DeWitt Middle School
560 Warren Rd
Ithaca NY 14850


Principal: Mac Knight

mac.knight@icsd.k12.ny.us


Phone: 607-257-3222
Fax: 607-266-3502
Attendance: 607-257-6571
Nurse: 607-266-3510
Transportation: 607-274-2128

Chromebook Help Desk:

607-882-9555


DeWitt Middle School Hours:

8:55 am – 3:21 pm

(Doors open at 8:00 am)


News and Events

Join the PTA!

Studies have shown that parent involvement is critical to student success in middle school and high school. See the Forms page to download the membership form.


DeWitt PTA is Now on Facebook!

The DeWitt PTA is a moderated and closed group. Follow this link to request to join the group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/126299168133810/


Stay Informed, Join The DeWitt PTA Listserv!

To join, click on the link, dewittpta-subscribe@yahoogroups.com, and type "Please add me to the PTA listserv." in the subject line, mention your child's name and grade in the body, and the administrator will add your email address to our list.

The DeWitt Observer

October 2017

Take a look through the doors at DeWitt Middle School with The DeWitt Observer, The school's new monthly newsletter.


Important Updated Information For the 7/8 Choir Trip
7/8 Choir members/students and families:

Please see this updated info about the possible NYC Broadway trip. The cost will increase due to filling the extra hours; please read carefully, and send back to school with your choir student OR email Ms. Kivisild, thank you!"


5th Grade Open House
Tuesday, April 17
6:00 pm

6th grade teachers will meet 5th graders and there families at the main entrance and lead them through the 6th grade wing, when they will view examples of our 6th graders' work. They will join the Ice Cream Social at 7:00 pm


Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, April 17
7:00 pm 
DeWitt Cafeteria
FREE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Ice Cream served throughout the evening, performances by the Jazz Band, 6th Grade Choir and DeWitt’s String Quartet. Visit the Tech North & South rooms for on going mini industrial process ending with your product: a key chain tag.


National Junior Honor Society Applications Available
April 18


National Junior Honor Society Applications Due
May 4
Late applications will not be accepted.


NYS Math Tests
May 7 & 8


Spring Band Concert 
Tuesday, May 14
7:00 pm
Kulp Auditorium

Students should check with Mr. Treat for arrival times. Dress code can be found on the Music page.


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day
Wednesday, May 15


Memorial Day
Monday, May 28
No School


Spring Choral Concert
Thursday May 31
7:00 pm
Kulp Auditorium

Students should check with Mr. Woodridge and Ms. Kivilsld for arrival times. Dress code can be found on the Music page.


New School Lunch Prices

All school lunches in the district will increase by 5 cents. Despite these changes, breakfast prices in the ICSD will remain at the same rate as last year and the price of reduced meals will remain at 25 cents. The new meal prices are below.

  • Elementary school: $1.50 breakfast, $2.60 lunch
  • Middle school: $1.75 breakfast, $2.85 lunch
  • High school: $2.00 breakfast, $3.10 lunch
  • All Schools: $.75 Milk

View the ICSD press release for more information concerning the price increase. If you need assistance, you can down load a Free and Reduced Lunch Application at www.ithacacityschools.org/tfiles/folder228/2017-18%20FRL%20App.pdf


New State Immunization Requirements for 6th & 7th Graders
Students without these vaccines will be excluded from school per NYS law.
All 6th graders must have a Tdap vaccine and 2 Varicella vaccines to start 6th grade per NYS
All 7th graders must have a Menactra or equal vaccine and 2 Varicella vaccines per NYS

Click here to view a complete list of immunization requirements for for all students.

If you have any questions please contact the DeWitt Middle School Nurse.


Don't Forget to Fill Out Your Child's ICSD Forms!

The 2017 Chromebook Permission Form, Media Release Form and Free and Reduced Lunch Forms can all be found on the Forms page. Please complete the forms and return them to DeWitt Middle School.