The Scott Spotlight

December 1, 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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Nov. 13 & 14:  Hearing and Vision Screening

Dec. 22-Jan. 7:  Winter Break

Jan. 8:  School Resumes

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families,

First trimester report cards will be accessible in Infinite Campus on Monday, December 4th after 8 a.m.  Be sure to review your child's progress with him/her, celebrate what's going well, and set goals for targeted growth areas.  Including your child in their education and learning is impactful!  Shortly after we return from Holiday Break, winter Acadience and NWEA benchmark testing will occur.  Although 'moment in time' assessments like these ones definitely don't define a student, the data they provide is informative, especially when looking at trends over time.   Our NWEA testing window is scheduled for January 16-26th and Acadience testing is scheduled for January 23-25th.

Much thanks,

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 Luciana

Luciana is in Mrs. Anderson's 2nd grade class.  She was invited to our November Panther Pride Recess. 

Pic of Ethan

Ethan is in Mrs. Cochrane's 3rd grade class.  He was invited to our November Panther Pride Recess. 

Balloons Over Broadway

Second grade students in Mrs. Sauve’s class read the story “Balloons Over Broadway” and used the Maker’s Space to design and create a Macy’s Day Parade balloon of their very own!  

Second Grader Showing His Macy's Day Parade Balloon Pic 1
Mrs. Sauve's Class Showing Their Macy's Day Balloon Creations
Second Grader Showing Her Macy's Day Parade Balloon Pic 2

Winter Weather Wear

Tis the season to bust out all that winter weather wear so your child is equipped for cold elements while coming and going to school and also for recess outside on the playground.  Please help your child select proper winter indoor clothing on a daily basis to wear to school too.  Although shorts are comfortable and stylish, they are best suited for warm weather months, not for the blistery cold ones.  Outdoor apparel such as a winter coat, warm hat, and gloves or mittens are essential items.  When the snowy Michigan weather hits, snow pants and boots are also necessary.  A scarf is certainly another great accessory to keep warm, but isn't a must.  Thank you for helping your child be ready for Jack Frost weather and equipped for some fun in the snow.

DHS Studies Meet Scott School Studies

AP Environmental Science students visited Scott to teach second grade students a lesson on recycling. The lesson ended with students having the opportunity to repurpose recycled bottles into decorations.

HS AP Students Teach Recycling to Second Graders Pic 1
Second Grade Class After Recycling Lesson from HS Students
Second Grader Showing a Decoration Made Out of Recycled Material

Second Grade Assembly

Motivational speaker, Jonah Berger, presented to second graders about "acceptance and celebration of differences, meeting your differences with great strength, and seeking our gifts hidden inside of our challenges to help other understand how we are each unique.  Mr. Berger has CMT and wears braces on both legs.  He was able to take my shoes and braces off and walk through the group of the students to show them that he has nothing to hide and to help them better understand his disability. "

Pic of Motivational Presenter, Jonah Berger, With Second Graders in Background

Weekend Food Kit Resource

The Greater Lansing Food Bank sponsors weekend food kits for families in need.  Please contact DeAnn Schwarz, Scott School Social Worker at or 517-668-3446.

District Parent Resources & Events:  NEW One Added

Check out this upcoming parent resource webinar:  Building your Child's Confidence from the Mental Health Series on January 16th.

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

Parent Guidance Series

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Parent Guidance Series

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.