Return to Headlines

Principal's Message, June 2023


Dear Johnson Families, 


I want to take this opportunity to thank the HCJ PTO, staff, students and families for making my first year as Johnson’s Principal so memorable. All the support and kindness that was shown to me did not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you to all the families and students who took the time to complete the district climate survey.  Your feedback is valued and appreciated.

Just a reminder, we have an EARLY DISMISSAL on Friday, June 16 and Tuesday-Thursday, June 20-22. School will be closed Monday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.



June Dates to Remember:

  • 6/8 5th Grade Carnival

  • 6/14 5th Grade Moving up Ceremony 

  • 6/16 5th Grade Health Talk

  • 6/16-6/22 Early Dismissal

  • 6/19 School Closed in observance of Juneteenth

  • 6/22 Last Day of School

3rd Marking Period Report Cards are available on the Portal Tuesday, June 22nd. 

Kindergarten Registration If you have a preschool child currently enrolled in the Jackson School District who will be entering Kindergarten in September and you have not already completed the requirements for Kindergarten Registration, please provide your four current proofs of residency, Physical and Immunizations and Dental Form to the main office as soon as possible. Below is the link to the Kindergarten Registration Page with more information including the Physical and Dental Forms required. 



Student Dress Code Reminder

Restrictions on freedom of students' dress will be imposed whenever the code of dress in question is unsafe either for the student or for those around him/her, or whenever it is disruptive to school operations and the educational process in general.


1.Wearing face coverings in school is optional.   

2. Students will not wear hats, caps, or other head coverings in the building.

3. No clothing, jewelry, or item that promotes violence, bigotry, profanity or use of a restricted substance.

4. Jewelry and clothing should not restrict movement, be distracting or cause a safety hazard to oneself or others.

5. Skirts/shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh in length.  No boxers, spandex shorts or cutoff shorts will be worn.

6. No torn or tattered clothing.

7. All students must wear shoes at all times for safety and health reasons.  No flip-flops or open-toed footwear are allowed.

8. Students should not wear outer clothing in the building.

9. All shirts should cover students’ shoulders and backs and come down to the waistline.  (no crop tops)

10.Tank tops and backless shirts are not permitted.



Important Chromebook Information

Students will be taking their Chromebooks, Chargers and Student ID’s home for the summer.  Please keep these items in a safe place so they are ready to return with our students on September 6th.  By the middle of August, please check to make sure your Chromebook is working.  If not, contact the main office at Johnson to schedule an appointment for the Chromebook to be repaired.



Moving During the Summer?

If you are moving during the summer and will be transferring your child(ren), please contact the main office Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30AM and 3:00PM. If you are moving within the Jackson School District, you will need to sign an Internal Transfer Form and provide proofs of your new residency before your child’s records can be transferred.  If you are moving out of the Jackson School District, you will need to sign a Student Transfer Verification Form.  A transfer card and a copy of your child(ren)’s health records(s) will be provided to register at a new school. The following information is needed to complete the transfer card:  new home address, new school name, and the new school address.


Elementary Summer Assignments- Avoid the Summer Slide

This year, teachers at each grade level collaborated on a variety of activities and assignments designed to keep students actively learning, practicing and strengthening their skills over the summer.  Please check our website for links to Google Classrooms for your child’s grade level.

Summer Reading

This summer, the elementary division of the Jackson Township School District is proud to continue our Summer Reading initiative for students entering grades one through five in September. We are excited to bring parents and children together in our mission to promote literacy through reading.  Please click on the links below for more information. 


Summer Reading Slideshow

Summer Reading Parent Letter

Suggested Reading List

Digital Reading Log

Print Copy of Summer Reading Log

Ocean County Library Summer Reading Program Info.


Summer Math

There are many ways families can support their children’s growth and development in mathematics both over the summer and throughout the school year. Please read the letter below for suggestions and ideas to help prevent the "Summer Slide" in math skills. All assignments below are OPTIONAL. 

Elementary Summer Math Letter with instructions on what to do and how to log in to IXL

Overview of IXL Program for Parents - English

Overview of IXL Program for Parents - Spanish

Link to IXL Platform (Available Through July)

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy summer!  Take time to enjoy family, friends and don’t forget to read!



Renee Pagano-Hein

Principal, Johnson Elementary