The Scott Spotlight

April 19, 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

Apr. 22-26:  3rd Grade Math M-STEP Testing Cont. & Make Up 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,

Oh, how proud I am.  Our third graders have been giving their best effort taking the MSTEP these past two weeks, and we're hoping to finish testing next week.  Please give your child lots of praise for persevering through this assessment since this was the first year of taking this test.  I am always amazed by how our students step up to the plate when asked to take on challenges.  

Next on the schedule is NWEA and Acadience testing, and that will wrap up spring testing for the year.  Second graders must have headphones/earbuds for NWEA, so if your child is a second grader and doesn't have a pair at school, please consider sending a pair in to school if you're able.  If this isn't possible, no worries!  We have some extras for students who need them.

A Parent Input Form was sent to families on Friday, April 12th.  If you're interested in providing information about your child that you'd like considered for next year's classroom placement, please fill out the form.  Remember, DPS uses a balanced classroom placement process, so teacher requests won't be honored.  The window to complete the survey closes at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 26th.  It seems surreal that we're already starting to plan for the 2024-25 school year.  However, there's lots of time and fun still left in this school year, so let's continue to collaborate and close this year with learning experiences that will leave lasting fond memories for your child.

All my best,

Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

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:

District Communication

Hey parents and guardians!  Have you opted in to receive text messages from DPS when there is inclement weather and other important school or district messages?  Check out this instructions doc on how to do this if you're interested.

Intrado SMS Text Opt-In (1).pdf

Cool & Cosmic - Solar Eclipse Viewing

Students and staff enjoyed safely viewing the solar eclipse on April 8th thanks to donations that allowed our school to purchase safety glasses to do so.

Students viewing the eclipse pic 1
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Students viewing the eclipse pic 3
Students and a teacher viewing the eclipse pic 4
A staff member and student viewing the eclipse pic 5
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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 - April.pdf

Rosalin's Reflections

Scott School Families,

As the Dean of Students at Scott and Schavey, I'm excited to share strategies for fostering resilience and a growth mindset in our young learners. These qualities are essential for navigating challenges and achieving success in school and beyond.

Research shows that children with resilience and a growth mindset perform better academically and have higher self-esteem. To support your child's development, consider these tips:

Resilience, the ability to bounce back from challenges and setbacks, is a valuable trait that empowers children to navigate life's ups and downs with courage and determination. Similarly, a growth mindset emphasizes the belief that intelligence and abilities can be developed through dedication and effort. Combined, these qualities form the foundation for success and well-being in school and beyond

Together, let us empower our second and third grade students to embrace challenges with resilience and cultivate a growth mindset that will serve them well throughout their lives. Thank you for your partnership in nurturing our students' growth and well-being.

For further reading and resources, I recommend

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

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.

Effects of Screen Time & Children's Mental Health

The following blurb was shared with families in Dr. Spickard's April 1st email.  These resources include a lot of valuable information that you may find useful.

If you were unable to attend the District's 4th Mental Health Night Series in March, March, here is the link to the replay for “Effects of Screen Time and Children’s Mental Health.” This is a topic on all of our minds. Our final series will be on May 7th: “Bullying: Stop the Cycle,” and families and educators can register here: This session will define bullying, the people who bully and get bullied, the cycle and how to stop it, and cover bullying in social media, school, and sports. As a reminder, all sessions, classes, and coaching are free and confidential services for our families and staff. Here is this week’s Parent Guidance Newsletter: Sleeping Sound: Understanding How Sleep Affects Children’s Mental Well-being.

School Avoidance & Anxiety Resource 

School avoidance and anxiety can affect students of all ages.  Here is a helpful resource if your child is struggling with either or both of these things.

Anxiety & School Avoidance Family Resources (3).pdf

District Parent Resources & Events

Below are parent resources for families.  Also, the 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.