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Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather days and EOC testing we are going to postpone our PBL Showcase. We will reschedule for an evening in January after winter break. More communication will be sent out when a date and time is selected for the rescheduling of the showcase.


The D-B EXCEL MATE team will meet on

Monday, December 17th from 2:30pm - 4pm

Final Exam Schedule

D-B EXCEL finals will be given on:
  • Monday, December 17th
  • Tuesday, December 18th

*For any course that did not take an EOC this semester.

Any DBE student that takes a class at main campus, will need to report to main campus at the appropriate time for their finals.

D-B main campus finals will be given on:

  • Wednesday, December 19th - A Block (8:00-9:30) & D Block (9:30-11:00)
  • Thursday, December 20th - A Block (8:00-9:30) & D Block (9:30-11:00)

  • Friday, December 21st - B Block (8:00-9:30) & C Block (9:30-11:00)

Abbreviated Days for End of Semester

Dobyns-Bennett's main campus will be operating on an abbreviated schedule during finals on December 19th, 20th, 21st. Since we share transportation, D-B EXCEL will be operating on the abbreviated schedule as well. Main campus will dismiss at 11:40am on these days, therefore D-B EXCEL will dismiss at 11:30am. Bus riders will be dismissed first because the bus has to take them to main campus to catch their neighborhood bus by 11:40am. We will then continue with normal dismissal procedures of car riders and walkers, then drivers.

11:30am Dismissal Days:

  • Wednesday, December 19th
  • Thursday, December 20th
  • Friday, December 21st


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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.
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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 will be dismissed as the bus leaves.

    • Student drivers and walkers 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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