Friday, December 3, 2021
December 3, 2021
Please read all the detailed information on Christmas Leave Departure and Arrival.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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:
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:
Private hire drivers may be available to other locations, or at earlier/later times. See FUMA Transportation Information and Fees for additional information.
Fork Union Military Academy has shuttles scheduled to pick up cadets on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the following location and time:
NOTE: Times outside the above information must schedule a private hire.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information and arrangements for transportation and escort.
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).
Please email BJ York at email@example.com with any additional questions.
This information can be found on forkunion.com under the Parents Page, Parents Updates Page and Commandants Department Page.
Remember to always check the School Calendar for more information throughout the next few weeks.
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Fork Union Military Academy