Middle School Updates

Vision to Learn: We are excited to announce that Lab has partnered with Vision to Learn,  an organization that provides FREE vision screenings and then will provide FREE glasses to students with vision needs. 

 Lab screening dates are scheduled for:

  • Upper & Middle School campus: April 18

Services that will be provided to your child & Opt-out: Document Here

Vision to learn Privacy Practices: English & Spanish

No action is required if you want your child to participate in this program.

Volunteer! We need parent/guardian volunteers at ALL campuses to help on the day of the screenings. Please SIGN UP HERE!

OPT OUT:  All Students will receive the vision screening unless the attached opt-out form at the bottom of this document is completed and sent via email to Derrick Buggs, Lab Family Advocate.


After School Care for next school year, 2023-2024: For the 23-24 school year Charlotte Lab School will partner with the Stratford YMCA, conveniently located a short distance from our new campus, to provide after school services for our students.  Charlotte Lab is committed to providing transportation from our new Suttle Ave. campus to the Stratford YMCA for after school students. Please complete this INTEREST FORM to learn more - Please note that registration for the program will take place over the summer directly through the YMCA. Further information will be provided.



Middle School Dance! Save the date for our middle school dance! We will celebrate together on Friday, April 21 at the Stratford-Richardson YMCA.  Tickets are available online at bit.ly/LABMSDANCE

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Drivers Ed Information: Jordan Driving School offers Saturday classes, holiday classes, and summer classes for students who attend Charter Schools; the website is:  https://www.jordandrivingschoolcharlotte.com



Get Your Yearbook! This year we have our first-ever student-led yearbook staff at the 6-11 campus! This will be a more personalized yearbook for students. Don’t miss out! Purchase your yearbook HERE.




TOUCHSTONE ENERGY SPORTS CAMP:  Union Power Cooperative is proud to offer Touchstone Energy Sports Camp to all rising sixth or seventh-grade students during the 2023 – 2024 school year who love to play basketball.


  • Young Women can apply for a scholarship to attend the Wolfpack Women's Basketball Camp at NC State University from June 18-22, 2023.
  • Young Men can apply for a scholarship to attend Carolina Basketball School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from June 17-21, 2023. 


Students interested in applying for this program will complete two short essays and must have a parent or guardian's signature. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023. To access the application, please visit ncelectriccooperatives.com/sports-camps



Carpool drop-off reminder:  For the safety of our students and community, please continue to follow the traffic flow during morning carpool. Please find the car line MAP HERE.



Campus policy: We have seen a recent increase in students attempting to “sell” snacks to peers during the school day. Unless participating in a school-approved activity, students are not permitted to bring items for sale on campus. If found, items will be taken from students and parents will be notified by the Wellness Team. Thank you for your support with this!


Uniform guidelines: As a reminder, middle school students are expected to be in uniform each day (with the exception of Spirit Weeks and special events!). Please check in with your student in the morning to make sure that they have a collared shirt and school-appropriate bottoms (black, blue, khaki, or gray).  


Personal Technology Use: Since the return from break, we have seen an increase in student cell phone use at school. Please remind your student that our policy is that all devices are off and away throughout the day; this includes lunch and Flex. Headphones and airpods can be used with student Chromebooks when permitted by the teacher. 



Middle and Upper School EARLY DISMISSAL FORM 22-23


Parent/guardian:  fills out the Early Dismissal Form (QR Code below or click here) before the student arrives at school.

The student then:

  • Picks up an Early Dismissal Orange Pass at the front office when they arrive at school
  • Presents the pass to their teacher at the time they need to leave
  • Walks to the office (with the pass) to sign out, and meets their ride outside

All early dismissals end at 2:30 pm