District Happenings

Jackson Students to be Featured
on NJTV's "Classroom Closeup"
on Saturday, Dec. 14th

The show will feature students and teachers from Elms Elementary School who visited the Princeton University Art Museum and learned about art and writing.

Click on the image above to view photo gallery of the television shoot.
How to Watch:
  • Watch NJTV on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 a.m., 12:30  p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

  • After Dec. 15th the show will be available on the "Classroom Closeup'' website.

Jackson Students Spread Holiday Cheer
Jackson High School students wearing pointy hats and sleigh bell necklaces spent the day with students at Regional Day School.

"It's definitely worth it to see their smile.''
- Jackson Student

Check out the story and video in the APP by clicking the image above. 

Congratulations to
Jackson Liberty and
Jackson Memorial High Schools!

District Earns Spot on AP Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Success

This is the 2nd consecutive year the district has earned this honor from the College Board!

The Jackson School District is one of 547 school districts being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

According to the College Board, reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, the Jackson School District has increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.


Let's Stay Healthy!
Protect Yourself From Enterovirus D68 and Other Illnesses

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections have recently been documented across the United States. Many state health departments have reported increases this year in cases of severe respiratory illness in children; EV-D68 appears to be the predominant type of enterovirus this year and may be contributing to the increases in severe respiratory illnesses.

Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing. Anyone with respiratory illness should contact their doctor if they are having difficulty breathing or if their symptoms are getting worse.

More info on EV-D68 from the CDC
FAQ on EV-D68 from the NJ Dept. of Health
FAQ on Ebola Virus from the CDC
Help Yourself:
There are simple ways to limit exposure to EV-D68, the flu and other viruses:

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Talk to Your Child: Select the image to the left for a graphic you can use to discuss these personal hygiene measures with your child.

A Note From our School Nurses:

In order to minimize risk to other, we encourage parents to keep your children home if they exhibit any flu symptoms, which include fever, body aches, chills, headache, cough, or vomiting.  We advise that you keep your children home from school until they are fever-free for a full 24 hours WITHOUT the use of any fever-reducing medications (such as Tylenol or Advil).

While in school, we will be reminding everyone about the importance of preventative actions, such as frequent hand washing and covering their mouths when they cough or sneeze. The CDC also recommends the Flu Shot for anyone above the age of 6 months, and high risk groups.

Jackson Township Emergency Alert System

The school district is pleased to help the Jackson Township Police Department get the word out about the township's emergency alert system. This system allows residents to receive phone and e-mail alerts about emergencies and other important community news (e.g. severe weather, road closures, evacuations).

To sign up, click on the image below and follow the instructions on the township's site.
NOTE: This is the system used by township police and personnel - it is different from the automated system used by the school district.

"Pride in Education"

On behalf of the JEA,
you are invited to read
about the great things
going on in our schools!

JEA Newsletter
December 2014 Edition

Do You Have Questions or Concerns That You Would Like to Discuss with the Board of Education?

Welcome Back to School
Dr. Stephen Genco
Superintendent of Schools

It’s good to be home.

After serving as superintendent in another district for the past three years, I am honored to be returning to the Jackson School District to serve as your superintendent of schools.

The best part about coming back to this district is knowing that I am joining a team of talented educators, dedicated board of education members and passionate parents who care deeply about education. My career started in a classroom and I have never lost sight of the fact that everything we do must be geared toward making every school day count.

What does a good lesson look like? How can the district support the efforts of our many innovative and engaging teachers? How can we maximize efficiency in all areas so that we can support our programs?  All of these questions are part of the same goal – to make the educational experience in Jackson the best it can be.

Moving forward, I will be discussing with the board and with all of our stakeholders my vision for embarking on strategic planning for our district. This will evaluate where we are in all areas (academics, facilities, finance, technology), where we want to be and how we will get there. I have had some experience in my previous district and I feel this analysis is vital to our future success.

I believe my sense of the Jackson community, combined with the experience and perspective I have gained over the past three years, will help me as we work together to advance our district.  In this time of advancing expectations and financial challenges, there is much at stake. I am confident in our ability to press forward and to succeed.

So, as we all begin this new school year together, I hope you share in my excitement for the road that lies ahead. I am invigorated and I am ready and eager to be working alongside such a talented staff. I look forward to launching this new school year and this new beginning, together. There’s no place like home.

Dr. Stephen Genco
Superintendent of Schools

Stay Connected to
News & Info About
Your Child's Education

Watch Jackson Television
on Cablevision Channel 77
or or online at

  View programming schedule 

Tuesday, December 23
McAuliffe Pep Rally
Middle School Interim Reports Available on Portal
Shortened Day for Students
Shortened Day
Wednesday, December 24
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Thursday, December 25
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Friday, December 26
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Monday, December 29
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Tuesday, December 30
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Wednesday, December 31
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Thursday, January 1
Schools Closed
Winter Break

See Our
District & School Grades
and Other Info on
Harassment, Intimidation
& Bullying

Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Clifford Menafra

Under the NJ School District Accountability Act, school districts are required to post "User Friendly'' budgets that contain designated information in a specific format.

2014-2015 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2013-2014 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2012-2013 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2011-2012 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2010-2011 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2009-2010 "User Friendly" Budget, as required.

Today, 12/19/2014
High: 40 Low: 31
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/20/2014
High: 40 Low: 25
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0% chance of precipitation.

Mission Statement

The Jackson School District is committed to developing and sustaining a learning environment that fosters growth in scholarship, character and initiative.

We are resolved to ensure all students achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels and our comprehensive education program provides opportunities for students to become life-long learners and contributing citizens in a worldwide community.