The CityLab Connect

Week of November 7th, 2022

A Message from Our Assistant Principal, Mr. Alexander Price


First, I want to thank you for your trust in choosing CityLab for your child’s education. I have been an educator for thirty years beginning my career teaching middle/high school Vocational Agriculture and Sciences. For the past twenty years, I have been in administration and since CityLab’s opening in 2017, I have been an assistant principal at this campus, and it has been an honor and a privilege to be of service to this community helping to create life-long learners instilled with the values of our six Cs (Creativity, Collaboration, Commitment, Compassion, Community, and Citizenship). With that said, there are few items that I wish to be sure to let the community know that are upcoming and ongoing

November 10, 2022: ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered to juniors who wish to take the assessment. The ASVAB is not just for students who are interested in joining the military. It is also very helpful in assessing possible future career choices. If you wish for your student to opt out, please contact me at

December 5th – 16th: STAAR End-of-Course retesting window will open with English I (December 6th) and English II (December 8th) testing the first week.


Please make sure your student is attending school every day. Students are required to be in attendance no less than 90% of the school year to receive credit for courses (with excused absences) and not be considered truant. Because CityLab is on a block schedule, if the student is absent more than five (5) times in any course, the student is in violation of attendance and will need to make up the hours through Attendance for Credit (AFC). If your student is in violation, you will receive a notification from the district and a phone call from the campus. CityLab offers AFC every Tuesday/Thursday, from 4:30 PM to 6:30PM. AFC is also offered on Saturdays (November 5th, 12th; December 3rd, 10th,17th) 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

“If you haven’t confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” -Marcus Garvey

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Schedule for week of 11/7

Monday, Nov. 7-A Day

Tuesday, Nov. 8-No School

Wednesday, Nov. 9-B Day

Thursday, Nov. 10-A Day-A Day Clubs

Friday, Nov. 11-B Day-B Day Clubs

Important Dates

11/8-No School

11/10-11/18-Hoco Spirit

11/17-11/18-CityLab Summit

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PTO Poinsettias and Wreaths Fundraiser

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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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