The Scott Spotlight

December 21, 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

Dec. 22-Jan. 7:  Winter Break

Jan. 8:  School Resumes

Jan. 16-Jan. 26:  Winter NWEA Testing (headphones required for second graders and students with audio accommodations per an IEP/504 plan)

Jan. 23-25:  Winter Acadience Testing

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families,

I want to wish you all happiness and great health over the upcoming Winter Break which begins on Friday, December 22nd.  I have encouraged our staff to unplug from work to rejuvenate and enjoy people and activities that recharge them by waiting to respond to work email and phone calls untill we return to school on January 8th.  Thank you for supporting this valuable opportunity for a break.  This will help them renew their energy and focus for continued fun and learning the remainder of the school year.  As we close out 2023, it is my hope that 2024 brings joy and goodness to our school, families, and community. 

Shortly after we return from Winter Break, NWEA and Acadience testing will begin starting on January 16th.  All second graders will need headphones/earbuds for this assessments, and students with audio accommodations per an IEP or 504 Plan will also need them.  We have a limited supply of these that can be loaned to students, so we appreciate if you're able to send a pair in with your child.  It is also helpful if a set can stay at school because we test three times a year and may use them at other times as well. 

Wishing you happiness & wellness,

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 Jaxson

Jaxson is in Mrs. Kass's 2nd grade class.  He was invited to our December Panther Pride Recess. 

Pic of Mia

Mia is in Mrs. Flegel's 3rd grade class.  She was invited to our December Panther Pride Recess.

Scott Specials Section

Check out what's been happening in our specials classrooms/gym.  Art, music, and physical education are such fun and engaging learning environments, and we love our specials teachers:

Mr. Lindsay - Art

Mrs. Graham - Music

Ms. Brya - Physical Education

Specials Spotlight - December (1).pdf

Traditions & Celebrations

A third grade class spent the week learning about the history of Hanukkah, traditions, foods, and of course playing dreidel! 

Third Graders Playing Dreidel Pic 1
Third Graders Playing Dreidel Pic 2
Third Graders Playing Dreidel Pic 3

PTA Particulars

The following is an update from our wonderful DeWitt PTA:

Guess What? Our PTA has recently earned a STEM grant from the National Parent Teacher Association. This funding will allow us to implement a STEM + Families Propelling Our World Program. We’re thrilled to have been chosen and can’t wait to plan activities that engage, inspire and support OUR elementary families and community. Over the coming months we will share more information about plans for this program.


Upcoming Events:


Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page to stay in the know of our upcoming events! 

PTA Shout Out

Thank you, PTA, for our coffee and soda bar this week.  You make a difference in our school, and we appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

PTA Awesome Message Pic
PTA Coffee and Soda Bar Pic at Scott Pic

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

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

Also, check out this replay for the Social Media: Protecting Your Child presentation if you missed it.

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

Parent Guidance Series

DPS You Matter Image

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

Attendance Matters Picture

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.