Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

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Students and Parents

Get your PLD decals and popsockets and show your PLD spirit!


Important dates to remember!

Senior spiritwear order form - please send in to Ms. Reaguer no later than Aug 25th

Senior executive board application - follow link and fill out online by August 23rd

Bus Route Information

Students who ride the bus can find information here.

Instructional Fee Payment Schedule

All students are required to pay their school fees at the beginning of the school year.  All fees need to be paid before August 16th.  See schedule below.

August 9 5:30p - 7:30p (All freshmen pay fees during Freshmen Orientation) in the gym
August 10-15 8:00a – 4:00p (Upper class students and freshmen who have not paid) in front office

All students will be required to pay an instructional fee of $64.00.  There may be additional course fees depending on the courses the student is taking. If needed, you can make a partial payment of at least half with the remaining payment being made before October 1st.  Students on free or reduced lunch will receive forms in homeroom the first day of school.  Updated forms are required each year.

An itemized listing of fees will be available on the parent portal on August 5, 2017.

2017-2018 Athletic Passes

See the attached flyer for information on purchasing a pass for all home regular season games.

Summer Assignments

Summer reading and other assignments can be found HERE.

Accountability Testing Information:

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Attention Senior Parents, we need your help to make the senior class breakfast special on Friday morning, May 19th. We will be feeding about 550 students so PLEASE use the Sign up Genius to volunteer and/ or donate. This is the last event at PLD for your seniors! Sign up ASAP!!!