The CityLab Connect

Week of May 1st and May 8th, 2023

A Message from our Principal

Hi there,

We are right in the middle of STAAR testing. thank you for having your students here on time and ready to go. we have two more tests left for STAAAR:

Biology- 9th grade Monday the 1st

Algebra - 9th grade Friday the 5th.

In addition AP testing begins next week:

Monday- AP Government, AP Research

Tuesday -AP Environmental, Afternoon- AP Psychology

Wednesday - AP Lit

Thursday- AP Human Geography, Afternoon- AP Economics

Friday- AP US History

The next week- May - 12

Monday- AP Calculus

Tuesday- AP Language

Thursday - AP World

Student's who have an AP exam should plan to be at school at 7:30. This is set by the College Board program which runs the AP exams. You will need to bring your student to school on their AP exam day. If they ride the bus- they will miss the exam. The building is open at 7:00 and breakfast will be served.

We look forward to a great season of testing!

Please call with any questions.

Principal Smith

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

Schedule for week of 5/1

Monday, May 1st- A Day

Tuesday, May 2nd-B Day

Wednesday, May 3rd-C Day

Thursday, May 4h-A Day, A Day Clubs

Friday, May 5th-B Day, B Day Clubs

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

5/5-Algebrar I STAAR

5/11-Senior Checkout

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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