The Scott Spotlight

March 24, 2022

Principal: Linda Reha

School Address: 804 Wilson St. DeWitt, MI 48820

Office Phone Number: 517-668-3400

Attendance Phone Number: 517-668-3458


    • Start Time: 8:30 a.m. (First bell rings at 8:25 a.m.)

      • Students may be dropped of at 8:10 a.m. or later. Supervision is not available before 8:10 a.m.

    • Dismissal Time: 3:20 p.m.

School Events

2021-22 Calendar - 063021.pdf
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Mar. 24 - Half Day to start Spring Break (11:27 a.m. dismissal)

Apr. 4 - School Resumes after Spring Break

April 12-14 - 3rd Grade ELA M-STEP Testing

April 15 - Good Friday / No School

Apr. 19 & 20 - 3rd Grade Math M-STEP Testing

April 25-28 - Reading NWEA Testing

May 2-5 - Math NWEA Testing

May 5 & 6 - Acadience Testing

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families,

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.

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 successful spring testing experiences.

Kind regards,

Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

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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:

  • Gets a good night of sleep before each testing day.

  • Eats a healthy breakfast.

  • Attends school on testing days and be on time (students arriving late on testing days cannot test once a test session has started).

  • Perseveres and gives his/her very best effort.

  • Brings headphones or earbuds for testing (3rd grade needs a pair for the M-STEP ELA assessment, and 2nd grade needs a pair for the NWEA Reading and Math assessments.)

  • 3rd Grade Only:

      • Completes M-STEP practice tests at home (must use Google Chrome) with this link:

          • Select the M-STEP Online Tools Training button.

          • Click on the Sample Items Sets

          • Select Grade 3

          • Complete both the English Language Arts and Math (no calculators allowed) mini-assessments

          • Be sure to try out the testing tools located at the top of each question screen. These are useful tools to assist with taking the test.

Spring Testing will be as follows:

  • M-STEP ELA (3rd grade only): 4/12-4/14 (All third graders must have headphones or earbuds for this test.)

  • M-STEP Math (3rd grade only): 4/19 & 4/20

  • NWEA Reading: 4/25-4/28 (Classroom teachers will communicate the two dates their students will test in this window.)

  • NWEA Math: 5/2-5/5 (Classroom teachers will communicate the two dates their students will test in this window.)

  • Acadience: 5/5 & 5/6

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 (dates will be shared soon), and the ELA test score is used to determine students who may benefit from retention.

Facts_Families_GCE_FinalDraft_653732_7 (1).pdf

PTA Sponsored Staff Appreciation Week

Hello Scott School Families.

Each year we celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff members during the DeWitt Elementary PTA Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week which is being held this year during the week of May 2nd to May 6th. Due to the overwhelming support from parents, last year was a HUGE success. All of the teachers and staff definitely felt the outpouring of support. We have been busy planning and we are excited for the opportunity to show our teachers and all staff members, once again, the appreciation they deserve!

We need your help to make this happen!! Please check the sign up genius link for more information and to sign up to support our amazing teachers and staff!

Thank you all so much,

Angela Straus - (517) 204-6566

DeWitt Elementary PTA Building Representative

From Scott Staff: Thank you, PTA and family volunteers for funds, food, and time towards Conference Cuisine last week. The meals and treats were yummy, and having food provided and ready for our staff was a huge hit and help! It takes a village - thanks for being part of ours.

Kind-A-Thon Fundraiser

Scott School is having a Kind-A-Thon fundraiser this spring to help fund enrichment opportunities for students. Check out the April calendar of kindness events and fundraiser details in this two-page document. We appreciate your support!

kind a thon (1).pdf

Spring Book Fair

Our Spring Book Fair will be held: April 11th-14th

Our online fair will run: April 11th-April 24th

For more details about our Spring Book Fair including ordering information, please read this letter from Mrs. Wallick, our Media Coordinator.

2022-23 Class Placements

Gathering information for 2022-23 class placements will start soon. Families will receive a letter with a Parent/Guardian Input Form in April. This form is the most conducive and beneficial way to provide input for placement consideration. If you would like to provide input, please use the form in lieu of sending emails. DeWitt Public Schools uses a balanced classroom approach to class placements. Therefore, teacher requests cannot and will not be honored. Thank you for respecting this process and trusting that our school team works extremely hard on every student's placement for a positive school experience.

PTA Appreciation

Scott School staff are shouting THANK YOU from the rooftop to our DeWitt PTA for putting on a fantastic Conference Cuisine last week. The meals and snacks were out of this world and a real help on conference nights. Our PTA is fantastic, awesome, fabulous, and amazing!

Mental Health Family Night

Family Mental Health Night_April EST (4) (2).pdf

If you or someone you know is looking for ways to support the mental health of a child or children, consider attending or passing along this virtual event opportunity to learn information and about resources to help parents/guardians with important mental health topics.

Girls On The Run Opportunity

Is your daughter looking for an after school activity that focuses on boosting self-confidence and growing healthy relationships with other girls? Girls On The Run might be just the experience for her!

2022 Girl Recruitment Flyer - 8.5 x 11 FINAL.pdf

Affordable Connectivity Program

Recently the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has updated their program from the emergency funding that was during COVID to a more long range benefit called the Affordable Connectivity Program. At the bottom of this web page a 3 step process for qualifying and applying for the program is provided:

There are several providers in our area that participate with the program, including both hard wired and mobile options so interested families who qualify can choose the best plan for them.

Yearbook Ordering

It’s time to order your yearbook!

Yearbook ID Code:

Yearbook Code: 14438922

Click here for more details in this yearbook flyer provided by Lifetouch.

Yearbook Order Deadline: 4/4/2022

Free Breakfast & Lunch Opportunity

DeWitt Public Schools is participating in the Seamless Summer Option as part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs this year. This means that every child can access a free school lunch and/or breakfast each day. Read the attached document for more details, and please be sure to complete and submit the necessary paperwork for Free and Reduced Lunch because this information determines the amount of state and federal funding our school receives.

There will only be one lunch choice this year, and it will be a cold, boxed option. Stay tuned for an updated menu to be posted on the district website soon. At this time, students will not be able to purchase only milk. We are hoping to add this option at some point in the year.


Medical Forms

In order for Scott School personnel to administer medication to your child, parents/guardians must:

  • Submit a completed district medication form to our office.

  • Be sure all medications are brought to and stored in our office.

  • Be sure prescription medication is in its original container accompanied with a physician’s signature.

  • Be sure non-prescription medication is in its original container accompanied by a parent’s signature.

  • Please communicate with your child's teacher if he/she takes medication daily at school.

  • If your child has a medical condition, please be sure to complete a Medical Management Plan for your child and turn it in at the office.

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.