Cherry Hill unveils hybrid back-to-school plan with virtual and in-person lessons

The Cherry Hill Public School District revealed its preliminary plan for when its 11,000 students return to school in September.

News 12 Staff

Jul 17, 2020, 12:58 AM

Updated 1,368 days ago

Share:

The Cherry Hill Public School District revealed its preliminary plan for when its 11,000 students return to school in September.
“Our intention is to run a hybrid schedule,” says Superintendent Dr. Joe Meloche.
At the high school and middle school levels, there will be a few options on the table. But all will involve students coming to school a few days a week and learning remotely for the rest.
“We’re looking at an A-B daily rotation. So basically, half of the children will come to school on Day A, the other half of the children will be on a virtual learning opportunity day where there will be work that will be prepared by the teacher they’ll be doing online and then the next day, the same thing. The kids will switch. The A group will be home, the B group will be in school,” Meloche says.
And when it comes to the elementary students, there is one plan in place which will involve students coming to school two days a week and learning remotely for the other three. All parents will have the choice to keep their children at home 100% of the time and learn online if they wish.
“I think parents are really struggling with what is the right idea for their child. What does it mean to be healthy? What does it mean to be physically safe?” the superintendent says.
Masks will be required at bus stops, on the bus and in the classroom. Field trips outside of school will not happen this fall.
And what happens if someone at the school is exposed to COVID-19?
“That’s probably the final piece in this process,” Meloche says, while adding he hopes to have an answer by the July 28 board meeting.
Meloche also says that he expects to have a revised plan taking parents comments and concerns into account by the time of the board meeting as well.


More from News 12
2:37
Tax Day 2024 deals at Krispy Kreme, Grubhub, Dave & Busters

Tax Day 2024 deals at Krispy Kreme, Grubhub, Dave & Busters

1:43
Mostly sunny in New Jersey with highs near 80; thunderstorms tonight in Ocean County

Mostly sunny in New Jersey with highs near 80; thunderstorms tonight in Ocean County

2:20
New Jersey synagogues on high alert after Iran attacks Israel

New Jersey synagogues on high alert after Iran attacks Israel

0:28
NJ man sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for 2023 sexual assault, kidnapping at Farleigh Dickinson University

NJ man sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for 2023 sexual assault, kidnapping at Farleigh Dickinson University

0:38
Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler unstoppable and wins another Masters green jacket

Ridgewood's Scottie Scheffler unstoppable and wins another Masters green jacket

1:47
Food labels can sometimes be misleading. Kane In Your Corner explains what to look out for.

Food labels can sometimes be misleading. Kane In Your Corner explains what to look out for.

0:28
New Jersey Turnpike Authority warns users of text message scam

New Jersey Turnpike Authority warns users of text message scam

0:29
Travel advisory: Lane closures planned this week at many bridge, tunnel crossings in and out of New Jersey

Travel advisory: Lane closures planned this week at many bridge, tunnel crossings in and out of New Jersey

0:22
Passaic Valley Water Commission to begin annual hydrant flushing today

Passaic Valley Water Commission to begin annual hydrant flushing today

2:33
Made In New Jersey: Unionwear in Newark makes clothes for union members nationwide

Made In New Jersey: Unionwear in Newark makes clothes for union members nationwide

4:39
Guide: Ways to help you identify and deal with work burnout

Guide: Ways to help you identify and deal with work burnout

1:21
NJ residents who have family in Israel worried over their safety amid Iran's attack on Middle Eastern country

NJ residents who have family in Israel worried over their safety amid Iran's attack on Middle Eastern country

0:19
Police: 3 injured in Paterson shooting

Police: 3 injured in Paterson shooting

0:28
Israel is quiet on next steps against Iran — and on which partners helped shoot down missiles

Israel is quiet on next steps against Iran — and on which partners helped shoot down missiles

0:21
Police: Suspect arrested for fatally shooting man in Trenton

Police: Suspect arrested for fatally shooting man in Trenton

0:25
Police: Man who punched 9-year-old girl at Grand Central Terminal arrested

Police: Man who punched 9-year-old girl at Grand Central Terminal arrested

0:44
NJ Attorney General announces heightened safety measures amid tensions in Middle East

NJ Attorney General announces heightened safety measures amid tensions in Middle East

2:36
'She was the glue.' Loved ones call for justice for Passaic woman killed in hit-and-run

'She was the glue.' Loved ones call for justice for Passaic woman killed in hit-and-run

0:32
Prosecutors: Howell woman indicted in Monmouth County crash that killed 3-year-old

Prosecutors: Howell woman indicted in Monmouth County crash that killed 3-year-old

2:04
CDC: Most women do not get a mammogram because of financial difficulties

CDC: Most women do not get a mammogram because of financial difficulties