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Mark Your Calendars!

Zoning applications are open for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents must re-apply every year. This can be done on-line. Go to the "Parents" tab on the KCS website. You can also use this link: 2019-20 Zoning & Tuition Application. See additional information below.


Week of April 22nd - April 26th - TN Ready testing


Thursday, April 25th - PreK, K and 1st art (5:30) and music (6:00) show


Thursday, May 2nd

10:30-11:30 - Volunteer Appreciation Brunch (please rsvp!)

K students - Bays Mtn

4th grade - Exchange Place


Friday, May 3rd

3rd grade - Exchange Place

5th grade - Quantum Leap and Warriors Path


Wednesday, May 8th

2nd and 3rd grade - Farmer's Mkt


Thursday, May 9th

Jerry Pollatto, author visit, K-2nd: 8:45-9:30, 3rd-5th: 9:45-10:45

Chorus - Creation Kingdom


Tuesday, May 14th - 5th graders tour Sevier Middle School


Wednesday, May 15th - 5th grade - Bays Mtn


Thursday, May 16th - End-of-the-year Grade Level celebrations (parents invited!)

1st grade: 11:50

4th grade: 1:00

2nd grade: 2:30


Friday, May 17th - End-of-the-year Grade Level celebrations (parents invited!)

PreK/K: 12:00

3rd: 1:30


Monday, May 20th, 3:30-5:00 - Parent Move Up day

Tuesday, May 21st - Student Move Up day

Wednesday, May 22nd, 10:00 - 5th grade graduation

Thursday, May 23rd - last day of school, half day

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Thursday, May 2nd, 10:30-11:30am

Jackson Library

Please rsvp to this event no later than Thursday, April 25th. We appreciate our volunteers!!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Parent Move Up Day - Save the Date! Receive lots of freebies!

Monday, May 20th, 3:30-5pm

600 Jackson Street

Kingsport, TN

Parents are invited to meet grade level teachers and receive tips on summer activities to best prepare students for the upcoming school year.

Zoning request deadline - Tuesday, April 30th

Kingsport City Schools will accept Zoning and Tuition Applications for students in grades K–12 for the 2019-2020 school year until April 30, 2019.

Parents who would like to request their child attend a different city school instead of one for which their child is zoned, must apply for a zoning exception. Parents of students who are not legal residents of the City of Kingsport must submit a tuition application to attend Kingsport City Schools. Parents or legal guardians must apply annually for their child’s tuition and zoning status, even if they attended Kingsport City Schools during the preceding school year.

Applications can be found online at k12k.com via the "Parents" drop down menu, 2019-20 Zoning and Tuition Application or in-person at the KCS Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield Street, second floor, downtown Kingsport. Application deadline is April 30, 2019.

The following are excerpts from the Kingsport Board of Education’s policies and procedures for zoning and tuition:
  • Parents or legal guardians must apply annually for their child’s tuition and zoning status.
  • Students who are not legal residents of the City of Kingsport shall pay tuition charges as approved by the Board of Education.
  • Failure to pay tuition will disqualify a student’s application for the next year.
  • Tuition students are accepted and zoning exceptions are granted only if current enrollment permits.
  • The system does not provide bus transportation for tuition or zoning exception students, except in specific circumstances.
Criteria for zoning exceptions are as follows:
  • Documented medical reasons
  • Child care availability
  • An expected move to a different zone
  • Specialized school programs
  • A fifth or an eighth grade student with a previous zoning exception
  • Documented justifications related to the child’s specific educational experience
The school system utilizes the following order when placing students:
  1. Zoning and tuition for Kingsport City Schools employees and retirees, as well as City of Kingsport employees
  2. Zoning exception reapplications
  3. Siblings of currently enrolled out-of-zone students
  4. New zoning exception applications
  5. Tuition reapplications
  6. Siblings of currently enrolled tuition students
  7. New tuition applications for out-of-district residents
To find out the school for which your child is zoned, please refer to the online School Zones and Street Directory listed under the “School Zones and Street Directory” link under the “Parents” drop down menu at k12k.com, or call the KCS Administrative Support Center at (423) 378.2100.

For more information please contact Jim Nash, Chief Student Services Officer at (423) 378.2169 or visit k12k.com.