The Scott Spotlight

May 12, 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
District Diversity Logo Paw

May 17:  Early Release Day for Teacher CLT (11:57 a.m. dismissal) 

May 22 & 23:  3rd Graders Visit Herbison Woods (only on one of these dates)

June 2:  Field Day (3rd in the A.M. & 2nd in the P.M.)

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families, 

We made it.  Spring testing has concluded - - - yippee!  It was a four-week whopper window of hard work, perseverance, and grit, and our students did it!  You can expect both NWEA and Acadience reports to to come home in the coming weeks. 

Next Wednesday, May 17th, is our last early release day (dismissal at 11:57 a.m.) for teacher professional development this year.  These valuable learning opportunities are made possible because of your support.  Thank you for helping our teachers learn and grow. 

We have four more weeks of this awesome school year left which is still a lot of time for learning and fun.  Thank you for continuing to talk with your child about expected behavior and how to regulate big and small feelings as he/she navigates various emotions about the school year coming to an end.  Our goal is to enjoy our final weeks in harmony.  Thank you for your help!  

P.S.  Happy Mother's Day on Sunday to all parents and guardians who fill a special adult role for our children.

With fondness,

Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month?  Check out all of our Student Support Services staff in this flyer along with resources to help you support your child or anyone you know who may be struggling.

DPS Student Services - May 2023 Mental Health Awareness.pdf

Problem Solving Tools

Just as a reminder as the school year winds down, students may need reminders on tools to use for problem solving and regulating their emotions.  We encourage you to use these tools at home too!

Zones of Regulation Visual Summary.pdf
Size of a Problem.pdf
IsitBullying-1 (1).pdf

Champion Learners

Scott School students are champion learners in all sorts of ways.  Here is an example of our rockstar students working together to problem solve using tangram manipulatives.

Pic of Students Using Tangrams to Problem Solve

Staff Appreciation Week

Wowzers!  Our PTA knows how to spoil our staff.  They put on an amazing week of rock-n-roll themed surprises for our team, and we are over the moon with gratitude.  Thank you, PTA, for making us feel like 'rockstars' and the best staff ever!

Pic of Students Sending Staff "Fan Mail"

Students at Scott School are celebrating Staff Appreciation Week by delivering Fan Mail to a Rock Star educator. 

Pic of Students Standing By Staff Appreciation Sign

Our PTA and students showed staff how much they are appreciated with a large sign outside of our school.

Pic of Lounge Door Decorations for Staff Appreciation Week

PTA decorated our lounge door to show our staff how much they are appreciated.

Pic of Lounge Hallway Decorations for Staff Appreciation Week

PTA also showered our hallways with lots of rock-n-roll themed decor to give our staff a shout out.

Pic of Lounge for Staff Appreciation Week

PTA provided snacks and lunch for staff throughout the week.  The treats and food were delicious and the decorations were on point.

Pic of Scott School Staff

A Culture of Excellence

Our Scott School team loves working with students and families!  We value collaborating to create a culture of excellence.

Summer Resource

Hey Families!  Check out this fantasitc Michigan Learning Channel summer resource.  They offer activity books and weekly themes with activities, videos, and more!

Field Day

Scott School Field Day is scheduled for Friday, June 2nd.  Third graders will participate in Field Day events in the morning, and second graders will participate in the afternoon.  If you're interested in volunteering on this exciting day, there is a link to sign up in the attached flyer.  We would love to have your help.  Come join the fun with us!  Be sure to complete our district I-CHAT Form which is a background check required for all volunteers.

Field Day Announcement.pdf

2023-24 DPS District Calendar

Here is our DeWitt Public School's district calendar for next year.

2023-24 District Calendar - 04.11.23.pdf

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.  

UPDATE:  Governor Whitmer recently signed a bill to overturn the Read By Grade Three Law.  Although retention consideration for students who don't meet the MSTEP reading cut score must still be had this year, it's not the case next year.

Facts_Families_GCE_FinalDraft_653732_7 (1).pdf

DeWitt Community Showcase

Mark your calendar for the annual DeWitt Community Showcase.  It is scheduled for June 1st this year.  Look for more information on social media and from our District about this fun event.  We hope you consider bringing your family out to connect with friends, staff, and local vendors and organizations to learn more about all that is offered right here in our amazing community and the greater Lansing area.

3rd Grader Transition - HW Building Tour

Third graders will be taking a building tour of Herbison Woods Elementary to give them a sneak peek of the school they will attend next year.  Your child's classroom teacher will communicate the specific tour date to families since there are two dates which are scheduled for Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd.

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

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.