Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • PLD Youth Service Center 

    Hello PLD Students and Families! Although Fayette County Public Schools are currently closed due to COVID-19, the Youth Services Center is still providing services. Please complete the form at this link to request services or a call back. If you prefer to leave voicemail, please dial (859)381-3546 and select your preferred language, then enter 56024#. The YSC will be closed during the week of March 30 - April 3rd.


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  • Technology Helpdesk for Families 

    The technology department is setting up a temporary call in helpdesk for families. Parents who need technical support with their child's FCPS account or Chromebook can call our temporary Student Tech Support number, 381-4410. Support is available Monday - Friday from 8AM to 5PM beginning March 23rd. Support will not be available during Spring Break.


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  • PLD NTI Plan

    Dear PLD Families,

    As you know, Governor Beshear has asked all schools to remain closed until at least April 20.

    Beginning on April 6, all FCPS schools will continue to provide instruction through Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days. NTI days are working days for teachers and instructional days for students. Most FCPS students will access their instructional materials online on NTI days.

    All PLD teachers have communicated with students to explain how to access their Google classroom or other online learning platforms they may be using. In most cases, students will log in to these platforms using their FCPS student email address. Students should check their email daily. Let us know if your student is having difficulty communicating with their teachers.

    On NTI days, all teachers will maintain an online presence for student support from 8:00-11:00 and 12:00-3:00 each scheduled school day. During this time, teachers will respond to student emails, engage with students through their online learning platforms, and/or provide electronic feedback on student work.

    Please encourage your student to spend time engaged in learning activities each school day. Teachers will be providing students with feedback on their work, and the content that is covered during this NTI period will be included on final exams at the end of the semester.

    General weekly schedule for online learning:

    (Students should expect approximately 30 minutes of instruction/work per class per day; Dual Credit courses follow college program’s expectations)


    Monday - A day

    Tuesday - B day

    Wednesday - A day

    Thursday - B day

    Friday -- all classes check in

    Teachers will post this week’s online materials for A day classes by 11:00 am

    Teachers will post this week’s online materials for B day classes by 11:00 am

    Students will complete an assessment of the week’s learning and teachers will provide feedback to A day classes

    Students will complete an assessment of the week’s learning and teachers will provide feedback to B day classes

    Teachers will communicate with families whose student has not made contact this week in addition to offering additional feedback and support to students as needed

    April 6-17: NTI weeks 1 &2

    Teachers will review/introduce course content material through their online platforms and introduce students to online learning tools. Please have your student complete and turn in the active participation questions and assignments. We will ask teachers to let us know which students are not participating online so that we can arrange for paper materials to be sent to those students if they h

    ave not already received them.

    IF there is a need to continue NTI days beyond April 20, 2020 we will move forward with the same schedule.

    Bottom line: Communicate with the school about your student's needs; be flexible and expect more changes.

    If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the administrative team.

    As another resource this is the counselor alphabet listing by last name.

    • Kelly Krusich A-C
    • Melanie Burch D- Ga & MSTC
    • Melissa Long Ge-L
    • Kendra Tackett M-R
    • Deanna Smith S-Z


    A video with this information has been posted here.


    Betsy Rains
    Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


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  • Title IX

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


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  • State chess championships

    Dunbar won the K-12 division at the Kentucky Chess Association’s State Team Tournament. Congratulations to Dunbar’s Connor Zhang, Brian She, Noah Katz, William Ding, Dominic Verry, and Jonathan Givens.

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