2020 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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Click here for the open enrollment form for rising 6th Grade Robinson and Sevier Middle School students.
Click here for the End-of-Year Wrap Up FAQ that provides information on graduation, picking up/returning school-related materials, receiving yearbooks, and more. 
After much consideration and after consulting with many students, Dobyns-Bennett High School is moving forward with plans to hold a traditional in-person graduation the weekend of July 17-18, 2020 (Friday/Saturday).  As the status of health considerations and guidance from the Sullivan County Regional Health Department become known as that weekend approaches, final details regarding time and logistics, including a mandatory graduation practice, will be announced. Click here for more information. 
A "drive-thru" Pre-K Screening for the 2020-21 school year will be held between May 19-22, 2020 by appointment only, located at the Palmer Center. Please call (423) 378.3160 to make your appointment.
 
Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open, effectively immediately, via www.k12k.com - "Registration" found on the homepage. All new K-12 students may also register at this time.
 
Click here for more information. 
Click here for information about the second round distribution of Pre-K - 5th Grade learning packets. 
Click here for a letter to KCS families about academic and KCS system operations. 
Click here for a letter to KCS families about student virtual meetings. 

April 9, 2020

Click here for a listing of Physical Activity and Mental Health Resources for Kingsport City Schools employees.
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Click here for a listing of COVID-19 Kingsport Area Community Resources.
Sullivan County Regional Health Department has issued a "Safer at Home" Public Health Order for the City of Kingsport and Sullivan County. Click here to learn more about what this means for you and your family.
For all hardware repairs, such as a broken screen, damaged charger, missing keys, etc. Please follow the procedures laid out in the KCS Technology Services Device Repair document found here
Sullivan County Regional Health Department gave an informational talk and answered questions at the March 24, 2020 Kingsport BMA Meeting.
 

In alignment with direction from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, the closure of Bristol City Schools, Kingsport City Schools, and Sullivan County Schools has been extended through Friday, April 24, 2020. This includes all extra-curricular and athletic activities.

Please reference the KCS Closure Instructional Plan that parents/guardians can use as an opportunity to assist your child/children with further learning. Grades Pre-K-5 will receive learning packets from their child/children's school and Grades 6-12 will use their 1:1 device for online instruction during the school closure. 

During this difficult time, if you feel that you or or a loved one needs mental health or other essential support, please consider using these Mental Heath Resources.

The closure of Bristol City Schools, Kingsport City Schools, and Sullivan County Schools has been extended through Friday, April 3, 2020.  This includes all extra-curricular and athletic activities.  Please be aware that assessment of this situation will continue and any changes regarding additional closures or when and how school will resume will be communicated to you as soon as possible.

Please click here for information about Medication Pick Up from Schools.

The KCS School Nutrition Services department will be providing free breakfast and lunch to any child age 18 or under on all weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when school would have been in session. Meals can be picked up from a school location or will be delivered by school bus. Click here for more information. 

With the support of the Sullivan County Health Department, Bristol City Schools, Kingsport City Schools, and Sullivan County Schools will be closed, effective immediately, through Friday, March 27, 2020.  This includes all extra-curricular and athletic activities. Please be aware that as we approach the end of this two-week closure, additional assessment will take place regarding when and how school will resume.  Additional information will be communicated to you at that time with those details.

Until further notice, based on recommendations by the Sullivan County Health Department, cruise travel, international travel, and travel to regions within the U.S. where community transmission has been confirmed are not recommended. Please read the joint letter below in regard to School-Sponsored Travel, Student and Family Personal Travel, and Staff Personal Travel. 
 
 
Sullivan County Regional Health Department informational video on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 
 

"Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is actively monitoring the coronavirus situation to remain aware of current information, including review of guidance from national organizations such as the Center for Disease Control and local health departments and providers.  KCS district and school-based staff are working together with those experts in the development of operational plans to address any local impact that may take place. From preventative steps to potential response plans should an outbreak occur locally, KCS will continue to engage in these efforts for the foreseeable future to proactively plan for the safest possible environment for our students and staff."

For more information and resources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit the Center for Disease Control's website here