The Scott Spotlight

March 15, 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
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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

Apr. 8-12:  3rd Grade Reading M-STEP Testing

Apr. 15-19:  3rd Grade Math M-STEP Testing

Apr. 29-May 3:  Reading NWEA Testing

May 6-10:  Math NWEA Testing

May 7-9:  Acadience Testing

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families,

The nice weather and longer days are indicators that Spring Break is near, and we're heading into the last third of the school year.  It's always nice to have warm, sunny days so students can enjoy outdoor play without layers of snow gear.  Speaking of which, Scott School is scheduled for construction this summer and new playground equipment is on the list of renovations that will be done.  We are thrilled about getting new play structures and thanks tothe Michigan Running Foundation, we have also been gifted a running/walking path that will be installed on our playground over the summer months.  These enhancements to our playground will be enjoyed by students and our community for years to come.  In addition to playground updates, interior renovations will include the installation of central air conditioning and other updates such as new carpeting, casework, updated lighting.  We're also excited about getting some new furniture items to replace items that are in old, poor condition.  Thank you, parents and community members, for voting to pass our last bond.  These renovation projects and updates will be impactful on our school and student success!

P.S.  Please be sure to read about our spring testing schedule further down in this newsletter.  Third graders will take the M-STEP for the first time this year.  Specific details are outlined below.

P.S.S.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Spring Break doing something you love with people you love even more.

All my best,

Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

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 - Tuesday, March 19th from 4-7:30 p.m.

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

PTA Particulars

Dear Scott School Families, 

Every year, parents help provide meals to feed our staff during parent/teacher conferences.  Spring conference dates for Scott  School are March 19th & 20th. If you would like to help, please use this link to sign up:

The PTA and Scott School Staff THANK YOU for your support.  If you have any questions, please contact your Scott School Building Representatives:

Jenna Wey – 517-895-5044

Nikki Moundros – 517-490-8100

Tiffany Hall – 352-455-1378

Jenn Araoz – 517-719-5820

Spring Book Fair - Coming Soon

Our Scott School Spring Book Fair is here.  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'.  Check out the fun activities planned on our special events calendar.

MIRM Reading Calendar 2024.pdf

M-STEP, NWEA, and Acadience - Oh my!

Spring testing at Scott School will begin the week after we return from Spring Break.  Although some classes may have to adjust their schedule due to some conflicts, below is a general guideline of what to expect.  Please rememeber that 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

Although retention for third grade students who don't score proficient on the M-STEP reading assessment no longer must be considered, families can still expect a letter to come from the Michigan Department of Education if their child scores 1271 or lower.  Once the data is available, families of students who fall into this category can expect to be contacted by a district administrator which will likely be the building principal, Linda Reha.  Other things in place per the Read by Grade Three Law for individual students are:

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 - March (1).pdf

Rosalin's Reflections

Scott School Families,

As we are all aware, Daylight Saving Time can cause extra fatigue for all of us, especially our children. With warmer weather and the start of spring activities, we are seeing an increase in students feeling tired. Tired kids and adults tend to have a shorter fuse when handling emotions or dealing with problems. This is a great time to incorporate mindfulness activities to help not only our kids but also ourselves.

Here are a few things you can try that only take a short amount of time but can be really beneficial:

Wiggle and Freeze Game: This game is a fun way for kids to start practicing mindfulness and improve their awareness of bodily sensations using movement. It involves wiggling, moving around, shaking, stomping, or dancing until you say, “Freeze!” Once everyone stops moving, encourage children to pay close attention to the sensations that they feel in their body.

Sense Scavenger Hunt: Listen. Name one thing that you hear when you listen with your ears. Look. Name one thing that catches your attention when you look around. Smell. Name a scent that you notice when you take a sniff with your nose. Touch. Name an object that you enjoy feeling with your hands. Doing these things can help re-regulate oneself in the moment or focus on the present before becoming overwhelmed.

We all know that when kids have the tools they need to succeed, even when they are tired, it can create positive outcomes.  If you are interested in learning more, here is a link with some additional information: 

Have a great weekend!


Anna Rosalin

Dean of Students

Walking School Bus

The Walking School Bus is relaunching for the spring on April 1st and will run through the end of the school year on June 6th.  New students to the program need to be registered by March 27th to walk the first week on April 1st.  After that students will be onboarding on the weekend and may begin walking on the following Monday after registration is completed.  

All students already registered in the WSB program do not need to do anything as we are communicating with them as to their students' walking schedules.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The pick-up drop off location for Scott School students has changed to Logan Street between Main and Madison in hopes to gain more student participation.  

Check out this flyer about the Walking School Bus. Famililes can expect a printed copy to come home with their child soon, so check those backpacks!

Scott WSB Flyer (1).pdf

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

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:

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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.