Response to COVID-19

Updated on April 15, 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. 

As we prepare to return to full day, in-person learning on May 3rd, all faculty and students in Grades K through 12 are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test before returning to BWL. We truly appreciate your cooperation as we continue to work together to keep everyone in the community safe.

A Negative Lab-confirmed Molecular PCR test or a Negative Vault saliva test must be submitted. 

We will NOT ACCEPT the following tests:

Rapid tests (including rapid PCRs). 

Any tests, whether Antigen or PCR, from "The Rapid Test Center." 

The new PCR tests that are available through Amazon. 

The website for ordering the Vault test is: 

For additional testing information visit:

If you have specific questions related to testing protocols, please contact BWL's nurses: Judith Salavetz ( or Tammy Hoffman ( 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation! 


BWL Administration (