• Monday Message

    This is Mr. Phillips, principal of Lutz K-8 School. 

    This week we continue our annual principal school-wide fundraiser.  Students were sent home with letters and information regarding our fundraiser for this year.  Our goal is to raise $12,000 once again to support the programs and activities for students, additional materials, and to help grow our new HOUSE system at Lutz K-8 School.  Students who donate at least $10 will participate in a popsicle party.  Students who donate at least $50 will have the opportunity to silly string all 3 administrators.  The top three donors will become administrators for the day!  Thank you in advance for your support of Lutz K-8 School.

    Tomorrow is fall picture day.  This is a non-uniform day for students but please be sure students are adhering to the Hillsborough County Schools dress code. 

    This Friday at 8:00 A.M. we will have a volunteer 101 meeting for parents. 

    Wednesday our middle school basketball teams compete against Maniscalco K-8 School at Buchanan Middle School at 6:00 P.M.  Come on out and support our Lutz Leopards. 

    This Thursday is conference night and our AVID induction night.

    This week is Start with Hello Week for students. 

    Every Friday is college day.  Students and staff are invited to wear college gear to school!

    The Junior Civitan Club has started a campaign to recognize the excellence of the Lutz K-8 faculty and staff. The Caught You Caring campaign is intended to acknowledge the extra efforts that are shown by our Leopard family on a regular basis. Parents, staff, faculty, and administrators are encouraged to fill out the Caught Your Caring slips and place them in the drop off box. There are three boxes located around campus: one is in the front office, one is by the faculty mailboxes, and one is in the Media Center. Please help Junior Civitan make someone's day by showing that you caught them caring.

    We want to remind parents that drop off begins at 7:10 A.M.  As you drop off students in the morning, please be sure to pull all the way up to help expedite our traffic process. Drop-off in the morning takes place at elementary pick-up point for all students. Once our buses have cleared, we open the front drop-off area for vehicles.  Vehicles entering the school from the southbound left turn lane should refrain from blocking northbound traffic on U.S. 41.  If you are parking in the front parking lot to drop off students, please be sure to escort them to the front of the school.  Students should not walk from the parking lot without an adult as this is a safety issue.  Thank you for your support with arrival and dismissal. 

    Please be reminded dismissal is at 2:10 P.M. and 1:10 P.M. on Mondays.  It would be best for middle school parents to arrive after 2:15 P.M. as this would help to expedite our dismissal.  If you are a middle school parent who arrives prior to 2:15 P.M., please follow the elementary pick-up point line and pull into the grass and staff will inform you when it is time to move to the middle school pick-up point location.  Please refrain from parking in the front staff parking lot as this slows down the traffic flow during dismissal and helps to ensure safety for all stakeholders and ensures the car line continues to move smoothly. We are asking all parents to adhere to right turns only when exiting onto U.S. Highway 41.  This will help to assist with traffic back-up into the school and will help to ensure a quicker dismissal process. 

    Registration is open for the 2023 Wiregrass Wobble, and our Lutz Leopards team has been created!  The correct race is held at the Tampa Premium Outlets again this year.  See the link below to register. Invite your friends and family to join us in our annual Lutz Leopards Thanksgiving tradition!  Let’s defend our title and continue dominating the school team category…EIGHT years and running now!

    Middle school parents thank you for your support regarding our cell phone and uniform policy for students.  Students should be following our uniform policy on campus and the use of cell phones is prohibited at all times unless students utilize a device with a teacher for learning purposes.  

    Don’t forget to join our PTSA for the 2023-2024 school year. Parents can go to to sign-up.  On the website you can access information on ordering spirit gear for this school year. 

    Once again this is Mr. Phillips, the principal at Lutz K-8 school and each day is a new day of learning for leopards!

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    ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL(S):  Andy Alwood, Tiffany Truman