Thursday, August 12. Half-day
First Day of School
We cannot wait to see our Vikings back on campus! School starts at 8:15 a.m. Dismissal varies by division.
Where to go:
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 lobby to help elementary students to their classrooms.
Middle and high school schedules will be distributed in homerooms after opening assemblies.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021, begins late start at 8:50 a.m.
If walking students into school
Park in one of the following parking lots: by the soccer field, across from the Clark Fine Arts Center, or in the Middlebrooks Athletic Center parking area.
If dropping students off
- Preschool Students – drop-off at the Preschool Building
- Elementary Students – use the elementary carpool circle.
- Middle School or High School – drop-off at the Upper School Building/Middlebrooks Athletic Center
For the 2021 – 2022 school year, FPD is re-introducing the optional, all-inclusive, 5-day dining plan for students in 3K – 12th grade. To register your child and get more information about dining at FPD, visit our Dining page.
As always, the health and safety of our community is a top priority. Last year, we were successful at managing illnesses on campus and anticipate continuing this in the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for partnering with us as we implement the safety guidelines linked below. They are based on direction from FPD’s medical committee in order to provide the best opportunity to keep our students and faculty healthy and maintain on-campus, relationship-based learning.
We believe these guidelines offer the best opportunity to keep our campus healthy. However, they are subject to change. As the school year progresses, we will monitor illnesses within our community and update guidelines as needed.
Wednesday, August 11
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.
Wednesday, August 11
Campus Prayer Walk
Join your FPD friends and family for a Campus Prayer Walk to pray for our students, faculty, and families as we begin a new school year. The Prayer Walk begins at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, August 16
Senior Parent Meeting
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 3K, PreK, Kindergarten – August 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Preschool Building.
Open House for 1st – 5th Grade Parents – August 23 at 6:00 p.m. Begin in your child’s classroom
Open House for Middle & High School Parents – August 23 at 6:30 p.m. Begin in the Clark Fine Arts Center
FPD primarily communicates with parents through email. If you have not been receiving weekly emails throughout the summer, please contact Beth Burnsed to make sure we have your correct email address.
Viking Parent Ambassadors
We are recruiting new volunteers for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit our Viking Parent Ambassador page for more information about volunteer opportunities for this school year.
FPD partners with SAGE Dining to provide healthy lunches for Viking students. Learn more about updates to this year’s dining program.
The Viking Store
Shop for uniforms, spirit wear, school supplies, and other great Viking Nation gifts.
View upcoming dates and activities on our online calendar.
Documents & Links
Find updated documents as well as links to Viking Connect and Moodle.