Weekly Parent Email – October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022

I hope your student successfully navigated their midterm exams and enjoyed some time away from their studies for a few days! Fall break is a great way for students to refocus, rejuvenate, and get the energy they need to finish the rest of the semester well. 

Students are most successful when they balance their academic studies with quality social events where they can connect with others and enjoy time together. 

To provide these opportunities, Williamsburg Learning offers weekly online social events organized by the WL Student Body Leadership Team, and Leadership Academy of Utah hosts in-person events for students, families, and friends. We have some great activities planned and hope your student, family, and friends will join us! These activities are an excellent way for students and families to connect and have fun.

All LAU activity details and sign-ups can be found on the LAU website on the Parent Info Center page. Students can find more information about online events in Homeroom.

Warmest regards,

John Tripp 

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Join us for the WSU Football Game and Pizza! Join LAU students, friends, and families on November 12, 11:30 am-4:00 pm, for pizza at the Pie Pizzeria and a Weber State University Football Game! Pizza, drinks, and game admission are all included at a discounted rate for LAU friends and family. Find all the details and sign up here!

Tell your student about LAU’s upcoming College and Tech School Fairs: If your student is exploring options for post-high school education, they can join us for our Tech School Event on November 16 or our College Fair on November 18 (or both). You can find more details here. Please email Kate Chaney at kate@lautah.org with questions.



Habits for Student Success class: If your student is consistently behind in their courses, feels like they can’t keep up, or is anxious about their ability to succeed, this four-week class can help! The class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 PM from October 25-November 17. You can register in SIS or email Angela Maloy for more information.

Utah Tech University Concurrent Enrollment Registration – Utah Tech University Spring registration opens November 17, and applications for new students open November 1. Please email your counselor if you have questions. (Kate Chaney for students with last names A-L, and Shauna Larsen for students with last names M-Z.)

A Special Thank You – LAU Board member Natalie Boyack is moving on to new opportunities and adventures. Thank you, Natalie, for your service on the LAU Board. We appreciate your dedication and hard work.

New Course/Mentor Feedback Survey: We want to know how we can improve your student’s experience in our classes! We’ve added a feature in Canvas so parents and students can submit anonymous feedback in real-time. Don’t hesitate to reach out about anything from broken links to issues with live classes – and we’d love to hear what’s going well for your student too! You can find the survey in the “Help” menu in Canvas.


Upcoming Events

October 21: Halloween Dance – 7:00-10:00 PM MT

October 24-28: Spirit Week! (Find details in Homeroom)

October 27: Thursday Night Live: “Mental Health’ with Jordan Dye – 3:00 PM MT (Find details in Homeroom)

November 3: Inspiration Hour: “Williamsburg’s History” with Adam Hailstone – 3:00 PM MT (Find details in Homeroom)