School Calendar

Tuesday, August 19
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
7 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Thursday, August 21
12 PM 2nd Annual Staff BBQ
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
2 PM Pre-K Meet & Greet
Teachers Report

Today, 8/23/2014
High: 75 Low: 59
Chance rain showers
36% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/24/2014
High: 78 Low: 58
Partly sunny
1% chance of precipitation.

Our School

Rosenauer Update from District Business Administrator Michelle Richardson
July 10, 2014

Dear Rosenauer Families,

We are pleased to update you on our plans to begin work this summer to rectify the humidity issues at Rosenauer Elementary School. As we informed you in our last update, we hired an architect (Fraytak, Veisz, Hopkins & Duthie) to manage the project and to put out bids to replace the HVAC system. The replacement of the unit ventilators and condensing units in the HVAC system was a solution presented to us by engineers we hired earlier this school year to evaluate the system.

During the subsequent evaluation of the proposal by the architects and their engineers as they prepared to bid the project, the architects presented to us what they feel is a better solution to get to the root of the humidity issues at the school. Their advice was that in order to create a long-term solution, we must address the school’s aging boiler – which is original to the building and 52 years old. They recommended we retain the existing condensing and ventilating units (which are eight years old) and do the following:
  • Upgrade the Automated Temperature Control (ATC) system to better control how the air in the school is handled (e.g. how often and at what rate it is dehumidified);
  • Replace the old boiler with a two-boiler system, which would be more effective than the current 52-year-old boiler at managing the air in humid conditions. This new, two-boiler system would be more efficient and would be a long-term investment in the schools’ HVAC system;
  • Adjust  and/or replace dampers in the school to better control how much outside air enters into the system – right now some of our classrooms have up to 50 percent of “outside’’ air (meaning, not air that has been treated by an HVAC system) in them, which contributes to humidity levels.
The district also sought the advice of a third Engineering firm (DLB Associates, Eatontown) who concurred with the architect’s recommendations.
The district agrees with all three of these recommendations. The change in work does not significantly alter the timeline of the project; the architects are still moving forward on preparing the bids - they are just bidding different work than the work we originally designed. In fact, the board approved going out to bid for this work at its June 17th meeting.

We are planning to begin work over the summer – with an eye on completing the upgrade to the Automated Temperature Control system by the end of the summer and the installation of the new boilers before the end of 2014.
In the meantime, to continue to maintain a safe environment, our staff will continue to be vigilant in their daily inspections and in the use of cleaners and inhibitors, which have been very successful. We will continue all of our preventative measures, including manually manipulating our current HVAC system so it is running as efficiently and effectively as possible until we can implement our long-term solution.

We realize this has been a trying year for the Rosenauer families and staff members and we appreciate your patience.  The research, approvals and bidding process that this kind of work requires, combined with the complexities of trying to find the best solution to a difficult problem was certainly a challenge. However, we believe we have the best solution that will provide the best results for our Rosenauer community.

Michelle Richardson
Business Administrator/Board of Education Secretary

Dear Jackson Families:

Enrollment for the 2014-2015 JACKSON CHILD CARE ACADEMY
 Child Care Program has begun.  To register, please visit the
Jackson Child Care Academy link:

Please note that in order for your child(ren) to attend Child Care
on the first day of school, September 3, 2014, payment and the
registration form must be submitted and received by the
Child Care offices (located in at the Goetz School – Trailer “I”)
no later than Friday, August 15th

If you have any questions about our programs and would like
to speak to someone directly, please visit the link above for
an email link and/or call the Child Care offices directly at  
(732) 833-4677 OR (732)833-4637.

Please remember that the LAST day for registration to ensure
child care placement for the FIRST day of school is August 15th.  
Registration information/requests/payments received after that
date will NOT be able to start child care services until the
SECOND or THIRD week of school.  Due to safety and
procedural concerns, exceptions WILL NOT be made regarding
this deadline of August 15th.

Thank you.
Jackson Childcare Academy


Theresa Licitra
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Jackson Township School District
Jackson, NJ   08527
Tel-  732- 833-4600
Fax-732- 833-4739

Have a Safe and
Sep. 1 - Labor Day
          Sep. 2 - All Teachers Report
           Sep. 3 -First Day all Students

Back to School Nights

Sept. 17 – Grades 3, 4, 5 - 7 PM

Oct. 1st – Pre-K, K, 1, 2 – 7 PM

AM Pre-K & AM K – 6:30 PM

Launch Pad

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

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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.

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From The Principal

Dear Rosenauer Families,

I hope everyone’s summer is going well!  We have been very busy getting the building ready for another wonderful school year.  Our custodians are working hard to ensure that Rosenauer is the cleanest it’s ever been and the district has made several modifications to the HVAC system to improve the climate control in the building.  I am very pleased with the status of the school and am confident parents and students will also be impressed when we open on September 3rd. 

The ELEMENTARY PORTAL opens on MONDAY, AUGUST 25th.  You may use your Portal Access information to obtain students schedules at that time.

TRANSPORTATION:  Bus passes will be available on the portal on Wednesday, August 27th.  Please assist your child in learning their bus number and have them bring their bus pass to school for the first few weeks.  Children in Kindergarten and First Grade should wear their bus pass for the first two weeks of school as well.  If you are unable to print your bus pass, you can go to the Administration Building on either Friday, Aug. 29 or Tuesday, Sept. 2 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Important dates for your calendar:

Back to School Night

Sept. 17 – Grades 3, 4, 5 – 7 PM

Oct. 1st Grades Pre-K – 2 – 7 PM

(AM Pre-K & AM K will begin at 6:30 PM in classroom

Back in June the teaching staff sent home packets to help prevent “The Summer Slide”.   The program includes a continuation of the Raz-Kids program for literacy, a new IXL Math program and incorporates the Destiny library program.  These 3 internet based programs will help all students to keep their literacy and math skills sharp over the summer and help reduce the loss of important skills that tends to occur during a long break from school.    All three programs are designed to track student participation.  Students with high participation in the program will be rewarded in the fall.  The PTA has agreed to partner with the staff to create an assembly to provide prizes, certificates and possibly medals for those students who log the most hours.  Parents, this program is FREE and is guaranteed to help your child maintain the skills acquired throughout the school year.  Please continue to have  your child/children log into the programs regularly!

Enjoy the rest of the summer. I am looking forward to seeing everyone on September 3rd!

Mr. Polakowski


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

Christopher Weidman
(732) 415-7020
Rosenauer S
Anti-Bullying Specialist

Paul Hrebik
(732) 833-4630, Ext. 2110
Sylvia Rosenauer Elementary School, 60 Citadel Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 732-833-4630
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