2018-19 Back to School Information



Kingsport City Schools will be back in session for the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, August 6, 2018!  

We invite you to explore these resources to prepare you for the upcoming school year!
Information on our 9th Annual Back to School Expo.





Please take note of the following information regarding your child's first week of school:
Monday, August 6: This is the first day of school for Kingsport City Schools and your child's elementary school will hold Kindergarten Orientation on this day.
Due to the amount of information that will be presented, some schools require this to be a parents only meeting. Please note, if your school hosts a parents only orientation, there is NO school for your Kindergarten student on this day.
Tuesday, August 7 - Thursday, August 9: During the first week of school Kindergarteners will attend on a staggered schedule. Kindergarten classes will be split into three groups. This allows for a smooth transition for your child as he or she enters school, and becomes familiar with the daily school routine. Your child will attend school on one of these days based upon where your child's name falls on the enrollment roster. Tuesday - Thursday's classes will end at noon and children will be dismissed from school at that time.
Friday, August 10: All Kindergarten students attend class and will be dismissed by noon.
Monday, August 13: All Kindergarten students attend class on a regular school schedule, 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.



New Student Registration

Student online registration is now open for new students and returning students.
Take advantage of registering online now and avoid the long lines on the first day of school!
Click here for eligibility and additional information. 



Apply Now!

Parents who would like to request their child attend a different city school outside the school zone their child is zoned for, must apply for a zoning exception.
Parents of students who are note legal residents of the City of Kingsport must submit a tuition application to attend KCS.
Click here for additional information on zoning and tuition.



Beginning July 31, 2018, the application for Free and Reduced Meals will be available online.  Parents/Guardians can fill out and submit online rather than filling out the paper application. 

Please visit the School Nutrition Services webpage for a link to the online version.

Meal Application Forms, Menus, Payment Information


School nurses will be providing information regarding nurse practitioner program that is available for student medical visits. The nurse practitioner is available every day that school is in session. Most insurances accepted. For more information please visit the KCS Nurse Practitioner & Telemedicine Program webpage.


Requirements affect Pre-School, Kindergarten and rising Seventh Grade Students:

For children entering pre-school and pre-Kindergarten, four (4) new additional immunizations are required. All new requirements are routinely recommended immunizations and most children are already receiving these immunizations from their medical provider. In addition, students must provide the new Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization form (RDA-N/A: revised 3/10) in order to attend school.

For children entering kindergarten additional doses of existing vaccines are now required, and one (1) new vaccine will be required. In addition, these students must provide the new Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization form (RDA-N/A: revised 3/10) in order to attend school.

Children entering the seventh grade must show proof of two (2) new immunizations, the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis booster (Tdap), and a second dose of the varicella (var-ih-SEL'-uh), or chicken pox, vaccine. These students must provide the new Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization form (RDA-N/A: revised 3/10) in order to attend school.

In addition, any new student who plans to enroll in a Kingsport City School will be required to bring to the school the new Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization form (RDA-N/A: revised 3/10) prior to the first day of school.

For more information, please contact your family physician or the Sullivan County Health Department at (423) 279.2777. More information on required immunizations is also available at the Sullivan County Health Department at sullivanhealth.org.



8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Middle Schools: 
7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

High School (Block): 
7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

High School (Singleton):
7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.


The new interactive Kingsport School Zones Map website hosted and maintained by the
City of Kingsport - Geographic Information System (GIS) Department is powered by Esri
The website allows users to type in a street address being inquired about, to locate what school zone it is located in. 



Kingsport City Schools will send electronic Report Cards to parents at the end of each nine-week grading period at all grade levels (hard copy Report Cards will be available by request). Schools will be working with parents to maintain accurate email addresses in preparation for this distribution.

Report Cards (electronic or hard copy) will be distributed on the following dates:

  • September 6, 2018: Progress Reports
  • October 11, 2018: Report Cards
  • November 15, 2018: Progress Reports
  • January 10, 2019: Report Cards
  • February 7, 2019: Progress Reports
  • March 21, 2019: Report Cards
  • April 25, 2019: Progress Reports
  • May 23, 2019: Report Cards


  • Tribe Time will be a period of 50-60 minutes in which the entire DBHS student body will share a common time to eat lunch and attend teacher and/or student-led activities. All activities will occur in defined areas on the D-B campus.
  • What it isn’t: Tribe Time will not be an hour long free period. Additionally, it will not be an open lunch in which students will be able to leave campus.
  • Rationale: To incorporate quality experiences for students, in addition to lunch, during this time. The end goal is to use time in ways that more effectively meet the academic and co-curricular needs of the students.




Students, staff and parents can anonymously submit tips and other feedback to authorized KCS school administrators.

The reported issues range from peer pressure, campus violence, depression, suicide and bullying (to name a few).

Users are then taken to the KCS District SchoolMessenger Quick TIP website where they may choose to communicate anonymously or non-anonymously.

Users can identify which schools needs to receive the tip, select an appropriate topic from the dropdown list, write the message and submit the tip.

Users also have the option to include an image.