The CityLab Connect

Week of January 23rd, 2023

A Message from the Principal and Counselor

Parent Involvement

What is Parent Involvement? Parent involvement refers to the collaboration between the parents and the school to improve children's education experience and academic performance. Countless studies have found that involvement of parents in education is important to a child's success in school.

We want to share so exciting information coming!

CityLab's Annual Parent University- Focus on Social Emotional Learning will take place 3 times. Please choos one of the dates to attend:

February 7- 5:00

February 16- 5:00

March 4- 9:00 AM

The Parent University will give you the chance to learn and prticipate in your child's education through a social emotional lense. We will be covering:

Taking care of your and your student's health, partnering to understand the high school experience and answering all you questions about the path forwar dto graduation.

We look forward to seeing you. Please sign up with the upcoming flyer.

Also next week is parent conference. Please join us on Thursday, Janaury 26th 5:00-8:00 at the school. It is a come and go during that time.

It is an honor and privilege to work with your students!!

Lynn Smith, Principal

Monica Crawford, Counselor

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

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Schedule for week of 1/23

Monday, Jan. 23th- A Day

Tuesday, Jan. 24th-B Day

Wednesday, Jan. 25th-C Day

Thursday, Jan. 26th Day-A Day, A Day Clubs

Friday, Jan. 27th-B Day, B Day Clubs

Important Dates

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

5/20-Graduation 3:00 PM

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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