School Calendar

Monday, September 1
Schools Closed
Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2
Teachers Report
Wednesday, September 3
First Day of School for Students
Tuesday, September 9
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Thursday, September 11
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
C-R - K, 1, 2
Switlik - K, 1
Switlik-Fall Portraits


Today, 9/1/2014
High: 87 Low: 69
Chance thunderstorms
53% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/2/2014
High: 90 Low: 67
Partly sunny
14% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

Welcome To The Switlik Website
Home of The Panthers

***Students Return***
Wednesday, September 3rd 
We Are So Excited To See You All!

Back To School Parent Nights
Kindergarten & 1st Grades - Thursday 9/11
2nd & 3rd Grades - Monday 9/15
4th & 5th Grades - Thursday 9/18

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.

Continue to enjoy these summer days!

ummer Reading Challenge!

Prevent the Summer Slide!
Read Every Day & Night!

(Click Image Above For Summer Log)

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

The Jackson Community School
Fall 2014 Brochure
is available ONLINE.

Look Today!


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.

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.


Stay Connected to
News & Info About
Your Child's Education

Principal's Message


Dear Switlik Families,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at the Switlik Elementary School.  I extend a warm welcome to all new and returning students, their families and to our dedicated staff.  A new school year brings with it renewed energy, a sense of optimism and excitement.  Our main goal is to ensure that every student is provided with the highest quality education possible, in a safe and supportive learning environment. 

While the school year is still young, let me remind you that good work habits are formed in the beginning of the year; take this opportunity to establish high expectations and regular homework routines for your child.  I look forward to our first day of school on Wednesday, September 3rd, and seeing who took part in the Switlik Summer Reading Challenge and read 100 steps or 1,500 minutes.

As we have done in the past, all Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students will be directed to the gym to meet with their teachers.  This will occur for the first week.  Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade students will be directed to their appropriate classrooms.

I extend heartfelt gratitude to our teachers who spent many hours decorating and organizing their classrooms before school opened, and to our office staff who have done many behind the scenes organizational tasks.  Thank you to our custodial staff and grounds crew for making Switlik Shine!

We look forward to an OUTSTANDING year and working with you to help your child have a successful year.


Kathleen McKiernan


Please click here for our full Principal's Message with Important Upcoming Dates

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

Clifford Menafra
(732) 415-7020
Switlik S
Anti-Bullying Specialist

Pat DeBenedetto
(732) 833-4650, Ext. 4130
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