Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • ACT on March 10

    On Tuesday, March 10, each grade level will be participating in testing-related activities. All 9th graders will be taking a practice ACT, while 10th and 11th graders will take the ACT free of charge as part of our state and district required testing. Please do not make any appointments for your sophomores and juniors that morning. Seniors will be offered the opportunity to job shadow off campus for the entire day.

    Students who are testing are not allowed to use or have access to cellphones or any other WiFi or Bluetooth enabled devices (including fitness trackers and smart watches) from the time they enter the testing session until they are dismissed from the test at approximately 12:40 p.m. Per ACT policy, if a student’s cellphone or electronic device is accessed or makes any kind of noise during testing, the student’s device will be confiscated, the student will be dismissed from the test, and their test will not be scored. Students will also receive school consequences, as this is a violation of the PLD Cell Phone Policy.

    Classes will continue on a normal schedule for 9th, 10th and 11th graders once testing has completed. Early dismissals will be unexcused unless the reason meets our criteria. After testing, students will be dismissed to their B3 classes. Students who are checking out must wait in their B3 classes until a red attendance note has been delivered to their classroom before leaving the building. Should you wish to check your child out once testing has concluded, please email Joann Boyd and Laura Adams at least one day in advance.


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  • Senior Shadowing

    As part of our focus on College and Career Readiness, seniors will have an opportunity to participate in a Senior Shadowing Project from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 10. They may shadow an adult at his/her job site, including their parents’ workplace. This is an opportunity for seniors to see first-hand what an adult does who works in a career that may be of interest to them.

    To participate, a parent or guardian and the student must complete and sign the Senior Shadowing permission form and return it to the attendance office no later than Tuesday, March 3.


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  • Weather-related school closing or delay

    In the event of inclement weather, please refer to the Closing and Delay Information for the adjusted schedule.


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  • Title IX

    Dunbar athletics is asking all students to complete the Title IX survey.


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  • ESS schedule

    Check the ESS schedule for assistance with any subject.


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