campus.
     
  • If your cadet receives a positive result to his test taken on or after February 26th, we ask that you email that test report directly to Mrs. Heidi Yates in our Infirmary by email at yatesh@fuma.org. Mrs. Yates will communicate any additional instructions to you directly regarding any further requirements or whether any adjustments to your return date may be required. Please email Mrs. Yates your test report as soon as possible.
     

3. Complete "Spring Break Return - March 2021" Form in Boardingware

Log into your Boardingware parent account at https://app.boardingware.com to complete the Spring Break Return - March 2021 form for your cadet. Use this form to communicate your cadet's test results as well as your travel plans for return to campus.
 

Questions?

  • Questions about our COVID-19 mitigation protocols may be directed to LTC Steve McCoy by email at mccoys@fuma.org.
  • Questions about testing requirements and procedures may be directed to our Infirmary by email at infirmary@fuma.org.
  • Questions about accessing the Boardingware platform for parents may be directed to the Perkins Technology Center by email at it@fuma.org.
  • Questions about travel plans may be directed to our Commandant's Office by email at transportation@fuma.org.

 

 

Best regards,

Dan Thompson
Strategic Communications & Marketing
Fork Union Military Academy
Email: thompsod@fuma.org

 

 


 

 

An Update for Parents - February 19, 2021

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, February 19, 2021

 

Term 4 Course Changes

At this time-and for various reasons-we can no longer field requests for Term 4 course changes. Should you have any questions regarding your cadet's Term 5 course, please reach out to his scheduling advisor. However, please understand that even changes for Term 5 may prove difficult due to COVID protocols and the inflexibility of the master course schedule this late in the academic year. Please access the link below should you have any questions about who has been assigned as your cadet's scheduling advisor. You may also contact your scheduling advisor with any questions concerning the seminar courses discussed in Tuesday's brief.

https://www.forkunion.com/academics/college-counseling-scheduling


Trouble with Technology?

Should your cadet have any issues with technology throughout the two-week distance learning period, the first point of contact should be his instructor. First and foremost, this serves to notify the instructor that technology issues are occurring and may prove to hinder a cadet's ability to complete work on time. Second, it gives the instructor the ability to troubleshoot the issue on the spot. In the event that your cadet's instructor cannot assist with the issue, please send an email to IT@fuma.org, and our wonderful technology team in Perkins Technology Center (PTC) will be glad to assist you. Below, I have provided some general rules as it relates to technology.


At-Home Technology:

Cadets do not need FUMA-issued laptops to login and have access to their Office 365 and Schoology accounts. Both are web-based apps that can be accessed via the web on most forms of at-home technology that may be available to your cadet. Schoology can be accessed using the link provided in the subsequent section. Office 365 can be accessed via the link below. Please note that logging into Office 365 gives cadets the ability to access the various Microsoft apps using at-home technology. This list includes but is not limited to the following: Outlook (email), Teams, OneDrive, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Forms-the last of which is used to complete the daily check-in.

http://mail.office365.com/


Schoology:

Schoology should always be accessed via the hyperlink below. If your cadet is already signed into his Office 365 account, he will automatically be signed into his Schoology account when he uses the link below to access Schoology. No additional login or password will be required.

http://forkunionmilitary.schoology.com/


PowerSchool:

PowerSchool remains our official means for storing and logging cadet grades. During the two-week virtual period, you should continue to monitor your cadet's progress in PowerSchool. Should you need login credentials for the parent portal, please contact IT@fuma.org.


Vista Higher Learning (VHL):

As discussed yesterday, cadets currently enrolled in Spanish courses will be completing much of their course work through VHL. Any technology issues concerning VHL should be directly addressed with your cadet's Spanish teacher.


Computer Hardware:

Should your cadet have any hardware issues throughout the two-week distance learning period that might prevent him from completing work, please immediately contact IT@fuma.org. This process may involve shipping your cadet a loaner laptop, so the sooner someone in PTC is aware of the issue, the sooner we can work towards coming to a resolution.


Login Credentials:

At any point, should you or your cadet need assistance with login credentials for PowerSchool, Schoology, or Office 365, please contact IT@fuma.org. Any cadet currently enrolled in Spanish who experiences issues with login credentials concerning VHL should contact his instructor.

 

Best regards,

COL Mike Goad
Academic Dean
Fork Union Military Academy


 

 


 

 

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