The Scott Spotlight

February 2, 2024

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

Feb. 19:  No School - President's Day

Feb. 21:  Early Release Day for Teacher Professional Development (11:57 a.m. dismissal)

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families,

Now that winter benchmark testing has concluded, we are planning to send Acadience and NWEA reports home at the end of next week.  Be on the lookout for these reports, and also be sure to reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions.  Just a friendly reminder that these assessments are a snapshot of student performance but don't define students as learners or humans.  Various data sources should always be considered, and it's also important to look at trend data (performance over several testing benchmark periods) since it's not atypcial for students to have an off day once in a while.  Also, keep in mind that NWEA is an audio test for second graders and changes to a student read assessment for third graders.  The passages also increase in rigor from one grade level to another. 

In other Scott School news, this week was exciting for our second graders because they visited Impression 5 Science Center to expand hands on and exploratory, off site learning outside of the classroom.  It was a fun learning opportunity, and making slime was definitely a hit!  Thank you to families and friends for Fun Run donations in the fall since those funds made this trip, and all other field trips throughout the year, possible.

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 Jenna

Jenna is in Ms. Taylor's 2nd grade class.  She was invited to our January Panther Pride Recess. 

Pic of Zoey

Zoey is in Ms. Greenhoe's 3rd grade class.  She was invited to our January Panther Pride Recess. 

It's Time to Order A Yearbook

David Scott 31649 2024 digital flyer.pdf

Scott School is Hiring

Are you looking for employment and interested in working with some really cool students and a wonderful staff?  Scott School is hiring a lunch assistant to work 1.5 hours per day in our cafeteria.  There are often opportunities to pick up additional hours too by working on the playground or as an instructional assistant when sub coverage is needed.  We hope you consider joining our team.  We are looking for someone to compliment the awesome community and culture we have at Scott.  Please pass this opportunity along to anyone you know who may be interested if this isn't a fit for you.  The job posting can be found here, and position details are captured below.

Picture of 1.5 Hour Non-Instructional Assistant Position Posting

Impression 5 Science Center

Second grade classrooms headed to the road to extend their learning beyond the classroom at Impression 5 Science Center.

Second Graders Enjoying Impression 5 Pic 1
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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 - February.pdf

Reading is Fun!

Mrs. Poustforoush's class is competing in an international reading competition with over 250,000 students! Her class took some time to enjoy some classroom ambiance and read, read, read! Wish them luck these next three weeks and hope that they break into the top 50 among all third grade classes participating.

Students in Mrs. Poustforoush's Class Reading Pic 1
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Students in Mrs. Poustforoush's Class Reading Pic 3

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 Ones Added

Below are parent resources for families.  Also, the he Tri-County Community Health Guide has been updated, and it can be found hereThere are multiple categories of resources for assistance or information. 

Mental Health Providers and Resources for Eaton County (1).pdf
Help to Quit Vaping and Tobacco Flyer (1).pdf
Help line flyer for teens (1).pdf
DeWitt Concert Series Poster 2023-24 (11X17).pdf

Parent Guidance Series

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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.