Weekly Parent Email – November 6, 2020

November 6, 2020

I hope you enjoyed some Halloween fun with your family last weekend! Read on below for this week’s announcements and upcoming events.

Warmly,

Anya Yeager

Executive Director, Williamsburg Academy

 

Announcements

Please remind your student to use their webcam: Students should always be on camera in class. This helps our mentors connect with your student and your student with their classmates. If there is a particular reason your student cannot stay on camera, please have them message their mentor at the beginning of class.

Elevation Essay Scholarship: Is your student interested in attending Elevation next June? Three students will be selected to attend for their first time free with the Elevation Essay Scholarship! Essays must be submitted by December 1. Details and sign-ups are available in Homeroom.

Edmit online workshop: Our Utah partner, LAU, is hosting an online workshop with Edmit to help juniors and seniors evaluate and improve their college list so they can find the right financial fit. Edmit presenters will also help students get immediate, personalized insights on the scholarships and financial aid for which they are eligible. Parents are welcome to attend as well. This workshop will take place Friday, November 20, from 12:00-12:45 PM MST. That morning, students will see the link for this meeting in Homeroom.

Digital Learning Guide available: The Department of Education has shared this helpful guide to help families with digital learning. It has great information and useful tips on helping your child navigate and learn in an online classroom.

Did your student miss Inspiration Hour last week? Visit Homeroom to watch a recording of last week’s Halloween-themed event, including fun and inspiration! 

Yearbook Photos: Have you attended a student activity this year? Did you take any pictures? If so, submit them here to be included in the 2020-21 yearbook!

 

Upcoming Events

Today: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – Burger Inclusivity Bonanza! 8th graders and new high school students are especially encouraged to attend. As always, all other high school Burgers are also welcome!

Today: First Friday Game Night at 6:00 PM MT with Ms. Emily Gutierrez – Find more info on the FFGN page in Homeroom.

November 7: Burger Meet in Wasilla, Alaska, at 6:00 PM UTC. Find information and a sign-up sheet on the Burger Meets page in Homeroom.

November 12: Thursday Night Live at 4:00 PM MT – Drama Night! Find more info on the TNL page in Homeroom.

November 12: Virtual College Fair at 6:00 PM MT, led by Ms. Toni Winder. Schools in attendance will be Brigham Young University, University of the Pacific, Utah Valley University, and Indiana University. The link to join can be found in Homeroom.

November 13: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – Career Spotlight

November 13: Burger Meet in Hurricane, UT. Find information on the Burger Meets page in Homeroom.

November 19: Virtual College Fair at 6:00 PM MT, led by Ms. Toni Winder. Schools in attendance will be Utah State University, Mount Liberty College, Dixie State University, and Southern Virginia University. The link to join can be found in Homeroom.