Winter 2021

Restart Playbook

Click here for Birchwoods most recent health and safety protocols.

Weather-Related School Closings

Tech Support

Click below for Birchwoods tech support resources:

Who to Contact with Questions?

Click here for an administration staff directory. Birchwoods staff is here is answer your questions.


Families are asked to complete and submit a form to notify the school of any upcoming travel, if your child will be participating in a winter sport, or if your family will be attending a gathering.

Forms: Click here to access forms and to learn if your childs sports team/organization is following Ohio health & safety guidelines.

Car Line

Morning Drop-off Map / Afternoon Pick-up Map

At morning drop-off, students will enter using either the back Gray Door or Green Door. Entering via the front Main Door is prohibited (except for International Festival car spot holders and Birchwood School of Hawken staff and their children). No exceptions.

Morning Arrival and Early Dismissal: Students may not enter the building after 8:25 am. We will make exceptions for reported traffic jams. If this occurs, please contact the school via SchoolPass if you are able. If a student has to leave early for an appointment, they will not be allowed to return back to school that day. We ask that students who need to leave school do so before 2 pm. 

No cell phone use during car line: Please do not take any calls or texts while in the car line and be mindful of your surroundings. 

Dress Code

Dress Code /  Gym Shoes

Mondays: Dress Down 
Tuesdays - Thursdays: Uniforms (Grades K-8)
Fridays: Spirit Day 

Birthdays at Birchwood

For birthdays, we do not allow birthday treats, party bags, or anything brought from home to be distributed to students, with no exceptions. Children will be recognized on their special day with an announcement and they may choose an item from the Birchwood Treasure Box. If you would still like to share something with your child’s class, you may choose a book to donate to the class library ($20 dollars or less). Classroom teachers will put a label with your child’s name and birthday inside the book. It is our desire to make your child’s day special while maintaining a low-key atmosphere that does not distract from academics.

Administration Resources

As we move through the winter season, we will continue to partner with our families to provide the best academic and character programming during this time.