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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

 


 

 


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