The Scott Spotlight

March 1, 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

Mar. 1 - Half Day for Records Day/End of 2nd Trimester (11:27 a.m. dismissal)

Mar. 19 - In Person Parent/Teacher Conferences (4-7:30 p.m.)

Mar. 20 - Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences (4-7:30 p.m.)

Mar. 21 - Half Day (11:27 a.m. dismissal) 

Mar. 22-Mar. 29 - Spring Break

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families,

March is Reading Month is upon us, and our building has been converted into a magical gameland palace of sorts.  Staff went all out with decorating our school to bring visual interest and excitement to this annual month-long event.  Although students are encouraged to log their reading minutes, the primary goal of this month is to hook students with good books and help them discover the joy of reading.  Families are encouraged to join in on the fun at home too.  Consider choosing a read aloud book and schedule time nightly or weekly to read together and do a book talk as a fun family event.  Reading for enjoyment can be a lifelong hobby and bring lots of fulfillment throughout the years.  Our hope is students with all reading level abilities learn to love reading as a favorite pastime. 

Reading is fun,

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 Jace

Jace is in Mrs. Karr's 2nd grade class.  He was invited to our February Panther Pride Recess. 

Pic of Bennett

Bennett is in Mrs. Hyde's 3rd grade class.  He was invited to our February Panther Pride Recess. 

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

Scott School spring conferences are scheduled in March.  To accommodate families, we are continuing to offer both an in person and a virtual option to choose from.  If all in person conference slots fill up though, and you prefer to meet with your child's teacher in person, just reach out to the teacher, and he/she will be happy to accommodate you.  A P/T Conference SignUp Genius will be sent to a families on Friday, March 8th.  Conferences nights will be:

In Person Conferences - March 19th from 4-7:30 p.m.

Virtual Conferences - March 20th from 4-7:30 p.m.

Spring Book Fair - Coming Soon

Our Scott School Spring Book Fair is coming soon.  Check out this letter with details and dates.

Principal Letter Spring 2024.pdf

March is Reading Month

One of our favorite months of the year is March because it's reading month.  This year our theme is 'Scott School Is Game For Reading'.  Our staff stayed after school last Friday to decorate our building and transform it into a magical game palace for students to enjoy all month long.  Check out the fun activities planned on our special events calendar.

MIRM Reading Calendar 2024.pdf
Hungry Hungry Hippo Game Bulletin Board Pic
Pac-Man Bulletin Board Pic
Barrel of Monkeys Door Decor Pic
Boggle Bulletin Board Pic
Rubik's Cube Bulletin Board Pic
Sorry Library Decor Pic
Barrel of Monkeys Library Decor Pic
Candy Land Library Decor Pic
Hungry Hungry Hippo Library Decor Pic

More Field Trip Fun

Third graders enjoying AgroLiquid Pic 1
Third graders enjoying AgroLiquid Pic 2
Third graders enjoying AgroLiquid Pic 3

These third graders visited AgroLiquid for a fun and educational field trip.

It's Time to Order A Yearbook

David Scott 31649 2024 digital flyer.pdf

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 One 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. 

Parents, luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Our district is providing the opportunity for you to meet regularly with a coach. Please take advantage of this FREE resource that connects you with a parenting coach and content created by therapists to improve your connection with those you love. 

To register for on-going support from a coach:

Parent Coaching Flyer Image
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.