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Parent Update: September 17

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, September 17, 2021

 

September 17, 2021

This weekend marks the first official leave weekend

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* Please remember to contact Activities Coordinator BJ York (yorkw@fuma.org) for any transportation needs and requests * Mrs. Amy Reese does not cover cadet transportation needs.*

For a cadet to be eligible to go on leave, a parent must have submitted a Leave Request in the Orah Parent Portal at least a day prior to the day of leaving. Fork Union recommends at least four days in advance.

Transportation:

  • Requests are submitted through Orah, when conducting their Leave Requests.
  • When filling out a leave request(s), parents/guardians will be asked if Cadets are departing via Car (requiring the name of the driver) or FUMA Transport (requiring the location of where the transport is needed to travel too).
  • Parent’s/Guardian’s requesting FUMA transportations need to allow at least 96 hours (4-days) notice to source their driver.
  • Drivers are on a first come first serve bases, we do not have enough drivers to take every student somewhere different on a regular leave weekend.
  • Major Leaves are the only times we offer the shuttle services and are prepared to take every student to a location, if needed (as all students must depart campus).

Leave/Day Pass:

  • Leave requests typically begin after classes dismiss (typically at 2 pm).
  • Leave requests end at 7 pm the night before the next class day (i.e., if Monday is a class day, leave ends at 7 pm Sunday).
  • Leave requests are reviewed by the TAC Officers; questions or concerns need to be addressed to their students Company TAC Officer, via email or phone.
  • TAC Officers grant conditional approvals, meaning that if the student clears all sports and extra duty requirements, their leave is approved.
  • Coaches have been informed they can request a special leave weekend (via the Commandant) that will not impact their sports requirements, for cadets that are not able to depart on a regular leave weekend due to sports commitment.
  • Day Passes are only authorized once a week (i.e., if you go on Day Pass Saturday, you forfeit Sunday; vice versa).
  • Leave requests that will have a cadet miss class must be endorsed by the teacher and academic dean, which can delay the leave request approval.
  • Leave requests that are requesting transportation must be endorsed by the Activities Coordinator, which can delay the leave request approval.

There are the following types of leave requests:

  • Regular Leave – Posted on our Calendar for specific weekends
  • Special Leave – Leave granted outside of the posted schedule (event or sport commitment related)
  • College Visit – Leave to tour a college campus/ground – Requires endorsement from the college/university
  • Medical Leave – Leave that is required to attend a medical/dental appointment (overnight)
  • Emergency Leave – Leave taken in response to a family or other emergency situation

For this weekend:

  • All cadets approved to go on leave/day pass should wear the proper leave uniform ordered by the Commandant as they depart campus and return to campus.
  • All cadets going on Day Pass on Saturday should return by 9:00 pm. All cadets going on Leave should return by 7:00 pm on Sunday.
  • All cadets participating in the cross country, prep football and postgraduate football events are eligible for leave/day pass AFTER their athletic event.
  • Parents and fans are welcome at all three athletic events: the Fork Union Cross Country Invitational, Prep Football Game and Postgraduate Football Game. Please visit the athletic website for all event details.

http://athletics.forkunion.com/

Fork Union to host is annual College Fair

Fork Union Military Academy set to host its annual College Fair on Thursday, September 23 at 1 pm to 2 pm in the Estes Athletic Center. Cadets in grades 9th thru PG will attend the fair with over 40 universities in attendance.

Do you want to schedule Senior Portraits?

It is time to schedule your sons' senior 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 10 years. Kristin is local to Fork Union and her son attends the Academy. For more information regarding booking your son's senior session, please visit the website below for special FUMA rates:

Kristin Firewicz Studios

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

SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

Parent Update: September 10

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, September 10, 2021

 

September 10, 2021

Parents, remember to use the Orah Parent Portal for all leave and day pass requests

https://app.orah.com/login

Orah is an online software platform we use to communicate with you about leave information and travel plans, as well as other aspects of your cadet's residential life here on campus.

The system is designed so that up-to-date details of a cadet’s whereabouts will always be available to our staff on duty to ensure student safety and continuity of care. The aim of the system is both to ease and improve the collection of information, therefore providing a clear picture of a cadet’s status.

If you have not created your Orah account, please follow the directions in the link below:

Creating an Orah Account

Parents Weekend Tentative Schedule Information

Last week, we released information on Parents Weekend, which is scheduled for Oct. 15-18. Please follow the link below for all the information/schedule.

Parents Weekend Information

Do you want to schedule Senior Portraits?

It is time to schedule your sons' senior 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 10 years. Kristin is local to Fork Union and her son attends the Academy. For more information regarding booking your son's senior session, please visit the website below for special FUMA rates:

Kristin Firewicz Studios

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

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

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Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update: September 3

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, September 3, 2021

 

September 3, 2021

Parents need to use the Orah Parent Portal for all leave and day pass requests

https://app.orah.com/login

Orah is an online software platform we use to communicate with you about leave information and travel plans, as well as other aspects of your cadet's residential life here on campus.

The system is designed so that up-to-date details of a cadet’s whereabouts will always be available to our staff on duty to ensure student safety and continuity of care. The aim of the system is both to ease and improve the collection of information, therefore providing a clear picture of a cadet’s status.

If you have not created your Orah account, please follow the directions in the link below:

Creating an Orah Account

Phones & email are turned on!

As announced last week, barracks phones have been turned on a week early due to exceptional corps behavior. If you do not know your son's barracks phone number, please call 434-842-4232 to request the barracks room phone number.

Any cadets having issues with their phone cards, please report to the Perkins Technology Center for help.

Cadets may receive and place calls during the following hours:

  • Sunday 1030 – 1900
  • Monday 1700 – 1900
  • Tuesday 1700 – 1900
  • Wednesday 1700 – 1900
  • Thursday 1700 – 1900
  • Friday 1330 – 2230
  • Saturday 1100 – 2230

All outside email have been turned on as of mid-week this week! You should be very proud of your cadet for making it through arguably the hardest time at the Academy with limited outside communication! Bravo, gentlemen!!

Parents Weekend Tentative Schedule Information

Last week, we released information on Parents Weekend, which is scheduled for Oct. 15-18. Please follow the link below for all the information/schedule.

Parents Weekend Information

Do you want to schedule Senior Portraits?

It is time to schedule your sons' senior 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 10 years. Kristin is local to Fork Union and her son attends the Academy. For more information regarding booking your son's senior session, please visit the website below for special FUMA rates:

Kristin Firewicz Studios

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

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

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Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update: August 27

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, August 27, 2021

 

August 27, 2021

Parents need to use the Orah Parent Portal for all leave and day pass requests 

https://app.orah.com/

Orah is an online software platform we use to communicate with you about leave information and travel plans, as well as other aspects of your cadet's residential life here on campus. 

The system is designed so that up-to-date details of a cadet’s whereabouts will always be available to our staff on duty to ensure student safety and continuity of care. The aim of the system is both to ease and improve the collection of information, therefore providing a clear picture of a cadet’s status.

The first step will be to get you signed up for your Orah account that is linked to your cadet.

Creating your Orah account

Once your cadet is enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy, we will trigger an invitation to be delivered to your email inbox. This invitation will come from the email address noreply@boardingware.com — you might want to add this address to your approved sender's list so it doesn't get filtered into your junk or spam folder. 

You can use Orah with a web-enabled device—such as a computer, smartphone, tablet, or laptop—and all that is required to sign up to it is an active email address.

  • You can access Orah from any web browser on a computer or mobile device.
  • There is a downloadable Orah App for parents using an Android mobile device.
  • If you are an iOS user (such as on an iPhone or iPad), Orah offers a mobile-friendly website that looks and acts like an app would.

Your invitation will have instructions for you to create your Orah account. When setting up your account please use the email address we used to send you the invitation.

Through your Orah account you will connect to your student's information and be able to create, review, and approve leave requests and interact with the Commandant's Department regarding the residential life aspect of your cadet's experience here at Fork Union Military Academy.

Haven't received your Orah invitation yet?

If you haven't received your Orah invitation yet, and it is not in your spam or junk folder, simply send our Perkins Technology Center an email and ask that they send you another invitation. Send your request to:

it@fuma.org


A "Getting Started" Guide for Parents

Orah provides a "Getting Started" guide for parents at this link:

https://success.orah.com/en/articles/1882711-getting-started-parent-guide

One thing to keep in mind is that Orah is based in New Zealand. They work with many, if not most, of the world's best boarding schools. Sometimes the language of the guide and the Orah app reflects a bit of the New Zealand flavor of English or employs phrases used by other boarding schools. For example, leave pass requests that are awaiting your final approval are shown as "Pending Endorsement" in the Orah app. Dates may be displayed at DAY/MONTH/YEAR instead of MONTH/DAY/YEAR.

We encourage you to look through this guide to familiarize yourself with the Orah user interface, and then set up your parent account, following their instructions.

Important information for leave requests!

There are two passes in Orah (labeled as "Pass") for parents/guardians to request either a leave request or a day pass request. A day pass request will only give the option for a parent to select day pass. For a leave request, you have the option to pick a Regular, Special, Medical, College Visit, or Emergency Leave under the location option. 

The Commandants Department is requesting that all parents submit their request at least 96 hours (4 days) prior to their requested departure for parent/guardian pickups only on regular weekend leaves. If a parent is requesting FUMA Transportation, we are requesting a 7-day notice, so that we can source their driver. If a cadet will miss class, we are requesting that the request be submitted 7 days in advance, as there needs to be approval from his teacher and the Academic Dean. 

Regular leave dates are listed on the School Calendar and begin on September 17-19. Day passes will also begin that weekend, starting on Saturday, September 18. If a cadets takes a day pass on Saturday, they are not eligible to go on day pass on Sunday, and vise versa. 

If you are requesting a leave on any weekend that is not listed as a leave weekend, you will need to request a Special Leave (unless it is for a specific reason that is an available option, i.e., Medical, College Visit or Emergency). The Commandants Department requests that parents provide any supporting information for these types of leave request to expedite the process, failure to do so will result in a delayed response. 

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Leave requests that have been approved are subject to change if their student receives demerits and is assigned tours on Extra Duty (ED). This will be communicated by the Company TAC Officer. 

EXCITING NEWS! Phones will be turned on TODAY!! 

Originally, we planned on turning on all email and phones on September 1, but Commandant Tony Moss has been so impressed with the entire Corps of Cadets' behavior that he will turn on all phones in the barracks rooms TODAY! Bravo, gentlemen!

All emails are still schedule to be turned on on September 1. 

Below is the Barracks Phone Schedule:

Cadets may receive and place calls during the following hours:

  • Sunday 1030 – 1900
  • Monday 1700 – 1900
  • Tuesday 1700 – 1900
  • Wednesday 1700 – 1900
  • Thursday 1700 – 1900
  • Friday 1330 – 2230
  • Saturday 1100 – 2230

An update on FUMA Transportation for off-site SAT/ACT testing

Fork Union Military Academy will NOT provide any cadets doing off-site SAT/ACT testing transportation to test sites. We encourage cadets to participate in on-site testing. Please use the link for all on-site testing dates: 

https://www.forkunion.com/sites/default/files/Content/PDFs/Guidance/2021-2022%20test%20dates.pdf

Remember to always check the School Calendar for more information throughout the next few weeks. Click here to visit the school calendar!

Do you want to schedule Senior Portraits?

It is time to schedule your sons' senior 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 10 years. Kristin is local to Fork Union and her son attends the Academy. For more information regarding booking your son's senior session, please visit the website below for special FUMA rates: 

www.kristinfirewiczstudios.com/fuma 

Details on Parents Weekend have been announced

The tentative schedule for Parents Weekend, which is set for October 15-18, has been set. Check out the link below for the details!

https://www.forkunion.com/event/parents-weekend-1

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Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update: August 20

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, August 20, 2021

 

August 20, 2021

This Saturday, August 21 - Saturday Class

For this Saturday, August 21, we will hold Term 1's only Saturday Class. Saturday will run as a Tuesday/Thursday schedule with class starting at 0815 and will end at 1400. Athletic practices will run from 1530 to 1830. Day students should arrive at 0715 at the Commandants Department.

Below are the Saturday Classes for the school year:

  • Saturday, October 23
  • Saturday, March 19 (Alumni Speaker Day)
  • Saturday, April 23

Who should be your primary point of contact?

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 by your son's TAC Officer. This is the adult who supervises the cadets in each of our cadet companies.

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

You can follow your son's academic progress through our PowerSchool Parent Portal, which you can access at: https://fuma.powerschool.com

Phones and emails are not turned on yet

The Commandant will decide when the phones in each cadets' barracks rooms will be turned on so you can easily communicate with your cadet by telephone. We will keep you posted as to when that will take place. We usually give the young men a couple of weeks at least to get acclimated and connected to new friends and support systems here on campus, as we have learned through the years that this helps combat those initial feelings of homesickness.

Sending mail and care packages from home

Our young men love receiving care packages from home almost as much as their families enjoy putting them together for them, especially when phones and emails are turned off. For any mail or packages you wish to send to your cadet, can be sent to the following address and will be distributed during mail call time throughout the day.

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

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

Address for Cadet Packages (Packages sent via USPS, UPS, FEDEX, DHL)

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

Remember to always check the School Calendar for more information throughout the next few weeks. Click here to visit the school calendar!

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Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update: Fall Check-In Reminders

News Type:  Parents Date:  Monday, August 9, 2021

 

August 9, 2021

Fall Check-In Reminders:

Fall Enrollment Reminders:

August 9, 2021

Greetings from Fork Union Military Academy!

We hope you are as excited as we are to get everyone back to campus! We have enjoyed a full week of Cadet Leadership Training with about 60 cadets participating. In this email, we will cover reminders for the next three check-in dates, Prep Football check-in information, FUMA's COVID-19 Mitigation Plan and Day Student information.

Remaining Check-In Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 10 - New Cadets & Prep Football Players
    • Prep football players in grades 9th-12th should only report. For Prep Football Check-In Information, please click here.
  • Wednesday, August 11 - PG Football Players Only
  • Monday, August 16 - Returning Cadets & PG Basketball Players

First day of the academic year begins on Tuesday, August 17. Day students should arrive at the Commandants Department on Tuesday at 7:15 AM.

Please watch the video below, prior to arriving to campus. All traffic will use the Academy Road entrance. 

VIDEO: Check-In Information for the 2021-22 School Year

Fork Union Military Academy is excited to welcome New Cadets to campus on August 10th, 2021. Please click the link for New Cadet Check-In Information.

New Cadet Check-In Information

Fork Union Military Academy is excited to welcome Prep Football Players to campus on August 10th, 2021. Please click the link for Prep Football Check-In Information.

If you are a day student checking in for Prep football, please check-in by appointment on Tuesday, August 10. ALL DAY STUDENTS playing prep football will spend the night from Tuesday, August 10 to Sunday, August 15. Day students will move out of Jacobson Hall at 8:15 PM on Sunday, August 15.  

Prep Football Check-In Information

Fork Union Military Academy is excited to welcome Returning Cadets to our campus on August 16th, 2021. Please click the link for Returning Cadet Check-In Information.

Returning Cadet Check-In Information

COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

Fork Union Military Academy has created a page on fork union.com that explains our current COVID-19 regulations. As regulations continue to change with the progression of the virus, we would like to direct you to the link below, which will always have the current guidelines for Fork Union Military Academy. 

https://www.forkunion.com/ready

Below are a few common guidelines from the webpage. For more detailed information, please click the link above.

VACCINATION: As we strongly encourage families to discuss with your families physician the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccination for your child, ages 12 and above, vaccines are strongly encouraged for all cadets that are enrolled at the Academy, but not required. 

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES: Members of our Infirmary staff will be the first stop when cadets and families arrive to check-in. Each member of the check-in process will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. 

One family member will escort their cadet through the check-in process in the Wicker Science Building. Parents are not allowed in Jacobson Hall or the Estes Dining Hall. 

DAILY SCREENINGS: Daily screens of cadets will happen daily by their TAC officer from the times of 0600-0630 throughout the school year. 

MASK REGULATIONS: Currently, masking is not required for any person outdoors on the Academy's campus. Currently, masking is optional for all cadets, faculty and staff on the Academy's campus indoors. Any person may choose to mask when indoor or outdoors, and the Academy will respect and honor that choice.

Day Students: New & Returning

If you are a new day student, please check-in by appointment on Tuesday, August 10. New day students are NOT required to spend the night during New Cadet Training. 

From August 11 to August 16, which includes Saturday & Sunday, day students should arrive at 8:00 AM each morning and can be picked up by 4:00 PM each afternoon for New Cadet Training. 

If you are a day student checking in for Prep football, please check-in by appointment on Tuesday, August 10. ALL day students playing prep football will spend the night from Tuesday, August 10 to Sunday, August 15. Day students will move out of Jacobson Hall at 8:15 PM on Sunday, August 15.  

If you are a returning day student, please check-in by appointment on Monday, August 16 and can depart campus by 4:00 PM that afternoon. 

All day students should arrive to campus by 7:15 AM at the main office of the Commandant's Department for the first day of class on Tuesday, August 17.

Please visit the Day Student FAQ page on forkunion.com for more information!

https://www.forkunion.com/parents/day-student-faq

We hope you are looking forward to an exciting year! Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update for Prep Football Players

News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, August 6, 2021

 

August 6, 2021

Check-In Information for Prep Football Players

On Tuesday, August 10, Fork Union Military Academy will welcome all cadets interested in playing Prep Football (High School Football at the Varsity Level) this season. The Academy encourages any cadet in the grades 9th-12th to check-in on August 10 for Prep Football Preseason. Cadets in the 7th & 8th grades should wait to join football on the first day of class and should check-in with New Cadets (August 10) or Returning Cadets (August 16). 

  • Preseason camp for Prep and Junior Prep Football begins with check-in on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 9:00 AM. Pre-season camp is strongly emphasized for football players entering grades 9th-12th. 
  • This check-in will serve as your check-in for school as well as football. 
  • All old cadets must report to campus in FUMA athletic grey shirt and blue shorts.
  • New cadets should report in business casual dress.
  • If you would like to speed up your check-in process, please arrive to campus with a regulation haircut. There is a new haircut regulation: The Hair will be neat and closely trimmed. Hair will be kept 1 inch or less on top. The sides will be tapered/faded all the way around the head. No block lines and no temple tapers are allowed. Hard parts are not authorized.
  • Players will receive 5-7 pairs of athletics upon arrival at FUMA, as well as other clothing from the Quartermaster during the week. Water and Gatorade will be provided by FUMA during practice, but you may bring your own, as well, to keep in your room. We strongly advise that you NOT bring sugary or fatty snacks and dairy products. Cereal bars and healthy snacks are encouraged. Meals will be provided in the dining hall throughout camp.
  • What to bring (and please label with your name):
    • at least one pair of cleats
    • three or four spandex/compression shorts
    • two or three 5-pocket football girdles, padded girdles are emphasized, to help with football pads as well
    • one or two pairs of running shoes
    • athletic socks
    • any other football gear you desire, must be the Under Armour brand. 
    • everything you will need for school, such as toiletries, any medications (give to the infirmary at check-in), notepads, binders, pencils, etc. 

If you have further questions about any of the above, please call Head Coach Mark Shuman at 434-842-4206 or email hime at shumanm@fuma.org.

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Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update for Returning Cadets

News Type:  Parents Date:  Monday, July 26, 2021

 

July 26, 2021

Check-In Information for Returning Cadets

Fork Union Military Academy is excited to welcome back you to our campus. Please read the section below, Fall Check-In Dates to determine what check-in date best fits your son. 

Before returning, please make sure you have logged into FUMA’s Parent’s Portal, and have completed the Enrollment Checklist.   

Please ensure that your:

  • 2021-2022 Fall Enrollment Contract is Signed and Submitted 
  • 2021-2022 Fall Enrollment: FACTS Tuition Management Account is Setup 
  • 2021-2022 Fall Enrollment: Tuition Deposit/Registration Fee has been submitted  

Also ensure that you have:

  • Selected Your Fall 2021 Check-In / Registration Time 
  • Signed and submitted the Parent Statement of Support 
  • Signed and submitted the Weekend Leave Permission Form  

Fall Check-In Dates 

Below are the dates for fall enrollment check-in. Keep in mind that August 2 is by invitation only. The Commandants Department distributes the invitations with direct communication from the Commandants Office.

  • Monday, August 2 - Cadet Leadership Training (Invitation Only) 
  • Tuesday, August 10 - Prep Football Players
  • Monday, August 16 - All Other Returning Cadets 

Should you have any questions, please reach out to the Admission Office at 434-842-4205 or admissions@fuma.org

What to Bring 

Returning cadets should refer to the Packing List for Returning Cadets.  

Special note: If your cadet has been extended an invitation to Cadet Leadership Training, please have them bring last year’s BDU’s (solid green pants with the digital camouflage top, and black boots). They will need them to wear when they go to Fort Pickett. 

Health Forms 

Fork Union Military Academy's Infirmary uses SchoolDoc to manage the required annual health forms. Please make sure you have completed your health profile before arriving to campus. We will not be accepting paper forms at check-in. 
  
Please note that the nurses will be reviewing all health forms when you arrive on campus to check-in. Any incomplete forms, especially those that require a healthcare provider signature, may delay the check-in process. Parents will be responsible for completing these items before they can leave their cadet on campus. 
  
For all school and health related questions, please contact the Infirmary at 434-842-4310 or infirmary@fuma.org

Academic Calendar  

You can find the link to our Academic Calendar for the 2021-2022 year here. Please refer to our calendar as you are planning for your cadet’s 2021-2022 year.   

Financial Aid 

Our Financial Aid Director, LTC Steven McCoy, asks that you please complete your financial aid applications through FACTS Grant and Aid no later than Sunday, August 1. Financial assistance packages will not be available after your son’s enrollment date. The application process takes 14-21 days to complete after submitting your application. To learn more about financial aid, please visit our website: Affording Fork Union.

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Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

Parent Update for New Cadets

News Type:  Parents Date:  Monday, July 26, 2021

 

July 26, 2021

Check-In Information for New Cadets

Fork Union Military Academy is excited to welcome you our campus on August 10th, 2021

Before arriving, please make sure you have logged into FUMA’s Parent’s Portal, and have completed the Enrollment Checklist.   

Please ensure that your: 

  • 2021-2022 Fall Enrollment Contract is Signed and Submitted 
  • 2021-2022 Fall Enrollment: FACTS Tuition Management Account is Setup 
  • 2021-2022 Fall Enrollment: Tuition Deposit/Registration Fee has been submitted  

Also ensure that you have:  

  • Submitted your son’s Final Official Transcript (if possible, please also submit his School Profile)  
  • Selected Your Fall 2021 Check-In / Registration Time 
  • New students grades 7 – 12 (and Academic PGs) must arrive on August 10th, 2021  
  • PG Football and PG Basketball players must arrive on August 11th, 2021 
  • Signed and submitted the Parent Statement of Support 
  • Signed and submitted the Weekend Leave Permission Form  

Should you have any questions, please reach out to the Admission Office at 434-842-4205 or admissions@fuma.org

*Official Transcript Reminder* 

Ensuring we have this information now will better help our scheduling team set your son's academic schedule for the upcoming year.  

The following documents are not acceptable official transcripts: 

  • Picture images/screenshots uploaded 
  • Progress reports 
  • Computer printouts from school information system  
  • A transcript that is unsigned and/or does not have the school seal 

Please make sure the official transcript is signed, sealed, and has all complete information (grades and credits earned). The official document needs to come directly from the school your son attended last year.  

If you have any questions regarding the transcript or need any further assistance, please contact our Admissions Office or our Registrar's office

Registrar:  

Mrs. Kayla Jones 
4744 James Madison Highway 
Fork Union VA 23055 
JonesK@FUMA.org    

Financial Aid 

Our Financial Aid Director, LTC Steven McCoy, asks that you please complete your financial aid applications through FACTS Grant and Aid no later than Sunday, August 1. Financial assistance packages will not be available after your son’s enrollment date. The application process takes 14-21 days to complete after submitting your application. To learn more about financial aid, please visit our website: Affording Fork Union

Health Forms 

Fork Union Military Academy's Infirmary uses SchoolDoc to manage the required annual health forms. Please make sure you have completed your health profile before arriving to campus. We will not be accepting paper forms at check-in. 
  
Please note that the nurses will be reviewing all health forms when you arrive on campus to check-in. Any incomplete forms, especially those that require a healthcare provider signature, may delay the check-in process. Parents will be responsible for completing these items before they can leave their cadet on campus. 
  
For all school and health related questions, please contact the Infirmary at 434-842-4310 or infirmary@fuma.org

Academic Calendar  

You can find the link to our Academic Calendar for the 2021-2022 year here. Please refer to our calendar as you are planning for your cadet’s 2021-2022 year.   

Academic Scheduling 

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

What to Bring 

Please refer to our Packing List for New Cadets.  

We also encourage parents to leave their sons with plenty of snacks (granola bars, Gatorade, water bottles, etc.)  

Calling Cards  

Your cadet will have a telephone in his room that he can use to keep in touch with friends and family. He will need to purchase a calling card to dial out. We recommend purchasing this card or something similar.  

Link for Shopping Calling Cards

Athletics 

Please fill out the following form so that our coaches may plan for the upcoming fall season. Go FUMA! 

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Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

 

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

 


 

 

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