The Scott Spotlight
May 13, 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.
May 18 - Early Release Day for Teacher CLT (11:57 a.m. dismissal)
May 20 - Spring NWEA Reports Sent Home
May 23 & 26 - First Graders Tour Scott School
May 30 - No School: Memorial Day
June 3 - Field Day (Third Grade in the a.m. & Second Grade in the p.m.)
June 2 - DPS Community Showcase at DHS from 5-7:30 p.m.
June 7 & 8 - Third Graders Tour Herbison Woods
June 10 - Last Day of School/Half Day (11:27 p.m. dismissal)
Dear Scott School Families,
The sunny, warm weather has been overdue and was definitely welcomed this week. Please help your child remember a water bottle to help stay hydrated throughout the day. Dressing for the weather and in accordance with our school code of conduct is also important. Remember, sandals with back straps are better than flip flops for PE and playing on the playground.
Excitement is in the air as we head into these final weeks of the school year. Our message to students is to finish strong by being the best version of themselves every day. Spring fever often sets in this time of year, so all of your help at home with encouragement, expectations, and similar messaging is appreciated. Thanks for being a champion for your child and a partner with our school.
Scott School Principal
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Did you know that May has been declared Mental Health Awareness Month? Read through this flyer for information and resources about mental health, including contact information for reaching our DPS K-12 Guidance Staff.
Mobile Food Drive
The Greater Lansing Food Bank will be offering drive-thru distribution to interested Clinton County residents on Wed., May 25th, June 22th, July 27th, and August, 24th from 4-6 p.m. in the Redeemer Church parking lot. Please pass this information to anyone you know who may be interested in this. See the flyer for additional details, including a required proof of residency document.
Third grade students were lightsaber (glow stick) drummers to the beat of Star Wars recently. Oh, what fun they had!
Scott School staff are over the moon from the appreciation that our PTA and families showed during Staff Appreciation Week, Administrative Assistant Day, and Principal Day. Thank you for showing us the love - - - right back at ya!
Thank you to the many individuals, organizations, and businesses who donated items for these special events which put us on cloud nine!
Parent Volunteers & Donations
Grubaugh Orthodontics sponsored Cravings Popcorn and Soda Bar Day.
Qdoba Lansing (Frandor location) sponsored a Mexican-style Lunch Day.
Sweetie-licous donated cookies for the Boxed Lunch Day.
Greetings From The Yard donated yard card signs.
Twisted Craft Cocktail donated for Principal Day and Administrative Assistant Day.
Field Day - Mark Your Calendar
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.
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.
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.
Our Kind-A-Thon final total is $21,007. THANK YOU again for supporting your child in the monthly kindness activities and for everyone who was able to donate to this fundraiser. These funds support enrichment activities for students including virtual learning opportunities from outside organizations, field trips, transportation for field trips, and positive behavior acknowledgements for students. The following students are our top student fund raisers and earned Pancakes with the Principal.
Emersyn B (Brya's class)
Jocelyn D. (Greenfield's class)
Easton G. (Cochrane's class)
Miles H. (McGinthy's class)
Eric L. (Larson's class)
Aiden M. (Zarotney's class)
Ruby M. (Flegel's class)
Parker R. (Kass' class)
Stella S. (Greenhoe's class)
Kenneth S. (Cochrane's class)
Summer Learning Opportunities
Our local broadcasting service, the Michigan Learning Channel on PBS WKAR, is offering summer learning opportunities for students and families.
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.
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.
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.