The Scott Spotlight
October 6, 2023
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.
Oct. 6: Fun Run
Oct. 18: Early Release Day for Teacher CLT (11:57 a.m. dismissal)
Dear Scott School Families,
Thank you for the outpouring of support of our annual Fun Run fundraiser. Students had a blast of a time and were thrilled for the support from the sidelines from our cheering families who could make it. This event continues to be one of our favorites of the year. Again, thank you for helping support this fundraiser which allows us to provide extension learning opportunities such as field trips, enrichment activities, and positive behavior supports for students.
P.S. Be on the lookout for your child's NWEA report next Friday, October 13th. They will be sent home with students.
Scott School Principal
Each week every classroom at Scott School has a Panther Pride drawing from all Panther Pride slips earned by students for demonstrating respectful, responsible, safe, and bucketfilling behavior. Lucky drawing winners are invited to a Panther Pride recess at the end of each month with Mrs. Reha and Mrs. Schwarz.
Romeo is in Mrs. Kolanek's 2nd grade class. He was invited to our September Panther Pride Recess.
Esme is in Mrs. Greenhoe's 3rd grade class. She was invited to our September Panther Pride Recess.
Go Gold Day
Spirit Days were a hit at Scott School during Homecoming Week, especially Go Gold Day to raise awareness and support children facing cancer.
Homecoming Pep Assembly
DHS Football Games
Fun Run, Oh What Fun!
Scott School had our annual Fun Run on Friday, October 6th, and students had a blast! Thank you to our families for supporting this fundraiser and cheering on our students during our run. Donations received are used to pay for field trips, transportation to field trips, and other school enrichment activities and initiatives such as positive behavior supports and intervention rewards. Although this event was held today, our school will still accept donations through Mon., October 16th. Thanks again for all of your support!
Problem Solving Wheel
Mrs. Schwarz has been making her rounds to all classrooms to teach Debug and a Problem Solving Wheel to help empower students with problem resolution in appropriate ways.
Halloween, Celebrations, & Parties
P.E. - The Power of Participating
We hope your child is inspired to participate in the October Fitness Calendar activities, and check out the Family Fitness Resource also attached.
Picture Retake Day
Fall Picture Retake Day Is: November 2nd
PTA Monster Mash
Check out this upcoming PTA sponsored event that's tons of fun for students.
School Breakfast & Lunch
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.
September 15 - Full Day Professional Development (no school)
October 18 - Early Release for CLT (dismissal at 11:57 a.m.)
November 1 - Full Day Professional Development (no school)
January 17 - Early Release for CLT (dismissal at 11:57 a.m.)
February 21 - Early Release for CLT (dismissal at 11:57 a.m.)
May 15 - Early Release for CLT (dismissal at 11:57 a.m.)
District Parent Resources & Events
Parent Guidance Series
ID Requirement for Students to be Picked Up
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.
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.
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.