Herbison Woods News

December 1, 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:

December 4: Infinite Campus open for 1st Trimester Grades

December 22-January 5:   No School-Winter Break

A Message from Mrs. Ormsbee

Greetings Herbison Woods Families!

It's hard to believe it is December already, and winter break is right around the corner!  Please have your child remember to bring the appropriate winter gear as the weather gets colder.

This coming Monday, December 4 at 8:00am, your child's first trimester grades will be accessible in Infinite Campus.  Please take time to review them with your child and discuss their progress and successes.  Our second trimester is underway, and soon we will be on to our next benchmark of the year.  We are excited to see their progress!


Alicia Ormsbee


Tie Dying with the Dean

Students participating in a tie dye project
Students participating in a tie dye project
Students participating in a tie dye project

Students who raised $150 or more for our Color Run Fundraiser, earned a special activity with the Dean.  Mrs. Nowak tie dyed shirts with students this past week in our Makerspace!

Paper Product and Personal Care Drive at HWE

Students packing a truck with donations
Students packing a truck with donations

Our students at Herbison Woods collected many donations in our Paper Product and Personal Care Drive.  Students in Ms. Murray's class helped load donations into the truck for the DeWitt Community Christmas Project.

Herbie Buck Store Donations

Students love to spend the Herbie Bucks they earn for being respectful, responsible and safe at the Herbie Buck Store each month. We are always accepting donations such as small candies, school supplies, small toys, etc. In addition, we have also put together an Amazon Wish List of items that we feel our students may enjoy. We appreciate your generosity and are grateful for your support!  

Music Notes from Mrs. Broughton

Music Share Day is coming up!! Music Share Day will take place December 18-21 during your child’s scheduled music class. Students are encouraged, but not required, to perform or share something musical. Please limit the performance to 2 minutes. Whatever is shared must be appropriate for school (lyrics/content).

The schedule for Music Share Day is listed below.

Students may bring their instruments or special objects to school the day of their share day and are allowed to store them in the music room if they don’t want to put it into their locker.

*YouTube videos must be emailed to me at least the day before Music Share Day. I will not play random YouTube videos that I have not previously approved. 

Thank you,

Mrs. Broughton

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Spirit Days coming to HWE

Herbison Woods will have spirit days the week prior to winter break.  Everyone is encouraged to participate!

Recess and Lunch 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

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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