The Scott Spotlight

April 29, 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
District Diversity Logo Paw

May 2-5 - Math NWEA Testing

May 2-6 - Staff Appreciation Week

May 5 & 6 - Acadience Testing

May 6 - Kind-A-Thon Celebration: Wacky Day & Popcorn Parties

May 10 - Hearing (2nd Gr.) & Vision (3rd Gr.) Screening

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families,

Hip hip hooray! Third graders have powered through M-STEP testing, and there are only a few students who need to attend make up sessions to finish up. Another shout-out is in order for second and third graders for giving their all on the reading NWEA assessment this week. Next week will be the last 'official' week of regularly scheduled testing and the focus will be on the math NWEA assessment and Acadience testing. Make up testing opportunities will be provided the week after next, and then spring testing should be wrapped up for the season. I'm so proud of our students for demonstrating perseverance and giving their personal best.

It's nearly unimaginable that the 2021-22 school year is winding down. It's been so nice to be back for in person learning all year and for things at school to gradually return to normal. It's also typical that springtime stirs some emotions for students. Excitement is in the air for most and sadness about the end is common too. Thank you for helping your child navigate his/her feelings and for providing support and reminders for expected behavior as we countdown to summer break. We are focusing on this in the classroom and on our Morning News each week too! We want our students to experience the joys of successfully finishing a year while still demonstrating respectful, responsible, safe, and bucketfilling behavior so their final days are filled with positive experiences and memories.


Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for Fri., June 3rd. Third graders will participate in Field Day in the morning, and second graders will participate in the afternoon. If you're available and interested in helping with Field Day, please contact our PE Teacher, Mike Holes at or 517-668-3427.

DPS Community Showcase

Mark you calendar for June 2nd from 5-7:30 p.m. to attend the 10th Annual Community Showcase at DeWitt High School. Check out more details here.

Student Spotlights

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 or luncheon at the end of each month with Mrs. Reha and Mrs. Schwarz.

Pic of Ruby

Ruby is in Mrs. Flegel's 2nd grade class. She was invited to the April Panther Pride Recess.

Pic of Torsten

Torsten is in Mr. Whitfield's 3rd grade class. He was invited to the March Panther Pride Recess.

Staff Appreciation Week

The week of May 2nd is Staff Appreciation Week, and our PTA and parent volunteers have outdone themselves again with a Candy Land/game theme at Scott School. Decorations are up and fun events, special treats, and affirmations of all sorts are planned for the upcoming week. Our staff will be overjoyed by the outpouring of appreciation they receive thanks to our PTA, families, and students who show them 'the love'. Our community is amazing! Thank you for spoiling our hard working staff.

Numeral Uno Staff Door Decor Pic
Scott Staff Are So Sweet Bulletin Board Pic
We Appreciate You Bulletin Board Pic
Twister Bulletin Board Pic
Candy Land Tapestry Pic

Walking School Bus Opportunity

The Walking School Bus is starting up again at Scott and Schavey. Check out this flyer for additional details. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to have adult supervision walking to and from school and for parents to avoid the pick up line.

DPS Walking School Bus Flyer Spring22.pdf

Kind-A-Thon Fundraiser

Our Kind-A-Thon fundraiser came to a close this week. Thank you to families and friends of families for supporting this event. As of April 29th, $19,032 has been raised, and the funds from this fundraiser will be used for student enrichment activities. This year, students participated in virtual Big Science lessons through Impression 5 Science Center and loved the hands-on activities they were able to do. We are excited to transition back to off site field trips next year, and fundraisers like this one typically covers the cost of admission and transportation for these experiences. Thanks again for your help in supporting kindness with your child and fundraising efforts for learning extension opportunities.

IMPORTANT - Crosswalk Safety

Please help keep our students (and all pedestrians) who walk or bike to and from school safe by following driver safety laws. Although most students use the crosswalk at the stop sign on Wilson St. to cross the road, it is important to be alert for students crossing anywhere near school grounds. There was a close call with some of our students at the crosswalk right before Spring Break that could have been tragic. You have an important role in keeping our students safe by following these law tips.

  • Drivers must come to a complete stop at stop signs.

  • Pedestrians have the right-of-way in a crosswalk, so drivers must yield.

  • Drivers cannot park within 20 feet of a crosswalk. This means if you pick your child up and are in the car line near the crosswalk, you are obligated to leave this much space.

  • Drivers cannot park within an intersection. Again, if you pick up your child, wait patiently until cars move forward to avoid getting caught in the intersection.

Our local law enforcement partner with our school to assist with safety and will ticket if necessary to protect our students. Modeling expected driver safety is essential and contagious! Be a role model for our children and other drivers. Accidents at this crosswalk can be prevented by following crosswalk laws and being an attentive driver, especially when our students are walking or bike riding to and from school each day.

Read By Grade Three Law

Third grade parents/guardians, please read about the Read By Grade Three Law so you're informed. Third graders have taken M-STEP for the first time, and the ELA test score is used to determine students who may benefit from retention. Families of students who do not meet the cut score on this assessment as determined by the Michigan Department of Education will receive communication from Linda Reha and from the State before the end of the school year.

Facts_Families_GCE_FinalDraft_653732_7 (1).pdf

Summer Learning Opportunities

Our local broadcasting service, the Michigan Learning Channel on PBS WKAR, is offering summer learning opportunities for students and families.

MLC General Flyer.pdf
Educator Guide for MLC Summer 2022.pdf
RWR LitActivityBK FLYER.pdf
Meet the Math Mights MLC PBS WKAR.pdf

KIDS Employment

Our KIDS childcare program is looking to hire individuals for the summer. Check out the posting here, and please pass this along to anyone you know looking for summer employment.

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

Attendance Matters Picture

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.