The Scott Spotlight

September 15, 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.

School Events

2022-23 District Calendar - 06.29.22.pdf
District Diversity Logo Paw

Sept. 12-30: NWEA Testing Window

Sept. 16: No School - Teacher PD

Sept. 22: Picture Day

Sept. 29: Go Gold Day

Reha's Report

Dear Scott School Families,

Hooray! Students have completed Acadience testing and most students are finished with the NWEA reading assessment too. Next week, students will complete NWEA math testing followed by any make up testing needed and our fall benchmark assessments will then be complete. We are proud of the effort our students have been demonstrating throughout this testing window, and we are eager to see how they performed. It's important to remember that testing is just one indicator of a student's progress, and there are many measures considered when determining a student's performance. Also, the Acadience test (both reading and math) for third graders is a different one than they have taken up to this point in time. It transitions from a literacy foundations test to connected text and isn't audio in nature. Please be mindful of this if your child is a third grader and you see a performance dip in their results. This should not be cause for alarm. When this happens it is typical to see an increase in a student's trend data over the next few benchmark periods.

I want to thank you for your continued support of Collaborative Learning Time (CLT) days for our teachers to participate in professional development. Tomorrow is a full day of CLT for certified staff so students do not have school. The focus of training tomorrow is continued district-wide safety planning, literacy refresher and targeted instruction, and student support systems. Having greater amounts of time than what would be possible after school to dive into intentional academic, social/emotional, and systems training allows for rich discussion and collaboration to strengthen practices. We are grateful that our families support this time to continue professional learning and growth. Thank you!

Warm regards,

Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

Picture Day

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Picture Day at Scott is scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd.

Order before Picture Day on

School ID for online ordering: EVTDWXVJF

Order forms will also be coming home for those interested in sending in the order with their child on Picture Day.

Retakes are scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd.

Fun Run Fundraiser

Scott School will be kicking off their biggest fundraiser of the year!

This year, our students will participate in the Scott School Fun Run on 10/06/2022. The Fun Run is our only school-wide fundraiser for the entire year. It is a fun event that promotes healthy habits for our students, while also raising needed funds for student enrichment, field trips, positive behavior supports for students, and much more. You can help us reach our goal of $20,000 by donating to our school’s fundraising page beginning September 19! All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support! Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

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

Go Gold Day

DeWitt Public Schools is planning to participate in Go Gold Day on Thurs., September 29th in honor of pediatric cancer. Students, staff, families, and community members are encouraged to show their support by wearing gold/yellow on this day. DeWitt has several students and members in our community who have or have had pediatric cancer journeys and some of their stories and national statistics will be shared on our district social media page. This is one way to recognize warriors who have experienced a pediatric cancer journey and bring awareness to research needed to fight this disease. Let's Go Gold!


Denim & Diamonds

Our PTA is excited to bring Denim and Diamonds back. This event is a fabulous night out and a great fundraiser for all of our elementary schools. Read this flyer for details about Denim and Diamonds and the silent auction. Please consider being a classroom coordinator to lead the charge in gathering items and donations from classroom parents and put together a basket that will be auctioned at this fun event.

2022 Classroom Basket Coordinator.pdf

KIDS Program Employment

The KIDS Program is hiring! Several shifts and age ranges available, please call 668-3464 for inquiries or click here to apply online.

DPS Continuity of Services Plan

To learn more specific details about DeWitt Public Schools, check out information in this informative link:

Subs Needed

We are always seeking teacher and support staff subs. If you're interested in substitute teaching, please contact Jennifer Lee at 517-668-3009 to find out more information. If you're interested in subbing in our lunchroom, playground, library, or as a paraprofessional, please call our office at 517-668-3400.

Catch a Ride on the Walking School Bus!

Unfortunately we don't have enough volunteers to start he Walking School Bus at Scott this year. Please consider volunteering so this can be possible. The Walking School Bus (WSB) is designed for students to walk to or from school with adult supervision. With the WSB, your child can enjoy many benefits of walking to school including increased physical activity, and reduced traffic at drop-off and pick-up. In order to offer this program, the WSB needs volunteers to lead our routes.

Click here to sign your child up for the Walking School Bus.

Click here to sign up to be a Walking School Bus volunteer.

Important Note: All volunteers for DeWitt Public Schools must complete the ICHAT Volunteer Form and get cleared before volunteering.

WSB Flyer PDF.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 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.

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:

  • 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

Attendance Line

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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.