The Scott Spotlight
September 30, 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
Oct. 6: Scott School Fun Run
Oct. 7: DPS Homecoming
Dear Scott School Families,
Time sure flies when you're having fun, and that's what's been happening at Scott School every day. Students are learning, growing, and smiling from the arrival bell to the dismissal bell, and it's a joy to settle into a school routine that's familiar and rewarding. This week our school and district celebrated Go Gold Day to bring awareness to pediatric cancer and celebrate our school and community warriors who have had a personal experience themselves or with a loved one. It's was exhilarating to see the outpouring of support from students and staff for our hometown heroes. Next week brings two additional celebrations with our annual Fun Run fundraiser on Thursday and Homecoming on Friday. Read below for Fun Run details and information on Spirit Days. Thank you for all the donations to help support enrichment activities for our students.
NWEA testing has wrapped up, and student reports will be sent home within a few weeks. Communication will be sent via Infinite Campus to let families know when to look for them in their child's Friday Folder and/or bag. I am proud of students for their perseverance throughout our fall benchmark testing period. Consider giving your child a hug and special affirmation for giving their best to show us what they know and how we can continue to help them. Thanks again for partnering with our school. You're the key to our success!
Scott School Principal
Each week every classroom at Scott School has a Panther Pride drawing from all Panther Pride slips earned by students for demonstrating respectful, responsible, safe, and bucketfilling behavior. Lucky drawing winners are invited to a Panther Pride recess at the end of each month with Mrs. Reha and Mrs. Schwarz.
Keira is in Mrs. Anderson's 2nd grade class. She was invited to the September Panther Pride Recess.
Carter is in Mrs. Greenfield's 3rd grade class. He was invited to the September Panther Pride Recess.
Halloween, Celebrations, & Parties
Fall Count Day
Wednesday, October 5th is Fall Count Day. Thank you for your efforts in having your child be on time to school this day and attend for the full day. Count Days determine our per pupil funding which supports programming for students. Thanks again for your help with this!
School Safety Update
School safety is of the upmost importance and we implement a number of safety measures at school. Here are some safety updates for you to review.
Staff have and will continue to attend school safety training provided by our local law enforcement. Staff are trained in the Run, Hide, Fight program which is supported by the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. On October 21st, there is no school so that staff can continue to participate in training scenarios, drills and protocols with local law enforcement.
We teach and practice a variety of safety drills throughout the school year. Students practice fire, lockdown and tornado drills. All drills are conducted in an age appropriate fashion using age appropriate language.
School doors are locked during the school day, and our front office is a secure entrance. When visiting, press the intercom button in the main entrance foyer and a school staff member will help you. All visitors must wear a visitor's badge, and all volunteers must complete a background check through the online ICHAT Form. Also IDs are checked when an adult is picking up a student from school.
We care about school safety! Thank you for your support in following our school safety guidelines and building procedures to contribute in our efforts.
Homecoming Spirit Week
Homecoming is Friday, October 7th, and Scott School students and staff enjoy participating in Spirit Week. Check out this flyer for the special spirit days scheduled for this year's Homecoming Week with the theme "DeWitt's Got Game".
Picture Retake Day
Have no worries if your child missed Picture Day or their picture isn't one you'd love to frame and hang on the wall. Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd.
Fun Run Fundraiser
Fun Run Flyer
Top Prize Winner Video
School Goal & Prize Chart
We are in need of the following clothing items and will gladly accept gently used items in good condition. Thank you if you're able to donate to our clothing closet.
Girls leggings sizes 6-8 and 10-12
Boys sweatpants sizes 10-12 and a few 6-8
Girl and boys plain t-shirts (no logos) sizes 6-8 and 10-12
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
Scott School in coordination with all of DeWitt Public Schools participated in Go Gold Day to bring awareness to pediatric cancer, including the limited funding available for research. This was a great way to honor students and community members who have had or are currently having pediatric cancer journeys. Some of our own Scott School students who have experienced a pediatric cancer journey even wore capes because we all know that heroes wear capes. Go Gold!
Mrs. Greenhoe's third grade class is one of our 18 classes who showed their "gold" support.
Scott School staff joined together for Go Gold Day.
Denim & Diamonds
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.