The Scott Spotlight

March 10, 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

2022-23 District Calendar - 06.29.22.pdf
District Diversity Logo Paw

Mar. 15-21Spring Book Fair

Mar. 21:  Parent/Teacher Conferences - In Person

Mar. 22:  Parent/Teacher Conferences - Virtual

Mar. 23:  Half Day - Spring Break Begins (11:27 a.m. dismissal)

Apr. 3:  School Resumes after Spring Break

Apr. 7:  No School - Good Friday

Apr. 11-13:  3rd Grade ELA M-STEP Testing

Apr. 18 & 20:  3rd Grade Math M-STEP Testing

Apr. 24-27:  Reading NWEA Testing

May 1-4:  Math NWEA Testing

May 9-11:  Acadience Testing

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families, 

Spring has shown itself on and off recently, but pretty soon we'll be able to officially say that spring has sprung!  The warm weather and Spring Break are a combination of joy and happiness that summer weather is on it's way.  I hope you and your family have an enjoyable time off, and your child returns to school rejuvenated for the remaining weeks until Summer Break.  Longer days and time outdoors brings newfound energy and excitement for all, including myself.  This weekend is Daylight Saving Time, so be sure to move your clocks ahead an hour.  Although it's a bummer to lose an hour of weekend time, the upcoming change in seasons and arrival of longer days will provide outdoor opportunities for students and families.

When we return from Spring Break, students can expect M-STEP (3rd grade only), NWEA, and Acadience testing to occur.  Headphones or earbuds are needed for all 3rd graders when they take the ELA M-STEP assessment, and all 2nd graders also need headphones or earbuds for both the Reading and Math NWEA assessments.  Thank you for sending a pair into school with your child if you're able to.  We will have a limited amount available for students who need them.  Please read further down in this newsletter for preparation tips and testing dates.  Thanks in advance for helping your child have a successful spring testing experience.

Kind regards,

Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

Spring P/T Conferences & Book Fair

We will be following a similar format for spring Parent Teacher Conferences that we did in the fall.   A SignUp Genius was shared with families on March 6th.

F23_Principal Letter Book Fair March.docx.pdf

Conference Cuisine

Thank you, DeWitt PTA and families, for supporting Parent/Teacher Conference Cuisine for our staff this spring.  Your support with meals makes a world of difference to us!  If you are interested in donating, setting up, or cleaning up for Conference Cuisine which is on 3/21 and 3/22, click here.  If you have questions, please contact Scott School's PTA Building Rep, Krista Howard at or 517-575-5003.

March Is Reading Month

March is Reading Month has been a hit at Scott School!  Students have enjoyed the theme Camp Read S'more with lots of fun activities and events scheduled each week.

MIRM Calendar-23.pdf
March is Reading Month Bulletin Board Pic 1
March is Reading Month Bulletin Board Pic 2
March is Reading Month Bulletin Board Pic 3
Student Pic 1 on Read a Shirt Day
Student Pic 2 on Read a Shirt Day
Student Pic 3 on Read a Shirt Day
Students Pic 4 on Read a Shirt Day
Student and Teacher Pic 5 on Read a Shirt Day
Students and Teacher Pic 6 on Read a Shirt Day
Student Pic 1 on Read with a Flashlight Day
Student Pic 2 on Read with a Flashlight Day
Student Pic 3 on Read with a Flashlight Day

DeWitt Mayor Leeming Reads at Scott

Scott School had the privilege of DeWitt Mayor Susan Leeming, visiting our school to read to a couple of classrooms for March is Reading Month.  It was a joy to have an elected official at Scott School to contribute to our fun learning environment.

Mayor Leeming Reading to Mrs. Toth's Second Graders
Mayor Leeming Reading to Mrs. Sauve's Second Graders

IMPORTANT - Spring Testing Info.

Spring testing will start shortly after we return from Spring Break.  These assessments are not ones that students can study for, but you can help your child be test ready by encouraging your him/her make sure he/she does the following:

Spring Testing will be as follows:

Read By Grade Three Law

Third grade parents/guardians, please read about the Read By Grade Three Law so you're informed.  Third graders take the M-STEP for the first time in April, and the ELA test score is used to determine students who may benefit from retention.

Facts_Families_GCE_FinalDraft_653732_7 (1).pdf

PTA Particulars

Below is the latest PTA information to keep you up to date:

Sick = Stay Home

Please help keep our school community healthy by keeping your child home if he/she is ill.  Read these CDC and health department resources and infographics below for steps to take if your child contracts COVID, is exposed to the virus, or contracts a different communicable disease.

2022-2023 PreK-12 Public Health Guidance.pdf
09-2022 parent illness guide (1).pdf
what to do with covid 2022-23 flow sheet.pdf

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.

School Breakfast & Lunch

School breakfast and lunch is available to all students.  Unfortunately though, neither is no longer free to all students like it was the past two years.  However, to apply for free and/or reduced lunch, click hereFor additional information about how to create an account for your student and access menus, click here.  Also, read the attached flyer for more details about how to create an account and contact information for our district Food Service Director, Sandy Leach.

New Meals for 2022_2023.pdf

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.

Looking for Additional Support?

Our school social worker, Mrs. Schwarz, is always willing to assist students and families in any way possible.  In addition to working closely with your child's teacher, consider reaching out to her if you have questions or need support.  She is truly amazing at what she does!  She can be reached at 517-668-3446 or  

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.