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Parent Update: September 3

News Type:  Parents
Friday, September 3, 2021


September 3, 2021

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

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.




Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy





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