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2021-2022 Applications 

2021-2022 Free and Reduced Applications - ONLINE APPLICATION  Now Available!

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2021-2022 F/R Application Instructions


Pandemic-EBT Temporary Food Benefits

Wisconsin is issuing temporary food benefits, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) for the school year 2020-21. P-EBT provides food assistance for students who would have received free or reduced-price school meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, but were unable to receive these meals at school because the school was closed, operating virtually, or was operating with reduced attendance hours.

See below for P-EBT updates as we enter summer 2021 and the 2021-22 school year. In order to participate in P-EBT moving forward, you must apply for Free and Reduced School Meals. 

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  • Summer 2021 
    • The state is participating in the Summer 2021 P-EBT benefits for families who have qualified for free and reduced-priced meals prior to the last day of the 2020-2021 school year. 
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  • 2020-21 School Year 
    • Children whose families receive Food Share and have applied for free and reduced priced meals by the end of the 2020-21 school year are eligible for additional support. 
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The free and reduced lunch program is a government subsidized program available to families who meet the established income guidelines.  It is a confidential program and students receiving free or reduced price lunch benefits are not segregated in any way.  A new application must be completed and on file for each school year.  This can be done anytime during the year, however the earlier it is in the sooner your family may be able to receive benefits. 
Applications are mailed to families prior to the start of the school year as an insert in the back to school edition of the De Pere Hi Light. They are also available in all of our school offices.  A pdf version of the application is also available to download and print. (Please print and fill out both the application and waiver.  Families that qualify for free or reduced price lunch may also qualify to have school fees waives, but must fill out the waiver.) Once complete they may be returned to any school office, faxed to (920) 337-1049 (attn: Heather Reitmeyer) or mailed to:

         DePere Schools District Office
Attn: Heather Reitmeyer
         700 Swan Rd.
         DePere, WI 54115
 Some families are directly certified for free lunch because of their participation in in W-2, Foodshare, or FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations).  However, because your family receives these benefits does not guarantee direct certification.  You will be contacted if your family has been directly certified. 

For any questions concerning free and reduced lunch please contact Heather Reitmeyer at
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.