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Parent Update: October 1

News Type:  Parents
Friday, October 1, 2021


October 1, 2021

Term I Final Exam Schedule Set for Friday, Oct. 1

Today is the Term I Final Exam. Good luck to all cadets! Today is also a leave weekend. Please review the academic schedule for next Friday, as classes begin at the normal 8:00 AM time and will end at 12:30 PM. Cadets are eligible to go on leave after 12:30 PM, if they have approval from their athletic coach and TAC officer.

Exam Schedule for 8th Grade to Postgraduate

Exam Schedule for 7th Grade


Parents Weekend Schedule

Today all parents will receive an email from SurveyMonkey asking you to RSVP to the events on Parents Weekend. Please make sure you fill out the survey so we can properly prepare for the big day!

Fork Union Military Academy is excited to host Parents Weekend, starting Friday, October 15, 2021. Friday will be packed with events including Founder's Day Cookout, Parents Day Parade and parent-teacher conferences. Cadets will be eligible to leave Friday after the parade. There is no class on Monday. Click the button below for the Parents Weekend Schedule.

Remember to use the Orah Parent Portal for all leave requests. The Commandant's Department recommends at least four days in advance.

Fork Union to host the October SAT Test Saturday, Oct. 2

Fork Union Military Academy set to host the October SAT Test on campus tomorrow. Parents and cadets must register online. Once you have registered, make sure to print out the admission ticket for entrance on test day.

The next registration deadline for the November 6 SAT Test here at Fork Union is Friday, October 8 by midnight. When registered, a printed admission ticket will need to be presented for admission on test day.

For any questions, please contact Ms. Rhonda White at


An Update from College Placement & Academic Services

At the conclusion of Term 1, Mrs. Kelsey Hill — our Director of College Placement and Academic Services — will begin a month-long maternity leave that will run through the entire month of October. Currently, Mrs. Hill is responsible for the following services to our cadets and families:

  1. Scheduling Advisor for Grades 9-11 (last names A-K)
  2. Scheduling Advisor and Senior Seminar/College Placement Counselor for Seniors (last names A-K)
  3. Oversight of our Resource program, particularly questions about initial enrollment in the program

Throughout October, the following individuals will serve as the direct contact for these services:

  • Scheduling/Advising Questions for Cadets in Grades 9-11 (last names A-K) – Dr. James Benson, Assistant Director of College Placement & Academic Services (
  • Scheduling and/or College Placement Questions for Seniors (last names A-K) – Mrs. Victoria Beaulieu (
  • Resource Enrollment Questions – Mrs. Jackie Montero-Sharpe, Director of Enrollment Management (

Foreign Language Department Set to take Cadets to Germany over Spring Break

The Foreign Language Department is set to take cadets and any faculty and staff on a 10-day trip across Germany. The trip is set for March 5 - March 15 and the group will visit Berlin, Prague and Munich.

Any cadet interested in going should enroll online through The cost for each cadet is $3,400. For more information, click the link below:

Spring Break to Germany 2022

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.



Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy




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