The Scott Spotlight
May 12, 2023
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Our PTA and students showed staff how much they are appreciated with a large sign outside of our school.
PTA decorated our lounge door to show our staff how much they are appreciated.
PTA also showered our hallways with lots of rock-n-roll themed decor to give our staff a shout out.
PTA provided snacks and lunch for staff throughout the week. The treats and food were delicious and the decorations were on point.
A Culture of Excellence
Our Scott School team loves working with students and families! We value collaborating to create a culture of excellence.
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.
2023-24 DPS District Calendar
Here is our DeWitt Public School's district calendar for next year.
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.
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.
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 here. For 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.
In order for Scott School personnel to administer medication to your child when we return to in person instruction, you 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.