The Scott Spotlight

October 22, 2021

Principal: Linda Reha

School Address: 804 Wilson St. DeWitt, MI 48820

Office Phone Number: 517-668-3400

Attendance Phone Number: 517-668-3458


    • Start Time: 8:30 a.m. (First bell rings at 8:25 a.m.)

      • Students may be dropped of at 8:10 a.m. or later. Supervision is not available before 8:10 a.m.

    • Dismissal Time: 3:20 p.m.

School Events

2021-22 Calendar - 063021.pdf
District Diversity Logo Paw

Oct. 25 - SignUp Genius for Fall Conference Emailed to Families

Nov. 4 - Fall Picture Retakes

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families,

Scott School focuses on positive behavior supports and interventions to encourage and reinforce expected behavior. A noticing we've had school-wide this year is an increase in emotional regulation difficulty and physical aggression when students face adversity or want immediate gratification to fulfill a need. We have taught expected behavior (what it is, what it looks like, and what it sounds like) in all settings throughout the school day, and teachers and our social worker are working hard to provide social/emotional instruction in the classroom. All staff support positive behavior by giving students Panther Pride slips when they notice a student demonstrating actions that reflect our school rules of being respectful, responsible, safe, and a bucket filler. These slips go into a classroom weekly drawing, and winners are invited to attended an end of the month celebration with me and Mrs. Schwarz, our school social worker.

Please help support our school-wide behavioral systems by recognizing positive behavioral choices your child makes at home when facing adversity and problem solving. Also, family conversation about how physical aggression to solve problems or get what we desire is not a good solution is valuable to your child's learning. Demonstrating a safe and controlled body is essential to everyone's safety. Using kind words and strategies can also de-escalate situations and help with problem solving. This work is critically important to help our young students develop appropriate problem resolution techniques and support development of expected behavior now and into adulthood. Although not an excuse, students experiencing remote learning at various times since March of 2020 has delayed some social and emotional development that they would typically experience. Our second graders in particular have not had a full year experience of in person instruction yet, so the "it' takes a village" sentiment is needed more than ever before. Thank you for talking about conflict resolution at home, including what expected behavior is and practicing appropriate strategies for calming our brain and body. We will continue teaching and reinforcing positive behavior and using developmental appropriate redirects for error corrections too.

All my best,

Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

Halloween Parties & Costumes

We're gearing up for Halloween school celebrations and costume wearing. Thank you for understanding we won't be having guests attend parties this year to reduce COVID exposure opportunities to our student body and staff. While you're having fun looking for Halloween costumes with your child, please keep in mind costumes must be school appropriate and meet our district dress code. Weapon accessories of any sort are not allowed at school, and gruesome costumes that depict a violent event are also not permissible. Other non-weapon accessories not worn as part of the costume (ie. things that are carried, etc.) should remain at home too so they are not lost, damaged, or a distraction to the learning environment. Inflatable costumes, although cute and fun, are not school appropriate and prohibited. Lastly, when shopping for that perfect costume, please consider your child's ability to navigate the school day when wearing it. Students may wear simple costumes to school on Friday, October 29th. The day will be exciting and fun, and hang ups such as an extravagant costume that doesn't allow for ease of movement and comfort may take away from all of the fun-filled Halloween activities scheduled. Your child's classroom teacher will share details about the classroom Halloween celebration coming up next week. Students enjoy all the treats they get from trick or treating, but please keep them home so students eat brain-based foods during the school day to help their learning and behavior.

Fall Book Fair

Scott School Families,

I am thrilled to announce that the Follett Book Fair is coming to Scott School!

Our online book fair is running Now-November 12

All online book orders will be shipped to the school after the book fair has ended. Books should arrive approximately 10 days after the book fair ends. Please be aware that this estimate is based on mail delivery.

In person book fair will run November 8-11.

Your student will visit the book fair with their class.

You can check out the fair online by visiting:

Code: 3LG37

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Wallick

Scott School Media Coordinator

Fall NWEA Data

Here are some highlights of our fall NWEA testing:

  • 2nd Grade Reading = 73% of second grade students are performing at the average, high average, and high level in reading.

  • 2nd Grade Math = 86% of second grade students are performing at the average, above average, and high level in math.

  • 3rd Grade Reading = 78% of third grade students are performing at the average, high average, and high level in reading.

  • 3rd Grade Math = 82% of third grade students are performing at the average, above average, and high level in math.

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled from Tues., 11/9 and Thurs., 11/11 from 4-7:30 p.m. Conferences this fall will be virtual and families can expect to receive a SignUp Genius email on Monday, October 25th.

Picture Retakes & Yearbook Ordering

It’s time to order your yearbook!

Yearbook ID Code:

Yearbook Code: 14438922

Order Deadline: 4/4/2022

Picture Retake Day is coming: Thursday, November 4

You can still order on with your Picture Day ID: EVTMFS6N9

Staff Needed - Employment Opportunities

DeWitt Public Schools still has several job openings we're looking to fill. Please consider applying or passing this information along to anyone you think would be a great fit and who would enjoy working in a school setting.

Yellow & Red Digital Hiring Job Vacancy Flyer.pdf

Free Breakfast & Lunch Opportunity

DeWitt Public Schools is participating in the Seamless Summer Option as part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs this year. This means that every child can access a free school lunch and/or breakfast each day. Read the attached document for more details, and please be sure to complete and submit the necessary paperwork for Free and Reduced Lunch because this information determines the amount of state and federal funding our school receives.

There will only be one lunch choice this year, and it will be a cold, boxed option. Stay tuned for an updated menu to be posted on the district website soon. At this time, students will not be able to purchase only milk. We are hoping to add this option at some point in the year.


Catch a Ride on the Walking School Bus!

Scott School is excited to introduce the Walking School Bus as an alternative option for students travelling to or from school! With the WSB, your child can enjoy many benefits of walking to school including increased physical activity, reduced traffic at drop-off and pick-up, and, best of all, improved academic performance! In order to continue to offer this program, the WSB needs volunteers to lead our routes. Most critically, volunteers are needed as follows:

  • St. Jude Church to Scott School - volunteers are needed Monday through Friday for both the morning and afternoon (if there are not sufficient volunteers, we will not utilize this community meeting spot).

  • Springbrook Hills Church to Scott School - volunteers are needed Monday through Friday for both the morning and afternoon (if there are not sufficient volunteers, we will not utilize this community meeting spot).

  • Fuerstenau to Scott School - volunteers are needed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the morning and afternoon.

If sufficient volunteers are available, the Walking School Bus will run daily, departing from St. Jude and Fuerstenau at 8:05 a.m. and returning to St. Jude and Fuerstenau at 3:45 p.m. or departing Springbrook Hills Church at 8:00 and returning at 3:50. Contact Maureen Oberman at with questions; click here to register as a volunteer, or click here to register your child!

WSB S21 Flyer (1).pdf

Guests in the Building

Visitors and guests will be limited for the start of the school year. This will be re-evaluated once the year is well underway. We are hoping this protocol isn't necessary all year because we love having volunteers and guests in our school. Thank you, parents/guardians, for communicating and demonstrating confidence to your child that he/she is can independently enter the building every day. We will have many visible staff members, so as Mister Rogers said, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

Allergy Awareness

There are some Scott students who have health-threatening nut allergies in our building. Scott School is a 'No Nut' building this year. 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:

  • Submit a completed district medication form to our office.

  • Be sure all medications are brought to and stored in our office.

  • Be sure prescription medication is in its original container accompanied with a physician’s signature.

  • Be sure non-prescription medication is in its original container accompanied by a parent’s signature.

  • Please communicate with your child's teacher if he/she takes medication daily at school.

  • If your child has a medical condition, please be sure to complete a Medical Management Plan for your child and turn it in at the office.

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

Looking for Additional Support?

Our school social worker, Mrs. Schwarz, is always willing to assist students and families in any way possible. In addition to working closely with your child's teacher, consider reaching out to her if you have questions or need support. She is truly amazing at what she does! She can be reached at 517-668-3446 or

You can expect further communication from Mrs. Schwarz about a social/emotional questionnaire for families to fill out with their child. Please be sure to help your child complete the questionnaire when you electronically receive as this will help to inform guidance services. Stay tuned!

Attendance Line

Attendance Matters Picture

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.