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July/August Principal's Message

July 26, 2022

Hello Crawford-Rodriguez Families,

Preparation for the 2022-2023 school year is well underway!  Here is some district information along with important information for the upcoming school year.    

District Information

Help Us, Help Them: Become a Substitute Teacher or Substitute Paraprofessional

As of July 1, 2022, the Jackson School District is directly hiring substitute teachers and paraprofessionals who work in our district (vs. using a substitute placement service). Great Pay, Flexible Hours - AND You Will be Making a Difference in Your Community!

For information about requirements, the application process, and pay rates, please visit our Substitute Page -


Are You the Parent of a Child Entering 6th GRADE or Preschool this September?

State law requires students in these grades have certain immunizations (Diphtheria,Tetanus, Pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal, depending on grade). Please see the links below for a letter explaining this requirement, and a form you can bring with you to your doctor. Please note that the school must receive proof of your child's updated immunization record by Oct. 14, 2022 or your child will not be allowed to attend school after that date. This update form can be returned to your school nurse anytime this summer, or prior to Oct. 14, 2022.


Caregiver Forms

Does your child need to be bused to or from a caregiver either before or after school? If so, we must receive a Caregiver Transportation Request form from you by Tuesday, Aug. 9 in order for those arrangements to be in place for the first day of school.

Even if you filled out a form last year, you need to submit a new form every year.

In order for the arrangements to be in place for the first day of school, the forms need to be received by us by Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.

Forms are available for pickup at any school and must be returned to the school.

FYI: These forms are done in triplicate and must be signed by the parent and the caregiver, so they are not available as a digital form.

If you submit this form to us by Aug. 9 and it meets our criteria (see below), you will see your arrangements reflected on the Parent Portal when Bus Passes are displayed beginning Aug. 31. 

We will continue to process Caregiver Transportation Request forms after the Aug. 9 deadline and we will work to accommodate your needs, but please know that any forms received after Aug. 9 WILL NOT BE PROCESSED IN TIME FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, and may take a week or more to be finalized. We will contact you once the form has been processed and the alternate caregiver transportation arrangements have been made.


With many parents or guardians working, the Jackson School District receives many requests for students to be picked up or dropped off at locations other than their home.

The Jackson Transportation will provide alternate bus stop locations for the students regular bring in and/or take home routes for the student’s school of attendance when possible.

Transportation will be offered to caregivers, academic centers or nursery schools WITHIN THE SENDING BOUNDARY OF THE SCHOOL OF ATTENDANCE.

  • The alternate bus stop must be for all days the child attends school in-person.
  • Students will be assigned one stop per route.
  • Transportation will NOT be provided to caregivers located outside the sending boundary of the school of attendance.
  • Stops will not vary from day to day. In order to maintain efficiency, we can not have a student hold a seat on two different buses for a bring in or take home route. 
  • Students will not be assigned multiple bus stops for the bring-in route or the take-home route.
  • Bus stop locations will remain firm for all the days the student attends school in-person.

All caregiver requests must be RENEWED EVERY YEAR by submitting a new Caregiver Request Form to your home school.

  • The forms can be picked up at your home school or at the Transportation Department.
  • They are printed in triplicate, so they cannot be posted online for download.
  • Caregiver forms submitted during the school year may take 5 working days for the change of bus stop to take effect. Caregiver changes will not be accepted during the first week of school.

Schedule and Bus Pass Release Dates

Elementary Teacher Assignments will be available on the Parent Portal after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

Bus Passes for all students will be available on the Parent Portal after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.

Please see the Portal Information Page for instructions on how to view and print your schedule and bus pass.

District Calendar 2022-2023

Here is the link to the District Calendar.

Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School Information

Student Transfers 

If you will not be returning to Crawford-Rodriguez for the upcoming school year, please contact the main office so that we can process the appropriate transfer paperwork and schedule a time for you to come to Crawford-Rodriguez to finalize the transfer out process. Please contact the main office at 732-833-4690 ext. 6520 or 6522.

Preschool and Kindergarten Orientation

Preschool and Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30. Specific details about the orientation program and schedule will be provided in August.

Preschool Orientation is from 10:00 - 11:00am.

Kindergarten Orientation is from 11:30 - 12:30pm.

Preschool Families: Please bring a change of clothes along with a sheet and blanket for nap time to orientation.  All items should be labeled with your child’s name.    

Kindergarten Families:  Please bring a change of clothes labeled with your child’s name to orientation.

New Student Tours

Tours of the school are available for families transferring to Crawford-Rodriguez from another school in the district or from out of district.  Contact the main office to schedule a tour at 732-833-4690 ext. 6520 or 6522. 

School Hours

The school hours are 8:45 - 2:55pm.  

School hours on shortened days are 8:45 - 1:15pm. 

Hours for a delayed opening are 10:45 - 2:55pm.

Back to School Nights  

Back to School Night will be in person on the following evenings.    

Preschool:  Tuesday, September 13 @ 5:30pm

Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2:  Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:00pm

Grades 3, 4 and 5:  Wednesday, September 14 @ 7:00pm 


Warmest Regards,

Adriann Jean-Denis, Principal