Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


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Greetings Bulldogs Class of 2020!

I hope you are enjoying your summer break.  The staff has already begun working to make your freshman year a success.  Mark your calendars for August 3rd, 2016 for 9th grade orientation, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  The purpose of this event is to make your transition to high school a smooth one.  This is for all new 9th grade students and their guardians.  You will receive schedules, be able to pay fees, meet homeroom teachers, tour the building, and visit our Spirit Hall for information on extracurricular activities and clubs.  In addition, you will be able to purchase PLD spirit gear. 

The Dunbar family looks forward to seeing you on August 3rd,  from 5:30 to 7:30.  Until then, have a great rest of your summer!

Schedules and School Supplies

All student schedules will be available on August 1, 2016 by logging on to the parent portal through Infinite Campus. Teachers will inform students of the specific supplies needed for each class on the first day of school. All students are required to pay instructional fees at the beginning of the school year. Freshmen will pay fees on August 3rd at Camp Dunbar from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Students in grades 10-12 will pay fees on August 4th and 5th in the fron toffice from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Checks should be made to P. L. Dunbar High School. An itemized listing of fees will be available on the parent portal on August 1, 2016.   

Dunbar's JV Team Captures National Title

Congratulations to David Ma, Max Bograd, Hannah Wang, Zsombor Gal, Angus Maske, and Shashank Bhatt on winning the 2016 PACE national junior varsity title during June 4-5 competition in Chicago. Read more about it here.

Gatorade Kentucky Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to Will Allen who has been named the 2015-16 Gatorade Kentucky Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Allen as Kentucky’s best high school boys track & field athlete. Read more here.

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.

Summer Credit Opportunities

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

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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