Summer School and Summer Camps are cancelled for 2020
We have made the hard decision to cancel our summer school session and all summer camps for this year.
Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, we have tried to defer our decisions for as long as possible so that we could act based on the best information available. At the same time, we have tried to prepare for events and be proactive, rather than respond to events after they occur.
Governor Ralph Northam announced this past Friday that Virginia would not begin Phase Two of the state's reopening plan until June 5th at the earliest. With this delayed start for Phase Two, any similar delay in reaching Phase Three would create insurmountable challenges in holding summer session on campus
We have reached the point where deferring the decision any longer would be unfair to our families who need to make their plans, and unfair to our faculty.
So I have decided that the schedule is simply too uncertain to proceed with plans for our summer school and summer camps.
I prefer that we be able to shift our focus to getting ready for the best and safest way to reopen in the fall.
Good News for Parents for the Fall
We are putting in place a comprehensive plan for this fall, preparing protocols, policies, and procedures to deal with COVID-19 concerns, and making necessary adjustments to our academic calendar to better safeguard our cadets and campus.
I will have more news to share with you on our fall schedule in the days ahead, but here are some important changes we are making in some of our policies that affect you.
Refundable Registration Fees
- Registration Fees for both summer school and fall enrollment will be refundable deposits this year. If you let us know by August 1st that you will not be enrolling, for any reason, we will fully refund your registration fees.
Request Single-Occupancy Rooms
- When you return your enrollment contract and registration fee, you may request that your cadet be given a single-occupancy room in the barracks. These requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis, based on the date received.
If you have any questions about re-enrollment concerns, please give our admissions office a call at 434-842-4205 so that we can address them individually with you.
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy