Principal: Betsy Rains
Associate Principals: Tony Blackman, Nancy Hill, Andrea Tinsley
Administrative Deans: Liz Pelphrey and Tonya Merritt
Behavior Specialist: Erin Adcock
Secretaries: Ellen Fore, Jamie Cheak, Kathy Ginn
Bookkeeper: Diana Rolph
Attendance Clerks: JoAnn Boyd and Laura Adams Phone (859) 381-3552 Fax (859) 381-4975
Counselors: Deanna Smith (Head Counselor), Kelly Krusich, Melissa Long, Antonio Melton, Kristin Studle, Derrick Thomas(859) 381-3554
Registrar: Carole Humkey
Guidance Secretaries: Jessica Gibson and Judy Drury
Social Worker: Steve Duerson
Psychologists: Mackenzie Leachman and Courtney Bishop
College and Career Secretary: Judy Drury
Librarian: Summer Perry (859) 381-3546, ext. 2003
Cafeteria Manager: Kelly Herriford (859) 381-3561
Our Mission Statement:
"Dunbar High School’s faculty and staff, in partnership with parents and community members, empower students to achieve high standards for academics, integrity, leadership, and citizenship."
We are an E=USE2 School. Click HERE to learn more.
FCPS is an AP Honor Roll District.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Click the PLD Lamplighter logo on the left to access Dunbar's student news media site.
Final Exam Schedule
Important Senior Information
You must have a Dunbar cap and gown in order to walk at graduation. If you have ordered your cap and gown and do not have it, please call Jostens at 277-7384 as soon as possible to ensure that you will have it by graduation. If you have not ordered it, you need to call immediately. Orders were place last October and most have already been delivered.
All fees must be paid and books returned (or paid for) before May 26. Students who owe fees of any kind or have not returned books (during the four years you were here at Dunbar) will be called out at rehearsal to pay or call home for parents to bring payments or return items. We don't want to inconvenience any student and want this day to be a totally enjoyable and memorable day. Please take care of all the "business" before Thursday, May 26! If you have any questions about your account as it stands currently, you can check Infinite Campus Fees or call 381-3546. Final billing was mailed out to senior parents the week of April 18th.
March of Dimes Fundraiser
FCCLA will be participating in the Greater Bluegrass annual March of Dimes fundraiser. Last year we raised $1500. This year our goal is to raise $2500 or more. We can do this if every person at PLD would give just $1 or more. Please go to this link, click on the following; Teams, Join a Team, and Find a Team. In the search box type "Dunbar." You can donate here. Thank you for all of your support!
SBDM Parent Election
We have four parent SBDM council positions open for the 2016-17 school year. Parent applicants have submitted statements detailing their experience and professional qualifications. You may review these in the school office from now until May 4th. In order to cast your vote, please complete the ballot and place it in the SBDM box in the school office by the end of the school day May 4. We will announce the names of the elected members via the PLD website and at the SBDM meeting in May.
Graduation Day is Set!
Dunbar graduation will be at 4 PM on Friday May 27th at Rupp Arena.
Snow Make-up Days have been set
- May 25 - B day
- May 26 - A day
For a parent to make phone number and/or email change requests in Parent Portal:
- Log into Parent Portal on a desktop or laptop computer. Parents will be unable to make changes through the Campus Portal App.
- Under Family, cilck Family Members.
- Click Update on the appropriate family member.
- Make changes as needed.
- Click Send Update.
- 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.
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.
Accountability Testing Information:
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Student Email (You will need to login with your email address as username and then password is the same as you use to login at school.)
New OneDrive setup directions (video)
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2016-2017 Course Directory
Click here to access more scheduling information for the 2016-17 school year.
College Visits at PLD
See what colleges are coming to visit & register to meet with a representative .
Attention School Volunteers! Please know that all school volunteers must apply through the FCPS on-line application.
PLD Alumni (off site)
In the event of weather delays, see the information here.
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