We will be releasing cadet recognition media next week. Keep an eye on Cadet Corner for athletics, military, and academic award videos.
The last day of “new material” for the sixth Marking Period Grades was today, 8 May. While some items may be due in the “grace period” of next week, the focus of next week is exam projects, reviews, and exams. Within the context of the remote classroom, an “exam’s” purpose is to sum up material learned during Spring semester. The faculty have a variety of mechanisms to accomplish this task: papers, projects, presentations, traditional Q&A format, etc.. The last few weeks and next week’s tasks have included preparation for the exams as appropriate based on the faculty member’s judgement of each of their classes level of preparation, attitude, comfort, anxiety, etc. While we all desire for cadets to “finish what we started” we will balance the tension between the challenges of remote versus rewarded for overcoming adversity, embracing change, and demonstrating perseverance.
For cadets needing an exam period (ie making a presentation, taking a traditional exam):
Wed - Block 1 “Exam period” - 9-10:30; Block 2 “Exam period” - 10:45 - 12:15; Afternoons - Extra exam time as permitted by faculty member.
Thurs - Block 3 “Exam period” - 9-10:30; Block 4 “Exam period” - 10:45 - 12:15; Afternoons - Extra exam time as permitted by faculty member.
Fri - Block 5 “Exam period” - 9-10:30; Block 6 “Exam period” - 10:45 - 12:15; Afternoons - Extra exam time as permitted by faculty member.
End of Year Grades will be posted by the close of business on Tuesday, 12 May.
What is the process for course registration and when does it take place?
At the completion of this term, the Guidance Office will collect recommendations from faculty for placement in next year’s courses for their current cadets.
Cadets will be polled for their interests.
Parents will be contacted by the Guidance Office to finalize a “requested course” list for planning purposes.
Schedules will be prepared in time for Fall matriculation.
Fall Dates (subject to change)
18-25 Jul : Currently scheduled Leadership Training (OCS/NCO School) -- this date is on the edge of current predictions for VA public health restrictions as of 5/8/20. OCS/NCO School is a training period in which cadets learn about leading the Corps of Cadets from the squad to battalion levels. The experience covers a variety of topics from the philosophical (the who and why’s) to the practical (the what, when, and how’s). This training equips cadet leaders for a successful experience. Initial billets (leadership roles) are determined by the outcome of this week.
1 Aug - Fall re-enrollment opt-out. In view of the economic uncertainties associated with COVID-19, we understand that an extended deadline for an enrollment decision is important to some families.
8 Aug - Preseason Matriculation for Soccer and Football. Matriculation is an “in-processing” in which a cadet physically moves in, his records are reviewed, he receives his uniform and gear, his academic schedule, computer passwords, etc. in addition to orientation sessions.
18 Aug - Report date for 2020-21 Cadet Officers
22 Aug - New Cadet Matriculation
24 Aug - Returning Cadets (that did not matriculate as athletes) Matriculation
27 Aug - Convocation (first day of classes)
28 Aug - Football v Fuqua School
29 Aug - Saturday Classes, Honor Council Luncheon
For those that did not order graduation invitations through Jostens or have other projects to recognize their senior, electronic copies of the school seal are available from Bill Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org)