The Scott Spotlight
February 26, 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.
Mar. 5: Records day - A Cohort Only Attends School in the A.M. Dismissal is still at 11:30 a.m.
Mar. 8: Return to Full Days of In Person Instruction
Dear Scott School Families,
Bursting with excitement for full instructional days,
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!
March is Reading Month
March is Reading Month is one of the best times of the year. We are thrilled to share that this year's theme at Scott School is "Camp Read S'more". There's lots of literacy fun in store, so be on the watch for the Reading Month Calendar with special events and a Reading Log to come home. Students can earn prizes for keeping track of the reading they do throughout the month and also participate in super fun dress up days and events.
Videos to View
If your child will be receiving full day in person instruction starting March 8th, please have your child view these important videos. Mrs. Schwarz will also be sharing these with students in Google Classroom soon.
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.
Kachee is in Mrs. Hyde's 3rd grade class. She was invited to attend the February 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.
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! This is especially important when we return to full in person instruction since there will be many more students waiting at the loop.
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 will be on Thursday, March 11th at Scott School for in person instruction students. School pictures will be on Wednesday, April 7th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Herbison Woods for all K-5 remote learning students (drop in any time that day). Picture information will be sent home when it is received from Lifetouch.
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.