Goetz Calendar

Tuesday, August 26
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Personnel items only
Monday, September 1
Schools Closed
Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2
Teachers Report
Wednesday, September 3
First Day of School for Students
First Day of School for Students


Today, 8/21/2014
High: 83 Low: 65
36% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/22/2014
High: 78 Low: 64
Chance thunderstorms
35% 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

Jackson School District
2014 Summer Assignments

Click Image Above for
Summer Reading Lists
& Assignments in Literacy,
Math, Science & STEM

The PTN Board is still looking to fill a few positions. The position of Treasurer and Vice President still need to be filled.  If you are interested or would like more information, contact Dawn Slay at
lawndart2@optonline.net.  Please  consider helping out the Goetz students and staff!

The PTN is in need of several Committee chairs for the 2014/2015 School year for the following committees:  Box Tops & Campbell's Labels for Education.  Please consider running this important fundraiser.  Perhaps you and a friend or two can do it!  Please contact Dawn Slay at

2014-2015 SCHEDULE

The staff at the C. W. Goetz Middle School is excited to announce the implementation of a new daily schedule. Beginning in September 2014, students will benefit from an extended Literacy period, a reduction in the number of daily classes per day, and the implementation of humanities courses which will alternate days with physical education. The Humanities classes are new to our school this year.


Carl W. Goetz Middle School
PTN Minutes
May 15, 2014

10 members in attendance
Salute the Flag

Reports: Dawn Hurley, Treasurer

  1. Accounting issues – looking for anyone who can do the accounting for the PTN 2014-2015 school year.  We are also looking for a volunteer to use their services or we will need to pay for services like last year.  We paid out approximately $500.00 last year.
  2. The clothing drive was successful; we made $330.00 from the collection.  Thank you to all who donated their clothing.

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

Congratulations to
Elaine Netis
"Teacher of the Year"


Please go to our Goetz Backpack or under School Resources and click onto our Goetz Activity Booklet to find our 2013-2014 Club and Activity Guide.

Board Briefs

Notice to Parents:
Registration Deadline for New Students
If you are registering your child in the district for the first time, you must call before Thursday, Aug. 21 to make an appointment.

We have several staff members taking registration appointments and we will make every effort to accommodate you, but if you do not call before Thursday, Aug. 21 to make an appointment, we cannot guarantee your child will be able to begin school on Sept. 3.
Call the District Registrar to Make an Appointment
See our Registration Page
for Requirements and to Download Forms

District Happenings


Does your child need to
 be bused to or from a caregiver
either before or after school?

If so, you need to submit a
 new caregiver request form
by Aug. 14


2014-2015 Student Schedules

Click image for more info on the release of student schedules

2014-2015 Bus Passes

Select image above
for more info

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.

Summer School
credit recovery is available
through various programs
for students who need it.

Educere Programs

Goetz Middle School

McAuliffe Middle School

 Toms River Summer School
TR Summer 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.


Goetz Athletics

GIRLS SOCCER TRYOUTS - 8 - 10:30 at the Justice Complex

August 15th - Everyone
August 19th - 7th and 8th graders
August 20th - 6th and 7th graders
August 26th - 6th and 8th graders
August 27th - Everyone

In order to tryout for the girls soccer team, each player must have submitted the proper paper work to the Goetz school nurse. Physicals should be turned in by July 25th. The sooner the better.

Incoming 6th graders please email me with the following information (first & last name, positions you can play, and your previous soccer experience).

Boys Cross Country next practice will be held on Thursday, August 21st from 7 to 9 a.m. @ the Goetz School.  Make sure you have a cleared physical, water, towel and running shoes.

Girls Field Hockey we will be starting at the Justice Complex on Friday, August 15th at 8:30 a.m. on the turf. You can wear cleats or sneakers and you must have eye protection and a mouth piece .  
Look forward to seeing you there.
Coach S. Levine

Hello Girl Runners, Welcome to Cross Country 2014!

We will begin summer practices on August 15 - The current schedule is posted below! Please note that no one will be permitted to practice if their name is not on the list of students I receive from the nurse indicating that they are cleared for sports.

All practices will be held at the Goetz School - pull into the parking lot and go to the right - we will be running on the new(ish) course which starts by the baseball and field hockey fields.

Friday August 15 - 8:00 am - 9:30 a.m.

Monday August 18 - 8:00 am - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday August 19 - 8:00 am - 9:30 a.m.
Thursday August 20 - 8:00 am - 9:30 a.m.

Monday August 25 - 8:00 am - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday August 26 - 8:00 am - 9:30 a.m.

Please wear running shoes and bring water, a towel, and bug spray to every practice.

School begins on Wednesday, September 3. Cross country practice will begin after school on Thursday, September 4. All practices will be held until 4:30. There are no busses so all runners need to be sure to have a ride home at 4:30.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Coach Burnett

To all potential Goetz Boys Soccer players:

Summer practice will be held at the Justice Complex
Time: 8:30-10:00 AM
Dates: Tuesday, August 19, Wednesday, August 20, Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 27.
All players must be cleared by the Goetz Athletic Office, before they can participate. 

Coach Sims

Participation Fee Information
for all Middle School Athletics
and specific Clubs and Activities
for the 2013-2014 school year:
Please see our
Participation Fee Brochure
This fee can now be paid ONLINE

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

Christopher Weidman
(732) 415-7020
Goetz Middle School
Anti-Bullying Specialist

Eric Rado
732-833-4610, Ext. 3142
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From the Principal

Greetings from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Wasn't it just yesterday that I sent my “Principal’s Message” out for the start of school?  Now here we are amidst cleaned out lockers, barren walls, and silent hallways.  Summer vacation has arrived…hard to believe.  In reflecting back on the 2013-2014 school year, I can honestly say it was one of our best!  We experienced so many wonderful moments together, and even when we faced some challenges, our “Goetz Family” rallied and as we always do, were “there” for one another.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, our parents/guardians, for the unending support and trust you share with all of us here at Goetz; and most importantly, share with your children.  I wish you a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer.  Enjoy the waves of the ocean, the warm sun, and quality time with your family! To our 2014 graduates – we wish you much success as you begin your high school careers, and we hope you will return to us from time to time to let us know how you are doing!  And to those students who are returning to Goetz in September - we look forward to seeing you when school resumes and to providing you with an exciting, challenging, and inspiring 2014-2015!

Dr. Faith Lessig, Principal
June 24, 2014

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