Kingsport City Schools Safe Schools Day

Published on March 12, 2018

WHAT: Kingsport City Schools Safe Schools Day

WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

WHERE: Kingsport City Schools locations

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, has been designated as "Safe Schools Day" across Kingsport City Schools as a productive and meaningful way to honor the victims of school tragedies while striving to provide the safest possible environment for KCS students and staff.

All students and employees are encouraged to show solidarity for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, FL (MSDHS) by wearing the MSDHS school colors of Maroon, Gray and White on March 14. 

Depending on the specific school, KCS students will take part in activities emphasizing proactive measures that support safe school environments. Activities may include: 

  • Devoted time where students can write to local and state legislatorsBoard of Mayor and Alderman, and the Kingsport Board of Education to advocate for measures that students deem appropriate for decreasing school violence;
  • Review of communication avenues related to options students have in informing school personnel of potential threats to safety, including reminders to talk with parents, report concerns to a teacher, counselor or administrator and to utilize the anonymous Quick Tip service found on all KCS websites and posted in schools; 
  • Review of safety drill procedures with students; review of current safety processes, procedures and structures; and review of school safety related tips and suggestions; 
  • Holding a Moment of Silence for the 17 individuals who lost their lives in the shooting at MSDHS and the many individuals who have been victims of school violence.

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,700 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).

For more information on KCS, visit k12k.com, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, download our mobile app for Apple / Android devices or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District), LinkedIn (Kingsport City Schools) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).

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