The CityLab Connect

Week of September 19th, 2022

Message from the Principal

Hello there,

A few parents have asked about our Crisis plan. We do take your student's safety with the utmost concern.

Any threat that involves the school or students is escalated to admin. This could be through social media, teacher, community, parent or student report. Admin takes appropriate action swiftly and also then notifies the Dallas ISD Police Department. Through an investigation, they quickly deem if the threat is credible or not. Admin then responds appropriately. Should the threat be deemed credible or if a disruption occurs to the school day, parents are notified.

As far as reporting. We have the motto- See Something, Hear something, Say something. This has been communicated to our staff, teachers, students, and community. We also watch social media carefully.

The information is also available on the Dallas ISD website:

September 21st Dallas ISD College Fair Night- 5:00-7:00 Bus and Dinner Provided- have students see the counselor for more info. This is an off campus event with the district. representatives from

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.

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

We look forward to a great 6th 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.


Principal Smith


Schedule for week of 9/12

Monday, Sept. 19-A Day

Tuesday, Sept. 20-B Day

Wednesday, Sept. 21-C Day

Thursday, Sept. 22-A Day-A Day Clubs

Friday, Sept .23-B Day-B Day Clubs

Important Dates

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

9/21-Dallas ISD College Fair 5:00-7:00 PM

10/4-PTO Meeting 6:00-6:15 PM

10/4-FAFSA/TASFA Scholarship Money Meeting 6:15 PM

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

11/17-11/18-CityLab 2022 Summit

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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.


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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