District News

  • A message from the Superintendent Regarding an Incident Outside the 10/1/21 Cherry Hill West Football Game

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    Please read the letter from Dr. Meloche, sent to the community on October 2, 2021, regarding an incident outside the October 1, 2021, Cherry Hill West Football Game.

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  • Student Quarantine Guidelines Now Available

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    A chart illustrating quarantine guidelines for students for the start of the 2021-2022 school year is available online. These guidelines, provided by the New Jersey Department of Health, are subject to change. The chart will be updated accordingly.

    Questions about quarantining should be directed to your child's school nurse.

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  • Updated Printable COVID-19 Screening Checklist & Travel Guidelines Available

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    An updated printable COVID-19 Checklist is available online. A checklist that can be translated into more than 90 languages via our "Select Language" option at the top left corner of this website also is available. The updated checklist includes the latest guidance from the NJ Department of Health and is ideal for printing and hanging on your refrigerator, bulletin board, bathroom mirror or other prominent area at home.

    Cherry Hill Public Schools COVID Travel Guidelines also are available online. 

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  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document on Critical Race Theory Available

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    Questions about Critical Race Theory and its use in public schools are becoming commonplace in the Cherry Hill community. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on the subject is available on this website.

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  • 2021-2022 State Assessment Information and Schedule Available

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    Under mandate from the state of New Jersey, all school districts will administer state assessments this school year, 2021-2022. Please read the attached letter and schedule chart detailing the state assessments or commercially developed assessments that the Cherry Hill Public Schools will administer this year. 

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  • New Service Offers 24/7/365 Support to Families

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    We are committed to the well-being of our students, staff, and families to create a safe and healthy learning environment. In support of our ongoing commitment, we partnered with Care Solace to provide an additional layer of care for our community.

    Care Solace helps individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their Care Companion™ team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year to quickly connect you to carefully verified providers in our community.

    Please read the letter from Dr. Meloche for details about this service.

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  • Letter to Community Regarding Board of Education Meeting Protocols for Masks, Accommodations

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    Please read the letter from Dr. Meloche regarding protocols for masks -- and accommodations for people who can't wear them -- at Board of Education Meetings.

    The next Board of Education Meeting will be held in person at Cherry Hill High School West. It will be live streamed via Zoom, allowing virtual participation. 

    Join the meeting via a computer or mobile device at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81694410918

    Join the meeting by phone:

    646-558-8656 or 301-715-8592

    Dial the Meeting ID followed by # when prompted

    Meeting ID: 816 9441 0918

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  • Board of Education Candidate Biographies Now Available

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    Election Day is November 2, 2021, and seven candidates are running for three open Board of Education seats. Biographies of the Candidates -- written by the candidates themselves and unedited -- are available online. Stay tuned for more information for the upcoming Candidates Forum in September.

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  • Board of Education to Hold Public Hearing on Superintendent's Contract

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    A press release regarding the Cherry Hill Board of Education's Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 regarding the Resolution for the Approval of the Superintendent's Contract for currect Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche is available online. 

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  • Letter from the Superintendent and BOE President Regarding Protocols for Attending Board Meetings

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    Please read the letter from Dr. Meloche and Board of Education President Mrs. Laurie Neary regarding protocols for attending Board of Education meetings. 

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  • Two CHPS Schools Earn National District of Character Designation

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    WE are thrilled to announce our TWO character.org National Schools of Character 2021: Joyce Kilmer Elementary School and Cherry Hill High School East! As of today, ALL 19 of our schools have earned the National School of Character designation! Way to go Wildcats & Cougars!

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  • Letter from the Superintendent Regarding Rise in Antisemitism

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    Please read the letter from Dr. Meloche regarding the recent rise in antisemitism.

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  • Important Letter from the Superintendent Regarding the WE Return to Learn Schedule

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    Please read the May 5, 2021 letter from Dr. Meloche regarding the WE Return to Learn schedule. 

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  • Barclay Early Childhood Waiting List Application 2021-2022

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    The Cherry Hill School District will again be offering preschool inclusion classes during the 2021-2022 school year for Cherry Hill residents.
    Our enrollment period has ended. At this time, we are accepting Waiting List Applications. We keep the waiting list rolling until March 1 of the specific school year (March 2022).

    The 2021-2022 Waiting List Application for Barclay Early Childhood Center can be found online here.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent Regarding the Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin

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    Please read the letter from Dr. Meloche regarding this week's verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

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  • 2021 Kindergarten Registration Underway

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    Registration for kindergarten and 1st grade for the 2021-2022 school year is underway! Due to COVID-19, registration will be completed online. Full details are available on this website.

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  • Statements Regarding Recent Murders in Georgia

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    Please read Dr. Meloche's statement and the Board of Education's statement regarding the murders in Georgia on March 16, 2021.

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  • Important Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding Plexiglass Dividers

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    On Monday, March 8, 2021, Dr. Meloche sent an email to all parents regarding a delay in the delivery of plexiglass dividers for classrooms in which 6 feet of social distancing will not be possible. Please read this important letter.

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  • How to Handle Tofu

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    Confused about how to prepare the tofu included in our free meal distribution? Our online guide to tofu can help!

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  • Two Cherry Hill Schools Earn State School of Character Designation

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    WE congratulate our 2 newest State Schools of Character: Kilmer Elementary & Cherry Hill High School East!
     
    "We congratulate these schools on achieving State School of Character designation in a year filled with so many challenges," said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, character.org's president. "The educators and parents at these schools work together to ensure that every child understands, cares about, and consistently practice the core values that form the heart of each family and school. We are honored to recognize their efforts and share their inspiring work with schools and school districts throughout the United States and internationally.”
     
    These two schools will now be considered for the organization's highest distinction: National School of Character! More information on www.character.org
     
     
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  • Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding the Violence at the Capitol 

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    Dr. Meloche sent a letter on January 8, 2021 to the Cherry Hill Public Schoools community regarding the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. In addition to the letter is a video from Dr. Meloche, available with closed captioning on our YouTube channel.

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  • Letter to the Community from Dr. Meloche 12/4/20

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    Please read the letter from Dr. Meloche, sent to the community on December 4, 2020, which addresses frequently asked questions regarding the current situation with all-remote learning.

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  • Dr. Joseph Meloche Named 2021 NJ Superintendent of the Year

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    WE congratulate our Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Meloche, for being named the 2021 New Jersey Association of School Administrators State Superintendent of the Year!

    Dr. Meloche is now a candidate for the National Superintendent of the Year Award by the American Association of School Administrators' (AASA). He will be formally acknowledged by the New Jersey State Board of Education at their Annual Recognition Ceremony on December 2nd.

    NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard G. Bozza said, "Joe is a dedicated hard-working professional who continually strives to improve the quality of education for all students. He exemplifies the best a chief education officer can be."

    In accepting this prestigious honor, Dr. Meloche said, "This recognition reaffirms my belief that the superintendent provides the critically essential leadership required to afford an academic environment of excellence throughout the district which embraces diversity while motivating and engaging all students to be successful as scholars and as people.”

    He continued, “I thank NJASA, the Cherry Hill Board of Education and all district and community involved stakeholders for their support and I look forward to representing New Jersey’s chief education officers on the national level.”

    Under Dr. Meloche’s leadership, significant strategic planning processes harnessed the voices and perspectives of a vast cross section of the community resulting in the development of a new mission statement, the creation and launching of full day kindergarten in the district, and the development of multi-year strategic goals. More details about Dr. Meloche's accomplishments leading to the award are available on the NJASA's website.

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  • Important Update Regarding Hybrid Learning Model

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    On Friday, November 20, 2020, Dr. Meloche sent an important update regarding the Hybrid Learning Model to the CHPS community.

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  • Reminders Regarding the Transition from All Remote to Hybrid Learning

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    WE look forward to welcoming our students back to the school buildings in our Hybrid Learning Model! A few friendly reminders about what to expect are available online.

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  • Announcement Regarding the Hybrid Learning Model 11/11/20

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    At the Board of Education Work Session on Tuesday evening 11/10/20, Dr. Meloche discussed his follow-up conversation with the Camden County Department of Health regarding the return of Hybrid Learning Model students to our buildings. The Department of Health recommended on Tuesday, 11/10/20 that our students may return to our buildings. We plan to welcome back Hybrid Learning students in Cohort A beginning Tuesday, November 17, and Hybrid Learning students in Cohort B beginning Wednesday, November 18. Special Education students in Cohort A/B will return beginning Tuesday, November 17 and attend Tuesday-Friday each week.

    Details are available at the following links. We encourage you to read each of these documents thoroughly:

    Letter to the Community on Hybrid Return Date

    Hybrid Learning FAQ

    Email from Camden County Department of Health 11/9/20

    Email from Camden County Department of Health 11/10/20

    Communication Timeline Regarding Hybrid Model

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  • Middle School Student and Superintendent Testify at NJ Assembly Education Committee Hearing

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    Beck Middle School 7th grader Ebele Azikiwe and CHPS Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche testified at the October 22, 2020 NJ Assembly Education Committee hearing, in favor of Bill A3601, which requires public schools to include instruction on accomplishments and contributions of African Americans to American Society.

    A written copy of Ebele's testimony is available online, as is a written copy of Dr. Meloche's testimony.

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  • Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications Now Available

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    Now is the time to apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals for the 2020-2021 school year. A letter of explanation in English and in Spanish is available to interested families.

    For the fastest response, we strongly encourage families to apply online.

    Families may print copies of the application in English and Spanish. Paper applications also are available at the Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace.

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  • Important Letter Regarding the Beginning of the 2020-2021 School Year

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    Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche and Board of Education (BOE) President Lisa Saidel and BOE Vice President Laurie Neary have released a letter to all parents and staff regarding the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

    Please read the letter in its entirety.

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  • Superintendent Releases Statement Following Governor's Press Conference 8/12/20

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    After Gov. Phil Murphy's press conference which included updates about remote learning options for New Jersey school districts, Dr. Meloche has released a statement regarding our school reopening plans for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. 

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  • Statement from the Superintendent Regarding Memorandum of Agreement between BOE and CHEA

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    Superintendent of the Cherry Hill Public Schools Dr. Joseph Meloche at the June 23, 2020 Board of Education Action Meeting announced the ratification of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Board of Education and the Cherry Hill Education Association for the 2020-2021 school year. Dr. Meloche's statement is available online. 

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  • Superintendent's Speech at Juneteenth Demostration Available Online

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    Cherry Hill Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche spoke on Friday, June 19, 2020 - Juneteenth - at the "Learning Begins Now; Stop the Ignorance" demonstration organized by the Cherry Hill High School East African American Culture Club. The demonstration included a march from the Whole Foods parking lot at Kings Highway and Route 70 to the Cherry Hill Public Library parking lot, where several student leaders and Dr. Meloche spoke. The full text of Dr. Meloche's speech is available online.

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  • Message from the Superintendent 6/12/2020

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    In the last-Friday-of-the-school-year edition of our Minute with Dr. Meloche, we bring you many updates regarding our virtual graduation ceremonies, summer reading, and the addition of grab-and-go books to our Barton Elementary meal distribution site on June 15! Summer reading titles, assignments and supports are available online. Links to the virtual graduation ceremonies for High Schools East and West, as well as Beck, Carusi and Rosa Middle Schools, were emailed to parents on Friday, 6/12 at 3 pm. Those links and other graduation-related items also are available on our new "subsite" website, WE Graduate 2020.

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  • Message from the Superintendent 6/2/2020

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    This "Minute with Dr. Meloche is a follow-up to his letter sent to the community on Saturday, May 30, 2020. "Our families of color...are OUR Cherry Hill." New links to additional supports are available on the District website.

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  • Superintendent Outlines Lesson Expectations as School Closure Continues

     

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    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.

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  • Security in the Cherry Hill Public Schools

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    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.

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  • District Statement Regarding Pending Litigation Involving Clara Barton Elementary School

     

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    The Cherry Hill Public Schools' statement regarding pending litigation involving Clara Barton Elementary School is available online.

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  • Procedure for Placing Restrictions on Meal Accounts

     

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    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.com

     Parents may stipulate the following:
    - No breakfast
    - No second meals
    - Limits on particular snacks, for example: no fruit snacks, no ice cream
     
    If 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.
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