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Welcome to Dobyns-Bennett EXCEL! We hope you had an exciting, yet restful summer. Our teachers and staff have been working diligently to ensure your student has a successful transition into the 2017-2018 school year. Below you will find key information to help us start our school year more smoothly. Please review this information with your student and email us at shensley@k12k.com or call us at 423-378-2185 if you have any questions. We look forward to another great year!

First Week of School Staggered Schedule

The first week of school we will be doing a staggered start so students and parents can get acclimated to the new facility and procedures. The schedule is as follows:

Monday & Tuesday: 11th & 12th graders

Wednesday & Thursday: 9th & 10th graders

Friday: ALL Students

D-B EXCEL Online Store

Several students have expressed interest in having a DBE store. We have arranged to have a temporary online store through Action Athletics so students, parents, and staff can purchase DBE merchandise (Shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, etc.). The store will be open until midnight on Sunday, August 20th. Most shirts have color options. Merchandise will be ordered after the store closes and will be delivered to students at school when it is ready. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Shaffer at sshaffer@k12k.com.

DBE Online Store: https://db-excel.itemorder.com

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 School Schedule

School Day: 7:45am - 2:30pm

  • Advisory Meeting 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.

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.

Car Riders & Bus 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.

  • Car riders will be dismissed after the bus leaves (Approximately 2:35pm)
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.

D-B EXCEL Parking Map

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D-B EXCEL Traffic Pattern

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Canvas Parent App

Kingsport City Schools has implemented Canvas as our learning management system. Teachers have most, if not all their coursework in Canvas. To view your student's grades in Canvas you will need to download the Canvas Parent App.

Canvas Parent enhances the potential for parents to engage in their children's education. Parents can review upcoming or past assignments, check on grades, and receive course announcements.

Canvas Parent can be used by anyone who creates an account, has been added to Canvas with an observer role, or has signed up as a parent using the web browser.

Parents can access their child's courses in Canvas through the Parent App.

Click here for information on downloading the Parent App for iPhone.

Click here for information on downloading the Parent App for Android.

The Parent App will allow:

  1. ​Access to their child's courses
  2. View past and upcoming assignments.
  3. Check on grades
  4. Receive course announcements and notifications.

Learn more by clicking here!

View Student Courses and Grades

The Courses tab displays the list of courses where their students are enrolled. For each course, parents can see course grades, the syllabus, and assignments and events. Grades display according to the course grading scheme.

View Student Assignments and Events

Assignments and events can be viewed by course or week. Parents can set reminders for a specific assignment or event, which are sent to mobile devices as push notifications.

Set Alerts for Student Activity

The app settings allow parents to set alerts for specific assignment and grade activity. Alerts are displayed in the Alerts page in the app.

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D-B EXCEL Virtual Day

Friday, Aug. 18th, 7:45am

400 Clinchfield Street

Kingsport, TN

D-B EXCEL teachers will be participating in training for a new assessment program. Students will need to work virtually this day.

D-B EXCEL Website

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