The 2016-17 school year is almost upon us, and I couldn't be more excited to start the best school year ever! Your child’s classroom placement will be in the mail soon (mid-August), so please keep an eye out for it. Placements were made with the diverse academic and social/emotional needs of all of our students. Keep in mind, students may or may not be in classrooms with their friends. Your support in helping your student recognize the benefits of gaining new friends and having new learning opportunities is appreciated and helps foster a positive transition back to school.
Our Scott School Open House is scheduled for Monday, August 29, 2016 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., and the first day of school is Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Please take note that our start and end time to the school day has slightly changed this year. The first bell now rings at 8:25 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:30 a.m. Please help your student arrive to school on time. The dismissal bell each day is also now at 3:20 p.m. Parents dropping off and/or picking their student up are requested to use the parent loop to insure the safety of all of our students.
This year there will be a Professional Learning Day each month for all teachers throughout the district which will will result in an early release from school for students. Please recognize these dates and release times (see Scott School's home page), so you and your child can plan accordingly. Day care opportunities for families in need of child care on early dismissal days will be offered through the KIDS program.
Thank you for allowing our fantastic staff at Scott School the privilege of working with you and your child. Positive communication is essential in our partnership, and we value your involvement. On behalf of the staff and myself, we are thrilled for the amazing adventures the 2016-17 school year holds in store and welcome you to be a part of our learning journey.
Scott School Rocks!
Linda J. Reha
Principal, David Scott Elementary School
Mrs. Reha is a two-time graduate from Central Michigan University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1997 and a Master of Educational Leadership and Elementary School Principalship in 2004. While at CMU for her bachelor’s degree, she also was a full scholarship athlete as a member of the women’s basketball team. Mrs. Reha started her career in education as a second grade teacher in Onsted Community Schools. She then taught in Waverly Community Schools as a fifth and sixth grade teacher and was also the assistant girls varsity basketball coach. In 2000, she was fortunate to be hired as a teacher at DeWitt High School. Prior to becoming the proud principal of Scott Elementary School, Mrs. Reha was the assistant principal and athletic director at DeWitt Junior High.
Mrs. Reha is married to Kevin Reha who is a teacher at DeWitt High School. They live in DeWitt with their two children, Tanner and Taylor, who attend DeWitt Public Schools. As a family, they are avid sports fans and love spending time together boating and participating in other lake activities. In her spare time, Mrs. Reha also enjoys reading, photography, and is an aquarium fish enthusiast.
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