The Scott Spotlight
December 10, 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.
Dec. 6 - Report Cards Viewable in Infinite Campus
Dec. 18-Jan. 2 - Holiday Break
Dear Scott School Families,
Tis the season for many families to celebrate holidays and traditions special to them. I hope you find joy and fulfillment by participating in traditions that honor your culture and beliefs. DeWitt Public Schools is committed to instruction and learning that promotes inclusion, diversity, and equity. At Scott School, discussions and activities that reflect this are evident all year long. Second graders, in particular, will be participating in Holidays Around The World activities next week. Third graders have had and will continue discussions about various holidays that are observed at this time of year. Learning about numerous holidays and traditions outside of ones that most of our students are familiar with is fun and an authentic opportunity to learn about others and the world we live in. I hope you are able to spend some time this holiday season discussing traditions that you had growing up and that you've continued to this day with your child. It's a wonderful way to connect and keep traditions going for many years to come. I want to wish all of our Scott School families an enjoyable two-week break and holiday season.
All my best,
Scott School Principal
Diving into Instruction & Learning
Students in Mrs. McGinthy’s class learned about the needs of animals to survive using the Mystery Science curriculum. After learning about different birds’ preferences and needs, students designed bird feeders that would attract specific types of birds. Once they completed their designs they created prototypes of their bird feeders using household objects. It's always fun to practice learning in real world ways!
Mrs. Brya & Mrs. Greenfield’s class are participating in Bal-a-vis-x training from Mrs. Dodds. This is a technique that helps both sides of the brain communicate. The training starts off using bean bags and as students gain their skills they incorporate bouncy balls. Each part of the training gets more challenging.
Lunch Assistant Needed
Have you ever considered working for DeWitt Public Schools? Scott School is looking for a Non-Instructional Assistant to join our terrific team and work in our lunchroom two hours a day. The role includes engaging and supervising students and washing tables. We're looking for someone who enjoys working with children, is interested in working in a school environment, and is seeking a fun environment to work in a couple hours a day. Click here to apply and learn more about this position. Below is the job title language for the posting to look for. Please spread the word to friends and family who may be interested if you're not in the market for a new job.
Rockstar Performance by our PTA
Our DeWitt PTA does so much to support our schools. Not even this pandemic can get in their way. Although they weren't able to set up the traditional Conference Cuisine for teachers for fall Parent/Teacher Conferences, they made sure our staff had lots of snacks and drinks to get them through those two long evenings. We are grateful for the helping hand our PTA is always willing to give. Thanks everyone who donated items for conference nights. If you're looking to get involved, consider joining this organization by becoming a member at https://dewittpta2018.memberhub.store.
Restorative Justice Practices
Students are constantly learning about themselves and the world around them. Making mistakes is part of the process. Although there is a district Code of Conduct to guide discipline for infractions that students are involved in, the goal is to teach students while holding them accountable for their behavior so they replace unexpected behavior with more preferred choices and decision making. A practice that is commonly applied whenever appropriate and applicable is restorative justice. This is the practice that focuses on healing and addresses conflict and misconduct by allowing students to problem solve with a mediator (principal, social worker, teacher, staff) to resolve the conflict and develop a plan. This allows students involved in the incident feel vindicated and a part of the solution.
Scott School Community Food Drive
Scott School recently participated in a community food drive to support families in need. Second grade teacher, Mrs. Flegel, and third grade teacher, Mrs. Larson led this event which turned out to be a huge success. Thank you to all of our students and families who donated. Your generosity impacts our community!
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:
Physical ID (ie. driver's license)
Personal ID by office staff
Other identification proof such as utility bills or other statements, credit card, etc., AND answer personal information that we have in Infinite Campus (ie. phone number, child's birthdate, etc.)
It’s time to order your yearbook!
Yearbook ID Code:
Yearbook Code: 14438922
Order Deadline: 4/4/2022
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.
In order for Scott School personnel to administer medication to your child, parents/guardians 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.