• Monday Message

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

    The choice application window for the 2024-2025 school year closes Friday December 15th.  All fifth-grade students who are interested in having their child attend Lutz K-8 for middle school must apply for choice.  If your child is already on choice, there is no need to reapply for choice during this window.  To apply, go to  Next, click departments, then choice.  Once there, click apply.  When applying, only list Lutz K-8 as a choice.  Do not list multiple school sites.  If it lists that we are a hardship school for the 2024-2025 school year, please still apply as the application will show with the choice office.  If at any point you have any questions, please feel free to contact the front office at 813-949-1452.  Thank you so much and we are looking forward to next school year with your upcoming middle schooler. 

    This week we continue our NJHS and NEHS supply drive. 

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

    This week is the annual PTSA holiday shop through Thursday, December 7th

    This Wednesday our middle school track team will compete in the district track competition at Wharton High School at 6:00 P.M.  Come on out and support our Lutz Leopards. 

    Thursday we will have our winter holiday concert at 6:00 P.M. on the covered court. 

    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. 

    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.  Please be reminded that sweatpants are not part of our school uniform.    

    Don’t forget to join our PTSA for the 2023-2024 school year. Parents can go to to sign-up.  Students who are members earn a point for their den.  On the website you can also 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