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District Happenings

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

Welcome Back to School!

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen Genco welcomes students back to school for their first day. Genco is beginning his first year as superintendent of schools in Jackson.

Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School Teacher Elsie Helle (left) and paraprofessional Renee Heisler (standing) welcome new students off the bus on the first day of school.

Also, check out more photos from this first day, visit the Asbury Park Press story and photo gallery.

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.


FREE & REDUCED LUNCH
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.

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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?
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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

  www.jacksontelevision.com 
 
  View programming schedule 

Tuesday, September 16
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
7 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Wednesday, September 17
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
C-R - 3, 4, 5
Holman - K, 1, 2
Rosenauer - 3, 4, 5
JMHS - All Grades
Thursday, September 18
10 AM-McAuliffe Coffee with Principal 6th Grade Parents
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
Elms - 3, 4, 5
Johnson - 3, 4, 5
Switlik - 4, 5
JLHS - All Grades
Monday, September 22
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
Goetz - Grade 6
Tuesday, September 23
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
McAuliffe - Grade 6
Thursday, September 25
Schools Closed
Holiday
Friday, September 26
Schools Closed
Holiday
Monday, September 29
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
McAuliffe - Grades 7 & 8
Tuesday, September 30
5-8 PM - JLHS Marching Band Festival
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
Goetz - Grade 7 & 8

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

Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Clifford Menafra
732-415-7020

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, 9/16/2014
High: 74 Low: 52
Chance rain showers
47% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/17/2014
High: 72 Low: 52
Mostly sunny
3% 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.