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Woodbine Elementary School Choice District Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Woodbine Elementary School
801 Webster Street
Woodbine, NJ 08270
Cape May County

District grades: PK-8
Approved choice grades: K-8
Total number of students enrolled in district: 229

Choice parent information center phone number: (609) 861-5174
Name of program contact: Celine Kaelble
Phone number & email of program contact: (609) 861-5174 ext. 128; ckaelble@woodbine.capemayschools.com
Website: www.woodbineschools.com

Choice Program

Woodbine Elementary School is a small school community that personalizes learning for EVERY child. The school includes all grade levels – Pre Kindergarten through eighth grade – within one building. Great focus is placed upon the “whole child” as the school offers a strong and vibrant academic program along with a mid-morning healthy fruit or vegetable snack for all students, a school-wide “activity minute” connected to a Health E-Tip, after school homework assistance and an incentive-based positive behavior support program. Daily lessons include an abundance of technology based activities in all subject areas; in fact, all of our classrooms have SMART boards, document cameras and several classroom computers in preparation for the

district’s 21st century learners. The Middle School (grades 6-8) is departmentalized and every student at these grade levels receive his/her own laptops and they participate in Project Based Lessons focused on a community or global issue. Woodbine Elementary School’s mission is to provide a diversity of programs based on the Common Core State Standards that will address each child’s unique needs while building an academic foundation that will prepare them for college, the workplace and the community at large.

Choice Seats Availability

The purpose of the chart below is to inform parents of choice seat availability before the application deadline in early December. After the deadline, the information will be outdated.

The Department of Education limits the number of choice seats that each district can fill. The “maximum number of new choice students that can be enrolled” tells parents how many new choice students the district can enroll in the next school year. If more than the maximum number of applications is received, a lottery will be held and a waitlist will be developed. Waitlists will be developed for all approved choice grades even if no seats are currently available. NA indicates the district is not accepting choice applications for those grades.

Maximum Number of New Choice Students that can be Enrolled: 1
School Name: Woodbine Elementary School

Grade

Seat availability per grade

K  Available
1  Available
2  Available
3  Available
4  Available
5  Available
6  Available
7  Available
8  Available
9  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
10  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
11  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
12  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)

 

 

District Choice Policies

Indicate Yes/No/NA 

The district accepts Tier 2 students (see definitions of Tier 1 and Tier 2 ).

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to choice applicants who have a sibling currently attending the choice district, provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria.

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to choice applicants who have completed the terminal grade of the sending district (i.e., students who attend a choice district with grades that terminate before 12th grade and have a natural progression to this choice district), provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria.

 N/A

The district gives enrollment preference to resident students who move before the application deadline. If resident students move and file choice applications for the following year prior to the deadline, the district will give them enrollment preference (i.e., accept them after the enrollment preference students described in b. and c. above, but ahead of other applicants), provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria. If the district has already reached its approved choice enrollment maximum, this preference will not apply.

 Yes

The district gives special consideration to resident students who move after the application deadline. Students in this situation may apply as late applicants and be added to the front of the district’s waitlist, provided the students will enroll in a choice-approved grade/program and they meet any program-specific criteria. No additional choice seats above the maximum will be approved by the NJDOE to accommodate these students.

 Yes


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