The Scott Spotlight

October 6, 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
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Oct. 6:  Fun Run

Oct. 18:  Early Release Day for Teacher CLT (11:57 a.m. dismissal)

Reha's Report

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.

With gratitude,

Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

Student Spotlight

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. 

Picture of Romeo

Romeo is in Mrs. Kolanek's 2nd grade class.  He was invited to our September Panther Pride Recess. 

Picture of Esme

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.

Students in Mrs. Kolanek's Class Go Gold for Spirit Week
A Student in Mrs. Sauve's Class Participate in Go Gold for Spirit Week
Students in Mrs. Hyde's Class Go Gold for Spirit Week
Students in Mrs. Greenfield's Class Go Gold for Spirit Week
Students in Mrs. Leonard's Class Go Gold for Spirit Week
Students in Mrs. Toth's Class Go Gold for Spirit Week

Homecoming Pep Assembly

Panther at Pep Assembly Pic
Cheerleaders and Students at Pep Assembly
Students at Pep Assembly

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.

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!

Students Participating in the Fun Run Pic 1
Students Participating in the Fun Run Pic 2
Students Participating in the Fun Run Pic 3
Students Participating in the Fun Run Pic 4
Students Participating in the Fun Run Pic 5
Students Participating in the Fun Run Pic 6
Students Participating in the Fun Run Pic 7
Students Participating in the Fun Run Pic 8

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.

Mrs. Schwarz teaching Debug & the Problem Solving Wheel to Students
Problem Solving Wheel

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:

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.

Monthly challenge and family resource (1).pdf

Picture Retake Day

Fall Picture Retake Day Is:  November 2nd

Pre-order today on

Picture Day ID: EVTQHXF4C

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PTA Particulars

Message from the PTA:

We are excited for another amazing Denim and Diamonds fundraiser event on 11/11! This is our only planned fundraiser for the PTA this year and we hope you can join us. You can purchase your tickets for only $10 at

If you are interested in helping before or during the event, please contact Kaela Humm at or 989-621-2353. Volunteers are crucial to being sure we can make events happen and raise funds to support our schools!

Upcoming Events:

10/13: Monster Mash Dance 

10/17&10/19: Y5&Kinder Conference Cuisine 

11/7: Meeting @ HW Media Center 7pm

Want more information on getting involved, Contact Us: 

MONSTER MASH (8.5 × 11 in) (1).pdf

PTA Monster Mash

Check out this upcoming PTA sponsored event that's tons of fun for students.

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.