• Welcome!!

     Dear Sensational Seventh Graders,

    Welcome back to your second year at Goetz!! 

    I am excited to be back at school with all of you.  Working together, we can and will have a successful year. 








  • These supplies should be with you in CLASS by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, each student is asked to bring in their OWN supplies as no supplies can be shared.  

    If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me via email. 

    • 1 THREE-subject spiral-bound notebooks (NO BINDERS please)
    • THREE large glue sticks
    • Highlighters (multiple colors REQUIRED)
    • Pens (multiple colors REQUIRED)
    • Crayons or Colored Pencils (student preference)
    • Several (at least 6) packs of Post-Its (3x3 or larger preferred)
    • ONE heavy-duty 2-pocket folder

    AND a BOOK to read (ALWAYS)!! 



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  • Don't Forget

    I use the Remind app to periodically communicate important information.   I encourage both students and parents/guardians to subscribe to our class.

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  • Please refer to Google Classroom for the most up-to-date classwork and homework assignments. 

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  • It is my goal to have an extensive library of books available for students.  To help keep my library stocked with current books, I am always looking for donations.  If you have books at home that your child has finished reading, I would welcome adding them to the library.  Thank you! 

    Classroom Library

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Phone: 732-833-4610


Degrees and Certifications:

Grade 7 Literacy Teacher

Mrs. Kara Closius

Sixteen Years of Teaching Experience Spanning Grades 1-8

Eight Years of Teaching Literacy at Goetz Middle School  

Disney-Loving, Coffee-Drinking, Book-Reading, Mom of Two Boys

Passionate About Helping Create The Next Generation of Readers, Writers and Leaders