Back To School 2017

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 – Half Day

Where to go on the first day:
3K – Kindergarten
Start Time: 8:30 a.m. First day only – Thereafter, school begins at 8:15 a.m.
Location: Parents and children meet in the student’s classroom in the Kindergarten Building
Dismissal Time: 11:45 a.m.

1st – 5th Grade
Start Time: 8:15 a.m.
Location: Students go to classrooms
Dismissal Time: 11:45 a.m.

6th – 8th Grade
Start Time: 8:15 a.m.
Location: Middlebrooks Athletic Center
Dismissal Time: 12:15 p.m.

9th – 12th Grade
Start Time: 8:15 a.m.
Location: Clark Fine Arts Center
Dismissal Time: 12:15 p.m.

•    Elementary faculty members will be in the lobby to help elementary students to their classrooms.
•    Middle and High School Schedules will be distributed in homeroom after opening assemblies.
•    Wednesday, August 16, 2017, begins the late start at 8:50 a.m.

First Day of School Morning Traffic

Parents who wish to walk their child to class on the first day of school should park in one of the following parking lots: by the soccer field, across from the Fine Arts Center, or in the Middlebrooks Athletic Center parking area. Parents of elementary children, who are dropping their children off only, are encouraged to use the elementary carpool circle.

Elementary Meet & Greets:

1st-5th Grade – August 9, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PreK – Kindergarten – August 10, 8:30 a.m.

Family Open House Events:

Middle School & High School – August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Elementary – August 28, 6:30 p.m.

Back to School Packet Downloads:

Back to School Info Sheets
VPA Volunteer Form
Center for Discovery Fall Class Guide
Viking Store Viking Bucks Order
Viking Store Spirit Shirt Order
2017-2018 Red Calendar

Other Forms:

Substance Abuse Form – Required for 6th-12th grade
Tablet Contract – Required for 5th-12th grade
6th-12th Grade Medical Information Form

Dress Code:

Lower School (3K – 5th)
Middle School & High School

Supply Lists

Elementary School Supply List (if not purchased through the Viking Store)
Middle School Supply List
School supplies available at the Viking Store. The Viking Store is open during the summer on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. as well as Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, August 5 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Summer Reading

Elementary Summer Reading
Middle School & High School Summer Reading


Lands’ End
Some gently-used uniforms are still available for sale through the Viking Store. The Viking Store is open during the summer on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Visit the Dining page
3K – K Dining Registration Form
1st – 12th Dining Registration Form

Students will automatically be re-enrolled in the dining plan selected last year unless otherwise communicated with the FPD Business Office by August 3.