Goetz Calendar

Monday, April 21
NOTE - School is OPEN for all Students and Staff
As a result of the fifth snow day we encountered on Feb. 13th, this school day was reinstated into the district calendar. This will be a normal school day for all students.
K-8 Marking Period Ends
Tuesday, April 22
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Friday, April 25
K-8 Report Cards Released on Portal
Monday, April 28
7th and 8th Grade Ask Testing


Today, 4/20/2014
High: 58 Low: 39
Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/21/2014
High: 63 Low: 44
Partly sunny
3% 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

The Goetz PTN is having a Phone Case Fundraiser!  Show your Goetz Spirit by purchasing a Goetz Phone Case.
Go to the Goetz Backpack for order forms and you can see a picture of the phone case!
As always, thank you for your support!
Have a nice Spring Break!

The date for the 2014-2015 school sports physicals will be held on Thursday, June 12th at Jackson Liberty High School.  Go to our Goetz Backpack to download the physical form, or you can have your child stop in the nurses office for the form.  Reminder, sport physicals are only good for 1 year.


What are you doing this summer?
Want to become a better musician?
Want to learn to play the guitar?
Want to Jam with the Stage Band?
Want to learn to play the drum-set?
Want to get ready for your All Shore audition?
Want to have some fun?

Check out these awesome Community School programs here in Jackson!
Classes run June 30th through August 12th 
Check out the Community School Summer Catalog for more information!


8th Grade Class Trip information and form can be found on our Goetz Backpack.

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.              

The Yearbook Committee has two announcements:
1)  "Instagoetz 2014"
    Yearbook for 2014
     Place your order on-line 

2)  The Yearbook Committee is setting up a two page spread in the Yearbook entitled "Throwback Thursday". We need your help in submitting photos from our students' past school years.  Please follow
the link and directions below- photos need to be uploaded by January 31, 2014.

      a.) Replayit.com
      b.) Register
     c.) Choose school- Carl W. Goetz  
     d.) Enter email address
     e.) Password Yearbook     

Attention 8th Grade Parents:  Please go to our Goetz Backpack and download our Diploma Form and our Gown Form.

Please go to our Goetz Backpack and download the PTN Membership Form.  Thank you for all your support.

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.

District Happenings

NOTICE - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Change to Spring Break Holiday Schedule
and End of School Year

Due to the high numbers of anticipated absences for staff and students on Monday, April 14th, the Board of Education has re-evaluated the district calendar and voted March 18th to change the status of Monday, April 14th back to a day the district will be CLOSED for spring break.

This means that SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED for spring break for the FULL WEEK from April 14 - 18.
Reminder: School is OPEN on Monday, April 21.
It also means that the school year will extend to Tuesday, June 24th.

See the Updated
2013-2014 Calendar


The Community School will be again offering the
Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp
July 7 through July 25
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spend your summer at the district’s
Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp!
Open to Jackson students in grades 4 through 8.
Three-week program includes art design, props design,
costume design, vocal coaching, dance routines,
acting and a musical theater performance!

Flyer with Costs and Info and Registration Form Will Be Posted Here Once it is Finalized

 District Calendar

FYI: This document is always available on the district website under the "Calendar''
link on the top of the page.

The Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2014 Brochure

is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

Goetz Athletics

The Spring Sports Athletic Schedule is on our Goetz Backpack.

If you need to know when the next game is, a
 complete spring sports schedule is on our Goetz Backpack, and you will also find directions to all the schools.  You will need to click onto that link.

Want to know when the next game is?
 You can find Goetz Athletic Schedules by clicking on the link below and searching for Goetz!

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

See the Goetz Athletics Link for Sports 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

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,

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the final few months of school.  There are so many activities and experiences yet to be explored!  But before all of those things happen, we welcome with open arms Mother Nature’s change of season!!  We have FINALLY had some warmer weather and have seen signs of spring, and with that comes a feeling of renewal. During the upcoming week, take the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, pack away all those heavy sweaters, and revitalize!  This is the time of year to “peel away” the winter doldrums, and invite back longer, brighter days with bike riding, playing sports, and enjoying time with your family.  Your children (and you!) have worked very hard over the long winter months, and now is the time for everyone to enjoy a break from the day to day routine, and re-energize!  So, enjoy the upcoming week, take advantage of the warm and sunny days ahead; and as always, from the entire “Goetz Family”, I want to wish a safe, happy, and healthy holiday!!

Dr. Faith Lessig, Principal

 April 11, 2014

Club Information

The Goetz 2013 - 2014 Clubs and Activities Guide is now on our Goetz Backpack.

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