District Happenings

In case you missed it...
Jackson Liberty HS Band Showed
Their Stuff to THOUSANDS during parade at Disney!

READ MORE about the great opportunities
our students had after being chosen to participate
in the elite Disney Performing Arts Programs!

Congratulations on showing the world
the TALENT we have here in Jackson!


Jackson School District

August 1st to August 4th
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Johnson Elementary School
Open to students entering Grades 1 - 5

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Jackson School District is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through five. 

It's an exciting, summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between STEM and innovation.  Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. 


Does Your Child Want to
Play a Sport Next Year?

Reserve Your Spot for
Sports Physicals
June 1 and June 6

Sign up now!

Select "READ MORE"
below to learn how to SIGN UP for a physical and what you will need to BRING WITH YOU.


Lights... Camera... Summertime!
Jackson Digital Media Academy's
Film and Television Summer Camp

Short Films: June 23 - July 1
TV Production: July 5 - July 13
Music Videos: July 18 - July 26

Open to all students currently in grades 5-12
(Students from outside the district
may also attend.)

Want to learn how to make a short film, produce a television show or
create your own music video using state-of-the-industry equipment and techniques?
Sign up now!

Flyer and Registration Form
Deadline to Register: June 10th

Jackson School District

July 18 - 21: Rising 6th & 7th Graders

July 25 - 28: Rising 8th and 9th Graders

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Jackson Memorial HS

Spend a week this summer at the district's
STEM Summer Camp.

This program will feature HANDS-ON activities and fun learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Open to students entering Grades 6 through 9 in the fall.

Registrations due by June 15.
See the information below!

STEM Camp Flyer

Registration Form

It may be freezing out, but...
It's Time to Think Spring and Summer!
Get your little ones ready for
Kindergarten or 1st Grade.
How about summer music programs or
piano or guitar or drum lessons? 
Or gymnastics, karate, drawing or CSI?
There are SO MANY Summer School Programs Available!
Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2016

Spring/Summer 2016 Brochure

Look Today!


Do you have difficulty communicating with your child? 
Would you like to learn new approaches that bring out positive results both behaviorally and academically?

Free and Open to All Elementary School Parents
Join Us for a Light Meal, too!
Free Childcare!

Sessions in mornings, afternoon and evenings to accommodate parents at four different schools on various dates between January and April.

Attend ANY session at ANY school - Open to all ages and grades!

There is no cost to attend, but you must register, as space is limited. 



See Our New Page!! 

PARCC Testing Dates
Understand Your Scores
Learn About Our Grading Changes
Find Resources and Sample Tests
Read our FAQ

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.

Attention Parents:

PARCC Scores from
Fall 2015 Assessment
are Being Sent Home
With Students
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

See Letter from the Superintendent
May 10, 2016

(Only students who took the PARCC for the Fall Semester in 2015 will receive scores)


PARCC in HS Begins May 16

NJASK Science Tests
(Grades 4 & 8) are on May 25

Check Out Our Page

All PARCC Testing Dates
Understand Your Scores
Learn About Our Grading Changes
Resources & Sample Tests
Read our FAQ

 District Calendar

Also, See the Revised
Current School Year
2015-2016 Calendar 
FYI: These documents are always available on the district website under the "Calendar''
link on the top of the page.

Tentative Budget
Introduced May 14th.

See Full Document
on Budget Page
Jackson Board of Education
"Building a Budget''
Meeting Schedule & Info

Visit the
BOE Budget Page for our "Building a Budget'' presentation schedule

and info on how you can
offer your input on the budgeting process.

Jackson School District Curriculum Online


We are proud to announce the launch of a new website that has a searchable database of the approved curriculum in the Jackson School District.

This resource, known as the
Rubicon Atlas Curriculum Program, provides public access to our most up-to-date curriculum, including overviews of content by grade level, unit summaries and the essential questions students are expected to be able to answer upon completion of each unit.

To get started, click on the icon above. Select the “Browse’’ tab to see a list of courses, or begin searching by grade and subject on your own.

For now, the site features our complete curriculum in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health and World Language. This site will be a living database that will be updated as we update our curriculum to be fully aligned with state standards. (e.g. Science, Music, Art, Business, Technology).

We are proud of our curriculum and we hope you will enjoy being able to take a first-hand look at all the ways we strive to help students excel.

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

Superintendent of Schools Stephen Genco and
District Science Supervisor Tina Topoleski
"engineer" the winning structure in the newly
launched STEM Design Studio at
JohnsonElementary School.

Building Their Future,
One Initiative at a Time… 

Dr. Stephen Genco
Superintendent of Schools

As our students embark on the third marking period, the Jackson School District is equally busy watching our students thrive in the initiatives we put into place to advance student learning.

Just one example is the newly launched STEM Design Studio at Johnson Elementary School is a hit with our staff and students, who get to immerse themselves in team-centered, project-based engineering and technology projects. The goal of this piloted program is to develop higher-level cognitive skills in students and to introduce them to the STEM-based concepts and theories they will encounter throughout their school careers and hopefully throughout their lives, if they are so inclined. (See the
Johnson Design Studio page to see for yourself what they are learning.)

I had the pleasure of being part of the inaugural lesson in this studio, where teacher Shawn Levinson challenged teams of administrators to construct the tallest free-standing structure we could using only a pile of cardboard, some books and other random items. I am proud to say that District Science Supervisor Tina Topoleski and I were victorious! The former science teacher in me could think of no better way to truly experience the inspired fun our students are going to have in this studio than by rolling up my sleeves and diving in myself.

This project represents not only the district’s commitment to finding new ways to spark creativity and initiative in students, but also the importance of the community in all that we do. Our sincere appreciation goes out to the
 H.C. Johnson PTO for their generous donation of seed money for the materials and projects for the studio. Without their support, this new feature would not be the success it is today.

Projects and initiatives like this don’t just “happen’’ and they certainly don’t happen overnight. They are all part of a strategic process that actually begins one or more years ahead of time, during the construction of our annual budget.

Each year at this time of year, we hold a series of “Building a Budget’’ presentations during which each department presents its plans for the upcoming year. These public meetings are a great way to get to know what’s ahead and where we are planning on investing your tax dollars.

We held the first of these sessions on Feb. 9th and presented the proposed budgets for Curriculum and Instruction, Guidance, Technology and Special Education. Our next “Building a Budget’’ session will be on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Building. This session will feature presentations on Facilities, Capital Improvements, Transportation, Co-Curricular Programs and Athletics.

The entire schedule for these sessions (as well as other opportunities for you to offer your input during our board meetings) and the actual presentations given during the board meeting, are all available on the
Budget Page of the district website.

I encourage you to join us, or at least to take a peek at the presentations when they are posted the day after the meeting. I know it isn’t as much fun as working against the clock with your teammate to build a model skyscraper out of sticks, cardboard and rubber bands… but it’s the best we can do sometimes on a Tuesday night.


Steve Genco
Superintendent of Schools

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News & Info About
Your Child's Education

Watch Jackson Television
on Cablevision Channel 77
or or online at

  View programming schedule 

Wed, May 25 - Thu, May 26
7:30 AM - EOC Testing - Biology and Honors Biology @ JLHS & JMHS
Wednesday, May 25
Grade 4 - NJ ASK Science
Grade 8 - NJ ASK Science
7PM - McAuliffe Enrichment Night
Friday, May 27
PARCC Testing
HS - Makeups for Language Arts Literacy and Math - Spring Semester - Unit 2
8 AM - 2 PM - JLHS JTV NJ HS Film Challenge
JMHS ROTC Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30
Schools Closed
Please remember that in the event of unscheduled closings, holidays in the calendar may be eliminated. Please see the district calendar for more information.
Tuesday, May 31
PARCC Testing
HS - Makeups for Language Arts Literacy and Math - Spring Semester - Unit 3
6 PM - JMHS National Art Honor Society Induction
6PM - McAuliffe 6th Gr. Band Concert @ JLHS
7PM - McAuliffe 7th & 8th Gr. Band Concert @ JLHS

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.

2016-2017 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2015-2016 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.

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.