Goetz Calendar

Thursday, January 29
Shortened Day for High School Students ONLY
Schools are OPEN
This day was reinstated into the calendar because of the snow day on Jan. 27. This is a regular day for elementary and middle school students and a shortened day for high school students (for exams).
Monday, February 9
K-8 Report Cards Available on Portal
Tuesday, February 10
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Agenda is posted the day before the meeting
Wednesday, February 11
PTN Meeting
7:00 PM - IMC
Monday, February 16
Schools Closed
Presidents' Day


Today, 1/29/2015
High: 34 Low: 30
Mostly cloudy
15% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/30/2015
High: 34 Low: 10
Slight chance snow
24% 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

Bubbakoo’s Burritos 
PTN Fundraiser

February 6, 2015
11 am - 9 pm 

Please click on image above for flyer.

Box Top Contest 
Click on Image for Details

Select the word below
to watch the video

(This video will be posted soon)
to prove by showing


Robin Molitores - Educational Services Professional of the Year

Christopher Zammit - Teacher of the Year

All Donations to the Wounded Warrior Project can be made online by going to https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/group-fundraising/Goetz 

Please go to our Goetz Backpack or under School Resources and click onto our Goetz Activity Booklet to find our 2014-2015 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

New Spring/Summer 2015

The Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2015 Brochure

is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

Standardized Testing Calendar for This School Year

This spring, the PARCC assessment will replace the NJ ASK and the HSPA tests, as required by law.

All students in grades 3-8 and high school students taking certain courses will now be tested using the PARCC assessment this spring.

The Jackson School District has established a schedule in order to complete all of the required testing during the windows of time established by the state. 

Please select the letter for the grade level/school for your child to view that unique testing schedule. These dates are also listed on the calendar on the district and school websites.

PARCC Testing Schedules





For more information on PARCC and the NJ Common Core State Standards, see the links below.


Applications are now being accepted for the Jackson School District Academies of Learning for the 2015-2016 school year.


Please select the academy icon below for more information
and how to apply.


Academy of Business
for students entering 9th grade
in 2015-2016

 Digital Media Academy
for students entering 9th or 10th grade in 2015-2016
 STEM Academy
for students entering 9th grade in 2015-2016

Jackson STEM Academy Featured
on NJTV's "Classroom Close-up"

See the PHOTO Gallery from the television shoot
From Classroom Close-up:
 Check out the awesome STEM Academy program in the Jackson ‪School‬ District
that is allowing ‎students‬ to choose exciting career-based education in; ‪‎Life‬ and ‪Biomedical‬, ‪‎Physical‬, and ‪Computer‬ ‪Sciences‬ as well as ‪Engineering‬!

See the VIDEO below:

Let's Stay Healthy!
Protect Yourself From
Enterovirus D68
and Other Illnesses

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections have recently been documented across the United States. 

More info from the CDC
FAQ from the NJ Dept. of Health
Help Yourself:
Limit exposure to D68,
the flu and other viruses:
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Talk to Your Child: Select the image below for a graphic you can use to discuss these personal hygiene measures with your child.

Read More for
A Note From our School Nurses:


Goetz Athletics

To all Goetz Wrestling Parents: January 26, 2015 - The match scheduled for today against Toms River East has been rescheduled to Thursday, January, 29 at 3:30. If there is no school on Thursday wrestlers must report to Goetz by 2:45. Please check the school web site for any changes.

Coach Sims   


1/12 - PRACTICE - 2:20pm-4:30pm

1/13 - SEASON GAME  (A) TR NORTH - 3:30pm

1/14 - PRACTICE  - 2:20pm-3:30pm

1/15 - SEASON GAME  (H) MILLSTONE - 3:30pm



Girls' Basketball Weekly Schedule




1/5 - away game vs. LRMS

1/6 - no practice

1/7  - home game

1/8 - home game

1/9 - TBA




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

Goetz Announcements

Congratulations to Margaret Knoebel and Zachary Nogueras for being accepted into the 2014-2015 All-Shore Intermediate Band! Membership in this prestigious ensemble includes students from all over Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

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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From the Principal




Greetings from the Principal


As 2014 quickly draws to a close, we pause to reflect on some memorable moments that occurred during the year, as well as some experiences that will forever leave an imprint.  No matter what touched our lives this past year, the one singular element that made the last 12 months so meaningful was having family by our side.  Be it your own family, or the Goetz “family”, we are all blessed in knowing that we have one another on whom to lean, to listen to and to love.  In keeping with the holiday spirit of giving, and the New Year to be a time for making resolutions, remember to take a moment to share quality time with the people who mean the most, and commit to a resolution that is of benefit to you and the community in which you reside.  Surround yourselves with laughter and love, and indulge in the idea of making 2015 the most positive and the most empowering year imaginable!   Wishing you and yours all the joys of the season!


Dr. Faith Lessig, Principal

December 18, 2014

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