Weekly Parent Update – January 20, 2023

January 20, 2023

In the past week, we celebrated the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He famously taught that “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” 

One of our core values at Williamsburg Academy is to build a culture of belonging among our families and students. I hope your student is forming friendships and connecting with other students and mentors in their classes and weekly online events found in Homeroom. I challenge each of us to reach out to others with kind words and a smile. Together, we can brighten the world by fostering an attitude of acceptance and offering a hand of friendship.

I hope everyone feels accepted and a part of Williamsburg Academy. Please know that we are available to answer questions or support your student in any way we can.



Ross Gilbert

Headmaster, Williamsburg Academy


Action Items

Parent Mentor Updates and Conferences: Parent Mentor Updates and Parent Mentor Conferences will take place from Monday, January 30, through Friday, February 3. Stay tuned for an email next Wednesday with instructions on how to sign up.



Important notice for students who use Chromebooks: Beginning February 1, Zoom is retiring their Chrome OS App, which your student might currently use to join live classes in Zoom from their Chromebook. Zoom is transitioning to a new “Progressive Web Application” (PWA) for Chromebooks. Chromebook users can install the new PWA by visiting this page or by visiting the Google Play Store and searching for “Zoom for Chrome PWA.”


Upcoming Events

January 26: Thursday Night Live – 3:00 PM MT (Find details in Homeroom)

January 30-February 3: Parent Mentor Conferences