The CityLab Connect

Week of December 19th, 2022

A Message From Our Lead Teacher, Dustin Good

We've almost made it!

Next week marks the end of the first semester. I know that we are all looking forward to a restful break. Since August, our students have been busy creating projects centered around Architecture, Urban Planning, Environmental Sustainability, as well as their core curricular classes. To celebrate their work, our campus will be hosting a Student Project Showcase next Wednesday, December 21, from 10:30 pm to 12:30 pm. We encourage any CityLab parent, family member, or community partner to attend. During the Showcase all CityLab students will have an opportunity to present a project. The Showcase has become a semi-annual tradition at CityLab and has been a fantastic way for students to share their accomplishments. See the flyer below for more details and a registration link. We look forward to seeing you there!


Dustin Good

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Please have your student bring their district issued laptop and charger everyday!

Schedule for week of 12/19

Monday, Dec. 19-5th & 6th ACPs, early release 2:15 PM

Tuesday, Dec.20-7th & 8th ACPs, early release 2:15 PM

Wednesday, Dec. 21-Student Showcase 10:30-12:30, Holiday event 1:30-2:15, early release 2:15 PM

Thursday, Dec. 22-No School

Friday, Dec. 23-No School

Monday, Jan. 9-Students return to school

Important Dates

12/16, 12/19, 12/20, 12/21-Early Release 2:15 PM

12/21-Santa's Workshop Day

12/21-Project Based Learning Student Showcase 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

12/22-1/9-Winter Break

1/16-No School in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/26-Parent Conferences 4:30 PM-8:00 PM

2/20-No School in honor of President's Day

3/13-3/17-Spring Break

Attendance for Credit

Attendance for Credit will be offered until 4:30 PM Monday-Wednesday this week, but no transportation will be provided.
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Campus Drop Off and Pick Up

School day is from 9:10 AM to 4:30 PM.

All students will enter and exit through the front door located on S. Ervay St.

All students will go through a security check prior to entering the building.

  • Bus drop off/pick up will be at the front of CityLab High School on S. Ervay St.
  • Bus drop off and pick up times vary for each route. Please refer to either the CityLab website or the Dallas ISD website for specific route times.
  • Parent/Guardian student drop off/pick up will be on the side of CityLab High School on Corsicana. Please follow CityLab monitor instructions during drop off/pick up.
  • Please do not to park for pick up opposite the buses on Ervay or on Corsicana west of Ervay.

  • Student dropped off begins at 8:15 AM on Corsicana.
  • Parent/Guardian student pick up will be on Corsicana with parents/guardians lining up starting at 4:25 PM. For quick and efficient pick up, we ask that parent do not park in the spaces on Corsicana.
  • Students will not be realeased for early pick up after 4 PM.


Our Senior Class of 2023 Sponsor!

Mrs. Lauren Dowdy

My name is Lauren Dowdy. I'm in my fourth year of teaching English at CityLab, and my 13th year teaching in DISD. I am so excited to be working as the senior advisor this year. I look forward to working with the seniors and their families as they prepare for graduation and postsecondary success! More information to come soon. Please contact me via email at
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