Summer Updates for 2023-2024

We hope this message finds you well as we gear up for the 2023-2024 school year.  A lot is happening to prepare for the 2023-2024 school year, and we understand it is easy to miss deadlines and important information.  Below are a few updates and important actions that require your attention.  Should you need any assistance, please stop by the Cardinal Welcome Center during regular business hours, and we'd be glad to help out in any way we can.

  1. Student Registration for 2023-2024: All new and returning students must register for the upcoming school year.  For returning students, this is more of a verification of information process than an enrollment process (No more paperwork at the beginning of the year :). We are pleased that this process is now completely online for your convenience. Please visit our website at to complete your child's enrollment/information verification today!

  2. Bus Transportation Request: The application period for bus transportation for the new school year opened on July 1st. Please note that all applications received after July 20, 2023, will be placed on a waitlist. To apply for bus transportation and to view the transportation fees for the 2023-2024 school year, please visit

  3. Free and Reduced Priced Meal Application: You will soon receive the Free and Reduced Priced Meal application, which can also be picked up anytime at the Cardinal Welcome Center or any school. Please note that free meals for all students at the Intermediate and Middle Schools have ended. All schools will return to full-pay, reduced-priced, or free meals. It is essential that you complete and return the Free and Reduced Priced Meal application before the beginning of the school year to determine your eligibility.

  4. CCLC Application: The application for our CCLC program will open on July 24th at 9 AM. We encourage all interested families to apply early. Please visit to complete your application.

Thank you for your attention to the above matters and for your commitment to ensuring your child's successful year at Crete Public Schools. As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via Let's Talk or stop by and see us at the Cardinal Welcome Center.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable end to your summer break.  We look forward to seeing all our students and staff in August!