Back to School

Get ready for back to school! From school supplies to the approved uniform and backpack options, click the links below to get ready for the first day of school!

School Supply Lists

Students are required to bring a complete set of school supplies to school on the first day. Each individual item must be clearly labeled with their name, including each pencil, crayon, etc. (except for preschool students who share some items within the classroom; please refer to the preschool school supply list below to determine which items need to be labeled).

Preschool / Kindergarten

First & Second / Third & Fourth

Fifth & Sixth / Seventh & Eighth

New Revised Dress Code

Click here for the newly-revised dress code. In addition be sure to review the Gym Shoes Dress Code.  Please note: rolling backpacks are not permitted at Birchwood.

New Revised Parent & Student Handbook

Click here to review the newly-revised Parent & Student Handbook.

Drop Off / Pick Up Maps

Drop off & Pick up Maps for All Grades

After School Music Program Private Lesson Registration

Click here to register your child(ren) for private music lessons.

2017-2018 School Calendar

Click here to view the school calendar and important dates for 2017-2018.

Online School Forms

Click here to complete the required school forms including important medical and contact information.

Play in the Park & Family Picnic

Mark Wednesday, August 23 at noon on your calendar for a Play in the Park event following dismissal at Clague Park. Children must be supervised by a parent or adult chaperone.

A Back-to-School Family Picnic will be held on Friday, August 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Lakewood Park.

Payment in Lieu of Transportation/Bus Transportation

Click here for information on bus transportation available in some communities as well as how to request payment in lieu of transportation.

Back to School Letters/Policies/Parent Meetings

Click below for Birchwood’s welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year:

Welcome From Mr. Debelak

Preschool Welcome & Snack and Play

Kindergarten Welcome & Scavenger Hunt

Early Childhood-Preschool and Kindergarten Policies

Grades 1-8 Back to School Letter

School Policies for Grades 1-8

Back to School Parent Nights:

Grades 1-4

Grades 5 & 6

Grades 7 & 8

Save the Date: Family Open House

Click here for your invitation to save the date for our Birchwood family open house in September.

Summer Reading Lists

Summer reading fun and required books across the grades are outlined below. Some students will log their reading while others will complete assignments and prepare for discussions. Students should be ready with their reading sheets on the first day of school.

Preschool Optional Reading & Math

Kindergarten / First & Second

Third & Fourth / Fifth-Eighth


Birchwood students are having fun getting ready for Back to School.