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.
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
To register your child and get more information about dining at FPD, visit our Dining page or complete the form on Viking Connect.
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
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.
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
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
FPD primarily communicates with parents through email. If you have not been receiving weekly emails throughout the summer, please contact Brittiny Johnson to make sure we have your correct email address.
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.