Weekly Parent Update – January 13, 2023

January 13, 2023

Here at Williamsburg, we live by and reinforce what we refer to as our elevated ethics. These ethics are: build, serve, go first, and respect. 

  • Build: I build others because I want them to succeed. I build myself by doing hard things.
  • Serve: I use my time and energy for the benefit of others.
  • Go first: I am a leader. Leadership is making and keeping commitments.
  • Respect: I treat others with humility and humanity.

These principles excite me. It excites me to include them in my own life, and it excites me that our students learn about them and receive support from mentors and classmates as they do so. 

As we begin this new semester, I hope you’ll consider how you can implement these principles in your life and family. I hope this reminder of our core principles inspires you as much as it inspires me!



Ross Gilbert

Headmaster, Williamsburg Academy


Action Items

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. Instead, 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 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day –  No Class, Offices Closed

January 30-February 3: Parent Mentor Conferences