Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

Picture Retakes

Lifetouch will be at DBE on Monday, September 30th for picture retakes for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.

Dual Enrollment Information

Attention 11th/12th graders! It's time to talk about dual enrollment opportunities for next semester (Spring 2020). Pay close attention to the below dates:

  • Oct. 3 - Dual Enrollment informational meeting, 7:45am DBE cafe, all 11th/12th graders are strongly encouraged to be at this meeting to learn what dual enrollment is, what class options are available, how to sign up, etc. If you are unable to make this meeting due to a main campus class or dual enrollment class, see Mrs. Kerkhoff to schedule a meeting. The only students allowed to attend the make-up session are those in class on Thurs. 10/3 @ 7:45am.

  • Oct. 10 - Dual Enrollment application day, 7:45-9am DBE cafe, those taking dual enrollment next semester are required to complete the Northeast application and dual enrollment grant (this pays for the tuition cost). Students that have a conflict at this time due to a class at the main campus or dual enrollment will be given an excuse for missing class once you have attended this session and completed the applications. You MUST attend this session.

  • Oct. 28 - Dual Enrollment advisement meetings, DBE (students will meet individually with a Northeast representative at a scheduled time to enroll/register for classes, each meeting will take approx 15 mins)

ASVAB Testing

Attention 10th, 11th, 12th graders:

Sign up to take the ASVAB on Nov. 22nd. This is a military entrance exam, as well as a wonderful tool for career assessment, and can also count toward your EPSO status (early post secondary opportunities).

Anyone in grades 10-12 can take it, it’s FREE, no registration required but you must sign up.

Sign-up outside of Mrs. Kerkhoff’s office. Deadline to sign-up is Nov. 8th.

CM Academy dates for DBE students are: Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 19. Please sign up outside of Mrs. Kerkhoff's door.

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Students, You Could Name the Next Mars Rover!

This July, NASA’s next rover will launch. Today, NASA opened the contest for K-12 students to name the Mars 2020 rover, in partnership with Battelle and Future Engineers.

How the contest works

Students will submit a name and a brief essay advocating for their choice. You can read the complete rules here and submit your entry on the Future Engineers student portal here:


The contest runs until November 1, 2019.

Niswonger Advisor

Adria Shannon (Niswonger Advisor) will be at DBE most Fridays from 8:00am - 2:30pm to assist with TN Promise, FAFSA, college applications, career assessments, and much more. You can email her anytime: ashannon@niswongerfoundation.org

Dates for this semester are:

9/6, 9/20, 10/9 *this is a Wed, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13

Mandatory Senior Meetings

All seniors are required to attend a mandatory meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at DBE. There will be an AM and PM option, students only need to attend one session. Meeting times are 7:45am or 2:45pm (please note the revised meeting times).

Meeting dates:

  • Sept. 25
  • Oct. 9
  • Oct. 23
  • Nov. 13
  • Dec. 11
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LEAD DBE Meeting Dates

The following are Mandatory Meetings for Lead DBE students.

  • Wednesday, October 2nd

  • Wednesday, October 30th

  • Wednesday, December 4th

  • Wednesday, January 29th

  • Wednesday, February 26th

  • Wednesday, April 1st

  • Wednesday May 6th

Math Tutoring

Our math department is offering tutoring!

Tuesdays & Thursdays

2:45pm - 3:45pm

Important Student Forms

Please make sure your student has turned in the following forms:

  • 2019-2020 Student Verification Form
  • Responsible Use Policy & Google Apps for Education
  • Tennessee Occupational Survey
  • Free & Reduced Application
  • Health Information Card

Senior ACT Retake

The ACT Senior Retake Day is Tuesday, October 1st. You must register with Mrs. Kerkhoff.

Student Supplies

At DBE we have minimal supplies requests for our students. We asked if each student could bring in the following materials the first 2 weeks of school. These items will be used during projects (projects are completed at school, not at home) and be available throughout the facility for student use. These items need to be turned into their Advisory teacher (except the 3 ring notebook). If families have extra supplies that they would like to donate, we would be very appreciative! Thank you for partnering with us to assist in providing the best education for your child!
  • Pencils
  • Paper (College or Wide Ruled)
  • 3 Ring Binder (At least 1 inch)
  • EXPO Dry Erase Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Tissues
  • Glue Sticks or White Glue
  • Hand Sanitizer

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.

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    D-B EXCEL Student Norms

    • Students will report to school on time and prepared for the school day.

    • Students will bring fully charged laptops and a laptop charger every day.

    • Students will follow their schedule and report to the appropriate area.

    • Students will respect the DBE faculty, staff, visitors and other students at all times.

    DBE Student Drivers

    • We have our own parking lot and the entrance and exit is on Roller St.

    • Students will need to sign up for a parking permit that will need to hang from their rearview mirror at all times (tinyurl.com/DBEparking)

    • Cars that do not have a car tag will be asked to be moved or will be towed.

    • If the DBE parking lot is full, there is an overflow public parking lot across the street from the Food City loading dock (On Roller St.)

    • DBE students/parents can only park in the parking spots marked D-BE/KCS in the DBE parking lot. DBE students/parents cannot park in the Chamber or medical parking lots or they will be towed.

    • Replacement car tags will be $10.

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    DBE Car Riders

    Car Riders:
    • Students may be dropped of at DBE beginning at 7:15am. Students arriving after 7:45am will be counted tardy.

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

    • Car riders will be dismissed after the bus leaves (Approximately 2:35pm)
    • Students may be picked up in the DBE parking lot or on Roller Street. Students are not allowed to be picked up in other parking lots.
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    DBE Bus Riders

    Bus Riders:
    • Bus riders will board their normal bus in the morning and then board the DBE bus at DB.

    • The DBE bus will arrive at DBE about 7:30am.

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

    • The bus will take students to the D-B main campus where they will then board their bus to take them home.
    • If you have questions or concerns about bus transportation, please contact the KCS Transportation Office or CLICK HERE to visit their website.
    • Kingsport City Schools Transportation Department

      Ph: (423) 392.4670

      Fax: (423) 245.1346


    Kingsport Area Transit Service

    There is a Kingsport Area Transit Service (KATS) bus stop on Press St. next to the shopping center. Students can ride the KATS bus for free by presenting a student ID. With their parents permission, students may ride the KATS bus if needed. To learn more about KATS please visit their website at https://kingsporttransit.org/


    The meal pre-payment website for Kingsport City School Nutrition Services Department is now available. Please visit MyPayments Plus! to check low balances, monitor purchases, and deposit funds via bank account or credit card.

    There is a 4.75% fee per transaction. If you have not used this service before, you will be required to set up an account. Call (423) 378.2113 to receive your student’s ID number (required when setting up your account and different from the student pin number used at school), email Andria Ball at aball@k12k.com, or contact the school cafeteria. There is no charge or account deposit required to monitor purchases, check balances, or receive low balance notices via email.

    Parents may still deposit money into their students account by sending cash or a check to school. Checks should be made out to the school cafeteria name. For example, parents of students at Dobyns-Bennett High School will write checks to D-B Cafeteria and include their students pin number on the check's memo line.


    To apply for free or reduced school meals, download the forms below. Completed applications can be faxed to (423) 378.2109 or can be turned in to your child’s school cafeteria/office or brought to School Nutrition Services Department at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 200, Kingsport, TN 37660.

    You can now apply online by clicking here. OneSource Online Instant Processor application entry makes it easy and convenient to apply for meal benefits for your child(ren). Simply enter the requested information as accurately as possible, and all data will be instantly and securely sent to your child(ren)sschool district for processing. Start your family's meal benefits sooner by entering your information now!

    Please contact Andria Ball, SNS Bookkeeper/Office Assistant at (423) 378.2113 or aball@k12k.com with questions regarding meal prices, payments and/or free/reduced meals.

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    D-B EXCEL Website

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