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  • Printable COVID-19 Screening Checklist Available

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    A printable COVID-19 Screening Checklist is now available. This checklist is ideal for printing and hanging on your refrigerator, bulletin board, bathroom mirror or other prominent area at home.

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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 stronly 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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  • State Offers Guidance for Families with P-EBT Card Issues

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    Several families have contacted the Cherry Hill Public Schools concerning incorrect or missing P-EBT cards from the State of New Jersey. We have been in touch with officials from the NJ Department of Human Services who offer the following guidance:

    The best way to get replacement cards resent is to call :

    Camden County Board of Social Services

    Althea R. Wright Administration Bldg.

    600 Market Street

    Camden, NJ 08102-1255

    Phone: (856) 225-8800

    Fax: (856) 225-7797

    Hours: 8:30 AM -4:30 PM M-F

    Callers must have the student's name and date of birth to correct/verify the correct mailing address for the replacement card.

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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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  • Cherry Hill East Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

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    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. 

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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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  • CHPS Students Earn Top Awards at Coriell Science Fair

     

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    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!

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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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  • Safety & Security and Alternative Funding Committee Members

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    Names of our Safety & Security Committee members and the Alternative Funding Committee members can both be viewed online.

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  • Safety & Security Forum Video Now Available, Post-Forum Questions Accepted Via Online Portal

     

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    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.

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  • 10/25/19 Important Statement Regarding Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges

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    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.

     

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  • Joseph D. Sharp Elementary Receives Prestigious 2019 National Blue Ribbon School Designation

     

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    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.

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  • High School Graduation Requirements Now Available

     

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    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.

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