Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


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New State Record!

PLD's Will Allen set a new state record (previously held by Tyson Gay) this weekend in the 100 meters with a time of 10.42! Way to go, Will!

Summer Camp Opportunities

The following PLD student teams and organizations will be offering summer camp opportunites.  See the attached flyers for more information.

Graduation DVDs and Pictures
  • Photos from the graduation ceremony were captured by GradImages. You will receive an email when your photos are ready to view and order or check
  • To purchase a DVD of the graduation ceremony please see this Order Form.

12th Annual Dunbar Golf Scramble

Sunday, June 12
Entry Fee: $90 per player / $360 per team
Email Coach Martin for information and registration

Summer Credit Opportunities

Information about Summer School, E-School, and Health can be found here.

PLD Credit Recovery Summer School (PLATO):
MAKE UP CREDIT ONLY. PLATO is a computer-based curriculum that can be accessed from any computer with internet capabilities. Students must complete all coursework and then take a computer-generated final exam. Students may work at home on PLATO or may attend a two-week summer school session at PLD. By attending summer school for PLATO, students receive approximately 30 hours of dedicated work time on school computers with some teacher assistance. There will be two sessions of summer school - AM and PM - for two weeks. Students who remain focused and work diligently can often earn 1/2 credit in a two-week period, but this is not guaranteed. Students who do not finish a course may continue to work at home from any computer with internet access until the course is complete. Time management for completion will be the responsibility of the students and parents. Students who complete the course after summer school must take their final exam in the counseling office by appointment only after August 1st. The details of summer school sessions are below:

Two week period: June 13 - June 24
Two sessions during this two week period:
1st session: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2nd session: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FCPS (school bus) transportation is NOT provided.
Lunch is NOT provided.
NO CHARGE! PLATO summer school is free!
Students must sign up in the counseling office.
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For a parent to make phone number and/or email change requests in Parent Portal:
  1. Log into Parent Portal on a desktop or laptop computer. Parents will be unable to make changes through the Campus Portal App.
  2. Under Family, cilck Family Members.
  3. Click Update on the appropriate family member.
  4. Make changes as needed.
  5. Click Send Update.
  6. The request will be sent to IAKSS. Requests will be monitored at IAKSS Monday through friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Our goal is to have all requests approved or denied withing 48 hours.



TranscriptButton Parents and students who have questions concerning Parchment,  please read below...

Several mistakes are being made when creating accounts that prevents Parchment from matching the transcript requests with what we send to Parchment.   The following mistakes have been the most common mistakes and are taking time to be resolved:

  • Using a nickname instead of your real name.
  • Misspelled student names
  • Parents completing the requests and using parent's information like birth year instead of the student's info.

These mistakes can be prevented by using the registration code that was given to the students (once by hard copy and sent twice to their student email).

If you have requested a transcript via Parchment rest assured that the transcript will be delivered.  If you have not yet requested your final transcript,  please use the registration code to create your Parchment account and complete your request ASAP!

Leave the original info about Parchment as well as the Parchment button.



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