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No School this Friday

  • Friday, March 16th

  • Teacher Inservice Day

D-B EXCEL Online Store

Several students have expressed interest in having a DBE store. We have arranged to have a temporary online store through Action Athletics so students, parents, and staff can purchase DBE merchandise (Shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, etc.). The store will be open until midnight on Monday, March 19th. Most shirts have color options. Merchandise will be ordered after the store closes and will be delivered to students at school when it is ready. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Shaffer at sshaffer@k12k.com.

DBE Online Store: https://dbexcelspring18.itemorder.com/sale

Outside Food Policy

Per KCS policy, you are NOT allowed to bring in outside food. From this day forward, if you bring in outside food (i.e. donuts, Pals, McDonalds, etc.) you will be asked to stay in the office until your food has been eaten. If you have any questions about this, please see Mrs. Hensley.

From the KCS Student Handbook:

OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Please do not bring food or beverages to your child from any outside eating establishment. Parents/guardians are invited during the school year to have lunch in the cafeteria with their children. All lunch visits must be pre-approved by the student’s teacher or administration to ensure there is an accurate lunch count. Only parents/guardians are allowed for lunch visits; current identification must be shown upon arrival. Again, please do not bring outside food or beverages to your child.

KCS Board Policy:

Policy 3.500: Food or drink packaged at commercial food establishments shall not be brought in to the cafeteria to be consumed by students during their regular mealtimes.

ETSU Spring Open House

Students can attend a complete day of programming designed with prospective students' needs in mind. Enjoy a welcome to the university, speak with faculty and staff in the Experience ETSU departmental expo, tour campus and explore residence halls, and participate in information sessions and college-specific open houses.


To register, visit https://www.etsu.edu/admissions/visit/

Dual Enrollment for the 2018-19 School Year

Representatives from Northeast State met with rising 11th & 12th graders about dual enrollment options for next school year on Wednesday of this week. Students heard an overview of which courses are offered, what the requirements are, and filled out applications to begin the enrollment process. The representatives will come back in March to host advisory sessions with students for the Fall 2018 semester.

Northeast State Dual Enrollment Registration

Tuesday, March 27th

KCS Quick Tip

Yesterday was designated as "Safe Schools Day" across Kingsport City Schools as a productive and meaningful way to honor the victims of school tragedies while striving to provide the safest possible environment for KCS students and staff.

Because of this, we want to review communication avenues to report concerns.

Communication Avenues for Concerns:

  • Talk with your parent

  • Report to a Teacher

  • Report to an Administrator

  • Quick Tip - available on all KCS website

SchoolMessenger Quick Tip allows you to submit an anonymous tip to school and district officials.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Exchange Place: Parking cars for the Spring Garden Fair

    • April 28th 10am - 5pm & April 29th 12pm - 5pm

    • Contact Mr. Marshall Adesman @ msadesman@gmail.com or 423-357-5352

  • Holston Valley Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program

    • Applications are in the counseling office at main campus

    • Return to HVMC by March 30th

  • The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Shelter

    • Must be 16 years old or older

    • If interested either:

      • Private message them or Heather Martin on Facebook

      • Call the shelter at 423-239-5237

Believing in Homeownership Scholarship

Awarded by Bristol TN/VA Association of Realtors for High School Seniors. Write a 500 word essay on “What Homeownership Means to Me”

Applications at www.btvar.com

Award: $500

Deadline March 27th

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Canvas Parent Accounts

At D-B EXCEL, we strongly recommend parents to create a Canvas parent account so that they can observe their student's courses. By observing, parents can view course announcements, assignments, and grades. The parent accounts on the website provide more information than what is available on the Canvas parent app.

To review how to set up a parent account, please click HERE to view a previous newsletter with instructions or download the PDF version below. You can also view the video tutorial below.


All students who are enrolled in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or Geometry are required to have a calculator. The following calculators are acceptable:

  • TI-83 Plus

  • TI-84

  • TI-84 Plus

These calculator can be used for all high school math classes.

*Students are required to bring their calculator everyday.

Math Tutoring & Enrichment Opportunities


  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm

with Mr. Mowell in the STEM Lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm

with Mrs. Gradner in the STEM Lab


All 11th grade DBE students will take the ACT on April 3rd at DBE 7:45 am.

* Students will need to register for this on March 2nd at 8:30am at DBE. If you are not registered, you will not be able to test.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kerkhoff.

Advisory Class

Please know that Advisory is a class at D-B EXCEL. Advisory is the first class of the day from 7:45am - 8:25am. If you miss more than 9 days in Advisory, you will not be able to participate in graduation or prom.

Per the KCS Student Handbook: Students who have more than nine (9) unexcused absences to any one class will not be permitted to participate in Prom or Graduation. They may also be eliminated from participating in certain field trips or extracurricular events.

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Virtual Day Expectations

  • Virtual days are NOT a day off.

  • Virtual days are designated for students to work virtually.

  • Students are expected to complete any and all work their teachers assign to them on the virtual days.

    • Coursework assigned on virtual days could include but is not limited to; written/paper assignments and assignments in Canvas to be completed online.

D-B EXCEL Website

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