3rd Annual Kingsport City Schools “Back the Blue Day”

Published on October 26, 2018 at 10:52 a.m.
WHAT: 3rd Annual Kingsport City Schools “Back the Blue Day” 
WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2018
WHERE: Kingsport City Schools – All KCS locations

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) has designated Thursday, November 1, 2018 as KCS "Back the Blue Day.” Members of the Kingsport Police Department (KPD)KCS Student Resource Officers (SROs) and KPD K-9 Units will be honored in a variety of ways for their ongoing service to the students and staff of Kingsport City Schools.

“We are so thankful for the service that the men and women of the Kingsport Police Department provide Kingsport City Schools on a daily basis,” said KCS Superintendent Dr. Jeff Moorhouse.  “The partnership of KCS and KPD helps to provide the safest possible environment for our children and employees.  Back the Blue Day is just one way for us to say thank you to the Kingsport Police Department for all they do to protect our community.”

KCS students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to wear blue on November 1 to show support of KPD. Photos and videos will be posted throughout the day on district (Facebook/Twitter) and school (Twitter) social media account using the national hashtag, #BacktheBlue.
In addition, from now until November 5, 2018 please vote for the four-legged officers in the Kingsport Police Department by casting your vote in the 2018 Aftermath K-9 Grant Competition. Awarded grant money will be used to further establish the KPD K9 unit. You can vote once every 12 hours online, at https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ and vote once daily on Instagram (follow @AftermathK9Grant for instructions).

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 Inspire. Cultivate. Impact. 

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).