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BirchBirch School

2400 Central Parkway, Merrick, NY 11566 

Phone: 516 992-7250




Dear Birch Families,

Thank you for joining us today for our Birch Community Meeting. It was wonderful to see so many of you viewing it live. We hope we were able to address more of your concerns and questions, therefore increasing your comfort and eagerness to return to school on Tuesday, September 8th.

In case you missed it, the meeting was recorded and is available using the link below. Please note, the footage begins about an hour into the video. We have attached our presentation as well.

As the summer fades, we are all a bit saddened. But at the same time, we are so excited to start school. As you know, our school opening will look a little differently this September, but we are confident the children will have a fantastic experience reuniting with their teachers and being part of our community of learners.

See you soon,

Kerri Galante       Chris Hoisik

Principal                Assistant Principal

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Birch Beavers Celebrate School Spirit

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On Sept. 25, students at Birch School wore black and gold to celebrate their first school spirit day of the 2020-2021 academic year. Our Birch Beavers were eager to show off their school apparel, from socks to headbands and even face coverings, in celebration of Birch Pride Day!

Merrick Welcomes Students Back to School

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The Merrick Union Free School District had a successful first week back to school. On Sept. 8, once again the hallways of Birch, Levy Lakeside and Chatterton schools were bustling with students, eager to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. 

Teachers welcomed students, including those working remotely, to their new learning environments and safely initiated ice-breaking activities for classmates to connect.

During the first two weeks, students enrolled in in-person instruction will be divided into two cohorts as part of the district’s phased reopening plan. All students, besides those who chose to participate in the Alternate Voluntary Remote Program, will return to full-time, in-person instruction starting on Sept. 21. 

The Merrick School District looks forward to an exciting 2020-2021 school year!