School Closing due to Inclement Weather

Dear SJL Families,


When it comes to school closures due to inclement weather, our school has traditionally followed the Plymouth School District’s (PSD) decision.  This fact was largely due to the potential loss of bus service and the added risk of using privately owned vehicles to bring students to school for in-person instruction.  On occasion, school has also been closed for extreme cold due to similar transportation concerns.


PSD currently publicizes their intent to use virtual instruction as often as possible in lieu of traditional ‘snow days.’  Thus, they may be more likely to make a pre-emptive decision, based on forecasting models, to use remote learning and close their schools to in-person instruction for a particular day.  PSD feels that this strategy will often provide their staff and students more opportunity to bring home the materials needed for effective online, at-home learning.


While we may employ similar strategies, we retain total control of our inclement weather decision making process.  Here is the basic procedure. . .


We will use our School Messenger System to send bulk phone calls, text messages, and emails to inform the SJL community of inclement weather decisions and relay other pertinent information.  This is the ONLY means that we use to make such announcement.  Please, be sure to keep your contact information up to date in our records.

  • If we are confident in a forecast or other factors, and it is logical to do so, we may use virtual instruction.  We also may choose not to do so and simply treat it as an unexpected day off of school free from academic responsibilities.  Our school calendar is designed to handle these types of contingencies.
  • As always, you, as parents and guardians, retain the final determination for you and your family.  If you feel it is unsafe or too difficult to send your child to school due to the weather, and we remain in session, simply inform the office by telephone call or email of your decisions.
  • When the school is closed for weather, the childcare center is closed as well.
  • If there is a 2-hour delay, pre-school sessions will not be held.
Sheboygan Lutheran High Band and Choir Concert
Join the Lutheran High Family for their annual Fall Sampler Concert on Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in the Worship & Fine Arts Center at Sheboygan Lutheran High School.  Under the direction of Greg Kiehl (Band) and Sam Eatherton (Choir), you will hear a variety of sounds sampling what the students have been working on so far this year.  All are invited, and admission is free.  A freewill offering will be accepted during the intermission.
FRC-October Offerings-Developmental Screenings and more!

Please Join Us...


Whether you're looking for the opportunity to make connections with others or to enrich your family, we've partnered with great agencies in our community, and have got you covered.

Sign up today to save your spot!

(Click on the flier below for a printable version.)


Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County

 1500 Douglas Drive , Plymouth, WI 53073| (920) 892-6706

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Middle School Volleyball Night - October 4

Hello Middle School Volleyball Players, Parents, and Fans!

Sheboygan Lutheran High School Volleyball invites you to "Middle School Volleyball Night"!

Please come and share in our love and excitement for this great game as our Lady Crusaders take on the Random Lake Rams!

When:  Tuesday, October 4th


Junior Varsity starts at 5:30 pm

Varsity follows the JV game at approximately 7:00 pm

We know that many middle schoolers might have their own volleyball matches that night.  We hope that most of those matches will be over before our Varsity game starts.  Give-a-ways will not happen until after the second Varsity set.  They play the best of 5 sets.

Important Notes:

All players and the player's siblings are free!

Parents are $5 per person

Players are invited to wear their school volleyball jerseys if they would like. 

Get your whole team together and show your school pride!

All players that come will get a fun give-a-way! 

We will also raffle off 4 LHS Volleyball Team T-shirts!  All players that put their name in the “hat” will have a chance to win!

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, October 4th

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.



Go Crusaders!

Coach Lisa Klapperich


“Let not your hearts be troubled.  Believe in God; believe also in me.  In my Father's house are many rooms.  If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?”  John 14:1-2 ESV


I enjoy the early weeks of autumn.  The cooler, crisp air.  The smell of pumpkin or apple pies baking in the oven.  The majestic colors of the leaves as they change.  Fall is comforting for me.  However, one seasonal tradition can leave me a bit conflicted.  Countless schools across the nation use this time of year to celebrate the tradition simply known as “Homecoming.”  Events of this nature generally involve formal and informal celebrations of the past while trying to create a sense of ownership within the current generation of students.  Put another way, there is often a hope of creating a connectedness that is not easily achieved.  For some, the past is best forgotten.  For others, past accomplishments and shared memories can provide great comfort and a sense of unity in turbulent times.


For Christians, that bittersweet combination of past joys and past failures can create feelings of hope and feelings of regret...maybe even at the same time!  Our Savior, Jesus, understands that fact all too well as He often reminds us in Scripture of the ultimate homecoming that awaits all of His children.  Yes, as sinners, we fret and stew over the mistakes of the past and the uncertainty of the future – a real consequence of our sin - but our prayer should always be that we would find comfort in our final homecoming which, as members of the Church Triumphant, offers the greatest sense of joy and peace we could ever imagine.


To God alone be the glory!


Serving Christ and you,

Jay Lindsey, Jr.


Trinity's Hiring

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Oktoberfest - October 14th

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SJL Annual Oktoberfest - 10/14 - Volunteers needed

SJL Annual Oktoberfest will be held Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  We are in need of volunteers to make this event a success.  Please consider giving of your time and talents by signing up through this link to make our event a success.  Click here to sign up.  Thank you.

Warm up for Winter 2022 - by October 7

If you are a family in need, St. Vincent de Paul may be able to help with donations of hats, mittens, a jacket, snow pants or boots for your child(ren).  To be eligible, you must reside in the Plymouth or Elkhart Lake School District areas.

Please fill out this application for each school-age child 4K-high school.  Return the form(s) in a sealed envelope marked “Warm up for Winter” to your school office or St. Vincent de Paul Store by Friday, October 7th, 2022.


The PTO would like to thank everyone that ordered mums this year.  We had a record breaking year with over 200 mums purchased!


Proceeds will be used to help a local family(s) in need.  GOD is good!

There IS School October 14! - SIGN UP BY OCT. 7

Friday, October 14.
School IS in session @ SJL.  

Public School does not have school.

Transportation will be provided to SJL students on this day.
If you are in need of transportation that day, please contact Johnson Bus directly by OCTOBER 7 at (920) 893-5941.

Phone Numbers

With our phone system, you are able to get directly to the area of which you need assistance.  We are able to transfer you amongst the different areas, but for before and after hours, please dial directly.

Church        - 920.893.3071 
School         - 920.893.5114 (including reporting absences)
Child Care   - 920.893.9626 

WHAT:  an opportunity to connect with other couples, with your spouse and with our Lord
WHEN:  two Thursdays each month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM  beginning  October 13th
WHERE:  at the home of Tim and Paula Huebschman - 18 Grove Street in Plymouth
Group size is limited to seven couples.  To register, or for more information, please call 920-892-6780.
Oktoberfest - Save the Date - October 14

The SJL Annual Oktoberfest will be held Friday, October 14, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Please mark your calendars.  ALL members of the community are invited.  We look forward to an evening of fellowship with all of you.

Contact Sarah Wegner (920) 342-0774 or Sheila Kaufman (920) 838-6016 with questions.  Opportunities to volunteer will be forthcoming in the next week or so.

School Picture Retakes

A Harmann Studios photographer will be at St. John on Monday, October 17 to re-take school pictures, beginning at 8:30 AM.

If anyone would like a retake, you need to complete your order (with the Retake information) online as indicated on your order sheet received on picture day.  This puts your student on a list to get a retake.  This needs to be done ahead of time (BY SEPTEMBER 20), NOT ON RETAKE DAY.  Or, you are also able to contact Harmann Studios at 1.800.236.8910 to be put on a list as well.

Sheboygan County YMCA Youth Basketball League - 5K-3

Attached is the YMCA Youth Basketball flyer for youth in Grades 5K – 3rd grade.  The form is fillable and can be completed and emailed to the YMCA.

Registration has begun.  NEW this year – a basketball skills clinic is being offered for students who register for basketball.

Any questions, please contact the Sheboygan Falls YMCA.

Sheboygan Falls YMCA - Phone: (920) 467-2464

Free Developmental Screenings - October 13-14


Vision Screenings - October 4

The Plymouth Lions Club will be conducting vision screenings for our 3K, 4K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th and any additional referred students on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.  If you have concerns about your child’s vision and they are not in the grades being screened, please contact the school office and we will make arrangements for a screening to be done.

2022 Herb Kohl Foundation Teacher and Principal Nominations


     Nominations of Wisconsin PK through 12 teachers and principals can now be submitted online at KohlEducation.org for the 2023 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation teacher Fellowship and principal Leadership awards. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 5 p.m. central time. Awards are $6,000, with an additional $6,000 grant going to the school of each selected teacher and principal. Established in 1990, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards 100 Fellowships and 16 Leadership awards annually from among all applicants throughout the state.

     For teachers or principals to be considered, they must first be nominated by a parent, student, other teacher, community member, or school administrator. Wisconsin teachers and principals in grades PK through 12 who plan to continue in their current capacity for at least one year are eligible. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship rewards teachers who have demonstrated superior ability to inspire love of learning in their students, have motivated others, and have provided meritorious service both in and outside the classroom. It also recognizes and supports principals who demonstrate administrative leadership and positively influence school culture.

     Online nominations must be submitted at KohlEducation.org by Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 5 p.m. central time. Selection of recipients will be made by a state-level panel composed of representatives from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, cooperative educational service agencies, several education-related associations, and community representatives. Since the program was established in 1990, the Herb Kohl Foundation has awarded 3,430 grants to teachers and principals, and 3,430 matching grants to their schools throughout the state for a total of $15,956,000.


YMCA Middle School Girls Volleyball Cinic

The Sheboygan Falls YMCA will be hosting a Volleyball Clinic for Middle School girls on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Attached is a registration form for this event.  The form is fillable and can be completed, saved and emailed back to the Falls YMCA.

Any questions can be directed to the Falls Y at 920-467-2464

Kwik Trip Rebate @ 10% - limited offer
Welcome to a new school year!  Kwik Trip is once again running a special for the month of September, and we have purchased stock at 10% rebate.  We will continue to have this available from our regular stock throughout the month.  If you will be placing an order for >$700, please be prepared to place it as a special order and we will fill as soon as possible.  Any large orders must be communicated to our office by Sunday, September 25th to be guaranteed to have stock available.  
Please keep in mind that Kwik Trip cards will begin to lose value at 12 months after purchase.  (The date that the program purchased the cards from Kwik Trip).  The fee is $2 per month, every month, until the value is zero.  Rebates accumulated can be utilized at SJL, Lutheran High School or Concordia.
Any questions, please contact us at any time.  Liza (920-229-4456) or scripoffice@sjlplymouth.com

Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family.  In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves.  It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.


Join Scouting with Pack 3849!  If you have a child (grades K-5th) interested in joining Cub Scouts, please feel free to ask questions to learn what scouting has to offer.  Please contact Bruce Lefeber at (920) 838-3331 or

No School - October 6 & 7

Reminder - Thursday and Friday, October 6 & 7 are Teacher Convention Days.  School will not be in session on Thursday & Friday.

Community Ed & Rec
Community Ed & Rec has opened registration for its fall session. 
Fall 2022 Course Guide can be found at:
2022-2023 School Year Items

Items for the 2022-2023 School Year:

2022-2023 School Year Calendar.  Please note that school will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 2:35 PM daily.  

Bussing Form (if your child needs bussing to or from school, you need to complete this form and return it to SJL)

School Supply List

Medication Form (if your child needs to take any medication during the school day, this form needs to be completed)

Tuition Authorization Form (to sign up for automatic withdrawal for tuition payment, this form can be completed, or you can do this online as well @ sjlplymouth.com-Make A Payment)

Athletics / Sports Physical Form 

Volunteer Handbook / Form (to be completed for volunteering)

2022-2023 Student & Parent Handbook


2022-2023 Athletic Handbook


Gr. 5-8 Band Information-Letter

Gr. 5-8 Band Information-Form

Part-time Custodial Position opening

Sheboygan Lutheran High School is accepting applications for a female custodial position.  This year-round position is for evenings, 5 days/week, 4 hrs/day cleaning the school building and girls’ facilities to maintain a well-kept and sanitary facility.  Applications for employment can be downloaded from  the www.lutheranhigh.com website or obtained in the LHS school office (Mon - Thurs, 8a-2p).

Fall School Immunization Reminder

Will your child be starting Kindergarten or 6th grade next fall?  This summer will be an excellent time to have them visit their health care provider for an exam and to provide the needed vaccines required for school.  While the kids are out of school, it’s much easier to arrange for them to receive these required vaccines.  If you plan to do it early in the summer, you avoid the rush before classes start in the fall.  Provide the dates of their new vaccines to school so we can update their school records.  Now is the time to talk to your provider about the required and recommended vaccines for your child.

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

The 2022-2023 School Year Calendar is now available.  Please note that school begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 2:35 PM daily.