Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


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All senior spirit wear orders by Wed. Aug 31st to Ms. Reaguer (rm 405)!  Extras are not ordered so be sure to place your order if you want a senior shirt. 

Instructional Fee Reminder

This is a reminder to parents and guardians to pay their students’ 2016-17 Instructional Fees as soon as possible.  All classes have an $8.00 instructional fee and some classes have additional fees for materials and extra activities required for the class.   You can check your student’s  fees on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal under the FEE tab.   If you have not paid, you can send the payment in cash or check with your student.  If you qualify for benefits through the federal lunch program, your fees will be adjusted.  Payment plans are available.    Invoices will be sent out in October if the account is not paid by then. (NOTE:  If you have already paid your fees, that payment will not show up on the Fee Tab until October.)

Homecoming Nominations

Nominations for the 2016 homecoming court are being taken August 20 - September 2. Students, parents, and Dunbar community members are asked to nominate PLD students for the court. Stuudents of all grades are eligibile. Nominate HERE.

Standards Based Grading Parent Information

We are in the process of implementing standards based grading school-wide. We will host our second parent information session about Standards-Based Grading on Sept. 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 in the library. This session will feature a panel of teachers and students who were involved in the pilot at PLD. These documents may also help answer your questions:

Parking Permit Sale Information for WPLD and Webpage:

The front office is selling parking applications to Seniors and Juniors with Kentucky Driver’s licenses.  The cost is $25.00 (cash or check) and you will need to present your Kentucky Driver’s license in the front office.  You will have two weeks from the time of purchase to turn the completed paperwork with your current vehicle registration and proof of insurance into Law Enforcement and receive your parking sticker.     

All student cars parking on campus must have their stickers in place by September 19!   If you are a Junior or Senior who will receive their driver’s license later in the year, these applications will be available  throughout the year.   Student cars without parking stickers are ticketed and will be towed.

PLD Online Store and Athletic Passes

PLD Athletics is selling Student and Family Athletic passes for this school year. The pass gets a student or family of four into ALL home PLD Athletic Contests. It does not include KHSAA Tournaments. Student passes are $50 and Family Passes are $150. For more information see that attached flyer.

Also attached is information for the PLD Online Store to purchase PLD Gear and support PLD Athletics.

Accountability Testing Information:


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