The CityLab Connect

Week of September 12th, 2022

Message from the Principal

Hello there,

It has been a great 4 weeks of school. All students will receive their progress reports next week. Please connect with your student's teacher should you have questions.

Next week is Education Go Get It Week! We will be having a series of special events to spotlight college and career. We want all our students to be college and career ready!

A couple of dates I want you to know:

September 13th 6:00-6:45 - Senior Parent Meeting at CityLab. Seniors and Parents please plan to attend this event to plan for your student's senior year

September 21st Dallas ISD College Fair Night- 5:00-7:00 Bus and Dinner Provided- have students see the counselor for more info

October 4th PTO- 6:00-6:15

FAFSA/TASFA Scholarship Money meeting for senior parents 6:15

Finally- Thank you for reminding your student to wear their name badge as a safety precaution. All students now have one and will be required to wear their badge when entering the building. Next week they will get a temporary badge should they not have the one that the school provided. These badges are free for the 1st time and $1.00 for each time after that. A new badge costs $5.00 to cover the materials. Any and all help would be appreciated.

Please check the links below and our link tree for specific information.

We look forward to a great third week of school!

Please contact your student's AP for specific questions

Ms. Williams is the 11th and 12th grade AP. (

Mr. Price is the 9th and 10th grade AP. (

Our protocol for concerns is to start with the teacher, then the AP and finally, the principal if necessary.

As always- thank you for the support of the school! This community of parents, teachers, and students is awesome to work for, and I feel blessed every day to have this opportunity. Our door is always open for questions, concerns, or comments.

Have safe and joyful Holiday!!!


Principal Smith


Schedule for week of 9/12

Monday, Sept. 12-A Day

Tuesday, Sept. 13-B Day

Wednesday, Sept. 14-C Day

Thursday, Sept. 15-A Day-A Day Clubs -Parking Day!

Friday, Sept .16-B Day-B Day Clubs

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Important Information

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.

Important Dates

9/12-9/16-Education Go Get It Week-see image above for dress opportunities

9/15-Parking Day

9/19-5th Anniversary Exhibition at Dallas City Hall 9:30-11:30 AM

10/7-No School

10/13-End of first 9 weeks

10/14-No School

10/17-Second 9 weeks begins

10/27-Parent Conferences


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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