District Happenings

The Jackson Community School
Fall 2014 Brochure
is available ONLINE.

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Notice to Parents:
Registration Deadline for New Students
If you are registering your child in the district for the first time, you must call before Thursday, Aug. 21 to make an appointment.

We have several staff members taking registration appointments and we will make every effort to accommodate you, but if you do not call before Thursday, Aug. 21 to make an appointment, we cannot guarantee your child will be able to begin school on Sept. 3.
Call the District Registrar to Make an Appointment
See our Registration Page
for Requirements and to Download Forms

Enroll now for the 2014-2015 JACKSON CHILD CARE ACADEMY

 To register, visit the Jackson Child Care Academy Page.

Please note that in order for your child(ren) to attend Child Care on the first day of school, September 3, 2014, payment and the registration form must be submitted and received by the Child Care offices (located in at the Goetz School – Trailer “I”) no later than Friday, August 15th

If you have any questions about our programs and would like to speak to someone directly, please visit the link above for an email link and/or call the Child Care offices directly at  (732) 833-4677 OR (732)833-4637.


Does your child need to
 be bused to or from a caregiver
either before or after school?

If so, you need to submit a
 new caregiver request form
by Aug. 14


2014-2015 Student Schedules

Click image for more info on the release of student schedules

2014-2015 Bus Passes

Select image above
for more info

Applications Due by Oct. 15

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications must be received by the district by Wednesday, Oct. 15th in order to receive benefits for this school year.
Even if you qualified for this pricing last year, you must re-submit an application to be considered this year. If you do not submit an application, you will revert back to "full price'' status.

For applications and more info, see the Food Service Department page. 
Applications can also be picked up at your child's school.

Are You the Parent of a Child
Entering 6th GRADE or Pre-School Next Year?

 Read more about immunizations that are required before your child can begin school next year.


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.

On April 29, 2014 the Board of Education voted to approve a final budget for the 2014-2015 School Year.
This budget supports our programs and staff, allows for updates to our literacy and social studies curriculum and funds important improvements to our facilities.
Select the Image Above
to View Our Budget Info

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

A fond farewell from Dr. Cheryl Simone
Interim Superintendent of Schools

It is my pleasure to have served as your Interim Superintendent in the Jackson Township School District this past year.  In April when I first arrived I wondered what kind of a district I would find.  I have been so incredibly fortunate to have been welcomed by such a wonderful staff, Board of Education, and community.  As I visited the schools, I met fabulous and friendly students, staff, and parents. I felt very much a part of the district.  I have admired the community’s dedication to education and to their children.  Jackson Township is a family-oriented district in which you enjoy each other’s company and working and sharing your lives together with great Jackson pride.

I want to thank you all for your support during these past few months and for giving me the opportunity to learn from you about the district, the community, and the students. The friendships I have made here will continue well beyond my time in Jackson Township.

My last day will be August 27, 2014. Dr. Stephen Genco will then begin his position as your new Superintendent and open the 2014-2015 school year to a great new future.  I wish you all well and I am certain that you will continue to make Jackson Township one of the best districts in the state.  I am confident you will continue to work together to ensure it remains a wonderful place in which to work and live.

Best wishes to all of you!




Dr. Cheryl Simone
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 

Monday, September 1
Schools Closed
Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2
Teachers Report
Wednesday, September 3
First Day of School for Students
Monday, September 8
6:30 PM-JMHS-Parent Info Night - Fall Sports
Tuesday, September 9
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Wednesday, September 10
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
Elms - Pre-K
7 PM - Holman PTO Meeting
Thursday, September 11
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
C-R - K, 1, 2
Switlik - K, 1
McAuliffe Picture Day

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, 8/29/2014
High: 79 Low: 60
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/30/2014
High: 81 Low: 69
Partly sunny
7% 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.