The Scott Spotlight

September 30, 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

Oct. 6: Scott School Fun Run

Oct. 7: DPS Homecoming

Reha's Report

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!


Linda Reha

Scott School Principal

Student Spotlights

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.

Pic of Keira

Keira is in Mrs. Anderson's 2nd grade class. She was invited to the September Panther Pride Recess.

Pic of Carter

Carter is in Mrs. Greenfield's 3rd grade class. He was invited to the September Panther Pride Recess.

Halloween, Celebrations, & Parties

To promote a safe and secure indoor school environment, create an inclusive atmosphere for all students, and to reduce distractions for the duration of the school day, the following school celebration guidelines will be followed:

  • Classroom celebrations will be kept to one hour.

  • Healthy snacks and alternatives to food to support allergies and our wellness policy are encouraged. Some classrooms may have a “no food” policy due to allergies.

  • Only volunteers and party classroom coordinators may be allowed in the classroom to help support classroom celebration activities per individual teacher request/classroom needs.

  • Volunteers and party classroom coordinators may not bring any additional guests including siblings (of any age), relatives, etc.

  • Volunteers and classroom coordinators must complete the I-Chat Form and be cleared if they at any time are going to work with students independent of where the classroom teacher is.

  • Halloween/Fall Celebration Specific:

    • Scott families may attend an outdoor Halloween parade of students around the building. More information about the parade time and location will be shared with families.

    • Costume Guidelines:

      • Simple costumes will be allowed at school.

      • Scott School students are allowed to wear simple costumes to school. Be mindful of student’s ability to participate in classroom learning and also PE and recess activities.

      • Costumes should be tasteful, modest and appropriate for a school environment.

      • Costumes shall have no representation of violence, horror characters or be scary; no blood or weapons.

      • Wearing costumes is an opportunity but not an obligation. Families may choose whether or not their child participates.

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

Picture Day Image

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

This year, our students will participate in the Scott School Fun Run on October 6th. 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 today! All donations are tax deductible. Information has been sent home to families in Friday Folders, and this flyer has a link for donating along with information you can use to share on social media. There are several tiers of prizes for students to earn for their fundraising efforts. Thank you for your support!

Family members and friends can also go to and use the School Identifier: 5d31eb8caf027 to donate.

2023 Fun Run Social Media Flyer.pdf

Fun Run Flyer


Top Prize Winner Video

Pic of Fun Run Prizes Poster

School Goal & Prize Chart

Pic of Class Leaderboard Bulletin Board

Class Leaderboard

Donations Welcomed

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.

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

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!

Pic of Mrs. Greenhoe's Students Dressed in Gold

Mrs. Greenhoe's third grade class is one of our 18 classes who showed their "gold" support.

Pic of Scott School Staff Dressed in Gold

Scott School staff joined together for Go Gold Day.

Denim & Diamonds

Save the date & come join us for a fabulous night of fun!

On Saturday November 5th, the DeWitt Elementary PTA is excited to bring back its annual Denim and Diamonds Silent Auction at the Banquet and Conference Center of DeWitt. Our guests will enjoy games of chance, hors d’ oeuvres and music! Enjoy bidding on the donations through a silent auction, as well as a spirited LIVE auction. Auction items include themed baskets made by the elementary classroom parents, teacher experiences, coach experiences, sports memorabilia and so much more. Denim and Diamonds is a great way to support the PTA and the DeWitt Public Schools!

To purchase your tickets now, click here. Tickets are $10 pre-sale or you can purchase them at the door for $15 the night of. Tickets are also on sale now for our popular Pick of the Auction and for our Heads or Tails Game.

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

Attendance Matters Picture

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.