Pizzo K-8 Summer Tips for Success

How to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

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Click on the PDF below to learn about this upcoming school year 2023-2024

Principal Summer Message

Greetings parents,

Summer slip, also known as summer learning loss or the summer slide, is a phenomenon that occurs when students lose academic skills and knowledge gained during the previous school year due to a lack of academic engagement over the summer months. Research shows that students can lose up to two months of reading and math skills during the summer break, which can have a negative impact on their academic progress and success in the following school year.

To prevent summer slip and help your child maintain their academic progress, we have put together this resource guide for your child. We have purchased IXL Math for all 3rd to 8th grade students. Below you will find where and how to sign on. Students can utilize IXL on a computer, tablet, or cell phone. 1st & 2nd grade students will use iReady Math for Summer Enrichment.

To maintain and enhance your child's reading progress, students should be on iReady Reading at least 1 hour a week at a minimum. Additionally, we have incorporated Achieve3000 (3rd-8th grade), MyOn challenges, Sunshine State Young Readers List, and the Rays Reading Challenge.

By engaging in these activities, your child can not only prevent summer slip but also develop important learning skills and habits that can benefit them in the long run. Additionally, staying engaged in academic activities during the summer can help your child transition back to school more smoothly and confidently. We are looking forward to the greatest academic learning year your child has ever had.

Educationally yours,

Ovett O. Wilson, Ed.S.

Principal, Pizzo K-8

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iReady, Achieve 3000, MyOn, & Penda Access & Login Link

Login: Username: Student#@hcps.net Password: Password associated with student account Gives access to: iReady Achieve3000 MyOn Penda

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Summer Science Resources

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Important Updates

Summer Learning Program (SLP)

Registration for the Summer Learning Program (SLP) is CLOSED.

For registered students, SLP school hours are below:

  • June 12, 2023- July 13, 2023 (Monday - Thursday)
  • Week of July 4 = Attend on Mon (7/3), Wed (7/5), Thur (7/6), & Fri (7/7)
  • Elementary Hours: 7:30a - 12:30p
  • Middle Hours: 9:00a - 1:30p

Free breakfast and lunch provided for ALL students during SLP

If your child is going home via daycare pickup, please ensure that arrangements have been made with the daycare provider.

Call (813) 987 - 6500 with any questions

  • Danielle Flanders - Elementary School Contact
  • Monteesia Allen - Middle School Contact
Elementary Drop off & Pick Up
Middle School Summer Drop off Pick up

Summer Reading Resources

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English Language Learners

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Community Resources

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Free Uniforms for 23-24 School Year (First Come, First Serve)

Weekend Food Program

Weekend food bags of non-perishables are available. Please ask your student's homeroom teacher or front office for assistance.

Hygiene Items Available

Hygiene Packs donated by Oasis are available. Please ask your student's homeroom teacher or front office for assistance.

Registration for 2023-2024 School Year

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year will be at the following days/times:

  • Monday-Thursday at 9:00am-11:30am
  • Spanish speaking registrations are on Mondays only (Lunes son disponibles para ayuda en espanol para registracion)

Please contact us directly to discuss further availability for registration times.