Goetz Calendar

Monday, October 12
Schools Closed
Schools Closed for STUDENTS ONLY
K-12 Professional Day for Staff
Tuesday, October 13
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Agenda is posted the day before the meeting
Wednesday, October 14
Coffee with the Principal - PTN Meeting 9:15
Tuesday, October 20
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
6:30 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Tuesday, November 3


Today, 10/5/2015
High: 64 Low: 49
Mostly cloudy
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/6/2015
High: 71 Low: 50
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

Important Information

Students and Parents,

Want to access Microsoft Office 2007, as well as other district computer programs FROM HOME? 
Click on the "CLASS LINK" item in the SCHOOL RESOURCES LIST above.

Happening Now at Goetz


New Grading System is in effect
for 2015-2016

The district has made several changes at the Middle School level to better maintain the integrity of a student's performance.

What's New:
How we calculate grades
What is a "passing'' grade
Criteria for Honor Roll &
High Honor Roll
How geometry & algebra are weighted

Select image below to see more info on these changes

Please go to our Goetz Backpack or under School Resources and click onto our Goetz Activity Booklet to find our 2015-2016 Club and Activity Guide.

After School Student Pick-up

If you are picking your child up from after school help or activities, you must sign them out by 3:20 p.m. Otherwise, they will be required to take the 3:40 p.m. bus home.

Thank you for your cooperation.              

ATTENTION STUDENTS:  All book bags belong in your locker.  You are no longer allowed to carry book bags during the school day.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Our District's Student Accident Insurance Plan from Bollinger, Inc. will be available in your child's homeroom.  You may also download a copy of the form by clicking on

Carl W. Goetz Middle School
835 Patterson Road
Jackson, NJ 08527

Principal - Dr. Faith Lessig
Assistant Principal - Mrs. E. Byrnes
Assistant Principal - Mr. Al Aires

732-833-4749 - Fax
732-833-4747 - Guidance
732-833-4742 - CST
732-833-4610 ext 3143 - Athletics

District Happenings

The Jackson Community School
Fall 2015 Brochure
is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

Does Your Child Want to Play a Middle School or High School Sport Next Year?

Remember to hand in your completed Pre-Participation Physical Packets to Your Child's Middle School or High School.
 IF you are participating in any school sponsored athletic activity that takes place during the summer time (i.e. fall sports) you must have a current athletic physical.

 Note: Completed JMHS forms may be dropped off to Jackson Liberty High School's Athletic Department during the summer months.

Goetz Athletics

09/29/2015 AWAY GAME
Whitty Park
3180 Whitty Road
Toms River


at the
1 Jackson Drive




This fee can now be paid online
via the
www.payforit.net website.

See the
Sports and Activities Participation Fee
brochure for more information.

If you are looking for directions to an away game for one of our sports teams, you can find it here!
Directions to Ocean County Middle Schools

See Our
District & School Grades
and Other Info on
Harassment, Intimidation
& Bullying
Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Clifford Menafra

Goetz Middle School
Anti-Bullying Specialist

Eric Rado
732-833-4610, Ext. 3142

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News & Info About
Your Child's Education

From the Principal



Greetings from the Principal

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year.  The new year has started on a positive note.  Students quickly acclimated to a new schedule and new teachers.  I encourage you to continue your partnership with the Goetz Family.

One of my goals is to see that parents and guardians, like the students themselves, feel at home at Goetz.  To accomplish this, I will continue monthly Coffee with the Principal meetings during school hours, on various days of the week. The Goetz website is regularly updated. Check it often for information about events and activities. Review your child’s copy of the Goetz Student Handbook.  It thoroughly explains the rules and regulations of our school as well as the new district grading policy. By reading it along with your child, you will have a better understanding of what to expect. Make use of the class pages link to see assignments and activities your child’s teachers are planning. Check Portal regularly to keep abreast of your child’s progress in his/her class and to receive important invitations and documentation.

Please consider joining the PTN at Goetz. This organization provides you with an opportunity to stay involved and informed.

I want to assure you that we will do our best to help your child experience academic, social, and emotional growth.  With your help and cooperation, this promises to be an excellent school year.

Our Back to School Nights will be held on:

  • Thursday, September 24th for 6th Grade
  • Tuesday, September 29th for 7th and 8th Grades

Efstratia Byrnes

Acting Principal

September 2015


Carl W. Goetz Middle School, 835 Patterson Road, Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 732-833-4610  |  Fax: 732-833-4749
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