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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!

11th Grade ACT Testing Information

All 11th graders will be taking the ACT on March 12th.

All students that are testing are REQUIRED to register for the test.

Registration will take place during the following times:

  • Feb. 25: 7:45-8:25am, 9:50-11:05am, 1:10-2:30pm
  • Feb. 26: 7:45-8:25am, 9:50-11:05am, 1:10-2:30pm

These registrations will be held during Advisory, English 11, and ACT Prep. If you do not have any of the above classes, you will be required to attend one of the registration sessions.

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



  • Monday, February 25th until 5pm
  • Wednesday, February 27th until 5pm
  • Thursday, February 28th until 4:30pm
  • Friday, March 1st until 5pm


200 Lynn Garden Drive

(in the old Mullins Company office building)

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Job Openings

A-1 WorkForce still hiring students!

Mostly weekend work! $8.75/hr!

Call for details at 423-765-9400

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.

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

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