Weekly Parent Email – July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022

As Mentors are beginning their preparations for a new academic year, I have been reflecting with excitement on how soon we will be meeting new students in our classes. 

The beginning of the school year is a really exciting time for us, and I hope your students are feeling the same way…though I am sure they will enjoy every single day of their remaining summer break!! 

As Mentors at Williamsburg, we really value the experience students have in our classrooms, particularly in creating a “Culture of Belonging’. This is something that I was personally so impressed with when I first came to Williamsburg. 

It is rare to find within such a vast cross-section of students a wonderful acceptance of each other’s differences, cultures, religions, thoughts, and ideas of how to live a great life. This is something I absolutely love and value in our students. 

We’ll be introducing new initiatives into our classrooms this coming year based around increasing the level of connection among the students. I am sure this will help perpetuate the culture of belonging and increase students’ love of learning. 

Finally, I am grateful for those parents who kindly emailed me last week to share their experiences, insights, and suggestions on making Williamsburg the best it can be. If you have not yet had a chance to do so, I would love to hear from you at ross@williamsburglearning.com.


Ross Gilbert 

Headmaster, Williamsburg Academy


Action Items

Complete the Pre-Start Checklist: The Pre-Start Checklist is designed to help you start the semester off right! Please complete each task on the list to ensure your student has a smooth start to their school year.



Online Parent and Student Orientation: Our live-online orientation will be on August 9 from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM MT. WA’s Director of Academics, Rob Noorda, will lead the session, and it’ll be a great way to kick off the year ahead! You will receive a link via email to join orientation in Zoom.


Upcoming Events

August 9: Online New Parent and Student Orientation – 6:00 PM-7:00 PM MT

August 15: WA First Day of Classes