COVID-19 Coronavirus information

Updated July 1, 2020

The Plymouth School District values the health and well-being of our students, staff, families, and community. We continue to be guided by the state Department of Public Instruction, state Department of Health and Human Services, and Sheboygan County Health Department regarding Coronavirus COVID-19. This website and communications from your school are your best sources of information as we make decisions about how best to navigate this global pandemic.

Buildings reopening NEW

Beginning Wednesday July 1, the public can visit the following offices at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.:

  • District Office: Park in the visitor lot in front of the south end of the building and ring for admittance at Door 18. The office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
  • Community Ed & Rec: Park in the visitor lot in front of the south end of the building and ring for admittance at Door 18. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. most weekdays.
  • PHS Office: Call the office at (920) 893-6911 to make arrangements to visit. The office is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

The Riverview Middle School office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Park in front of the school and ring for admittance at the Main Entrance.

Offices at other schools will be closed until Aug. 1, but will continue to be available by phone. To reach any of our offices, call our main number at 920-892-2661 and then select the appropriate extension below. Please leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you.

  • District: Ext. 1007
  • PHS: Ext. 1030
  • Riverview: Ext. 2000
  • Fairview: Ext. 4000
  • Horizon: Ext. 3000
  • Parkview: Ext. 5000
  • Community Ed & Rec: Ext. 1050

Tech support remains available at tech@gc.plymouth.k12.wi.us and 920-892-5080. Continue to email teachers directly with any questions about assignments.

Visitors to our schools are asked to:

  • Not visit if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Our staff will be wearing cloth face covers, and we encourage you to do so as well.
  • Go directly to and from your destination within the building.
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from others not in your household.
  • Respect plastic barriers and other safety measures in place.
  • Remember to wash hands frequently, not touch your face, and cover coughs and sneezes.

Related closings and cancellations

  • The Fitness Center is closed until further notice.
  • No Hall Walking or Track Walking until further notice.
  • All Community Ed & Rec classes are cancelled until further notice.
  • All use of school facilities is cancelled until further notice.

Please see our Cancellations, Delays, Schedule Changes page for additional changes.

Childcare programs open

All three of our childcare programs – Mulberry Bush, Berry Branch, and Extra Mile – have reopened effective June 15. We have reached out to all families with children enrolled in our programs for the 2019-20 school year. Others seeking care should contact Karyn Haun at (920) 892-6922 or khaun@plymouth.k12.wi.us.

Please see our Child Care page for additional information.

 

Free meals available to students

  • Who: Any student age 18 and under
  • What: Free breakfast/lunch (some reheating of foods may be required; directions included)
  • Times: 9am-12:30pm
  • Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 30
    You will receive meals for multiple days, so 6 days are covered.
  • Where: Riverview Middle School, 300 Riverside Drive
    Pull up to the curb in front of the school and let us know how many meals you need.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s next?

We continue to plan diligently for the return to school this fall. We are gathering information via a Survey for Families to help guide our planning process. Families should have received an email June 30 with the survey link.

Will you offer Summer School and other activities this summer?

Summer School began with credit recovery and intervention work in June, in a virtual format, with students participating based on teacher recommendations. In July and August, we will continue to help those who may have fallen behind. We’re also looking at a “jump start” toward the end of summer for students transitioning to a new school.

We will not be able to offer Fantastic Fridays this summer, but we’re still evaluating the feasibility of other summer opportunities.

Can people use school facilities?

PHS students can begin using athletic facilities July 6. Watch for detailed information from PHS.

Reopening of the Fitness Center will be phased in during July, beginning with PHS athletes in early July and the public later in the month.

How are you cleaning the schools?

All schools have gone through a deep cleaning and disinfecting process, in accordance with prescribed CDC guidelines.

What will happen this fall?

Looking ahead to the 2020-21 school year, no one knows what to expect. We are preparing for three scenarios: having students back in school, e-learning (offsite education), and a combination of the two.

While much is unknown, one thing that does appear to be clear is that there will be some changes. We are evaluating the evolving guidance from health and school officials, and will share information once plans have been developed.

Have a question? Send it to communications coordinator Jamie Piontkowski at jpiontkowski@plymouth.k12.wi.us.

Offsite Education information

Tips for Offsite Education

  • Create a space for schoolwork: Set aside a place with good lighting and learning supplies, where distractions can be minimized but progress can be monitored.
  • Set and follow a schedule: Designate certain hours of the day when schoolwork will be done, maybe with input from your student. Teachers occasionally may offer activities at a set time, but most of the work can be done at any time. Have your student take regular breaks – maybe every hour, maybe between subjects – to get a snack, walk around the block, draw a picture, or send a Snapchat to a friend.
  • Monitor assignments: Have your student show you each teacher’s Google Classroom page, then help him or her make a list of what needs to be done each day.
  • Reach out: Teachers rely on two-way communication in the classroom, and expect that to continue via email or other methods now. Encourage your student to reach out when he or she doesn’t understand something or is unclear about an assignment. Our teachers will be reaching out daily as well.

Resources for Offsite Education

 

School & Community resources

 

COVID-19 information

Ways to protect yourself and your family

  • Clean your hands often: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if soap is not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact: Stay home as much as possible; if you must go out, put at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and other people.
  • Cover your mouth and nose: Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth when around others, because you could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow; then immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect: Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.