West Cape May Elementary School

School Hours- Drop Off 7:55- 8:10 Dismissal 2:50 Single Session Days Dismissal 12:40


  • Two Part Time Classroom Instructional Aides: One: 11am - 3pm daily & One: 7:45am - 3pm Tuesdays & Thursdays. Minimum of NJ Substitute Teacher Certificate (may be obtained with 60 college credits) & criminal history clearance required. Submit resume, references, copy of cert(s) & cover letter addressed to Superintendent Robert Garguilo: hr@wcm.capemayschools.com or West Cape May Elementary, 301 Moore St, West Cape May, NJ 08204, by January 10, 2020 “A.A.E.O.E.”

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  • Student Dismissal Procedures 



    • Cards with last names must be displayed on the front right dashboard of the vehicle.
    • Students will only be released to parents, guardians and emergency contacts.  
    • Households with the last names starting with A-L will pick up their children on the Moore Street side of school - Main School Entrance.
    • Households with last names starting with M-Z will pick up their children on the 5th Avenue Side of school-Door C. 
    • Students will be dismissed and meet parents/guardians by the pick-up zones. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended.
    • Parents may begin lining up 10 minutes before our dismissal times:
      •  Full day- 2:55 dismissal bell 
      •  Early Dismissal- 12:40 dismissal bell
    • Unescorted walkers and bike riders will be dismissed by the gymnasium- Door B
    • All children must be safely secured in vehicles
    • Parents cannot sign out their children after 2:30 pm unless there are special circumstances. 
    • Parents wishing to use the playground must go through the pick-up procedures and then park away from the pick-up zones
    • No parking in student pick-up areas as per designated signs


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  • Congratulations to T.J. Belasco for being honored as Cape May County Teacher of the Year. T.J. is our School Board Vice President.



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  • As with many of our Sustainable Projects we often times look for help or items that can be donated. Please check the link below to see what is currently needed at WCM. Please contact the school if you can assist.




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WCM Events


  • Honoring our Veterans

    Posted by admin account on 11/12/2019

    Each November 11th we take time to honor those who seved our country to protect our freedoms and liberties.

    This past Monday we had a very special event at West Cape May Elementary School. With over 20 Veterans and their families we had a luncheon, sponsored by Brigantine Elks Veterans Committee, and a ceremony of honor.


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  • Strategies to enhance academic skills in preparation for assessment

    Posted by admin account on 7/1/2019 2:00:00 PM

    In our efforts to enhance our children's education and address skills needed for state assessments, the following strategies were developed for 2018-2019. These strategies were monitored throughout the school year.

    • Individualized evaluation of student performance on a vertical grade level articulation.
      • We reviewed each students scores from prior assessments to determine strengths and weaknesses.
    • Individualized instruction with students on areas of need with concentration on their needed skill sets.
    • Assesment ready instruction.
      • Students were taught on strategies to take a standard assesment.
    • Concentrated effort on teacher stability in key grade levels.
      • We attempted to not move teachers around grade levels.
    • Technology targeted instruction on how to use the computer to take a standardized assessment.
    • Focus on Social and Emotional learning strategies.

    We will continue to revew, revise and implement new and innovative methods to enhance our students learning. 

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