The CityLab Connect

Week of December 5th, 2022

A Message From Our Principal, Lynn Smith

Greetings and welcome to the Holiday (testing) season. It is that time of year when we give ACP- assessment of course Performances and EOC retakes- end of course exams. Both are important to our school's accountability and your student's progress. Please make note of testing days and make sure your student is here on time with their laptop and charger.

STAAR EOC Retesting

December 6th English1

December 7th

US History

December 8th English II

December 13th Algebra I

December 14th Biology

ACP Testing

Full Day (9:05 AM - 4:30 PM)

December 15th: Period 1/Period 2 (Full Day)

December 16th: Period 3/Period 4

December 19th: Period 5/Period 6

December 20th: Period 7/Period 8

December 21st: Make-up

Please make note that December 16-21 are early release days at 2:15. Buses will run early on those days.

Thanks for all that you do. Thanks also to the PTO for the great holiday event! Almost done for the 1st semester! It is always a privilege to serve your students and our families!!

Blessings to All,

Principal Smith

CityLab Summit Highlights

Schedule for week of 12/5

Monday, Dec. 5-A Day

Tuesday, Dec. 6-B Day

Wednesday, Dec. 7-C Day

Thursday, Dec. 8-A Day-A Day Clubs

Friday, Dec. 9-B Day-B Day Clubs

Important Dates

12/16, 12/19, 12/20, 12/21-Early Release 2:15 PM

12/22-1/9-Winter Break

1/16-No School in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/26-Parent Conferences 4:30 PM-8:00 PM

2/20-No School in honor of President's Day

3/13-3/17-Spring Break

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

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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