Eddy Giebler ran in the National Cross Country Meet on Saturday, October 23.  The meet was held at CUW.  Eddy ran his 2 miles in 12 minutes and 17 seconds.  He took third place for his 6th grade division and was named 1st Team All-Conference.  Way to go!


COVID-19 Testing

Covid testing has finally begun for all (staff, community members, family, students) at Plymouth High School.  The Plymouth School District is participating in free Covid testing made available by the WI Department of Health Services through Covid Clinic.

  • Follow signs and park in the designated covid testing area across from the large white tent toward the middle of the school.  
  • Testing is daily from 7am-4pm, except holidays.
  • Results will be emailed or texted to the person testing and also posted on WEDSS (WEDSS is a secure, web-based system designed to facilitate reporting, investigation, and surveillance of communicable diseases in Wisconsin).
  • Everyone will get a rapid test (resulted in 15 min) and a PCR (2-3 days).  In the initial days, some PCRs may take 3-5 days.
  • Pre-register for testing at register.covidconnect.wi.gov. 
  • Students must be accompanied by an adult and have a signed consent form.
  • Visit Covid Information webpage for more information.

Who is eligible

  • Individuals can test if they have symptoms or possible exposure, before or after travel or large events, or on a regular basis as often as desired.
  • Testing is voluntary.

How do I get tested?

  • Pre-register for testing at register.covidconnect.wi.gov. (If you do not have an email address, use FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME@noemail.com and the school testing staff will contact you with test results by phone.) Pre-registration is preferred, but you also can register at the site if necessary.
  • The test site will be open 7am to 4pm weekdays (except holidays) on the grounds of Plymouth High School, 125 S. Highland Ave. Pre-registration is preferred, but you also can register at the site if necessary.
  • Park in the designated spots in the lot in front of the school and go to the tent south of the auditorium doors.
  • Please do not park in the driving lane, and please do not enter the school.

What is involved in testing?

  • We only take a nasal swab (NOT a nasopharyngeal, or deeper swab) at this site, a much easier and painless method.
  • Participants will get both a rapid antigen test and a PCR test.

How do I get the results?

  • Test results are typically available in 3-5 days, though some results may be available as fast as 15-30 minutes.
  • You will be notified by text message when your results are available. You can access the results via a secure link in an email sent to the address on file. (If you do not have email, testing staff will contact you by phone.)

Learn more:

No School - November 24-26

Reminder - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 24, 25 and 26 are off for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  School will not be in session on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Please join us in worship Wednesday, November 24 at 6:30 PM or Thursday, November 25 at 9:00 AM. 
Band Concert - December 16

Your Sheboygan Area Lutheran Schools and St. John The Baptist School will be performing their annual Christmas Band Concert on Thursday, December 16th at 7 p.m. in the Worship and Fine Arts Center at LHS.  Please join us in a celebration of praise to our newborn savior, and stay for  fellowship and treats afterward.  No admission - freewill offering at the door.  All proceeds are used to fund transportation for the bands nursing home tour in April.   

Packers / NFL Dress-up Day - October 28

Thursday, October 28 is Packers/NFL Dress-up Day.
Please dress in your favorite Packers / NFL gear to show your support of your favorite team.
Remember, dress code rules apply.

Menu Update - October 22 and October 26
Lunch change for October 22nd.
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Lunch change for October 26th.
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Gr. 4-8 Sports Meeting - October 28
Winter Sports parents and athletes 
Dear parents and athletes,
The winter sports seasons are almost upon us with practices starting Monday, November 1.  There will be a winter sports meeting in the gym on October 28 at 5:00 PM for both girls and boys basketball to discuss the upcoming season, expectations and an opportunity to meet your coaches.  
The practice schedule is as follows:
Basketball (4th-5th girls) - Mondays-3:00-4:30 PM, Tuesdays-5:00-6:30 PM
Basketball (6th-8th girls) - Tuesdays-3:30-5:00 PM, Wednesdays-5:45-7:15 PM, Thursdays-5:45-7:15 PM
Basketball (5th-6th boys) - Mondays-6:30-8:00 PM, Thursdays-2:45-4:15 PM
Basketball (7th-8th boys) - Mondays-4:30-6:00 PM, Tuesdays-6:30-8:00 PM, Thursdays-4:15-5:45 PM
The most current, up-to-date schedule is currently posted on Sycamore.
Also, a reminder that you do need to have a current physical on file (within the past two years) with the school in order to participate.  If you have any questions about this or any other concerns please email Brad Steinhardt at ad@sjlplymouth.com.
God’s blessings 
Brad Steinhardt 


Sports Physical Exam Form

Parent/Teacher Conferences - November 17-18, 2021

Due to the number of COVID-19 delta variant cases in our community, some of which have directly impacted our SJL family, it has been decided that our upcoming parent-teacher conferences will be held both online and in-person.


Wednesday, November 17:  In-person (3-8pm)

  • 3K-4K Sessions:  TBD
  • K-5th Sessions:  20-minute increments
  • 6th-8th Sessions:  10-minute increments


Thursday, November 18:  Virtual (3-8pm)

  • Same as above

Your child’s homeroom teacher will send out more information soon on how to sign up.  Time limits will be politely but firmly enforced to better respect everyone’s time.  Report cards and MAP testing results will be mailed home ahead of conferences.


The date has been set for Saturday, April 30th, 2022.  Please plan to attend this wonderful event that raises funds to help support our amazing church and school.  Our last auction raised over $60,000.  With the help of all members, we pray that this year's event will be an even greater success.  All proceeds will benefit SJL.


Sheila Kaufman will be Chairing the auction, and she asks that you consider joining the committee to give your time and talents for this wonderful event.  How should you help?  That of course is up to you; your talents are needed in roles both large and small--soliciting donations, coordinating decorations, organizing donations & many other fun areas!  We pray that you will join the 2022 auction committee and help make it the best one yet.  Please contact Sheila if you would like to be on the committee (920)838-6016.

Interested in 4H??

Have you or your kids been thinking about joining 4H, but have questions or don't know where to start?  Join the Waldo Fireflies 4H Club at their open house on Monday, November 8th, 6:00-7:00 pm at the Waldo Memorial Hall to get those questions answered.  4H is an excellent way to get kids active in helping their community and building lifelong skills, all while having fun!  Contact Kari Marquardt at kari.marie@yahoo.com with any questions you may have.


Daylight Saving Time Ends - November 7, 2021

Remember to turn your clocks back Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned back 1 hour to Sunday, November 7, 2021, 1:00:00 AM local daylight time.

Ways to Support St. John Lutheran School

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SJL Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair 2021
COVID-19 Curative Testing

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No School - November 8 & 9

Reminder - Monday and Tuesday, November 8 and 9 are Teacher Convention Days.  School will not be in session on Monday and Tuesday.

Teentober Movie Night - October 29

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The Great Pumpkin Pageant - October 25-30

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SWD Teachers & Administrators of the Year–Nominations Now Open

Our Lutheran schools have the privilege of sharing the love of Jesus every day with students and families.  Our schools are exceptional because of great teachers and leaders.  Each year, the South Wisconsin District honors those teachers and leaders who are truly extraordinary.  In the past, we have used the Kohl Foundation Teacher Fellowship process to determine these awards.  This year, our district awards are no longer tied to the Kohl Foundation Teacher Fellowship.  Our teachers are certainly encouraged to apply for a Kohl Foundation Teacher Fellowship, but the WCRIS and the SWD are no longer involved in the scoring of these awards.  To be eligible for the SWD Teacher/Administrator of the Year, an educator simply needs to be nominated through the appropriate nomination link below or on our district web page.  This means that the nominated teacher does not have to fill out any application!

The nomination window is open from October 1 until November 15.  Winners will be notified no later than December 15.  All award winners from 2021 and 2022 will be recognized at a banquet tentatively scheduled for January 23, 2022 at a location TBD.  Please see the nomination links below:

Teacher of the Year nominations:  https://forms.gle/k8PRF2jN5jHooUBm9

Early Childhood Director of the Year nominations: https://forms.gle/NVUJQ89M8iYx9wDYA

Principal of the Year nominations: https://forms.gle/1xoQtKu57cLcvGo47

If you have any questions, please email Chris Cody at cody@swd.lcms.org

Pandemic Problems
Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Your Kids

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world as we know it and has had significant effects on the mental health of our children.  The prevalence of anxiety and depression in children has skyrocketed over the last 18 months and the pandemic is believed to be a causal factor in these statistics.  Dr. Darlene Mech, Licensed Psychologist, will present an overview of the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents and will give tips on how to support children who may be struggling with their mental health.   Parents are encouraged to submit questions in advance (anonymously, if they choose) to ensure they have an opportunity to get feedback on specific situations that may be relevant to their child.

This event will take place at Sheboygan Lutheran High School in the Worship and Fine Arts Center Conference Room on Tuesday, October 26th at 6:00 p.m.  To ensure adequate seating, please RSVP to this event by emailing roeske@trinitysheboygan.org.  Questions may be submitted to this email address as well.  Walk-ins that evening are still welcome. 

(Starting Point) new member class is on Saturday, November 13 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This is a one day class (lunch and snacks are provided).  All are welcome to attend.  Invite your friends and family.  Members are encouraged to attend as a refresher on what it means to be a Lutheran Christian.  Together, we will meet the pastor, learn about St. John Lutheran and discover our generous God who provides for us each day.  For more information or to register, please contact Sharon at the Church Office (920-893-3071 or smohs@sjlplymouth.com).


YMCA Youth Basketball League - K-5

Registration is now open for the YMCA winter basketball leagues for students in 5K thru 5th grade.

Attached is a fillable registration form for this program.

The Y will begin accepting registrations immediately.  Details regarding the league are found on the top half of the flyer. The registration deadline is October 29, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the Sheboygan Falls YMCA at 920-467-2464. 


Reformation Service - October 30 and October 31

The 2021 Reformation Weekend sponsored by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod congregations of the greater Sheboygan area, and the Sheboygan Area Lutheran Schools Association will feature the first ever “Truth at All Costs” Reformation Conference on Saturday, October 30th and the annual Reformation Worship Service on Sunday, October 31st.


The “Truth at All Costs” Conference will be held on Saturday, October 30th from 8:30am to 2:30pm in the Sheboygan Lutheran High School Worship and Fine Arts Center, 3323 University Drive, Sheboygan. The Conference will feature Rev. Dr. Alfonso Espinosa, Senior Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Irvine, CA speaking on his latest book, “Faith that Engages the Culture”. Your registration fee of $20 will include a light breakfast, water, coffee, a boxed lunch, as well as a brand-new copy of Rev. Dr. Espinosa’s book. Space at the conference is limited to 80 guests, so please register as soon as possible. For more details and to register for the conference please visit lutheranhigh.brushfire.com


The Reformation Rally Worship Service will be held on Sunday, October 31st in the Sheboygan Lutheran High School Worship and Fine Arts Center, 3323 University Drive, Sheboygan. The Service will begin at 3:30pm with doors opening for seating at 2:45pm. Music, under the direction of Matthew Thiel, music director at Sheboygan Lutheran High School, will be a prominent part of the Service with participation by the Lutheran High School band and choir, including some adults, and a Lutheran grade school choir. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Alfonso Espinosa, Senior Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Irvine, California.

2021-2022 School Year Items

Items for the 2021-2022 School Year:
2021-2022 School Year Calendar
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
Tuition Authorization Instructions
Athletics / Sports Physical Form
Volunteer Handbook / Form (to be completed for volunteering) (can also be completed on SJL app)
2021-2022 Student & Parent Handbook
Gr. 5-8 Band Information-Letter
Gr. 5-8 Band Information-Form

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.