Weekly Parent Email – November 4, 2022

November 4, 2022

Last week at Williamsburg, we celebrated Spirit Week. For each day of the week, our outstanding student body leadership chose a theme that students used to create all sorts of fun costumes to wear to class. I loved seeing the creativity and excitement evident in each of the costumes I saw on my Zoom screen. Spirit Week is one of my favorite weeks in the academic calendar.

I am so grateful to be associated with an educational philosophy that embraces creativity, passion, and imagination within students, traits that are sometimes overlooked or only seen as needed by artists and poets. In addition to pursuing academic rigor, Williamsburg students are encouraged to seek their unique passions, interests, and creative pursuits. 

It inspires me to know that there is such a depth of talent and ability within our students. They really do bring hope for the future.


Ross Gilbert

Headmaster, Williamsburg Academy


Action Items

Asking for input on a change to our school calendar: Would you like it if our school year started a week later in August and ended a week later in May? We’re considering making this change to our school calendar, and we’d like your input! Please take 30 seconds to share your preference with us through this short survey. (This change would take effect next August for the 2023-24 school year, as shown in this draft of next year’s academic calendar.


The “Facing Your Fears” with Lindsay Law recording is now available! See your inbox for a link to the recording.

Upcoming Events

November 6: Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 22: Secure Your Proctor assignments due for all high school science, math, and social studies classes

November 23: Study Day – No class; office is closed

November 24-25: Thanksgiving Break – No class; office is closed