Response to COVID-19

Updated on February 11, 2021

Dear Members of the Birch Wathen Lenox Community:

All of our students and faculty have demonstrated tremendous grit and resilience during this challenging period. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this rapidly evolving public health crisis. 

Below is the revised In-person and Remote Learning schedule for the remainder of the school year: 

As we prepare for another learning segment with students in Grades K through 6 returning to school in person on March 1st, we are providing all the testing dates for families to follow for the rest of the year. This testing schedule should ensure that everyone is tested for COVID-19 in time for each in-person interval. Members of the faculty and staff are following the same testing schedule. We truly appreciate your cooperation as we continue to work together to keep everyone in the community safe.

Here are the testing dates, with corresponding in-person dates:

Students in Grades K through 6: Test during the week of February 21st (for return on March 1st) 

Students in Grades 7 through 12: Test during the week of March 28th (for return after Spring Vacation on April 5th) 

Students in Grades K through 6: Test during the week of April 11th (for return on April 19th) 

Students in Grades 7 through 12: Test during the week of April 25th (for return on May 3rd)

Students in Grades K through 6: Test during the week of May 23rd (for return on June 1st)

A negative lab-confirmed Molecular PCR test or a negative Vault saliva test must be submitted for every student. Rapid tests (including rapid PCRs) will not be accepted, and we will not accept the new PCR tests that are available through Amazon. 

The website for ordering the Vault test is: www.vaulthealth.com 

For additional testing information visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/covid-19-testing.page

If you have specific questions related to testing protocols, please contact BWL's nurses: Judith Salavetz (jsalavetz@gbwl.org) or Tammy Hoffman (tammy.hoffman@gbwl.org). 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation! 

 

BWL Administration (bwladministration@gbwl.org