Thursday, August 10th - Half-Day

First Day of School

We cannot wait to see our Vikings back on campus! School begins at 8:15a.m. Dismissal varies by division.

Where to Go on First Day:

3K, PreK, Kindergarten – Classroom

1st – 5th Grade – Classroom

6th – 8th Grade – Middlebrooks Athletic Center

9th – 12th Grade – Clark Fine Arts Center

Dismissal Times on First Day: 

3K – 5th Grade – Dismiss at 11:45 a.m.

6th – 12th Grade – Dismiss at 12:15 p.m.

Faculty members will be in the elementary lobby to help direct students to their classrooms on the first day.

Middle and high school schedules will be distributed in homerooms after opening assemblies.

Late Start Wednesday begins on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023.  School begins at 8:50am on Late Start Wednesdays.

First Day of School Drop-Off Information

If walking students into school:

Please park in one of the following parking lots: Soccer field lot, Clark Fine Arts Center lot, or the Middlebrooks Athletic Center/Thompson Upper School lot.

If dropping students off:

  • Preschool Students: Use the Preschool carpool circle
  • Elementary Students:  Use the Elementary carpool circle
  • Middle School and High School Students: Drop off at the Thompson Upper School building or in front of the Administration/Middle School buildings

Dining Plan Information

FPD’s dining plan for the 2023-2024 school year includes the return of an optional, all-inclusive, five-day plan.
Students in 3K through 12th grade can opt-in to a dining plan that includes a range of delicious and healthy meal choices. FPD’s dining provider, SAGE Dining, uses locally-sourced, organic ingredients as often as possible, including items from FPD’s own gardens. All food is fresh, made the same day, and reviewed by a SAGE Dining dietician to ensure top-quality meals for our Vikings.

To register your child and get more information about dining at FPD, visit our Dining page or complete the form on Viking Connect.

Back to School Information Needed

We are excited about the upcoming school year! Please log on to your Viking Connect Account and fill out any forms that are relevant to your child’s grade or needs for this upcoming school year:

2023-2024 After School Enrichment Form

2023-2024 Dining Form

2023-2024 Field Trip Driver Form

2023-2024 Medical Forms

2023-2024 Senior Privilege Form (Class of 2024 only)

2023-2024 Viking Volunteer Engagement Form

Other Important Dates

3K, PreK, Kindergarten Meet & Greet – Wednesday, August 9th

       1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Preschool Building (drop-in anytime)

1st – 5th Grade Teacher Meet & Greet – Wednesday, August 9th

       1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the Elementary Building (drop-in anytime)

Senior Parent College Meeting – August 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall

Open House for 3K-Kindergarten Parents – August 14th at 6:15 p.m.  in your child’s classroom

Open House for 1st – 5th Grade Parents – August 21st at 5:30 p.m. in your child’s classroom

Open House for Middle & High School Parents – August 21st at 6:15 p.m.

Important Dates

Wednesday, August 9th

Preschool & Elementary Meet & Greet

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Drop-in anytime to meet your child’s teacher. 3K – PreK students visit the preschool building. Kindergarten – 5th grade students begin in the lobby of the elementary building.

Tuesday, August 8th, 8:15 -8:45 a.m.

Campus Prayer Walk

Join us for a Prayer Walk on campus before the start of school. Meet in the Fine Arts Auditorium at 8:15am, then we will spread out to cover our campus in prayer.

Monday, August 14th

Senior Parent Meeting

7:00 p.m.

Learn more about your student’s senior year and corresponding college preparation information. The meeting is hosted in the Lecture Hall of FPD’s Upper School Building.

Parent Open House Events

Open Houses for Each Division

Open House for Preschool and Kindergarten Parents – August 14th at 6:15 p.m. Begin in your child’s classroom

Open House for 1st – 5th Grade Parents – August 21st at 5:30 p.m. Begin in your child’s classroom

Open House for Middle & High School Parents – August 21st at 6:15 p.m. Begin in the Clark Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Other Important Parent Links