The Scott Spotlight

November 3, 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. 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)

Reha's Report

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,

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. 

Pic of HengCha

HengCha is in Ms. Taylor's 2nd grade class.  He was invited to our October Panther Pride Recess. 

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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:

Dear Scott School Families, 

Every year, parents help provide meals to feed our staff during parent/teacher conferences.  Fall conference dates for Scott School are November 8th and 9th. If you would like to help, please use this link to sign up: 

The PTA and Scott Elementary Staff THANK YOU for your support

 If you have any questions, please contact your Scott School Building Representatives:

Thanks again!

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.

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Halloween Hocus-Pocus Pics

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Many Third Grade Teachers as Crayons pic
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Students & Recess Staff on Halloween
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Mrs. Forton w/ student on Halloween Pic
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Mrs. Sauve with students on Halloween pic
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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

Looking for some Scott School swag?  Check out our online school apparel shop at .  Looking for the perfect holiday gift?  Shop no further.  Our online store might have just what you're looking for.  Our shop will be open until November 10th, 2023, and items purchased will be delivered to students after they arrive at school. 

Pic of Scott School T-shirt Graphic

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

District Parent Resources & Events - New One Listed

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

Parent Guidance Series

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NEW - Social Media:  Protecing Your Child by Staying Aware & Involved

Celebrating Family Traditions

Dia de los Muertos celebration in Mrs. Larson's room with special guest, Maria Barber showing us how her family celebrates this special holiday

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PTA Particulars - Denim & Diamonds

The following information is from our DeWitt Elementary PTA.

Denim & Diamonds:

Denim & Diamonds is just a week away!  Do you have your ticket yet? See attached flyer for details or visit our event page below. We are still in desperate need of volunteers to pull this amazing night off. Please consider helping out by following the link below. 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Questions or want more information, contact us:

D&D Flyer for Schools (1).pdf

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.

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.