Our new way to keep you in-the-know: "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" videos offer information in one minute or less, on our social media platforms, about hot topics in the District! First up: Our July 9, 2018 segment, in which Dr. Meloche discusses when will we announce how the expected $3.1 million in additional state funding will be used in our schools. This video is now archived on our YouTube channel, with closed captioning.
Kingston News Archive
DRAFT versions of the revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and the proposed 2019-2020 School Calendar are now available. Pending Board of Education approval, these calendars now include inclement weather makeup days taken from Spring Break rather than being added on to the end of the school year. Inclement weather days that occur after March 14, 2019 will be made up during the 2019 Spring Break. Specific makeup dates are listed on the lower right of the 2018-2019 calendar. Inclement weather days that occur after February 16, 2020 will be made up during the 2020 Spring Break. Specific makeup dates are listed on the lower right of the 2019-2020 calendar.
The 2018 Summer Reading titles and assignments for rising 6th through 12th graders are now available online.
Effective March 30th, Mrs. Clifford has retired. We thank her for her 14 years of service and welcome Angela Mecca as the new secretary at Kingston School. Please introduce yourself as you come to Kingston in the upcoming weeks. Ms. Mecca can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Meloche has issued an important letter regarding the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) field test, to be administered to 5th, 8th and 11th grade students in May. This assessment replaces the NJASK Sciene and NJ Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) administered in previous years. This letter details the process required for refusing the test. Refusals must be received by building principals by Friday, May 4, 2018.
It is hard to believe it is already time to begin planning class sections for next year! A lot of information and factors are considered in building healthy, balanced and viable class sections. I also believe that parents should have an opportunity to share with us factors they would like for us to consider. While it is not appropriate to ask for a specific teacher, this is your opportunity to share information about your child's learning style, and the classroom environment which you believe will provide the best outcomes for your child. If there are children with whom your child has had on-going conflict, it would be helpful for you to remind us of this as well. This survey will be open until May 11th at 9am.
Registration for CHPS School-Age Child Care (SACC) and Extended Day Child Care (EDCC) for the 2018-2019 school year is now open. Parents may register their children now online.
Dr. Meloche has issued a new statement to the community as of March 2, 2018, regarding safety and security.
Dr. Meloche has issued a letter to the community regarding current events and student demonstrations.
Dr. Meloche has issued a letter to the community regarding the safety and security of our buildings.
Students in the afternoon K program, grades 1-5 will be on parade beginning at 1:25 PM on Tuesday, October 31st. Children will exit the building at the 1st/3rd grade doors and walk along a path of cones out to the sidewalk and back to the building. Bring your camera!
The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. In 2014 we presented a new program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program.
The goal of the Safety Smart Program is not only to teach students valuable safety skills, but also to have the students put these skills to use outside of the school environment. A valuable tool to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the program is the parent survey. We ask parents/guardians to please take a few minutes to complete an online Parent Survey so we can determine how, if at all, the instruction is being put to use.
Select summer enrichment classes are still open at Cherry Hill High School East in drama, art, photography, graphic design, model rockets, knitting, chess and more for Cherry Hill residents entering grades 5-11. Course descriptions and registration form are available online. Please submit registration form and payment ASAP.
You may vote everyday until May 12 for Kingston Elementary to win this $100,000 grant to revitalize our playground and make an outdoor learning space!
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All Cherry Hill Public Schools are closed for Spring Break from Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14, 2017. Schools will reopen for all students and staff on Monday, April 17, 2017 – the makeup day for the inclement weather closure on March 14.
The make-up day for the snow day on March 14, 2017 will be Monday, April 17, 2017.
It is hard to believe that it is already time to begin planning for the 2017-2018 school year. Attached is a link to a brief parent scheduling input survey. Whenever possible, we will look to address your concerns and incorporate the information that you share into our scheduling process. Please understand that there is a lot that goes into building health and viable class sections, parent input is one small but important part of that process.This survey will close at 4pm on May 1 so that we can begin our work of building classes for next year. Click Here
Parents are asked not to bring dogs on school grounds at arrival, dismissal or to school events.
Kingston Elementary School has been randomly selected to have our 4th grade students participate in NAEP (National Assessment of Elementary Progress) on March 1, 2017. See this link to read a letter to fourth grade parents about the assessment.
Please see the attached flyer for information about a fifth grade information night at Carusi Middle School, Thursday, January 26th.
Additionally, Rosa will be hosting an information nights on January 31 and February 1 at 7pm.
We had an approximately 20 minute evacuation on December 23, 2016 while an odor was investigated by the CHFD. Please see this letter.
Attached is a letter from our superintendent regarding the results of and action steps related to water testing at Kingston. View letter here.
The Cherry Hill Public Schools is in the process of doing water analysis in all 19 of our buildings. Please see the District's Water Testing Results & Plan page for updated information.
A message from superintendent, Joseph Meloche, on the district-wide water testing. Kingston's water has been tested and we are awaiting results.
Beginning of the school year forms including the Media Release and Free and Reduced Lunch Application. Please complete the linked forms which are electronic to save paper.
Kingston Elementary will continue with departmentalization in 5th grade for the 16-17 school year. Teachers will be teamed in the following manner:
Grille (Math, Sci/SS): Ross (ELA)
Schafle (Math, Sci/SS):Ruggieri (ELA)
For example: Any child assigned to Grille's class will have Grille for Math, Sci/SS and Ross for English. Children assigned to Ruggieri's class with have Ruggieri for English and Schafle for Math, Sci/SS.
Wednesday, November 25th will be a 1:00 dismissal. Schools are closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.