The Scott Spotlight
September 15, 2022
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.
Sept. 12-30: NWEA Testing Window
Sept. 16: No School - Teacher PD
Sept. 22: Picture Day
Sept. 29: Go Gold Day
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!
Scott School Principal
Picture Day at Scott is scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd.
Fun Run Fundraiser
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.
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.
KIDS Program Employment
DPS Continuity of Services Plan
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!
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.