Covid information

We hope that 2021-22 is a more normal school year, but remain dedicated to protecting the health of our staff, students, and families. We continue to monitor the situation surrounding the Covid-19 global pandemic and will adjust accordingly.

 

Quick links

General information
ESSER III Safe Return Plan

Communications
How to sign up for Skylert text alerts
How to use Skyward Family Access
Skyward Family Access video tutorial

Helpful web pages
Health Services for Families (info from school nurses)
Closings and cancellations
 

What do I do if ...

IF ... THEN NEXT

… you have any of these symptoms:

  • Fever greater than 100°F
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headache (new or not typical)
  • Fatigue (unusual)
  • Muscle pain (unexplained)

Stay home at least 24 hours.

You can return when symptoms improve and you are fever-free for 24 hours.*

If symptoms don't improve after two days, Covid testing is recommended. Remain home until you get the results; if they are negative, you can return when symptoms have improved and you are fever-free for 24 hours.*

… you experience a loss of taste or smell.Stay home and contact your school office. Covid testing is recommended.
… you test positive for Covid.

Isolate: Stay home for 5 days from symptom onset and contact your school office.

More information about isolation

Return when well (fever-free for 24 hours* and no productive or constant cough). Mask through Day 10.
*Fever-free means without the help of fever-reducing medications.
 

Covid Mitigation Strategies 2021-22

We are taking a comprehensive approach to Covid mitigation, which includes cleaning, ventilation, physical distancing, hand washing, encouraging vaccination, encouraging facial coverings, readily available and frequent testing, staying home when sick, household quarantining, and close monitoring of classrooms with a positive individual.

The learning environment protocols and procedures regarding the Covid-19 virus must be fluid with relation to community transmission levels. We have monitored local data trends and past outcomes to create our 2021-22 plans. We have learned that local trends may change quickly and result in changes to mitigation strategies. We will notify families of changes as they occur.

Vaccinations

  • In alignment with the CDC stance that vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy, the District will continue to promote vaccination opportunities for eligible students and staff.

Facial coverings

  • In general, optional for all students and staff. However there may be times when Covid increases lead us to require masks in targeted areas for defined periods of time.
  • Encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Optional on school buses.

Covid-19 testing

  • Covid Clinic closed the testing site at Plymouth High School as of April 8.
  • Covid testing is available at Walgreens, Aurora, Prevea, CVS, and the Curative testing site near UW-Sheboygan. Learn more on the Sheboygan County Health Department Covid-19 Testing Information webpage.
  • We also accept the results of home tests, which are available from area and online retailers. Every household can request up to 8 FREE rapid home tests at www.covidtests.gov.
 

Mitigation strategies - operational

Student instruction

  • Instruction will be provided in classrooms using regular district class size guidelines.
  • Optimal use of physical distancing in classrooms and use of outdoor learning spaces will be a priority.
  • A virtual school option is available for students (1-12).

Transportation

  • Normal bus routes and capacity levels will be implemented.
  • Facial coverings are optional.

Food Service

  • Meals will be distributed using the routine food service processes, including students eating in the cafeteria. Students will eat in cohort groups.
  • As previously shared, the USDA has extended the offering of free meals to all students through the 21-22 school year.

Child care

  • Child Care will be available at each elementary school.

Visitors in buildings

  • Visitors will have limited access to buildings and classrooms. Pre-planned meetings may occur, but no volunteer access.

Extracurricular/athletics

  • Regular programming opportunities and seasonal schedules will be implemented.
  • Regular attendance at events both indoor and outdoor

Community Education & Recreation activities

  •  Traditional programming and community recreation opportunities will be offered.
chart showing covid cases and quarantines

Case and Quarantine Counts

Below are the number of Plymouth School District students and staff members who have tested positive for Covid-19 and/or who have been quarantined because of close contact with someone Covid-positive.

NOTE: The numbers do not include virtual students or staff on leave. The numbers do include all other students and staff, whether the Covid exposure came within a school or within the community at large. Contact tracing has revealed that the majority of our Covid-19 cases contracted it outside of school.

Updates will be posted each Friday when school is in session.

Reporting date # new positive cases # new quarantines Schools with exposure*
6/8 2 0 -
6/3 3 0 FV
5/27 5 0 FV
5/20 4 0 FV
5/13 4 0 -
5/6 4 0 -
4/29 3 0 PV
4/22 3 2 FV, HZ
4/14 9 0 HZ
4/8 0 0 -
4/1 1 0 PHS
3/25 0 0 -
3/18 0 0 -
3/11 1 0 -
3/4 1 1 RV
2/25 3 1 FV
2/18 4 1 PV, RV
2/11 8 0 PV, PHS
2/4 23 20 FV, HZ, RV, PHS
1/28 43 21 FV,HZ,PV,RV,PHS
1/21 84 36 FV,HZ,PV,RV,PHS
1/14 53 28 FV,HZ,PV,RV,PHS
1/7 39 56 FV,HZ,PV,RV,PHS
12/31 8 1 -
12/24 8 10 HZ, RV, PHS
12/17 6 15 HZ, PHS
12/10 11 5 FV, PHS
12/3 52 25 FV,HZ,PV,RV,PHS
11/24 35 20 FV,HZ,PV,RV,PHS
11/19 42 30 FV,HZ,PV,RV,PHS
11/12 14 17 FV, HZ, RV, PHS
11/5 8 25 RV, Gen4K
10/29 13 12 PHS, RV, HZ
10/22 18 13 PHS, RV, FV
10/15 6 14 PHS, RV, FV, PV
10/8 7 12 PHS, PV
10/1 5 7 PHS, FV, HZ
9/24 11 14 PHS, RV, PV
9/17 19 17 PHS, RV, PV
9/8 9 6 PHS
9/1 1 22 PHS
*Exposure means a Covid-positive person was at school while infectious. Families with students at these schools are asked to be extra vigilant for symptoms of illness.
PHS - Plymouth High School
RV - Riverview Middle School
FV - Fairview Elementary School
HZ - Horizon Elementary School
PV - Parkview Elementary School