The Scott Spotlight
November 3, 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.
Nov. 8: In Person Parent/Teacher Conferences @ 4-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 9: Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences @ 4-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17: Half Day of School for Records Day (11:27 a.m. dismissal)
Dear Scott School Families,
Halloween festivities this week were a blast! I want to thank families for following our costume and party/parade guidelines. Our success relies on your support, and you hit a home run!
We are scheduled for parent/teacher conferences next Wednesday, November 8th (in person) and 9th (virtual). We hope you have already signed up, but if you haven't and can't find the sign up directions in your email, please contact your child's classroom teacher. We are excited to share your child's progress with you!
All my best,
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.
HengCha is in Ms. Taylor's 2nd grade class. He was invited to our October Panther Pride Recess.
Ruby is in Mrs. Toth's 3rd grade class. She was invited to our October Panther Pride Recess.
Parent/Teacher Conferences & Cuisine
Please remember to sign up for a conference with your child's classroom teacher and other specialists in the areas of: Art, Music, Physical Education, Reading Intervention, Special Education, and Social Work.
Our wonderful DeWitt Elementary PTA provides teachers dinner on conference nights called Conference Cuisine. What a special treat this is for our team since there is only a half hour between school dismissal and conferences both nights. Here is a message from the PTA looking for your help:
Fall Book Fair
Our fall Book Fair is next week at school on Monday, 11/6 - Friday, 11/10. Classroom teachers will communicate the specific day their students are signed up to visit the fair. Our Book Fair will also be open during our in person Parent/Teacher Conference night on Wednesday, 11/8 from 4-7 p.m.
Halloween Hocus-Pocus Pics
Screen Time & Research
There is more and more research out there that reflects the negative impacts of excessive screen time. The article, What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children's Brains has some interesting information and parent tips to help navigate screen time benefits and challenges. Unsupervised and/or excessive exposure to the Internet, video games, social media, and other mature viewing opportunities impacts students in vast ways that is often negatively impacts their development and school performance.
Scott School Apparel Ordering
DHS Annual Veterans Day Program
District Parent Resources & Events - New One Listed
Parent Guidance Series
Celebrating Family Traditions
PTA Particulars - Denim & Diamonds
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.)
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.