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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Field Trip

Students in Ms. Darnell's English 11 class and Mr. Lewis' US History class will be taking a field trip on Monday, November 19th to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to kick off the PBL unit for Project Manhattan. Students who have turned in their permission slips and paid their dues need to be at school no later than 7:45am Monday so they do not miss the bus for the trip. Students can pack a lunch, bring money to purchase lunch, or order a sack lunch from the cafe. Students will return to DBE at approximately 5:30pm.

Fall EOC Testing Dates

Fall end of course testing will begin at D-B EXCEL on Wednesday, November 28th. Please make sure that your child comes to school well rested and on time so that they can do their best on the test. Because of our unique facility, we will have some students work virtually from home on some testing dates. If you have any questions regarding testing please contact Mrs. Livesay at vlivesay@k12k.com.

Wednesday, November 28th & Tuesday December 4th

  • US History
  • English 9
  • English 10
  • 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.

Lead DBE 2018 Service Project: Supplies for Soldiers

The D-B EXCEL Student Leadership Team is excited to announce that this year’s school-wide service project is collecting donations for Supplies for Soldiers! Sponsored by Eastman, Supplies for Soldiers is a program to send care packages to deployed (not on U.S. soil) military personnel. Please review the list of suggested donations and bring your donations to DBE by Monday, December 3rd at 7:45am.

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Creative Writing Club

November Theme: Screenplay/Scripts

Tuesdays 2:45pm - 3:45pm

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Graduation Cap & Gown Information

Jostens visited last month to share information about cap & gown ordering. Orders can be made on Jostens.com or you can reach a Jostens representative at 423-787-0025 for more information.
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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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