District News

  • Reminder to Complete COVID-19 Screening Checklist, Stay Home if Experiencing Symptoms or Awaiting COVID-19 Test Results

     COVID Screening Checklist

    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. 

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  • Kindergarten Pre-Registration Now Open

    Online pre-registration for kindergarten and 1st grade (for children entering public school for the first time) is now open. 

    All required documentation must be submitted to the Central Registration Office by March 31, 2023. 

    Details on the registration process are available online. 

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  • Credit Opinion for CHPS Bond Released

    Moody's Investor's Service has released their Credit Opinion for the Cherry Hill Public School District, as the district prepares to sell the bonds approved in a public vote on October 6, 2022. 

    Moody's has assigned the district a rating of Aa2, the third highest rating available.

    The one "credit challenge" listed, "narrow reserve position compared to peers," reflects the fact that, by law, the school district is limited in how much money it can keep in reserve.

    The full Credit Opinion is available online

    Moody's Rating Scale and Definitions are also available online

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Quick Questions and Answers

  • Who is the Cherry Hill Public Schools' Homeless Liaison?

    The Cherry Hill Public Schools' Homeless Liaison is Ms. Bonnie Mingin. You may reach her at bmingin@chclc.org or at (856) 429-5600, extension 4320.

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  • What is the difference between a Lockout, Shelter in Place, and Lockdown?

     

    It can be unnerving to hear about certain protocols taking place in a school for safety and/or security reasons. What’s happening when your child’s school is in “lockout” “shelter in place” or “lockdown”? Here are the procedures followed:

     

    LOCKOUT

    1. All outside activities are suspended.

    2. Exterior doors remain secured.

    3. No one is permitted to exit or enter the building except for outside activities.

    4. Classroom instructions and the change of classes proceed as normal.

     

    SHELTER IN PLACE

    1. All outside activities are suspended.

    2. Exterior doors remain secured.

    3. No one is permitted to exit or enter the building.

    4. School staff remain in their classrooms and office areas.

    5. Classroom doors and windows are secured and there is no change of classes.

    6. Teachers continue to provide classroom instructions.

     

    LOCKDOWN

    1. School staff conducting outside activities relocate to an alternate site off school grounds.

    2. Exterior doors remain secured.

    3. No one is permitted to exit or enter the building.

    4. School staff remain in their classrooms and office areas.

    5. Classroom doors and windows are secured and there is no change of classes.

    6. Lights are turned off and silence is maintained.

    7. Students are relocated, out of sight.

    8. Staff take measures to communicate if an emergency exists at their location.

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  • What is the construction at Beck Middle School concerning?

    As part of the District’s ongoing commitment to ADA Accessibility, the work at Beck Middle School this summer of 2022 is addressing ADA accessibility to the main entrance of the building as well as drainage and damaged asphalt, sidewalks and curbing in the front of the building. 

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  • I heard a rumor that the school district is combining the two high schools and building a new, singular high school on the Springdale Farms property. Is there any truth to this?

    Thank you for contacting us directly with this question. There is no truth to this rumor.

    The Cherry Hill Public School District will continue to operate with two comprehensive high schools, Cherry Hill East and Cherry Hill West, at their current sites. We will be putting up for vote on October 6, 2022 a bond referendum with plans for significant improvements to all of our school buildings. Please visit the Cherry Hill Tomorrow website for details.

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  • Would a junior high student from outside of Cherry Hill Public Schools who is entering high school in Cherry Hill in '23 ever get to visit the high schools before entering 9th grade, such as at an Open House or a shadow day? How would we find out the dates of these events or go about signing up for them?

    WE are thrilled to hear that you are planning for your child to attend one of our high schools in 2023! Students are given the opportunity to visit both of our comprehensive high schools, Cherry Hill High School East and Cherry Hill High School West, before attending. Open House events for eighth grade students and their parents are held each winter. For eighth graders entering high school in the fall of 2023, Cherry West's Open House is tentatively scheduled for January 18, 2023; Cherry Hill East's is tentatively scheduled for January 26, 2023 -- both at 7 pm. If your child is not enrolled in the Cherry Hill Public Schools at that time, please contact the main office of each school to let them know you and your child are interested in attending the open house. If you are unable to attend on those dates, please contact the school to arrange for another visit.  

    The 2023 Open House dates will be added to the District Events Calendar during the summer of 2022. 

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  • Between my three kids, I have over $100 in their lunch accounts that I don't anticipate them ever using. How do I get my money back? Thanks!

    Please contact Ms. Alisha Wilson in our business office at awilson@chclc.org and she will be happy to assist you.

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  • 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. 

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