Angela Aguilar, Principal

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Welcome to Cherry Lane Elementary, Home of the Terrific Tigers! It is a privilege and an honor to be the Principal of such a wonderful learning community. The teachers, staff, and I are excited at the endless possibilities and learning opportunities that lie ahead for all of our students. It is our mission to help every child feel welcome, nurtured, successful and supported; to feel a part of the Cherry Lane family.

We are fortunate to have an exceptional group of highly qualified teachers at Cherry Lane that spend countless hours planning and creating innovative and challenging lessons/activities that engage our students in critical thinking and problem solving. Our teachers utilize researched-based best practices and analyze data to determine individual student’s current levels in order to set goals for student academic growth and social and emotional learning.

Cherry Lane Elementary has a rich history of academic and cultural excellence that is a result of a shared partnership between the school faculty, parents, and community members who have worked together to provide a diverse set of experiences for our students. I invite you to come and visit Cherry Lane and to see for yourself the “terrific” things that are taking place at our school. Cherry Lane was named a National Blue ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education in September of 2013. Additionally, Cherry Lane has been named a ‘Reward School’ in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

Together we will continue to shape a path towards Educational Excellence by Building a 21st Century Mindset. When we ALL work together as a learning community, we can achieve greatness.

Please feel free to browse through our website and if you have any questions, please contact us.

School Reopening Update - 8/7/20

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that schools across New York State will be allowed to reopen and must work with the SED and DOH as to how that will occur. He also announced a series of next steps for districts to take between now and August 21, including posting separately their remote learning, COVID testing and contract tracing plans, in addition to holding discussions with parents and staff.  With this new information, the Suffern Central School District will take a few days to align its state-mandated reopening plans with Governor Cuomo's directives. Please watch for updates on school day scheduling, instruction, transportation and other critical district operations in the coming days as well as dates for parent and staff discussions to be held.


El gobernador Andrew Cuomo anunció hoy que las escuelas en todo el estado de Nueva York podrán reabrir y deben trabajar con el SED y el DOH en cuanto a cómo ocurrirá eso. También anunció una serie de próximos pasos para que los distritos tomen entre ahora y el 21 de agosto, incluyendo publicar por separado su aprendizaje remoto, pruebas COVID y planes de seguimiento de contratos, además de mantener conversaciones con los padres y el personal. Con esta nueva información, el Distrito Escolar Central de Suffern tardará unos días en alinear sus planes de reapertura obligatorios por el estado con las directivas del gobernador Cuomo. Esté atento a las actualizaciones sobre la programación del día escolar, la instrucción, el transporte y otras operaciones críticas del distrito en los próximos días, así como las fechas para las discusiones de padres y personal que se llevarán a cabo.