District Happenings

“They didn’t do math this way when I was a kid!’’

“When I was in school, we just read – 
we didn’t have to worry about all this other stuff.’’

Do you find yourself saying
(or thinking) things like this?
Are you sometimes afraid to open that backpack to see what kind of “homework monster’’ lives in there?

The Jackson School District’s
Parent University can help!

Upcoming sessions:
Oct. 22, 23, 28
Plus More All Year

Click Image for Schedule
and More Information

These sessions are open to ALL parents. Free child care is available.
You are welcome and encouraged to attend a session at ANY of these schools!

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 High Schools Show Significant Improvement in Rankings

Jackson Liberty climbs 90 spots (to #128 out of 339) and Jackson Memorial climbs 73 spots (to #115 out of 339) for a good showing in New Jersey Monthly's annual ranking of high schools. 
See Rankings and Methods Used for Analysis

The Jackson Community School
Fall 2014 Brochure
is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

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.

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.

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 

Monday, November 3
7 PM - McAuliffe Home School Association Meeting
McAuliffe Run for Vets
Tuesday, November 4
McAuliffe Run for Vets (Rain Date)
Thursday, November 6
Schools Closed
NJEA Convention
Friday, November 7
Schools Closed
NJEA Convention
Monday, November 10
7 PM-JMHS-Science National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Tuesday, November 11
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
K-8 Marking Period Ends
Wednesday, November 12
7 PM - Holman PTO Meeting
7 PM - Rosenauer PTA Meeting
7:00 PM @ JMHS 8th Grade Orientation
7-10 PM - JLHS Lip Sync Competition
7PM - CRS PTN Meeting
9:45 AM - Johnson PTO Meeting

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, 10/30/2014
High: 57 Low: 39
Partly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/31/2014
High: 58 Low: 43
Mostly cloudy
12% 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.