Summer School

The district prizes its Summer School program as an excellent opportunity for students to keep learning and exploring through the summer.


Quick Links

Info for families:
Summer School flier / Programa de Escuela de Verano
2023 Plymouth Summer School Course Descriptions
Summer School Bus Registration Form / Inscripción para el Transporte Escolar - Autobus
How to sign up for Summer School classes video tutorial
Babyitter’s Training class seeks children ages 2-6
Squiggles & Wiggles Summer Preschool
Summer child care
Summer youth athletic camps

Employment applications:
Teacher aides
Student helpers

About Summer School

We offer nearly 60 classes for students in kindergarten through high school, at no charge to families. While remedial courses are available, the vast majority allow students to explore topics of interest to them.


Summer School 2023

What is offered?

The program includes a wide variety of classes to keep students thinking and active during the summer. Browse the 2023 Plymouth Summer School Course Descriptions to see all the options! If you browsed the course guide early, please recheck the listings as there have been changes.
New this year are:
  • Vehicle Recreation Safety DNR Approved: This class for grades 5-8 runs for 45 minutes and covers snowmobile, boat, and ATV safety. This class will prepare students for overall safe operation, effects of drug and alcohol use, basic first aid, and laws and regulations. Upon completion, students can test to receive DNR certification/license to legally operate all 3 recreational vehicles.
  • Animal Recreation Safety DNR Approved: This class for grades 5-8 runs for 90 minutes and coves hunter, archery and trapper safety.  This class will prepare students for wildlife identification, safe firearm and bow handling, effects of drug and alcohol use, basic first aid and survival, field dressing animals, releasing animals from traps, and laws and regulations associated with hunting and trapping. Upon completion, students can test to receive DNR certification/licensure for all 3 areas.
  • Mullet River Mysteries: This class for grades 4-8 includes biological sampling of minnows, small fish, insects, snails and larvae in the Mullet River. Time will be spent on the river in kayaks dip netting and analyzing water contents.
  • Reptiles and Amphibians of Wisconsin: This class for grades 3-8 focuses on Wisconsin herptiles (reptiles and amphibians) and features 15-20 or more species using live specimens. Students will learn about the natural history, habits, biology and conservation of some of our state's cold-blooded wildlife. Animal specimens such as eggs, shells, and skins will be used to help students understand the biology, ecology, and conservation of herptiles.
  • Animal Taxonomy: Students in grades 3-8 runs will study the taxonomy of vertebrates and invertebrates found in Wisconsin. Live specimens of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals will be used. Time will also be spent studying aquatic insects, crayfish, snails and mollusks found in or around the Mullet River.
  • Animal Tracking: Students in grades 3-8 will learn to study live animal tracks around the Riverview campus. Students will make track castings, demonstrate track quality on various media, and explore other animal signs such as, burrows, scat, chew, and claw marks.
  • Environmental Science: Students in grades 3-8 will study composting, soil building, wildflower gardening and pollination. Students will start a worm farm, make composting bins, set up terrariums and aquariums.
Closed classes
  • #117 Run for Fun 2
  • #119 Let's Go Camping
  • #121 Backyard Games
  • #122 Beginning Tennis 1
  • #139 Sum or Math 1
  • #143 Individual Math and Reading
  • #147 Practice Perfect Reading 1
  • #149 Level Literacy 2
  • #153 Learning with Computers
  • #163 Reptiles and Amphibians
  • #164 Mullet River Mysteries
  • #165 Ag Everywhere 1
  • #166 Ag Everywhere 2
  • #171 Animal Tracking
  • #172 Lego Robots
  • #177 Art Extravaganza
  • #179 Paper Mache 1
  • #180 Paper Mache 2
  • #184 Playing Piano
  • #220 Dance Mania 2
  • #222 Advanced Tennis
  • #263 Animal Taxonomy
  • #271 Environmental Science
  • #283 Growing and Cooking
  • #284 Yes Chef
  • #304 Life Skills
  • #305 Kindergarten Readiness
  • #306 K-1 Transition
  • #506 Sonday System 1
  • #507 Sonday System 2
  • #508 Sonday System 3

Who can attend?

Enrollment is open to all students, regardless of which district they attend during the school year.

When and where are classes?

Summer School will run for five weeks from June 19 to July 20, with no classes Monday July 3 or Tuesday July 4. Summer School will meet from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday (no classes on Fridays).

Kindergarten Readiness and K-1 Transition will be at Parkview Elementary School, 500 Parkview Drive. Strength & Speed Training for grades 8-11 will meet at Plymouth High School, 125 S. Highland Ave. All other classes meet at (or leave from) Riverview Middle School, 300 Riverside Circle.

Busing is available within Plymouth School District boundaries, but students must be signed up for a full morning of classes. Families must complete the Summer School Bus Form as part of Skyward online registration or turn in a copy to any school office by May 26.

How much does it cost?

There are no fees for Summer School, though Golf does have a greens fee of $50. Those in Animal Recreation Safety and/or Vehicle Recreation Safety can seek optional DNR certification/licensure in hunting, archery, snowmobile, boat, and ATV for $10 each and trapping for $12.

How do we register?

Registration is open through Friday May 26. Parents/guardians are encouraged to register as soon as possible, because many classes fill up while those with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled.

Current Plymouth students and past Summer School participants should register online via Skyward Family Access. Those without access to the Internet can register at any Plymouth public school during regular school hours.

New students only (those without a Plymouth Skyward account):
1. Begin by requesting enrollment access.
2. You should receive an email with your login information and a temporary password. (If you do not have an email address, check that box and a temporary password will pop up.)
3. Log into Skyward Family Access, set your permanent password, and select "New Student Enrollment."
4. Set a start date of 6/19/23.
New students without access to a computer can visit any Plymouth public school office for assistance.

Watch the video tutorial below for instructions on how to sign up for Summer School classes.

Summer School Open Houses

• 3-6pm Wednesday June 14
• 1-4pm Thursday June 15
at Riverview Middle School and Parkview Elementary School

Learn more:

For more information, contact your school office (PHS 920-893-6911, Riverview 920-892-4353, Fairview 920-892-2621, Horizon 920-892-2225, or Parkview 920-892-4076) or the Summer School office at 920-892-5085.

Notice to students & families

The Plymouth Summer School program is offering a new class called Outdoor Animal Recreation, which includes a Hunter Safety component in which students will learn to properly handle a firearm. Participants will use modified firearms with the firing pins removed, which means they cannot fire. These modified firearms, which are approved by both the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), are painted hunter orange to signify that they are educational tools. In addition, all ammunition is also DNR-approved, contains no gun powder, and is not inserted into firearms. The field work will be held at a remote location away from students to limit any interactions or anxiety, but you or your child may see these firearms on school grounds. Please contact Summer School officials if you have any questions or concerns.


Other summer 2023 options

Squiggles & Wiggles Preschool

This fun introduction to school is taught by DPI-licensed teacher Shaunna Renzelmann and is open to potty-trained children ages 3 and 4 (must be 3 by June 1).

Squiggles & Wiggles coincides with Plymouth Summer School, meeting from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday from June 19 to 29 and from July 10 to 20 (off the week of July 3) at Horizon Elementary School, 411 S. Highland Ave.

The fee for the 4-week program is $198 until June 9, then $208. Fees include all supplies and snacks. Families need to arrange transportation to and from preschool; busing is not available. If needed, child care is available before and after preschool through Berry Branch at an additional fee.

Learn more:
• Register online via MyRec for Squiggles & Wiggles Preschool.
• Contact teacher Shaunna Renzelmann at or 920-892-2661 Ext. 4323.

Summer Child Care

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation will offer all-day summer care for children currently in 4K through 4th grade.

Two age-appropriate programs are available:

  • Berry Branch: For children currently in 4K or 5K; located at Parkview Elementary School
  • Extra Mile: For children currently in grades 1-4; located at Riverview Middle School

Care is available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, except that no care is available when Summer School is in session so children may attend that program. (Families are urged to register for Summer School as soon as possible if they need care 8-11:45 a.m. Monday-Thursday June 19-July 20. Note that Kindergarten Readiness has filled; 4K families who did not get in might want to consider participating in the Summer School Babysitter's Training class.)

There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $50/child, which helps offset costs so families are not charged for days missed because of illness, vacation, etc. Fees are $5 per hour ($4 per hour for those in Extra Mile attending three or more days a week).

To register for Berry Branch: Contact Karyn Haun at or 920-892-6922 or Shaunna Renzelmann at or 920-892-2661 Ext. 3106.

To register for Extra Mile: Visit the Child Care section of MyRec and follow the steps below:
1. Create a MyRec account for your household, if you do not already have one.
2. Sign up each child for Extra Mile, if the child is not currently enrolled in any Community Ed & Rec child-care program (Mulberry Bush, Berry Branch, or Extra Mile).
3. Then register each child for Summer Child Care in Extra Mile and pay the $50 registration fee.

Summer youth athletic camps

Registration is coordinated by Community Education & Recreation, but all of the following camps except Tennis are operated by their respective Plymouth High School programs. Camps will be held at PHS, 125 S. Highland Ave.

Lady Panther Girls Basketball Camp
PHS coaches and players teach game fundamentals with drills and game play.
Who: Girls currently in grades 3-8
When: June 12-16; grades 3-5 from 8 to 10 a.m., grades 6-8 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Where: PHS Gym
Fee: $45; those who register by May 15 get a T-shirt
Registration: via MyRec

Stars of Tomorrow Boys Basketball Camp
PHS coaches and players correct, teach, and help perfect the individual fundamentals of basketball. Camp consists of individual offensive and defensive techniques, as well as scrimmaging in small groups and competing in drills and contests.
Who: Boys currently in grades 2-8
When: Session 1 will be June 19-23, Session 2 will be June 26-30; grades 5-8 from noon to 1:30 p.m., grades 2-4 from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Where: PHS Gym
Fee: $45 per session or both for $60; those who register by May 22 get a T-shirt
Registration: via MyRec

Youth Football Camp
PHS football coaches cover game fundamentals, weight training and the development of speed, power and agility. 
Who: Students currently in grades 4-7
When: 12:30 to 3 p.m. Monday July 10 through Wednesday July 12
Where: PHS
Fee: $45; those who register by June 12 get a T-shirt
Registration: via MyRec

Tennis Camp
Drills and coaching from veteran tennis players; equipment can be borrowed during the weeks of camp
Who: Students currently in grades 1-7
When: July 10-13 and July 17-20; grades 1-3 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., grades 4-7 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.
Where: PHS tennis courts                                                                    
Fee: $45 until July 3, then $55
Registration: via MyRec

Girls Volleyball Camp
BJ LeRoy and staff, who have more than 20 years of experience, will reinforce and perfect the individual fundamentals of volleyball. Camp also will cover game analysis and offensive and defensive techniques.
Who: Girls currently in grades 6-10
When: July 17-20; grades 6-7 from 3 to 5 p.m., grades 8-10 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Plymouth High School
Fee: $60, due July 14; those who register by June 19 get a T-shirt
Registration: via MyRec