Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning


Parents & families are invited to D-B EXCEL for our Open House! We will begin with a brief presentation about the latest news and updates then we will have a meet & greet session with the D-B EXCEL faculty! We look forward to seeing our DBE families next week!


  • Thursday, January 17th
  • Starts at 5:30pm

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Kingsport City Schools will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

D-B Junior Night for Senior Planning

For: Juniors and their parent/guardian

What: visit with college and university representatives and more, learn about what to be prepared for in senior year and registration.

When: January 24th, 6:00 pm

Where: Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center Auditorium


On Saturday, January 12th, Mr. Courtney is having a Prop Building and Challenges Brief at the STEM Gym in downtown Kingsport. Gavin and Quintin will we going over in detail the different challenges for the different classes in the competition. Also, you will start building props for the competition itself. There is a discussion board in the MATE Canvas course for members to let us know if they are able to attend or not.

Date: January 12th

Time: Starts at 9am

Address: 252 Broad Street Kingsport, TN 37660


  • Wednesday, January 16th from 2:30pm - 4pm
  • Tuesday, January 22nd until 4pm
  • Wednesday January 23rd until 4pm
  • Friday, January 25th until 5pm

Tech Lab Assistants

Any student who is interested in working in the Tech Lab during their lab time can apply for open positions at the link below:


Tech Lab Assistants will help check out calculators and Macbooks as well as learn how to do minor repairs and troubleshooting on school devices.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed at Asbury Place in Kingsport.

If you would like to learn new skills and be a friend to an elderly person, then volunteer at Asbury Place!

Contact Ms. Lauren Huddleston for details and to sign up at lweaver@asbury.place.org or at 423-797-6605

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.

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.

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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

    Need more information? Check out our website!


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