The Scott Spotlight
May 26, 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 29: No School - Memorial Day
June 1: Community Showcase (@ DHS)
June 2: Field Day (3rd in the A.M. & 2nd in the P.M.)
June 9: Half Day & Last Day of School (dismissal at 11:27 a.m.)
Dear Scott School Families,
The weather has been a pure delight and has allowed for some wonderful outdoor field trip experiences these past couple of weeks. Second graders toured Granger facilities and the landfill to learn about recycling and ways to care for our earth while also learning about a valuable resource in the greater Lansing area. Many third grade classrooms went to our local fire department to learn about fire safety and get an up close look at the fire trucks and the important equipment that our local heroes use when there is a fire emergency. All third grade classrooms also toured Herbison Woods this week to help them see and learn more about their new school for when things start back up in the fall.
There are also some upcoming exciting trips and events planned for the final two weeks of the school year. At Scott School, our last big on site experience will be Field Day. Please read further down in this newsletter about guidelines to help your child have a successful Field Day experience and protocols to follow if you or any adult family member plans to attend to watch on this special day. It is important to adhere to the visitor guidelines for they help us put on and maintain a safe school environment.
It's been a fun-filled year, and thoughts of school COVID protocols (virtual learning, contract tracing, social distancing, mask mandates, etc.) have become somewhat a distant memory. I have experienced a lot of things in my lengthy career as both a teacher and administrator, but the joy, predictability, and comfort of being back to school in a more typical fashion has been a breath of fresh air and relief. The journey has been an adventure for sure, and I'm certain that I speak for most when I say that I can't be more happy to be off that wild rollercoaster ride.
It has been a pleasure to serve students, families, and staff this year, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue to serve as Scott School principal for the 2023-24 school year. To our families moving on to Herbison Woods, good luck to you. I will miss your child and family. To our families returning to Scott School, have a great summer. I will see you in the fall, and we can start a new chapter in the history books of Scott School. Thank you all for your support and trusting me and our team with your student. It has truly been a joy and a gift.
Scott School Principal
Spring Acadience & NWEA Data
Second Grade Acadience Data
Hip hip hooray! 80% of our second graders scored core which mean at or above benchmark (green on pie chart), and seven second graders moved from intensive (red on pie chart) to either strategic (yellow on pie chart) or core.
Third Grade Acadience Data
Hip hip hooray! 86% of our third graders scored core which mean at or above benchmark (green on pie chart), four third graders moved from strategic (yellow on pie chart), and 16 students move from intensive (red on pie chart) to either strategic (yellow on pie chart) or core.
Second Grade NWEA Math & Reading Data
Hip hip hooray! 84% of our second graders scored in the average and above range (yellow, green, and blue bands) on the NWEA math assessment, and 76% of our second graders scored in the average and above range (yellow, green, and blue bands) on the NWEA reading assessment
Third Grade NWEA Math & Reading Data
Hip hip hooray! 89% of our third graders scored in the average and above range (yellow, green, and blue bands) on the NWEA math assessment, and 84% of our third graders scored in the average and above range (yellow, green, and blue bands) on the NWEA reading assessment
Panther Pride Student Spotlight
Ethan is in Mrs. Krumm's 2nd grade class. He was invited to the May Panther Pride Recess.
Callum is in Mrs. Larson's 3rd grade class. He was invited to the May Panther Pride Recess.
DeWitt Public Schools is moving towards a more environmentally friendly and cost effective process this spring by no longer printing and mailing report cards. Families can access their child's report card electronically through Infinite Campus starting June 19th. If you do not have a login/password for Infinite Campus, you may contact our Technology Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-668-3590. If you have not accessed Infinite Campus in the past, please check out this video that details how to utilize the features within Infinite Campus. Here is also step by step directions on how to access your child's report card electronically.
Fun Field Trips
Mrs. Sauve's second grade class visited Granger to learn about recycling, waste management, and ways to take care of our earth.
Mrs. Toth's third grade class enjoyed science exploration and experiments at Impression 5 Science Center.
DeWitt Junior Panthers Football & Cheer
Check out this fun fall 2023 extracurricular opportunity for your child. Football is available for students who will be in fourth grade in the fall, and cheer is available for students who will be in third grade.
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 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.
To prepare your child for Field Day, please follow these guidelines:
2023-24 DPS District Calendar
Here is our DeWitt Public School's district calendar for 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.