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Kingsport City Schools will be closed on Friday, April 19th for spring holiday.

20 Under 20 Recognitions

STREAMWORKS, Powered by Eastman in Education, presents the 2019 Appalachian Highlands Twenty Under 20 Awards which celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of twenty individuals who are age 20 and under. These superlatives have demonstrated exemplary achievements in community service, entrepreneurialism, leadership, academics, and STEM activities. Nominations for students were submitted from North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. D-B EXCEL had 3 amazing students that were selected for this honor! Congratulations to Jasmine Monroe, Quintin Folkner, and Gavin Bentley. A recognition dinner event is scheduled for April 30th, 2019 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium at 7 pm.

Prom Tickets

A representative will be at D-B EXCEL on Monday, April 22nd and Friday, April 26th at 7:45am to sell prom tickets.
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Spring EOC Testing Dates

Wednesday, April 24th

  • US History - Part 2
  • English 9 - Part 2
  • English 10 - Part 2
  • Any student not enrolled in these courses this semester will work virtually at home on this day.
  • Sack lunches will be served in the cafe on testing dates.

Thursday, April 25th

  • Biology
  • Everyone attends this day.

Tuesday, April 30th

  • Algebra 1 - Part 1
  • Algebra 2 - Part 1
  • Geometry - Part 1
  • Any student not enrolled in these courses this semester will work virtually at home on this day.
  • Sack lunches will be served in the cafe on testing dates.

Wednesday, May 1st

  • Algebra 1 - Part 2
  • Algebra 2 - Part 2
  • Geometry - Part 2
  • Any student not enrolled in these courses this semester will work virtually at home on this day.
  • Sack lunches will be served in the cafe on testing dates.
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Upcoming Dual Enrollment Meetings

One-on-one registration meetings with students will be on Thursday, May 9th.

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Graduation Information

Graduation Practice:

  • Friday, May 24th
  • 9:30am -11:15am


  • Saturday, May 25th
  • Arrive by 8am
  • Ceremony begins at 9am

2019 Senior End-of-Year & Graduation Information

Seniors and their families can view the 2019 Senior Information Letter by clicking HERE.

Attention Tuition & Zoning Parents

Tuition and zoning parents need to complete the application for the 2019-20 year as appropriate. You may click the following link to fill out the application. 2019-20 Zoning & Tuition Application

DBE Attendance Email


This email account was created for parents to send doctor's excuses and/or parent notes regarding early dismissals and absences. Please send any doctor's excuses or parent notes for student absences to this email address.

Thank you!

Summer Opportunities

Parents, See the below list of summer opportunities. This can be for any student/any grade. No credits are earned (except in Welding), no grades are earned. This is strictly for personal enrichment and/or Ready Graduate status and/or certification status. We are thrilled at the interest that students have already shown.

Summer Opportunities:

  • Welding
  • Construction (NCCER Construction Core Certification)
  • Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)
  • Certified Forklift Technician (CFT License)
  • FAA Drone License
  • Clinical Internships
  • Cosmetology
  • Landscaping
  • Chromebook Repair
  • Google Tools with G Suite Certifications
  • Fire Science Class with Firefighter 1 Certification

Let us know you are interested in learning about these opportunities by registering using the url below. We will share information as details become available.


For more information see Mrs. Kerkhoff

Email: rkerkhoff@k12k.com

Summer Camp

STREAMWORKS has ramped up its summer line up of STEM Camps. Camps will be facilitated in the new STEM GYM V.2. Limited spots, 30 seats per camp.

R5D (Robot in 5 Days)

Grades 9 - 12th

June 17th - 21st

8 am - 3 pm

For more information and registration, visit www.streamworkseducation.org

Welding Summer Courses

The following Welding courses will be offered Summer 2019 at the RCAM downtown Kingsport:

  • WELD 1060- 4 weeks (May 27-June 21)- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday class for 7.5 hours per day
  • WELD 1070- 4 weeks (July 8-August 2)- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday class for 7.5 hours per day

Classes will be 8:00am-4:00pm with a 30 minute lunch break.

Current 10th and 11th graders can obtain access to these courses for free. College books will be provided. Students from the Class of 2019 can participate but funding will be different.

Students who wish to continue to pursue required courses for a Welding Certificate/Degree through NeSCC can register/enroll in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 NeSCC courses. Those courses are TBD and will be published as soon as finalized. Course schedules can be changed in Summer 2019 if necessary.

Please contact Robin Kerkhoff for more information.

Email: rkerkhoff@k12k.com

Phone: 423-378-2185

DBE to DB Bus Schedule

Daily Bus Schedule:

9:00am→ Bus TO 2nd Singleton

10:30am→ Bus TO C-Block

1:00pm→ Bus TO D-Block

2:00pm→ Bus TO 8th Singleton

Attention: Need to Know

Students are not allowed to leave the building for any reason once in the building. This includes stepping out to your vehicle to grab any items needed. KCS policy requires that students must have a parent or guardian call to give permission before leaving school grounds.

For any additional questions, please see Mrs. Hensley.

Student Key Cards

From now on, you MUST use your keycard when coming through the doors at DBE. If you have lost your card, please let your advisory teacher know ASAP. This is for safety!

Replacement cards are $5, and Cash & checks are accepted. If paying with a check, make the check out to D-B EXCEL.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Please follow the traffic pattern. When you enter the DBE parking lot, please take an immediate right and circle the lot in that direction.

  • Students may be picked up in the DBE parking lot or on Roller Street.
  • Dismissal procedures are that bus riders are dismissed at the 2:30pm bell, car riders and walkers will be dismissed via announcement once all bus riders are loaded, and then student drivers will be dismissed via announcement once the parking lot is cleared of car riders. Everyone must follow these procedures to ensure safety during dismissal. Failure to follow these procedures will result in an office referral.
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Attendance Reminder

Any student who accrues more than 9 unexcused absences and/or out of school suspension days for any class will not be able to participate in prom or graduation ceremonies.

Pairing Codes for 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. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.

*If you already have an account from the Canvas Parent App, log in to Canvas using those credentials.

To observe a student, you must obtain a pairing code from your student. Students can generate a pairing code by signing into Canvas then Click Account>Settings>Pair with Observer.

To set up your parent account:

  1. Go to https://kingsport.instructure.com/login/canvas
  2. Enter the following information:
    -Enter your name in the Your Name field.
    -Enter your email in the Your Email field.
    -Enter your password in the Password field.
    -Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.
    -Enter a pairing code to link your account to your student in the Student Pairing Code field.
    -Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.
    -Click the Start Participating button.

  3. To observe a student, you must have a student pairing code. Students can access the pairing code through their settings

  4. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.
  5. Click the Start Participating button.

Some notes on the pairing code:

    • For now, each pairing code will live for 24 hours. That means once the pairing code is generated, it will remain valid for 24 hours, then it expires.

    • Each pairing code can only be used once. Once it’s used in account registration, the pairing code expires and the observer remains successfully paired. If you want to pair two observers to one student, each observer needs a unique pairing code.

    Want to learn more about Canvas?

    Join the Parent Introduction to Canvas course!
    (no need for an account - this course is open to the public!)

    Click here to go to the Canvas login page. Click Browse courses. Choose the "Parent Introduction to Canvas" course.

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    DBE School Schedule

    School Day: 7:45am - 2:30pm

    • Advisory 7:45am - 8:25am

    • A Block 8:30am - 9:45am

    • B Block 9:50am - 11:05am

    • C Block 11:10am - 1:05pm

    • D Block 1:10pm - 2:30pm

    *Students will be counted tardy after 7:45am.

    Dismissal: Beginning at 2:30pm

    • Bus riders will be dismissed at the 2:30pm bell.

    • Car riders and walkers will be dismissed as the bus leaves.

    • Student drivers will be dismissed last.

    *Advisory is a class and students will have tasks to complete during this period. Attendance will be taken in Advisory and absences can effect their ability to participate in school activities that have attendance requirements.*

    Below you will find D-B's daily schedule. The first day of school they will have an extended homeroom period then starting on Tuesday they will operate on a regular schedule.

    D-B EXCEL Website

    Need more information? Check out our website!


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