The Scott Spotlight
February 11, 2021
Face to Face Instruction Start Time: 8:15 a.m. (First bell rings at 8:10 a.m.)
Dismissal Time: 3:05 p.m.
Feb. 12 -15: President's Day Weekend - No School
Feb. 17 - B Cohort Only Attends School in the P.M. - Teacher Professional Development in the A.M.
Dear Scott School Families,
Scott School Principal
DPS Student Screener
Families are expected to go through this screener every morning before their child leaves for school when students are in the building for in person instruction. Please remember to do this so we all do our part to support a healthy environment at school. Attached is a printable version of the form that you may elect to print for easy access each morning.
Journeys Reading Textbooks
Please help us keep track of and care for our Journeys reading textbooks. These are newer purchases and cost the district a good chunk of change. Students should be using textbook 2 now, so if you have textbook 1 at your house still, please send it back to school with your child to give to his/her teacher. Thank you!
Half Day Model
The half day model for DPS elementary schools begins on Tuesday, January 19th for students who were receiving in person instruction in the fall before we had a school closure. Extended remote students electing to return to in person instruction (per their survey response) will do so on Monday, February 1st. We are scheduled to return to full in person instruction at the start of the third trimester on Monday, March 8th if all goes as planned.
Cohort A: 8:55 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (at home learning activities in the p.m.)
Cohort B: 12:55 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (at home learning activities in the a.m.)
*Doors open 5 minutes before the start time for all elementary buildings.
**Drop off should not occur more than 15 minutes before school starts.
Winter NWEA Reports
NWEA winter reports will be sent home with in person instruction students at the end of next week. If your child is a remote learner, look for information from your child's classroom teacher about when to expect NWEA reports. Remember, NWEA is a snapshot of a student's performance at a moment in time and doesn't define the student as a learner. It is a useful tool to monitor a student's growth over time by observing trends, strengths, and focus areas. NWEA also is a useful tool for teachers to design instruction that meets each student's needs.
Panther Pride 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 virtual Panther Pride luncheon at the end of each month with Mrs. Reha and Mrs. Schwarz.
Deonte is in Mrs. Munich's 3rd grade class. He attended the January Panther Pride Luncheon.
Now that we are returning to in person instruction, the vestibule hours at Scott School will be adjusted to 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on days we have school.
Boxed Lunches/Food Distribution
There has been a change to the way boxes lunches will be distributed to students to help reduce the amount of things students have to transport home each day and to eliminate the need for families to opt out if they are not interested in receiving them. DPS will continue to distribute meals as they have all year.
The USDA has extended the summer feeding program up until the end of the school year. This means all children 18 years and under can receive a free breakfast and a free lunch each day including the weekends. Our district is offering meal distribution on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for all the virtual students and hybrid students. Parents can find out details about times and pick up locations by calling Food Services at 517-668-3154. Free lunch is also available to students at school, and breakfast will be too when it's available in the mornings.
Free Food Kits
Pick Up Loop Vehicle Student Name Signs
Please be sure to place a large sign in your window or dash with your child's first and last name if you use the pick up loop after school. This helps us say your child's name over our speaker system and be efficient in keeping traffic moving through our loop. Thanks for your help!
Drop Off & Pick Up
DeWitt Public Schools is in need of instructional assistants. Please consider applying if you think you would enjoy working in a school with students, or pass this information along to anyone you know who you think this would be a perfect match for. Thank you!
School Pictures - Revised Date
School pictures have been moved to Thursday, March 11th. We are hoping to be back to full in person instruction with the need for fewer COVID protocols in place by that time.
District COVID-19 Documents
If your child is going to be "absent" and miss school, even if they are a online learner, please be sure to call our attendance line at 517-668-3458. We are required to take attendance even when students are learning remotely, so we want to be sure to account for our students and excuse absences in Infinite Campus. If your child is learning remotely, you should also communicate absences to your child's teacher. We care about our students and worry about them when they aren't in class or online on days they are supposed to be.