Our Mission Statement
The educational community at Thomas Paine will provide and build a quality educational environment focused on the positive values of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, and Active Citizenship to instill a sense of honor within our students allowing them to reach high academic standards while preparing them to succeed in a diverse and constantly changing world.
POSTPONED: Parent University and Resource Fair
This event is postponed until further notice.
The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Cherry Hill Public Schools will later host an evening filled with useful information and helpful resources for both you and your children.
Please view this online flyer for more information.
Rosa Middle School Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year
If you would like to submit an application for Open Enrollment to Rosa Middle School, please view this Enrollment Letter online. Applications will be accepted from February 18, 2020 through February 28, 2020. You must submit your application by 4:00 pm on February 28, 2020. The online application will not be available after 4:00 pm on February 28, 2020.
Full-Day Kindergarten and First Grade Registration
Parents and Guardians, for children entering Cherry Hill Public Schools for the first time in the 2020-2021 school year, please view this Full-Day Kindergarten and First Grade Registration flyer for important dates and information.
At Thomas Paine Elementary School, we strive to maintain open lines of communication with all school community members. One of the best ways for you to help your child throughout his/her educational journey is to stay informed and be involved in their education. Our school offers the following ways to obtain the most up to date information and celebrations.
- PTA yahoo group at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Common Sense bi-monthly newsletter (also linked under Quicklinks menu)
- Text messages from the Principal using the Remind App: T-Paine Community (text this message @gotpaine or send an email to email@example.com)
- Follow us on Twitter: @TPaineIES
- Find us on Facebook:
- Instagram: tpain_tigers
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Two Messages from the Superintendent
On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the Cherry Hill School District was notified by a staff member at Clara Barton Elementary School that the staff member has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Please view this Letter to the Community from Dr. Meloche for more information.
The Camden County Department of Health recommends “anyone with questions about the novel coronavirus, symptoms, or their risk of exposure, can call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 1-800-222-1222 where trained professionals are standing by to answer your questions.”
For additional information on COVID-19, please see the COVID-19 page on this website. If you are ill or experiencing symptoms, please contact a medical professional.
On Sunday, March 29, 2020, we received the sad news of the death of a Cherry Hill High School West teacher after an intense battle with cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with her devastated family during this difficult time. A letter to the community from Dr. Meloche regarding the loss of the teacher, Mrs. Andrea Hahn-Walsh, is available online.
Dr. Meloche Addresses Question of How Long Schools Will Be Closed
Many in our community have asked when schools will reopen. In this March 25, 2020 video, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche addresses that question. Please see our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page for additional questions and answers, as well as a portal through which to send additional questions. The FAQ page is updated regularly.
Meal Distribution During Spring Break
Notice to families who qualify for free/reduced price meals: Distribution of meals to ALL FAMILIES IN THE DISTRICT WHO QUALIFY FOR FREE/REDUCED PRICE MEALS will continue the week of Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020 AT CHERRY HILL HIGH SCHOOL WEST ONLY. On Monday, April 6, qualifying students will receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per student. On Wednesday, April 8, qualifying students will receive 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches per student.
Please be sure to have student ID numbers ready in order to claim each student’s meal.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
District Upcoming Events
April 16, 2020
7:00 PM CANCELED: Fair Funding Meeting
April 28, 2020
7:00 PM BOE Action Meeting
May 4, 2020
May 8, 2020
8:00 AM CANCELED: Star Games
LaCoyya H. Weathington
Director of Pupil Services
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
45 Ranoldo Terrace Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 429-5600 x4431