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Redbird Ready

In the 2023-24 school year, the Unified School District of De Pere will provide cost-free before and after school care to students in each of our three  elementary schools. Before school care will run from 7:30-to the start of the school day Monday-Friday and will include breakfast and a “soft start” to the day (getting our bodies and minds ready for school)

Before-school programming will provide a more structured transition to the start of the school day. Students will be allowed to come into the building, eat breakfast, and participate in structured activities with program staff.

After school care will run from 2:50 PM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday and will provide game-based enrichment activities in literacy, math, and social-emotional learning 

  • A healthy snack will be provided each day 
  • Field trips will be taken throughout the year 

Transportation Information

The district contracts with Lamers Bus Company to provide transportation home from the Redbird Ready program. We have worked with Lamers to establish a communication process as follows for those students who ride the bus home:

  • Lamers will notify district staff if a delay of 15 minutes or more is anticipated. District staff will send via IC Messenger a notification about the delay to parents of all students who take the bus. 
  • The after hours phone number at the West De Pere Lamers Bus Company is 920-496-3600 (Option 2). Parents can contact Lamers at this number until 9 PM with questions or concerns. After 9 pm, messages will go to Lamers answering service. 
  • We will provide daily attendance sheets to the bus driver from each school location. The driver will have approval to leave as soon as each student in attendance is on the bus. 

View the Redbird Ready Parent Information slideshow