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National Awards, Change in Meal Distribution Time - 5/14/21

Two CHPS Schools Earn National School of Character Designation

WE are thrilled to announce our TWO 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!

Change in Meal Distribution Time

Beginning Monday, May 17, 2021, the early distribution time of FREE MEALS FOR ALL CHERRY HILL STUDENTS will be 11 am-1 pm; the later distribution will remain from 4-6 pm at High Schools East & West.

Monday, May 31, 2021 we will be celebrating Memorial Day. Meal distribution for that week will be on Tuesday, June 1. Enjoy the holiday weekend and please come see us Tuesday that week. Meal distribution will return to Mondays on June 7, 2021.

For all Cherry Hill families - if you did not submit a Free/Reduced lunch application for this current school year - it is of vital importance that you do if you believe your family may qualify. The State of NJ is discussing an additional P-EBT card for family assistance over the next few months. You will need to apply and qualify to receive this additional P-EBT card. Families currently on SNAP or TANF do NOT need to apply.

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2021 for this current year. The online application is available on the District website.

PLEASE NOTE: you will still need to apply on August 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year!

Any questions, please contact Alisha Wilson at 856-429-5600 x.4348 or

Mask Up to Pick Up!

Friendly reminder: Please mask up when picking up FREE meals/snacks! WE want to keep you & our Aramark team safe & healthy as they hand out meals to 1,000+ cars each Monday while being unable to maintain 6 feet of distance. These are state, Cherry Hill, Aramark & CDC guidelines.

Summer 2021 Updates

Thanks to an extension of federal funds, WE will continue to distribute 7 free breakfasts, 7 free lunches, and 10 free snacks per week to EACH student in Cherry Hill -- public, private or home schooled -- through this summer. No income threshold is necessary to receive meals/snacks.

Also through the summer of 2021: Any family currently receiving free wifi from the District will automatically keep it through the summer, unless their youngest/only child is a high school senior (Class of 2021).

May 10-14 Is NJ 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!
Minute with Dr Meloche 5.12.21

CHPS Celebrates School Nurse Day!

In case you missed it earlier this week, our latest "Minute with Dr. Meloche," above, celebrates School Nurse Day, which was May 12. WE appreciate all our nurses for their hard work and flexibility during this especially challenging year!
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CHPS Athletics Day Returns May 15, 2021

WE are excited to announce the return of Cherry Hill Athletics Day this Saturday, May 15, 2021! This wonderful event to celebrates and showcases Cherry Hill Public Schools’ outstanding student athletes from Beck, Carusi and Rosa Middle Schools and High Schools East and West. Full schedule available online.

Community Bulletin Board Offers Updates on Programs, Activities and Events

The Community Bulletin Board, found on the District website, offers information on programs, activities and events in the Cherry Hill area. The most recent Bulletin Board items include information on the Camden County Workforce Development Board's Summer Youth Employment Program, the Township's Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters' call for youth participants, and YMCA of the Pines Summer Camps information. Check the Community Bulletin Board regularly for updates!

Reminder: 2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration Is Ongoing

Registration for kindergarten and 1st grade for the 2021-2022 school year is underway! Because of COVID restrictions, parents are asked to register their children online. Full details are available on our website.

2021-2022 Barclay Early Childhood Center Waiting List Applications Available

The enrollment period for inclusion preschool classes at the Barclay Early Childhood Center has ended. At this time, we are accepting Waiting List Applications. We keep the waiting list rolling until March 1 of the specific school year (March 2022). The 2021-2022 Waiting List Application is available online.