LaCoyya H. Weathington
Changes are coming to the Collegeboard's Advanced Placement Program beginning in the fall. AP registration will take place once students are scheduled into the AP online classroom during the first class cycle. Students must decide about taking AP exams and pay in the fall so that exams can be ordered by the new Collegeboard deadline. The AP experience will largely remain the same—students will be enrolled in classes at the same time, and exams will still be administered in May—but there are a few changes they'll notice throughout the 2019-20 school year. The biggest advantage will be that students have access to more AP practice and feedback resources.
Important information regarding the Spring 2019 New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) is detailed in a letter from Dr. Farrah Mahan along with an accompanying NJSLA high school schedule. All parents are strongly encouraged to read this document.
New this year, Student Report Cards are available electronically in the Genesis Parent Portal for all Middle School and High School students. Please read this important letter detailing how to access them.
For a list of links to our teachers' informative course expectations videos, click HERE!
Remember that after hours and during times when school is closed, there may be a delay before your school receives your report. If it is an emergency, please contact 911. If you need resources, look at the "Get Help Resources." Remember that after hours and during times when school is closed, there may be a delay before your school receives your message.
Students: To view the video on how to launch your use of the STOPit app, click HERE.
Simply search "STOPit" in the App Store on your iPhone or in Google Play on your Android phone to install the app! Use CHHSWLions as your access code once you install it.
For detailed instructions on how to use the Genesis Parent Portal to access your child's PARCC scores, click HERE.
For details on the chance West students have to earn dual credit at High School West and local colleges, click HERE!
On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Board of Education engaged in a discussion about Board Policy 8550 – Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges. Please read the statement from Superintendent Dr. Meloche, regarding the policy and the discussion. The discussion will continue at the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
Applications for the 2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Program will be available for submission on August 15th at http://www.payschoolscentral.com. PaySchools Central is a secure payment system that simplifies school payments in an easy-to-use online portal. It enable parents to fund lunch accounts and pay required and optional fees quickly and easily. More information about PaySchools Central is available online. Also available is a step-by-step guide to signing up for PaySchools Central. Note that an application must be submitted each year.
The Cherry Hill Public Schools will receive $2,480,904 in Extraordinary Aid for the 2018-2019 school year. This reimbursement is significantly larger than the $1.8 million the District received for the 2017-2018 school year. More information about this year's Extraordinary Aid, and Extraordinary Aid figures since 2015-2016, are available online.
The Board of Education has appointed two new members to fill the vacancies created by the resignations of former Board members Mr. David Rossi and Dr. Edward Wang. Mr. Ben Ovadia will fill Mr. Rossi's seat; Mrs. Corrien Elmore-Stratton will fill Dr. Wang's seat. Resumes submitted by Mr. Ovadia and Mrs. Elmore-Stratton are available online. The new Board members will be installed following the completion of their security background checks. The Board would like to thank the candidates who completed the full application process to fill the open seats. A list of those who completed the process and granted permission for their names to be released is available online.
ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program provides free meals when school is out! Who is eligible:
- Children 18 years of age or younger who come to an approved open site or a site to which they are enrolled.
- Adults over the age of 18 years who are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities.
- At sites that require enrollment, benefits are available only to children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school.
HOW TO LOCATE A SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM FEEDING SITE:
To find the closest feeding site near you, text FOOD to 877-877 or Summer Meals to 97779 or visit the USDA site finder web site at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks