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.

First Day of School Drop-off Information

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

Dining Plan Information

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.

Health & Safety Information

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.

Important Dates

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

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 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

Other Important Parent Links