The Scott Spotlight
May 7, 2021
Face to Face Instruction Start Time: 8:15 a.m. (First bell rings at 8:10 a.m.)
Dismissal Time: 3:05 p.m.
Apr. 10 & 11: M-STEP Make Up Testing (3rd Grade Only)
Apr. 19: Early Release Day for Teacher PD (dismiss at 11:42 a.m. )
Dear Scott School Families,
Third graders put their best foot forward with M-STEP testing this week. Make up testing will occur next week. I'm so proud of all of our students who tackled spring testing these past few weeks. Acadience and NWEA reports will be sent home the week of May 17th, so keep an eye out for them in your child's travel folder.
It seems so good to be back and remain in school for in person instruction. I'm also pleased that DPS has been able to accommodate families who elected to stay online for the remainder of the year. Although we are resuming school activities and events that seem more like normal, our building has decided to bypass Field Day this spring because it takes many volunteers to help with this event and even though we would be outside, guests are still not allowed to work with students to decrease virus exposure opportunities. However, Scott School staff decided to create a May Fun Fridays Calendar with fun end of the year events this year instead, and every Friday morning throughout the month, students will be greeted with kid-friendly music over our PA system. This gave a nice upbeat vibe to the start of our day this Friday as students and staff entered the building in their Beach Day attire. Pandemic guidelines or not, school can always be a place of fun and learning. We sometimes just need to think outside of the box. I learn this daily from the creativity our students, and am amazed by their kind, brilliant, spunky ways. I am the luckiest principal in Mid-Michigan because Scott School has it all.....great students, great families, and great staff. Thanks for helping your child be his/her best self!
Scott School Principal
DPS Student Screener
Families are expected to go through this screener every morning before their child leaves for school when students are in the building for in person instruction. Please remember to do this so we all do our part to support a healthy environment at school. Attached is a printable version of the form that you may elect to print for easy access each morning.
MMDHD Quarantine Rubric
Here is a quarantine rubric from the Mid-Michigan District Health Department to give families an idea on the criteria used to determine how long students are out of school if they test positive or are exposed to COVID and deemed a close contact.
DPS Chromebook & Hot Spot Return
It's time for district loaned Chromebooks and hot spots to be returned to DPS. Please read the Device Return document, click on the Check In Form link, then print and complete the form to accompany the device you checked out when you return it on one of the four dates listed.
At Home Internet Option
Check out this great opportunity for Internet service at home and see if you qualify for it.
Pfizer Vaccine Opportunity
DJP Football & Cheer
DJP is gearing up for fall football and cheerleading. For more information, read this flyer.
K-8 Summer Enrichment and Fall Readiness Opportunities
DeWitt Public Schools is committed to offering extensive summer programming to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic on student learning. Check out this flyer for information on how your child can participate in these awesome experiences.
Pick Up Loop Vehicle Student Name Signs
Please be sure to place a large sign in your window or dash with your child's first and last name if you use the pick up loop after school. This helps us say your child's name over our speaker system and be efficient in keeping traffic moving through our loop. Thanks for your help! This is especially important when we return to full in person instruction since there will be many more students waiting at the loop.
Neighbor Niceties - Please don't block driveways, the Parking Lot, & Turn Right
Scott is a neighborhood school, and we have many wonderful neighbors who support our school. However, a concern that has been communicated many times this year is vehicles blocking driveways at the beginning and end of the day when drop off and pick up occurs. There are more students dropped off and picked up than typical this year which creates additional traffic on Wilson Street. Please be respectful of our neighbors by refraining from idling (or parking) your car in front of any driveway while waiting in the parent loop line. Allowing space for driveway access for all property owners is important and helps us maintain positive relations with our friendly neighbors and demonstrates respectful driver etiquette. Also, vehicles cannot stop in the intersection where the stop sign is located south of your building. We are fortunate to have support from our local law enforcement to keep our students, community, and school safe, so please know these traffic violations could result in police issuing tickets. In addition, please follow road rules by parking in legal spots when needing to enter the building. There are an increasing number of drop off and pick up by vehicles not using the loop. This is strongly discouraged. Please follow our driving guidelines so pick up and drop off tunes are safe for everyone by preventing an unfortunate accident from occurring and helping us keep good relations with our neighborhood community members. Vehicles exiting the loop must make a righthand turn only. Lastly, please keep in mind that our staff need to be on time to work to teach and support your child, so please allow staff access to the staff parking lot when they arrive to work each day. Thank you for your attention to these concern areas.
We are pleased to be able to adjust our drop off time to 7:55 a.m. this year to help keep traffic flow moving. Students dropped off in the loop are to walk to the front of the building and social distance in the cafeteria before the first bell rings.
Breakfast & Lunch
Pandemic EBT Program
Families who were not able to get free and reduced meal program access due to COVID should read this flyer. Please pass this along to anyone you know who may qualify and have interest in this.
The vestibule hours at Scott School are from 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on days we have school.
DeWitt Public Schools is in need of instructional assistants. Please consider applying if you think you would enjoy working in a school with students, or pass this information along to anyone you know who you think this would be a perfect match for. Thank you!
District COVID-19 Documents
If your child is going to be "absent" and miss school, even if they are a online learner, please be sure to call our attendance line at 517-668-3458. We are required to take attendance even when students are learning remotely, so we want to be sure to account for our students and excuse absences in Infinite Campus. If your child is learning remotely, you should also communicate absences to your child's teacher. We care about our students and worry about them when they aren't in class or online on days they are supposed to be.