Important Announcement Regarding End-of-Year Events
As he explains in the "Minute with Dr. Meloche" video above, Dr. Meloche has several announcements regarding CHPS end-of-year events at every grade level, including our high school graduations. Details are included in a letter posted online to the community. Please read the letter in its entirety.
Cherry Hill East Students Earn National Merit Scholarships
WE congratulate National Merit Scholarship winners Grace Yoon and Jake Brooks, Cherry Hill High School East Class of 2020! As two of just 2,500 winners chosen from 15,000 finalists nationwide, Grace and Jake won with the winning combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous studies.
Meal Distribution Available for All Students through School Closure
For the remainder of the COVID-19 school closure, our district will provide meals free of charge to ALL STUDENTS IN CHERRY HILL. On Mondays, students may receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches from 10 am to noon. On Wednesdays, students may receive 3 grab-and-go breakfasts and 3 grab-and-go-lunches from 10 am to noon. Choose your pickup site: Cherry Hill High School East, Cherry Hill High School West or Clara Barton Elementary School.
An adjusted schedule for the Memorial Day holiday will be as follows:
Wednesday, May 20: 5 breakfasts & 5 lunches per student
Monday, May 25: NO DISTRIBUTION – closed for Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 27: 3 breakfasts & 3 lunches per student
We will resume normal schedule beginning June 1: Mondays – 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches; Wednesdays – 3 breakfasts & 3 lunches.
Please be sure to have your student ID number or proof of Cherry Hill residence, such as a driver's license with Cherry Hill address, ready to enable pickup.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Superintendent Outlines Lesson Expectations as School Closure Continues
In his latest "Minute with Dr. Meloche" informational video, the superintendent on April 17, 2020 discussed the next steps in our Continuity of Learning Plan and what's ahead for spring events. On May 4, 2020, Gov. Murphy announced that all New Jersey schools must remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Updates regarding upcoming end-of-year events and recognitions will be shared in the coming days. Online learning will continue through the end of the school year.
Details of lesson expectations, by grade level, are included in the updated Continuity of Learning Plan.
Please direct questions to your child's teacher or principal.
CHPS Students Earn Top Awards at Coriell Science Fair
Congratulations to the CHPS middle and high school students who earned top honors at the Coriell Science Fair, held virtually for the first time on April 4, 2020. The students who placed first and second in their category have been invited to participate in the Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair sponsored by Drexel University. We wish them continued success!
Security in the Cherry Hill Public Schools
Conversation in our community is already buzzing regarding our current projects and what may be to come in the next Bond Referendum. Understandably, school security is a hot topic. Please read our perspective on security, including ways for our community members to be involved constructively.
Procedure for Placing Restrictions on Meal Accounts
Parents who wish to place restrictions on their child's meal account are asked to call the Food Service office at (856) 424-2316 or email Operations Director Anne King at King-Anne@aramark.comParents may stipulate the following:- No breakfast- No second meals- Limits on particular snacks, for example: no fruit snacks, no ice creamIf a parent places a restriction on a child's account, the child will not be able to buy the restricted item(s), even if the child brings in money for the particular item(s). Questions about restrictions should be directed to Anne King at the phone number/email listed above.
Safety & Security Forum Video Now Available, Post-Forum Questions Accepted Via Online Portal
The Cherry Hill Public Schools held a Safety & Security Forum on October 29, 2019, which was open to the public. The video recording of the forum is available on our YouTube channel. Questions and Answers submitted by the community, including those that were not answered during the forum, can be viewed online. Also available online are the panelists' biographies and a chart showing security and mental health support resources at each of our high schools and middle schools, and at the elementary grade level.
10/25/19 Important Statement Regarding Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges
Now available online: A statement from Cherry Hill Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche and Board of Education President Eric Goodwin regarding the district's revised Unpaid Meals Policy.
Joseph D. Sharp Elementary Receives Prestigious 2019 National Blue Ribbon School Designation
Congratulations to the staff, students and families of Joseph D. Sharp Elementary School for being named on September 26, 2019 as a National Blue Ribbon School. A press release about this honor is available online.
High School Graduation Requirements Now Available
The New Jersey Department of Education has released the updated high school graduation assessment requirements in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics for the Classes of 2019 through 2022. These requirements are available online.