The Scott Spotlight

October 20, 2023

Principal:  Linda Reha

School Address:  804 Wilson St. DeWitt, MI 48820

Office Phone Number:  517-668-3400

Attendance Phone Number:  517-668-3458


School Events

2023-24 District Calendar - 04.11.23.pdf
District Diversity Logo Paw

Nov. 1:  No School - Full Day of Professional Development for Certified Staff

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families,

All of our second and third grade students attended a play at the Wharton Center last week, and it was such a pleasure to observe their excitement and demonstration of respectful, responsible, and safe behavior.  What an enjoyable and enriching off site opportunity this was.

As we gear up for Halloween in a couple of weeks, please be sure to read our costume guidelines outlined in this newsletter.  Thank you for supporting safe, friendly, and age-appropriate costumes.  Weather permitting, we will be hosting an outdoor costume parade on Halloween day.  Families can expect more details about our parade sometime the week prior to this short, yet fun event.  Families are welcome to come and watch our second and third graders show off their costumes as they walk our outdoor parade route.

The weather certainly has taken a turn.   Please consider sending your child with an umbrella or a hooded rain coat on rainy days.  Unfortunately, we don't have a covered structure for students to wait under at arrival and dismissal times.  Unless it is lightening or a torrential downpour, students are outside during these times.

Kindly yours,

Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

Fall NWEA Grade Level Data

Fall 2023 Grade Level NWEA Performance Bands

Second Grade Fall NWEA Data:

Math = 81% of students scored average or above 

Reading = 71% of students scored average or above

Third Grade Fall NWEA Data:

Math = 79% of students scored average or above 

Reading = 74% of students scored average or above

It's important to remember that tests scores do not define a student.  They are a snapshot picture of performance at a moment in time.  The data does provide us with additional information though to help determine instructional plans and supports for students.  Also, please know that both reading and math tests for second graders who take the K-2 assessments have an audio component so the assessments are read to all students, and third grade does not have audio unless a student has an audio accommodation per their 504 plan or IEP.

2023 MSTEP Data

Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  Take a peek at last year's third grade MSTEP data along with our district-wide data.  Our team is over the moon about how well our third graders performed.  

Our third graders ranked #1 among local districts and also #1 among peer districts statewide in both reading and math.  This is amazing, and we are so proud.

Spring 2023 MSTEP Data

Fun Run = Huge Success

Our 2023-2024 Fun Run raised $35,175 to cover the cost of field trips, transportation (to and from field trips), enrichment activities, and positive behavior supports for students.  We are incredibly grateful for your outpouring of support.  Thank you!

Prizes & Winners:

A special shoutout and gratitude to these businesses for their donations and supporting our Fun Run:

Earth Tones Landscaping

Kingsley Insurance Group

Lansing Glass Company

Master Flotka ATA Martial Arts Academy

Matthew Accounting

Twisted Craft Cocktails

Vitek Family Dentistry

Halloween, Celebrations, & Parties

To promote a safe and secure indoor school environment, create an inclusive atmosphere for all students, and to reduce distractions for the duration of the school day, the following school celebration guidelines will be followed:

Regulating Behavior

Our Scott School students are continuing to learn appropriate ways to regulate themselves when experiencing big feelings.  Something that has become far too common when emotions are heightened is students saying threats and/or using threatening gestures with one another.  Many factors likely contribute to this inappropriate way of problem solving.  What we as adults model and reinforce is extremely important.  The article Video Games and Children:  Playing with Violence highlights some potential contributing factors that impact unexpected behavior from students.  Included are also suggestions for supporting healthy gaming habits.  It's also important to consider your child's television program/movie viewing and Internet exposure.  Please help reinforce expected behavior and appropriate problem solving strategies through modeling, conversations, and monitoring exposure time and access to various types of media and gaming opportunities with your child.

Scott Specials Section

Check out what's been happening in our specials classrooms/gym.  Art, music, and physical education are such fun and engaging learning environments, and we love our specials teachers:

Mr. Lindsay - Art

Mrs. Graham - Music

Ms. Brya - Physical Education

Specials Spotlight.pdf

Art - Original Works

Dear Scott School Families,

Scott School students have been working on an art piece for the Original Works Art fundraiser. They will be bringing home their artwork and information on how to order items with their awesome artwork this week. Please consider supporting the visual arts by ordering a keepsake or possibly a gift for the holidays! To guarantee order delivery before the holidays, all orders must be placed by October 30th. Ordering is done online. Just follow the directions on the order form. If you have any questions please contact me at


Mr. Lindsay

Scott School Art Teacher

National Fire Safety Month

Did you know that October is National Fire Prevention Month? Thank you Clinton County Fire Department for paying our 2nd graders a visit! 

Mrs. Sauve's class enjoying Fire Safety Month
Mrs. Sauve and Mrs. Yuncker dressing up in fire gear

DHS Annual Veterans Day Program

The DeWitt High School will be hosting its 17th Annual Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 10, 2023.  Any veteran, along with their family, is invited to a coffee reception in the high school library from 8:15 a.m. to  9: 15 a.m.  A high school student-led program will then be held in the high school gymnasium at 9:30 a.m. to which veterans will be escorted and honored in front of a student body.  The program will end by 10:30 a.m.

Additionally, DeWitt Public Schools has provided a link on our district website to anyone interested in donating to this non-profit event.   Please consider a donation.  More information can be found on the DPS district website.

Veterans Day Flyer 2023 (1).pdf

Attention to all Veterans who are DHS Alums!!!!

First and foremost, thank you for your service to our country!  

Would you please send or drop off (by October 31st) a physical picture of yourself or your family member in uniform with name, year of graduation from DeWitt, and branch served-- all either written on the back of the picture or attached to the picture --for our Veteran's Day display?  Please make sure this is a copy of your picture that you are okay with being stapled or pinned into a display case outside of our Media Center.  If you prefer to send your picture digitally, please email it along with the requested information to

Please send Pictures to:

DeWitt High School

c/o Dave Laing

P.O. Box 800

DeWitt, MI 48820

If you choose to drop it off, the address is:

DeWitt High School

13601 Panther Dr.

DeWitt, MI 48820

Email a digital copy to:

DHS Football Games

Please follow these guidelines to help make high school football games safe and enjoyable for all who attend.

Below is similar District language about this expectation:

We would like to express our gratitude for your continued support of our athletics and performing arts programs. Our home football games are a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase their talents and sportsmanship. We have our last regular season game on 10/20. To ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all, we kindly request your cooperation in supervising and guiding your children during these events. It is crucial that they understand the importance of being safe, respectful, and responsible. This includes refraining from running, horseplaying, throwing balls, using obscene language, or climbing retaining walls. With many families and elderly community members in attendance, these behaviors pose a risk to the well-being of all attendees. Students not demonstrating safe, respectful, and responsible behaviors will be asked to sit or leave with their parents. Your collaboration in reinforcing these expectations will contribute to a positive and enjoyable experience for everyone. Thank you for your support in fostering a culture of respect and responsibility within our school community.

PTA Particulars

The following is a message from our Elementary PTA:

Thank you to all who came out Monster Mash last Friday, it was a blast! We are excited to announce that all the Elementary buildings now have snack pantries loaded with snacks! Thank you to all who donated! We appreciate you and hope to have more family events in the future. 

Our next Event is Denim & Diamonds on 11/11. This is our one and only fundraiser. Funds raised will go back into the schools through building allocations, and teacher grants. We have some awesome parent coordinators who have volunteered to organize classroom baskets. Please consider donating to your child’s classroom auction basket/item. We appreciate your support! 

Event Tickets:

Event Page:

Want more information on getting involved, Contact Us:

Food Pantry Donations from Monster Mash Picture

Thank you, DeWitt Elementary PTA for the donations to our school-wide snack pantry.  We appreciate you!

Picture Retake Day

Fall Picture Retake Day Is:  November 2nd

Pre-order today on

Picture Day ID: EVTQHXF4C

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Lifetouch Co. Logo

School Breakfast & Lunch

School breakfast and lunch is available to all students and this year, both are free to all students due to a State initiative

I-CHAT to Volunteer or Chaperone

All volunteers and chaperones must be cleared before an event through our District's I-CHAT background check process every year.  This process takes a few days, so please don't delay in completing it, so your report is processed and returned to the school in a timely fashion.

CLT and Professional Development Calendar

Below are the dates for Collaborative Learning Time (CLT) and professional development this year.  Thank you in advance for supporting these days which allow our teachers to participate in training and be continuous lifelong learners to support student success.

District Parent Resources & Events

DeWitt Concert Series Poster 2023-24 (11X17).pdf

Parent Guidance Series

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ID Requirement for Students to be Picked Up

Student safety is a priority.  Please bring proper identification each time your child is picked up from school.  Here are some ways adults picking up students can be identified:

Allergy Awareness

There are some Scott students who have health-threatening nut allergies in our building.  Scott School is a 'No Nut' building.  Pack items that do not contain nuts for your child's lunch and snack.  It is critically important that we provide a safe learning environment for all students, and your help with this is needed and appreciated.  Please always contact your child's teacher if you have a concern about an allergy or other health condition related to your child that they should be aware of.  Also, if your child has a medical need, including food or other allergies, don't forget to update your child's Medical Management Plan by completing and submitting the district forms to the office before school starts so we can follow protocols to keep your child safe.

Medical Forms

In order for Scott School personnel to administer medication to your child when we return to in person instruction, you must:

Medication and other medical forms can be found on our DeWitt Public Schools website.

Attendance Line

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When your child is absent, please call the Scott School Attendance line:  517-668-3458. Substitute Teachers cannot access a teacher's email, so please call the office when your child is going to be absent, will be dropped off or picked up outside of regular school hours, or has a transportation switch. Please call before 3:00 pm, for all after school changes.