The CityLab Connect

Week of May 8th, 2023

A Message from our Principal

May 5, 2023

Dear Families, Staff and Community,

With mixed emotions and full of anticipation, I am announcing my retirement from CityLab. My last official day as principal will be the end of the school year. I will miss the relationships I have made with students, families, staff and community members. I am so proud of the accomplishments of this school and the impact we have all made on our beautiful city and students. The time has come for me to spend time with my now 13 grandchildren and be their “Bella “ full time. I look forward to this time in my life and know the district and next principal of CityLab will continue the good work this community of learners and dreamers have started.

Fondest Regards,

Principal Smith

The process for finding a new principal will begin immediately. Your input is greatly needed and appreciated. Please join the zoom on Tuesday the 9th at 5:00 to give your input and help create the new principal profile:

Topic: CityLab Community Principal Profile Meeting

Time: May 9, 2023 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting here

Meeting ID: 842 7460 7369

Passcode: 185906

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

Schedule for week of 5/8

Monday, May 8th- A Day

Tuesday, May 9th-B Day

Wednesday, May 10th-C Day

Thursday, May 11h-A Day, A Day Clubs

Friday, May 12th-B Day, B Day Clubs

Important Dates

5/11-Senior Checkout, Commit Day 9:30- 10:30

5/15-Senior Brunch & Graduation Rehearsal

5/16-Senior Field Trip to Main Event

5/17-Senior Capstone Field Trip to Klyde Warren

5/18-Senior Field Trip to Escapology

5/19-Regalia Pickup & Seniors’ Last Day at CityLab!

5/20-Graduation 3:00PM

From the CityLab Library

  • All district technology will be collected after testing.
  • Library books are due May 19th.
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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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CityLab Bus Transportation Information

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