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Kingsport City Schools will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

DBE Online Store

We have arranged to have a temporary online store so students, parents, and staff can purchase DBE merchandise (Shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, etc.). The store will be open until 9:59am on Monday, February 4th. Most shirts have color options. Merchandise will be ordered after the store closes and will be delivered to students and staff at DBE a few weeks following. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Leimkuhler at sleimkuhler@k12k.com.

DBE Online Store: https://dbexcelspring2019.itemorder.com/sale

DBE Yearbook Pictures

Pictures for new students or students who did not have their picture taken last semester for the DBE yearbook will be on Tuesday, February 5th and Thursday February 7th during C block.

DBE Yearbook Survey

Please fill out the following survey to help our yearbook staff plan accordingly for the first D-B EXCEL yearbook.


Senior Yearbook Ads

D-B EXCEL is excited to be offering our own yearbook this year! Part of the yearbook is celebrating your Senior year with an ad. We will be selling Senior Ad spots for the yearbook for the next several weeks. To purchase an ad, please fill out the form (link below) and upload images that you would like included in your ad. Our Digital Arts students will design a beautiful ad with the images and information you provide.


After completing the form, please send in the appropriate amount to D-B EXCEL to complete your purchase.

Senior Ad Pricing:

  • 1/2 Page = $25
  • Full Page = $50

Please make checks payable to D-B EXCEL. All payments can be turned into Ms. Shuler at the front lobby.

If you have any issues with the form or need help submitting your information for the ad, please contact Mrs. Leimkuhler at sleimkuhler@k12k.com or call D-B EXCEL at 423-378-2185.

D-B Junior Night for Senior Planning

For: Juniors and their parent/guardian

What: Visit with college and university representatives and more, learn about what to be prepared for in senior year and registration.

When: January 24th, 6:00 pm

Where: Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center Auditorium

FAFSA Deadline Approaching

~ Attention Seniors and Senior Parents ~

Don't let this opportunity pass you up.

FAFSA deadline is quickly approaching - completion is a REQUIREMENT to remain TN Promise eligible.

If this is not completed by Feb. 1st, then the student is no longer eligiable to utilize TN Promise. We wanted to make you aware of the remaining FAFSA assistance opportunities that will be offered at DBE.

Donna Quillin will be at DBE on Jan. 24th from 12pm - 3pm. You must contact her to reserve your time slot.

Email: quillind@etsu.edu

Cell: 423-408-8163

ASVAB Results

A representative with ASVAB will be coming to DBE on Wednesday, January 23rd from 7:45am - 9am to go over the November ASVAB results. This was scheduled for Dec. but we were out due to snow. If you took the ASVAB please arrive to DBE no later than 7:45am, we will make an announcement once the ASVAB representative arrives with directions on where to report for the meeting.



  • Tuesday, January 22nd until 4pm
  • Wednesday January 23rd until 4pm
  • Friday, January 25th until 5pm

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed at Asbury Place in Kingsport.

If you would like to learn new skills and be a friend to an elderly person, then volunteer at Asbury Place!

Contact Ms. Lauren Huddleston for details and to sign up at lweaver@asbury.place.org or at 423-797-6605

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.

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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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