Weekly Parent Email – January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

As you may know, our goal at Williamsburg Learning is to facilitate Transformational Learning Experiences (or TLEs) for your student in each of their courses. Here’s one example of a recent TLE from one of our middle school students:

“In Humanities class, we had an assignment about a story called “This is Water.” In the beginning of the story, there are two young fish swimming in a fishbowl. Then, they pass a big fish who says, “How’s the water?” and the two fish respond, “What is water?” This was a big learning moment for me because I realized when people live everyday life, we sometimes don’t recognize what we are really doing.” –Wynona M., 8th grade

Wishing you and your student a great weekend and more TLEs ahead!

 Pete Jensen

 Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Schedule a Parent-Mentor Conference (PMC) or request a Parent-Mentor Update (PMU): These are being held from February 1-5. Here’s how to decide which option is right for you:

  • If you’re happy with your student’s progress but still want a personal update from their mentor, request a PMU. The mentor will send you a detailed email describing how your student is doing and informing you of any concerns by February 12.
  • If you have a specific concern or in-depth question regarding one of your student’s courses, sign up for a PMC. These are 10-15 minute online meetings with the course mentor to get personalized insights on your student’s performance.
  • Note: If your student’s mentor does not have a schedule link listed in the PMC sign up sheet above, stay tuned for that to be added within the next week. We will send out the link to this spreadsheet again in next week’s parent email.



Open Enrollment starts Monday: Running from this Monday, January 25, through Friday, February 12, this is your window to apply and secure a spot for your student at LAU for the next school year (2021-22). Please note that Open Enrollment does not include registering your student for specific classes (registration for admitted students will begin at the end of March). You can check this page for full details on Open Enrollment. We expect to be full again at LAU next year, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible once Open Enrollment starts!


Upcoming Burger Meets

We have a lot of fun activities planned for students in or near Utah in the coming months. Siblings are welcome as well. Click below to see the details and RSVP!

  • Northern Utah: Click here to see available meetups and register 
  • Southern Utah: Click here to see available meetups and register 


Upcoming Events

Today: Outdoor Adventures #2

Today: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT

Today: The Princess Bride Movie and Game Night at 6:00 PM MT – Link available in Homeroom

January 28: High School Thursday Night Live at 4:00 PM MT – Find more information on the TNL page in Homeroom

January 29: Outdoor Adventures #3

January 29: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT