Goetz Calendar

Monday, March 2
PARCC Testing
Grade 6 - Literacy
Tuesday, March 3
PARCC Testing
Grade 6 - Literacy
Wednesday, March 4
PARCC Testing
Grade 6 - Literacy
Thursday, March 5
PARCC Testing
PARCC Testing - Grade 6 Math
6 PM - District Museum Night @ JLHS Grand Hallway


Today, 3/2/2015
High: 40 Low: 16
Partly sunny
10% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/3/2015
High: 35 Low: 35
Rain/sleet likely
55% 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 Twp School District
Special Education Advisory Council


Life After School
(Click Above for Details)


Monday, March 30, 2015

6:30 pm


Jackson Liberty High School; IMC

125 North Hope Chapel Road

Select the word below
to watch the video

(This video will be posted soon)
clear to the mind or sight

Congratulations to the following
Spectacular Sentences Winners:

Grade 6: Joseph Mazella
The choices for the triple scoop icecream cone were diverse,
though the boy chose quite humdrum flavor: chocolate, vanilla,
and strawberry.

Grade 7: Melissa Restrepo
All the students in the class had diverse book tastes.

Grade 8: Julia Selenko
Different cultures all around the world are very diverse from
the others.

Box Top Contest 
Click on Image for Details


Robin Molitores - Educational Services Professional of the Year

Christopher Zammit - Teacher of the Year

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

NOTICE - Monday, March 2 @ 4:50 a.m.

The Jackson School District will have a TWO-HOUR DELAYED OPENING on Monday, March 2, 2015.

This means that students should be at their bus stops and at school two hours later than their normal time.
There is no AM Kindergarten and AM Child Care is also canceled. Some of our AM Pre-K classes are also, canceled. 

See our school hours list for school and program times.

FYI: Any PARCC tests that were scheduled for today will NOT take place. They will begin on Tuesday.

Get Educated on PARCC
and the Common Core Curriculum
and see our Testing Schedule

New Spring/Summer 2015

The Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2015 Brochure

is available ONLINE.

Look Today!


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

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

Boys and Girls Track and Field
Week of March 2nd

Mon-Weds practice until 4:30
Thurs and Fri TBD

To all Goetz Wrestling Parents:

Any wrestler interested in purchasing championship apparel should go to the Goetz School Wrestling website. Please click here to be directed to the Dependabilitees Website.

Coach Sims   


Baseball Players UPDATE:

Monday-8th Graders until 3:30PM

Physical forms must be in by 02/20/2015 during homeroom or you will not be permitted to tryout the week of March 2nd-March 6th.



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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Your Child's Education

From the Principal




Greetings from the Principal


We may be cold and “knee-deep” in snow, but we are forging ahead with a very ambitious schedule here at the C.W. Goetz Middle School!  PARCC testing will begin next week with the 6th graders being the first group of test-takers.  In order to make your child’s test experience more successful, we encourage you to do the following:  1) Make every effort to have your child get to bed early the night before the test, 2) Ensure that your child arrives to school on time for testing, and 3) Provide your child with a good, healthy, protein-packed breakfast on testing days. Your child’s preparedness will enable them to shine on the tests.

SPRING, yes….that beautiful time of year where there are flowers (no icicles!!), clear streets/paths (no shovels needed!), and everyone is wearing light sweaters (no Parkas!!!!!!) will soon be blooming, and so will our list of activities.  The Gift Auction will take place on April 24, and is sure to be an evening of fun, prizes, and an overall good time!!! Please plan on coming and joining us for this exciting event!! J  Spring sports are beginning to “peek out” too!  Pretty soon the kids will be out on the track, throwing softballs, and readying their mitts!

So by looking ahead to the brighter, warmer, and more active days of Spring, we remind ourselves that we can all get past “Mother Nature being mean, in the cold and gloomy Winter of 2015”!! 


Dr. Faith Lessig, Principal

February 26, 2015

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