Herbison Woods News

September 22, 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 25-29:  Homecoming Spirit Week

October 4:  Fall Count Day

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

A Message from Mrs. Ormsbee

Greetings Herbison Woods Families!

We are winding down on our fall benchmark testing.  We will be wrapping up with our NWEA make up tests this coming week.  Students were sent home with letters today containing their Acadience data, and information on the interventions that will be provided this fall.  These are not graded assessments.  Information from these benchmarks help us to guide our instruction and interventions that we provide for students.   Along with fall Acadience data, students will be bringing home their MSTEP parent reports from the end of last school year.  Please be looking for this information in your child's folder. 

We continue to practice our school-wide expectations as the year progresses:

We review expectations in each area of the building.  Students have the opportunity to earn Herbie Bucks individually and Panther Paws as a class.  They will be utilizing these towards several different incentives offered throughout the school year.

Please feel free to reach out to myself or your child's classroom teacher if you have any questions or concerns.  We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child this year.


Alicia Ormsbee


PTA News

We invite every family in DeWitt Elementary Schools to join and participate because we can do more together than we can do apart. You matter!

There's no wrong way to PTA - just as long as you're doing it for your child. You can give money by joining and donating. You can volunteer time and effort. Or you can help grow our strength and presence at the local, state, or national level as an advocate for improving your child's education. 

Donate or Join Us Today  https://dewittelempta.memberhub.com/store

Upcoming Events:

10/4-Meeting: 7pm at Herbison Woods Media Center 

10/13-Monster Mash

11/7-Meeting: 7pm at Herbison Woods

11/11-Denim and Diamonds 

Want more information? 

Contact Us: Info@ptadewitt.org  

Music Notes from Ms. Broughton

At HWE, students learn recorder as a part of their general music class.  We will start recorders in October and ask for your support in making this happen! Recorders can be purchased with a donation of $5, either with cash, check made payable to Herbison Woods School, or online through the following link:  https://dewittschools.revtrak.net/herbison-woods-elementary/#/list. 4th grade families...look for a flyer coming home with more details. 5th grade families...your child hopefully already has one from last year.  All students who need a recorder will receive one. 

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7 at Herbison Woods.

Recess, Lunch and Paraprofessional Positions

If you are interested in supervising recess, lunch or being a paraprofessional, we would love to have you join our team at Herbison Woods!

Please contact us at 517-668-3300.     http://jobs.dewittschools.net

DHS Football Games

Please follow these guidelines to help make high school football games safe and enjoyable for all who attend.

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Homecoming Spirit Week at Herbison Woods

Spirit Days are scheduled for September 25-29.  See the schedule if your child is interested in participating.  The Homecoming football game is scheduled for Friday, September 29.

Updates from Mr. Rogers

What a great start to the year! The first couple of weeks have been busy with classroom lessons, meeting with students, and helping to open lots of lockers. As a reminder, I am available for any student who may need support. It is awesome to be part of the HWE community! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at: mattrogers@dewittschools.net

Carloop Reminders

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: 


Learn About Herbison Woods

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