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!
May 10-14, 2021 is Special Education Week
May 10-14, 2021 is Special Education Week! NJSA 18A:36-5 designates the second week in May each year as “Special Education Week” in New Jersey, to commend school board members, educators and parents for their dedication to ensuring quality education for students with disabilities in this state and to recognize the hard work of the students themselves. WE are grateful to all our families and staff in Cherry Hill who put our kids first every single day!
Updated Printable COVID-19 Screening Checklist & Travel Guidelines Available
An updated printable Daily 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.
Travel guidelines for students and staff also are available online.
Quick Questions and Answers
Why have you decided to remove all of the trees and landscaping at Stockton Elementary School? It is highly concerning to see crews seemingly defacing the property for the past few months.
While our District was in the full remote model of instruction, the Buildings and Grounds staff had opportunities to complete much need projects through out the District. One of those projects was to address tree removal and landscaping work at many of the schools. There were several hazardous trees on the grounds of Stockton School, particularly near the primary entrance. In addition, the surrounding area had become a dumping ground for debris, trash and brush. Our Grounds Manager met with the Principal, and they developed a plan to remove hazardous trees, address security issues (such as access to the roof), clean out debris, relandscape the front entrance and prepare for an upcoming roof replacement project at the school. There is still some clean up work to be done. Principal Mr. Jim Riordan reports that he has received very positive feedback from staff and community members on the improvements that have been made.
Where can we find the results of the first two ThoughtExchange Surveys? I see results on the WE Return to Learn page but, the information there says those results are from the July 7 survey.
Are your school gymnasiums open in the evening for local residents to walk for exercise purposes? Thanks.
Because staffing is required to keep our buildings open after hours, the gymnasiums in our schools are not open to the public in the evening except for specific events.
Please provide an update on the ADA projects that were to be done this summer.
Assistant Superintendent/Board Secretary Mrs. Lynn Shugars will provide an update regarding these projects to the Board of Education at the Board Work Session on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7 pm in the Malberg Administration Building Board Room. The meeting also will be live streamed. We will share information online about the projects after that meeting.
It appears there is a new company for the lunch account (PaySchools Central). I still have funds in the MySchoolBucks account from last year. Will the funds transfer?
Yes. The Cherry Hill Public Schools has changed the meal payment system from MySchoolBucks to PaySchools Central. Any money remaining in your MySchoolBucks account from last year will automatically transfer over to your new PaySchools Central account when you register for a PaySchools account. A step-by-step guide to signing up for PaySchools Central is available online. Please note that our District app, available for free on the App Store and on Google Play, has been updated to include PaySchools Central rather than MySchoolBucks.
When will the PARCC results from the 2018/2019 school year be added to Genesis?
We expect to post students' 2018-2019 PARCC results on Genesis by the end of September. Parents will be notified when the results are posted.