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Parent Update: October 8

News Type:  Parents
Friday, October 8, 2021


October 8, 2021

FUMA Class Ring Order Day - Oct. 15

A class ring captures the memories of the greatest days of your son's high school years! The time is approaching to purchase your son's FUMA class ring. A custom ring designed exclusively for Fork Union Military Academy is available to juniors and seniors. The ring offers the choice of birthstones, and is available in any metal option: 10K, 14K, Yellow or White Gold or Lustrium. Rings will be presented at a Ring Ceremony.

Ring Order Day: Friday, October 15 from 6-8 PM or online at!


Parents Weekend Schedule

Parents, if you haven't submitted your RSVP for Parents Weekend through an email from SurveyMonkey, please do so today to help us 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 PSAT Test Wednesday, Oct. 13

The PSAT Test will be administered to ALL 10th & 11th Grade Cadets on Wednesday, October 13th here at FUMA. There is no registration or fee required of the cadet. If you have any questions regarding this test please contact Ms. Rhonda White at

November SAT: 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


Does your son want to spend Spring Break in Germany?

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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