Frequently Asked Questions

This page grew out of the 2022 School Topic Interest Survey, in which the Board of Education invited parents, guardians, grandparents, and other community members to share school-related topics of interest. We anticipate adding more sections in the coming months.

How long do we have to be out if we test positive? 5 days
Do we have to mask when we return? No
• Additional Covid-related information is now located on our Health Services webpage.
o The Plymouth School District Board of Education has adopted the Wisconsin Academic Standards, which outline what is required to be taught.
o Our detailed application of those standards make up the Plymouth School District Curriculum.
o Visit our interactive District Report Card to learn more about how our curriculum guides our students to create knowledge and develop skills to become leaders and innovators in the ever-evolving global community.
o Using the Wisconsin Academic Standards as our starting point, we develop scope and sequence for each content area and grade level, so that the Plymouth School District Curriculum builds from one grade to the next. Teachers have access to an internal website with links to resources.
o When the state updates the standards, we update our curriculum and review our resources. If the changes are major, we create a team of teachers and administrators, pilot alternatives, evaluate effectiveness, and after careful consideration roll out the new curriculum with training for teachers.
o Plymouth High School offers more than 55 advanced and accelerated cum laude classes that prepare students for the expectations and work demands of college.
o Many of these classes also carry college credit or advanced standing (helping students meet college prerequisites) – PHS students can earn more than 80 college credits while still in high school.
o To learn more, explore our Academic & Career Planning Guide.
o We use the Xello College & Career Readiness System to help students explore many career possibilities.
o PHS students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of work-based learning experiences that build upon their academic and career interests, including Youth Co-op, Work Experience Credit, Work Release, Youth Apprenticeship, Youth Services, and Start College Now.
o Through Inspire Sheboygan County, students can explore opportunities with local employers. To learn more, visit our Academic & Career Planning webpage.
o Yes. The State of Wisconsin requires that we teach personal finance at various levels, especially at the high school; PHS students need a half-credit to graduate.
o In addition to coursework, many participate in our Reality Check simulation, where they must make financial decisions with guidance from community partners.
These are learning materials we have selected to help students.
o Bridges in Mathematics: A comprehensive PK–5 curriculum that equips teachers to fully address state standards in a rigorous, engaging, and accessible manner.
Learn more: www.mathlearningcenter.org/families
o Fountas & Pinnell: A learning system used to determine each student’s reading level. Teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction.
Learn more: www.fountasandpinnell.com
These are assessments, used to measure student progress.
o iReady: A diagnostic system that helps teachers determine how each student is doing.
Learn more: https://i-readycentral.com/familycenter/
o Wisconsin Forward Exam: Standardized tests administered in grades 3-8 in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics; at grades 4 and 8 in Science; and at grades 4, 8, and 10 in Social Studies
Learn more: https://dpi.wi.gov/assessment/forward
o Pre-ACT: Standardized tests administered at grades 9 & 10 in English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science
Learn more: https://dpi.wi.gov/assessment/PreACT
o ACT: Standardized test administered at grade 11 in Reading, English, Mathematics, Science, and Writing
Learn more: https://dpi.wi.gov/assessment/act
1. Talk to the teacher.
2. Reach out to a school counselor or principal and request a meeting to develop a Student Intervention Team plan. At that meeting, there will be discussion about academic concerns, mental health, and other issues; data will be reviewed; and goals will be established for success. Progress will be monitored and the group will meet again.
3. If there still are concerns, parents/guardians may request a formal evaluation for special services.
o Yes, there are cameras in all schools.
o During school hours, all doors are locked.
o Yes, all schools have safety drills regularly for fire, storm, and intruder scenarios.
o All staff go through safety training that is recommended by the state and our local police department. All staff are trained in handling blood-borne pathogens, plus our Medical Emergency Response Teams have additional training in the use of defibrillators and tourniquets.
o All doors are secured during the school day, and all visitors are screened at an office. We have extensive safety plans that are reviewed, planned, and submitted with the local police department.
o In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, we do not discriminate on the basis of sex (including transgender status, change of sex, or gender identity) in our education programs or activities. Any person may report sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, to the district's Title IX Coordinators:
- Mrs. Anne Gamoke, District Director of Student Services, agamoke@plymouth.k12.wi.us, (920) 892-2661 Ext. 1024
- Mr. Andy Novak, Plymouth High School Associate Principal, anovak@plymouth.k12.wi.us, (920) 892-2661 Ext. 1036
o In accordance with Title IX, students may use restrooms and locker rooms that align with their transgender status, change of sex, or gender identity. This information is included in our Annual Notices, shared with families at the beginning of the school year. Parents/guardians or students with questions can contact the school principal.
o We recognize that Title IX compliance may be confusing for some students. Parents/guardians or students with questions should contact the school principal. There are one-stall bathroom options that any student can use.
o You should follow the preference of the individual. If a student requests a name change, we do notify parents/guardians.
o Students receive medically accurate and age-appropriate instruction in human growth and development as part of our health curriculum. Parents/guardians or students with questions can contact the school principal.

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