All conferences scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, are rescheduled for Monday, December 16. Elementary school conferences will be from 6-8 pm. Middle school conferences will be from 2-4 pm. All elementary and middle schools will have a half day on Monday, December 16. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 1 pm. Middle schools will be dismissed at 12:15 pm.
The Strategic Planning Committee Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 10 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 18, at 6 pm in the Malberg Administration Building.
Because of the snow day December 10, 2013, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 WILL NOW BE A REGULAR SCHOOL DAY. All students and staff are expected to report on that day.
Because of recent erroneous reporting in the media, there has been some confusion about the Nov. 26 BOE approval of the first reading of both the School Attendance Area (Draft Policy 5117) and the Open Enrollment (Draft Policy 5117.1) Policies, both of which relate to enrollments at Rosa International Middle School. The changes for the coming school year are minimal, and affect only a small group of fifth grade students at Johnson Elementary School. These students, if they do not go to Rosa, will have the option of chosing either Beck or Carusi as their home school. A letter explaining this procedure will be sent to the affected students' parents. Click HERE for a press release regarding the updated policy. Although changes to the policy are minimal for this school year, the board will continue to discuss possible further changes for future years. The public is invited to join the conversation by submitting your feedback online at the following link: http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/boe/communityinput
The Beck and Carusi Combined Choral Concert has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 pm at Cherry Hill West.
Anatomy students at Cherry Hill High School West got to see the inner workings of surgery on Dec. 12 as they watched streaming video of a carotid artery stenting procedure, while a doctor answered their questions about the procedure in real time. See the television news coverage of the event HERE.
Click for a list of dates and times of events in our schools over the next two weeks!
“Teen Scene,” a program developed collaboratively by Cherry Hill High School West students and Cherry Hill Township, recently received national recognition with a “Promising Practices” Award from the Character Education Partnership. Teen Scene was designed to bring together teenagers with special needs and their typically developing peers in fun and engaging social events. Click HERE for more information about the program and the award. Congratulations Cherry Hill West and Cherry Hill Township!
CHSEPTA – the Cherry Hill Special Education PTA – offers support, education, socialization, and advocacy for the whole family and everyone involved in the education of children with special learning needs. Click HERE for CHSEPTA registration information and the group's 2013-2014 meeting schedule.
District Director of Security Michael Nuzzo presented the report on Violence and School Security Measures for 2012-2013 at the October 8 Board of Education meeting. He noted a decrease in the total number of incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, substance abuse and HIB compared to the 2011-2012 school year. The decrease is attributed primarily to a decline in the number of HIB incidents. Click for more details and a link to Mr. Nuzzo's report.
At the September action meeting, the Board of Education approved the Mission Statement and Board Goals for 2013-2014. Click to view the approved goals.
Free and reduced lunch applications...Please note that a new free/reduced lunch application must be submitted each year! Unless you received a letter indicating that your child has been directly certified, you must complete a free/reduced lunch application for the 2013-2014 school year, even if your child was eligible in 2012-2013. Students who were eligible in 2012-2013 but have not submitted an application will revert to paid status in mid-October and will not be eligible for free or reduced lunch until a new application is submitted. Applications are accessible on the district website by clicking HERE.
New to Cherry Hill? All registration is conducted centrally at the Malberg Administration Building. Click HERE for information on registering your students in our great public schools.
An annual audit of the Cherry Hill School District's financial records and activities for 2012-2013 found the records to be in "excellent condition." Click for details on the audit.