The Pizitz Post
for Parents, Students & Families - August 8, 2022
Welcome to PIzitz!
Each week, we plan to share important news about life at Pizitz via the Pizitz Post. Students, parents, families, and staff receive our Monday morning updates. Information in the Post ranges from schedule changes and announcements to extracurricular opportunities and sign-ups for students. We encourage you to stay connected by checking out the updated information each week. In addition, our website is a great resource for news and calendar updates.
This week, we look forward to welcoming all of our students to Pizitz after what we hope has been a wonderful summer. School begins on Wednesday, August 10. As a reminder, school begins at 8:00 and ends at 3:00 each day.
It's going to be another great year at Pizitz!
When making your online payments to My School Bucks, make sure that you click the School Store button. This is where the yearbook and P.E. items can be purchased. If you have already paid, you can always go back and purchase these items.
Pirate Preview Day
We are looking forward to hosting all of our students for Pirate Preview Day on Tuesday, August 9. This is the day before school begins, and where students and parents can pick up a copy of their schedule, get their locker assignment and carpool tag, and pick up pre-ordered school supply packs. Parents and students can walk the schedule and meet their teachers.
Please honor your assigned time below by last name and grade-level:
8:00-9:00 6th grade A-H
9:15-10:15 6th grade J-O
10:30-11:30 6th grade P-Z
1:00-1:45- 7th/8th J-O
2:00-2:45-7th 8th A-H
You're Invited to Parent Orientation
We will host parent orientation on Monday, August 15. During your visit, you will hear about grade-level and classrooom expectations for the homeroom teacher. In addition, you will visit your child's elective class, and hear form PE and counselors too.
Please plan on joining us during the following times on Monday, August 15:
4:30-5:30 6th grade
6:00-7:00 7th grade
7:30-8:30 8th grade
Mental Health Opt-In Form
Many parents have been asking about the new mental health/counselor opt-in form for students under the age of 14. It is understandable to have questions about the form. Nothing has changed about the programming we provide for all of our students through our counseling program. Our counselors at Pizitz have provided large group, small group, and individual or crisis intervention counseling services to our students for many years, and they plan to continue those services this year.
The only thing that has changed is the legislation surrounding their services. By law, we are required to have parents opt their child in to counseling services. This means that in order for your child to participate in any of the services our counselors provide, we have to have parent permission. Our counselors plan to share more about their services in our PTO meeting and at parent orientation.
We want to help educate parents who have questions. Please reach out to our counselors or administrators if you have questions or concerns. We are here to help. For another copy of the opt-in form, check out the link here. As in the past, it is important to note that we will continue to provide parents with information about any services we would recommend for a student at Pizitz.
A Note from the Nurse
Nurse Nancy will be available on Pirate Preview Day to accept all medications for the upcoming school year. If you are dropping off an over-the-counter medication, it must be in a brand new, unopened bottle. Forms will be available for you to fill out and sign, or you can find them on our website. If you are dropping off a prescription medication, it must be in the original prescription bottle or box accompanied by a form signed by your physician.
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to Nurse Nancy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game Day Gear!
On Pirate Preview Day, you will have the opportunity to purchase a game-day pack from our competition cheer squad. We are excited to host our first games on the Pizitz campus this year. During pep-rallies, we hope students will participate in the theme, and join us on campus that night for the game. Your $40 game-day pack will include two pep-rally t-shirts (Peace out the Park and Blizzard the Brook) and two Pizitz shakers. Check out our game-day gear here.
There is still time to shop at The Pizitz Spirit Shop. It is open through August 13. Check out the website here.
Plan on joining us for our first PTO meeting of the year on Monday, August 15 at noon. In addition to a principal update, a teacher-feature is highlighted each month. This month, we will hear from our counselors as they share about all the services they provide our students.
Vestavia Hills, Alabama, 35216