Welcome Back

Posted by admin account on 8/21/2019



Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome Back to West Cape May Elementary! I hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer. We have several new and exciting changes for the upcoming school year including a new sensory path, new staff members and new student dismissal procedures. As always the district’s priorities include the safety, educational success, and well-being of all of our students and we look forward to a fantastic school year. 


Back to School:

The first day of school for all students, Pre-K through 6th, is on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  We will have early dismissal days the first week of school  for grades K to 6. Students will be dismissed at 12:40 pm. Pre-K students will be dismissed at their regular 11:00 a.m. dismissal time. Beginning on Monday, September 9th, all Kindergarten through Grade Six students will be attending full days of school, 8:00 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. Please refer to our website for the school calendar and events: https://wcm.capemayschools.com/.


Sustainable Jersey School Award

We are excited to announce that West Cape May School District has received a Bronze Certification from NJ Sustainable Schools.  Bronze certification signifies our success in implementing the first steps toward our commitment to school sustainability.  

Staff Members  

The staff members are excited for the start of the school year.  I am pleased to announce the following instructional staff members for the 2019-2020 school year:


PK/K-Ms. Wilson

Grade 1- Ms. Bleming

Grade 2-Mr. Bongiovanni

Grade 3-Ms.  Mahoney

Grade 4-Ms. Mroz

Grades 5/6-Ms. Lawrie

STEM/Grade 5 Math- Ms. Baldacchini

AAP/Grade 5 Math-Ms. Calabro

SE-Ms. Gagliardi

PE/Health-Ms. Ridgway

Art/Library-Ms. Farrell

Music- Ms. Henrich

Spanish-Mr. Andris


After Care Program

The After Care Program will start on the first day of school following student dismissal and students must be registered prior to attendance.  To register, please download the registration form from our website and return the completed form to school. For questions, please contact Program Director Debbie Lewis dlewis@wcm.capemayschools.com.  


For your review, enclosed is a copy of the 2019-2020 school-year calendar. School events are also posted on our website, http://wcm.capemayschools.com/ .   Please save the date for our Back to School Night, which will be held on Wednesday, September 12th from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  The Parent/Student Handbook and other official school forms will be sent home with students during the first week of school. 


We look forward to seeing you and your children on the first day of school.  Enjoy the rest of the summer.




Robert Garguilo

Chief School Administrator