Dec. 10, 2021
News Type:  Parents Date:  Friday, December 10, 2021   December 10, 2021 Important Information on Christmas Leave Departure and Arrival Information THE DEADLINE FOR ALL TRAVEL REQUESTS IS: FRIDAY, DEC. 10 If your son will need a COVID-19 test to travel home, please email Ms. Heidi Yates at yatesh@fuma.org. You will need to include your […]...
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News Type: 
Parents Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021

 

December 10, 2021

Important Information on Christmas Leave Departure and Arrival Information

THE DEADLINE FOR ALL TRAVEL REQUESTS IS: FRIDAY, DEC. 10

If your son will need a COVID-19 test to travel home, please email Ms. Heidi Yates at yatesh@fuma.org. You will need to include your son's travel itinerary and testing requirements for your destination. Please make sure you specify if the test is a PCR or RAPID test and the time frame needed prior to travel. We will need to schedule these appointments off campus, so please let Ms. Yates know by Sunday, December 12.

Please read all the detailed information on Christmas Leave Departure and Arrival.

CHRISTMAS LEAVE DEPARTURE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021

Cadets must depart campus on Friday, December 17 between 1230-1700 (12:30 PM-5:00 PM), as all facilities and logistical support (i.e., barracks and dining hall) will be closed.

Saturday and Sunday Departures are not authorized unless you and your cadet have made arrangements to stay with another cadet’s family, as the facilities will be closed.

Any deviations from this time frame must be approved by the Commandant, before Friday, December 10 (one-week prior to departure, to see if accommodations can be met).

DINING HALL NOTES DEPARTURE

The dining facility will be closed for lunch and dinner on Friday, December 17. Box lunches will be provided to students who are still on Campus or awaiting a shuttle/private hire service at 1300 (1:00 PM).

PARENT PICKUP

On Friday, cadet pickup will be at the company areas. After 1500 (3:00 PM), cadet pickup will transition to the Social Center (located across from Jacobson Hall).

CHRISTMAS LEAVE ARRIVALS – SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022

Cadets must return to campus on Sunday, January 9 from 0900-1900 (9:00 AM-7:00 PM). The barracks will not be open before 0900, so please plan accordingly (i.e., if your student is returning on Saturday, they must coordinate to be picked up and stay with a local family).

FUMA Transportation is not operating on Saturday, January 8, and will not be able to support any requests.

Cadets will have a CQ/study hall on Sunday night, so please work to have your student back at or before 1900 (7:00 PM) (exception to this policy will be granted for students riding the shuttle, and private hire transportation with an appropriate justification for the late arrival).

DINING HALL NOTES ARRIVAL

The dining facility will be open on Sunday, January 9 from 1715-1800 (5:15 PM-6:00 PM). Please plan accordingly if you are dropping your cadet off earlier in the day. The Social Center will have a few food items available for sale.

PARENT DROP OFF

On Sunday, cadet drop off is at the Commandant’s office from 0900-1400 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM). After 1400 (2:00 PM), drop off is at the company areas.

FUMA TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

All transportation requests must be submitted in Orah, (not by phone please) and received no later than Friday, December 10, 2021. Please provide the following information so cadets can reach their destination safely:

http://www.orah.com/

  • Travel itinerary
  • Cell phone number for cadet and parent(s)
  • Airline/train/bus confirmation of unaccompanied minor

Fork Union Military Academy has shuttles scheduled to depart at 1300 (1:00 PM) on Friday, December 17, 2021, to the following locations for major leaves:

  • Richmond AMTRAK
  • Richmond Airport
  • Richmond Greyhound
  • Washington National Airport
  • Dulles Airport

Private hire drivers may be available to other locations, or at earlier/later times. See FUMA Transportation Information and Fees for additional information.

PLEASE ALLOW ENOUGH TRAVEL TIME FOR CADETS TO GET TO THEIR TRANSPORTATION LOCATION AND THROUGH SECURITY

Fork Union Military Academy has shuttles scheduled to pick up cadets on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the following location and time:

  • Richmond RIC Airport
    • Arrive at 1000 and Depart at 1200
    • Arrive at 1500 and Depart at 1700
  • RVR Amtrak/Greyhound
    • Arrive at 1230 and Depart at 1330
    • Arrive at 1730 and Depart at 1830
  • Dulles IAD Airport
    • Arrive at 1500 (3:00 PM) and Depart at 1700 (5:00 PM)
  • Reagan DCA Airport
    • Arrive at 1500 (3:00 PM) and Depart at 1700 (5:00 PM)

NOTE: Times outside the above information must schedule a private hire.

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

Cadets traveling as “unaccompanied minors” must be escorted to and from the gate of their public transportation. The determination is made by the public transportation carrier and is based on age. If your cadet is under the age limit, please email yorkw@fuma.org for information and arrangements for transportation and escort.

INTERNATIONAL CADETS

Due to travel and departure times, International Cadets that are taking international flights home are authorized to depart the day prior for major leave breaks, if approved by the cadet’s teacher, Academic Dean and Commandant’s Department. Early departure requests must be submitted 2 weeks in advance in Orah so that transportation requests can be sourced and approved (requests must be submitted this week).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please email BJ York at yorkw@fuma.org with any additional questions.

This information can be found on forkunion.com under the Parents Page, Parents Updates Page and Commandants Department Page.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION IN A PDF

It's time to order graduation announcements

Seniors and senior families, it time to order your graduation announcements from Jostens! Please visit the website below to order your announcements.

https://www.forkunion.com/jostens2022

 

Parents Association Online Store

Support the Parents Association a by shopping in our online pop-up store now until December 15th. Sizes and quantities are limited and Christmas delivery is not garenteed. All orders will ship in the order they are received.

Place your order today!

Click here to place an order!

Remember to always check the School Calendar for more information throughout the next few weeks.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

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Best regards, 

Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy

 


 

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