On the 2016-2017 Cherry Hill Public Schools calendar, two of the five teacher in-service days, one on February 17 and one on April 17, were designated as the first two inclement weather makeup days for the 2016-2017 school year. The remaining teacher in-service day, on June 19, was designated the third makeup day, and June 20 was the fourth makeup day.
This year, the first two inclement weather makeup days are set for the teacher in-service day on February 16 and for Presidents' Day on February 19. This is similar to the inclement weather makeup day schedule during the 2015-2016 school year, in which the first two makeup days were designated for the teacher in-service on the Friday before Presidents' Day, and on Presidents' Day itself. A similar inclement weather makeup day schedule is on the 2018-2019 school calendar.
Although the Board of Education approves the District calendar two years in advance of every school year, there is no Board policy regarding which days must be used as inclement weather makeup days. Additionally, school districts are not required to close on federal holidays – for example, the Cherry Hill Public Schools does not close for Columbus Day. Federal holidays may be used as inclement weather makeup days.The District chooses not to use Martin Luther King Day as an inclement weather makeup day because that day is a day of service, and we prefer to maintain it as such for our students and staff.