Preschool Virtual Open House 2/26/24
WE invite all prospective Cherry Hill Public Schools preschool families to join us for a Virtual Open House on February 26, 2024, at noon and 6 pm. Learn about our tuition-free, full-day preschool program! The same presentation will be shared during both sessions to accommodate varied schedules.
Sign on at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83102835096 Webinar ID: 831 0283 5096
2024 Summer EBT Program Becoming Permanent
The Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program to ensure children have a hunger-free summer will be permanent beginning in the summer of 2024!
¡La EBT de verano será un programa permanente a partir del verano de 2024!
If you have not filled out a Federal Meal Application for the 2023-2024 school year, it is urgent that you do!
Si no ha completado una Solicitud federal de comidas para el año escolar 2023-2024, ¡es urgente que lo haga!
Apply online https://www.fns.usda.gov/sebt
Paper applications can be picked up from each school or Lewis Administration Building, then turned in to each school's main office.
Las solicitudes impresas se pueden recoger en cada escuela o en el edificio administrativo Lewis y luego entregarlas en cada oficina principal de las escuelas.
Reminder to Complete COVID-19 Screening Checklist, Stay Home if Experiencing Symptoms or Awaiting COVID-19 Test Results
IMPORTANT REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS: Please be sure to have your children take the District's daily self-assessment each morning before they leave for school, and follow the recommendations in the self-assessment. If you have additional questions regarding this matter, please contact your school nurse.
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.
Registration Open for 2024 Summer Music Enrichment Program
Registration for the Cherry Hill Public Schools Summer Music Enrichment Program for rising 4th through 12th graders is now open!
The program will be held at Cherry Hill High School West from Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 25, 2024 and offers small group classes in instrumental music and music theory.
SACC Summer Camp Registration Begins 3/4/2024
School Age Child Care (SACC) Summer Camp registration begins March 4, 2024! Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Registration forms will be available beginning on this date on the SACC page of the district website. Registration closes when all spots are filled.
Woodcrest Elementary School Named NJ State School of Character
WE congratulate Woodcrest Elementary School on their New Jersey State School of Character designation! As shared by Character.org, "You should be proud of your team's accomplishment. A State School of Character designation is not easy to obtain."
Details about School of Character designations may be found on Character.org.
CHPS Awarded Preschool Education Aid by NJDOE
At a celebratory event held at our own Estelle V. Malberg Early Childhood Center on October 18, 2023, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced that 26 school districts, including the Cherry Hill Public Schools, will receive Preschool Education Expansion (PEA) Expansion.
The District requested $3,417,615 in PEA to tentatively serve 249 full-day, general education, preschool students in 2023-2024.
The NJDOE will provide professional development and technical assistance geared toward the implementation of high-quality preschool programming in CHPS.
Have a question about the expanded preschool program? Ask it via the Preschool Expansion Quick Question page on the Malberg Early Childhood Center's website!
Also available is our Preschool FAQ
Student Groups Call for Peace
Students from Cherry Hill High School East's Jewish Student Union, Muslim Student Association and Middle Eastern North African Association have released a written statement and a video calling for peace in the school community and beyond. You may view the video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9VvolPdAuQ
CHPS Awarded $250,000 Grant to Fund Tree Planting
WE are celebrating our $250,000 grant award to fund tree planting at our schools! Marking Climate Week, September 17-24, Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette, Sustainable Jersey and The College of New Jersey announced the award of $4.55 million in grants to fund the planting of trees at 34 public schools, colleges, and universities in the state. Funded by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction proceeds, the Trees for Schools grant program will help mitigate climate change through the planting of more than 3,000 trees across the state, many in overburdened communities and those experiencing elevated temperatures due to insufficient numbers of trees and an excess of paved areas. Awarded grants range from $12,000 to $250,000.
WE will now work with the Trees for Schools project team to develop our tree project design and will participate in tree-planting workshops. The tree plantings are scheduled for spring 2024.
School-Age Child Care Program Hiring for Before and After School Programs
Are you creative and enthusiastic? Do you enjoy working with school-age children? The School Age Child Care (SACC) Program is hiring in their before and after-school programs. Schedule is Monday through Friday, with Before Care hours from 6:45 am - 8:45 am and After Care hours from 3:20 pm - 6:05 pm.
Call the SACC Office at (856) 429-6564 or apply online.
Applications for Free & Reduced Price Meals Now Available
Attention all parents: Be sure to fill out the application for Free and Reduced Price Meals on payschoolscentral.com.
Why fill out a meal application?
- You may qualify as the eligibility guidelines have been expanded for the 23-24 school year
- If you qualify for meal benefits, you may be eligible for additional benefits (internet discounts, sports fee waived, etc.)
- The information is confidential
Questions? Need a paper copy mailed to you? Contact your school's main office, guidance department, or Alisha Wilson at 856-429-5600 extension 4348 or email@example.com.
CHPS Committed to Access
WE are committed to access across the district, with projects completed, projects in progress, and projects planned. Our Capital Reserve Funds provide the foundational funds for one-time expenses to improve educational spaces, make investments in existing infrastructure and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Projects will continue through 2023 and beyond! Text-only list of projects available at CHPS Committed to Access
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document on Critical Race Theory Available
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.
New Service Offers 24/7/365 Support to Families
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.
Two CHPS Schools Earn National District of Character Designation
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!