Herbison Woods News

September 8, 2023

Principal:  Alicia Ormsbee

School Address:  Pride Dr, DeWitt, MI 48820

Office Phone Number:  517-668-3300

Attendance Phone Number:  517-668-3347

Website:  https://hw.dewittschools.net/ 

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Upcoming Events:

September 11 - 22:  Fall NWEA Testing

September 15:  No School for Students - Staff Professional Development Day

October 18:  1/2 Day  of School for Students - CLT Day

A Message from Mrs. Ormsbee

Greetings Herbison Woods Families!

We have had a fantastic start to the school year!  We started the first day of school with a whole school assembly, where we introduced all of our staff members to the students.  It was a great way to kick off the new school year!  Students have been busy learning classroom routines, procedures, and reviewing our school-wide expectations these first two weeks:

We will continue to review these with students throughout the school year.  

With the beginning of the school year comes our fall benchmark assessments.  Students have already taken the Acadience reading assessment this past week.  In the next two weeks, students will take the NWEA reading and math assessments.  These assessments allow us to monitor academic progress and determine how we can best support students academically.  We only ask that students try hard and do their best. On testing days, it's always helpful for students to be at school, come having had a good night's sleep, and having eaten breakfast. 

The beginning of the school year also brings the changing weather.  Please have your child come to school prepared for the cool mornings and warm afternoons.  Dressing in layers will help through the fall weather.

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to be a partner in your child's education.  We have had such a great start, and I am looking forward to continuing amazing school year!


Alicia Ormsbee


PTA News

Invitation from the DeWitt Elementary P.T.A. 

Our new PTA board has some awesome plans for this school year but we need your help! I would like to invite you to our first meeting this Tuesday September 12th at 7pm in the Media Center at Herbison Woods. Come meet other parents and staff, be a voice for your child, learn how to get involved, or sit back and enjoy the classic smell of books while you learn what we are all about. Your support matters. We can’t wait to see you! 

Your super excited PTA President,

Krista Howard 


Morning Drop Off

Reminders :

Breakfast and Lunch

Lunch Menus can be found here:  https://dewittschools.nutrislice.com/

Breakfast and lunch is free this year for students.  All students can have one complete breakfast and one complete lunch per day.  The guidelines to receive free breakfast and/or lunch require a students to take items that meet the guidelines for a complete meal.  

Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria at Herbison Woods.

Option to Purchase Ala Carte Items:  In addition to free complete meals, extra entrees and ala carte items such as milk will be available for purchase if your student brings a meal from home. Students will need money in their accounts to do this.  There is a charge of $1.95 fee per $100, and .50 fee for multiple students with no transaction amt. cap to families who choose to use the online payment system.  Also, you can pay by E-Check for $1 fee per transaction with a $750 transaction cap. Also, there are deposit boxes located in all school buildings. 

Federal & State Funding Help:  DeWitt Public School District is excited to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students starting this new school year thanks to the Michigan Healthy School Meals Program! Even though meals will be provided for free, it's important for families to continue sharing household income information in order for our schools to receive full access to federal and state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.  Paper applications are available upon request.  Please contact Sandy Leach at leachsand@dewittschools.net or Marcy Updike at updikemar@dewittschools.netOnline applications can be completed at:  https://dewitt.familyportal.cloud.

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Medication Information

In order for Herbison Woods Staff to administer medication to your child, you must:


If your child will be absent from school, please call the Herbison Woods attendance line at: 


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