The Scott Spotlight

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

Apr. 3:  School Resumes after Spring Break

Apr. 5:  Hearing (2nd Grade) and Vision (3rd Grade) Screening

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, 

Here's to wishing you and your family an enjoyable Spring Break, and safe travels to those of you who are heading to magical destinations.  Unplugging and stepping away from anything is a good way to reset our brain and rejuvenate our energy, and when we return to school on April 3rd, we're in our final stretch of the school year.  It truly is unbelievable!  Remember, MSTEP testing begins for third grade on April 11th.  Read below for all of our testing dates, ways to prepare for testing, and what students need (headphones/earbuds) for testing.  As always, thank you for being a wonderful support of your child's school success.

Spring is in the air,

Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

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 Panther Pride recess at the end of each month with Mrs. Reha and Mrs. Schwarz. 

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Reed is in Mrs. Kass's 3rd grade class.  He was invited to the March Panther Pride Recess. 

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Asunda is in Mrs. Greenfield's 3rd grade class.  She was invited to the March Panther Pride Recess. 

PTA & Parent Volunteer Thank You

Thank you, DeWitt PTA and families, for the delicious meals for our teachers on Parent/Teacher Conference nights.  Not having to worry about dinner on these nights makes a world of difference to our staff.  THANK YOU!

March Is Reading Month Success

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.

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Students and staff thoroughly enjoyed our March is Reading Month dress up days.  Look at all these wonderful storybook character costumes!

Dr. Spickard Reading to Students
Mr. Doepker Reading to Students

Mystery readers were invited by various teachers to read to students in classrooms.  Pictured above are Superintendent Dr. Spickard and Curriculum Director Mr. Doepker reading their favorite read aloud book.

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Volunteer Thank You Cookie from Media Coordinator Mrs. Smoot

The spring book fair was fun and successful.  Student had a blast shopping for their favorite adventure and enjoyed the Camp Read S'more atmosphere in our library.  Thank you to our volunteers for putting on this fun event that promotes reading for our students!  A special thank you to Mrs. Smoot, our Media Coordinator, for all her hard work on the book fair and for making our volunteers feel appreciated with a customized thank you cookie shown above.

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

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

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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.