2020-21 Back to School Information

 

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Kingsport City Schools first day of school is Monday, August 10, 2020. 
 
Please click here to review the KCS Reopening Plan and the KCS Operations Manual: Framework for Opening the 2020-21 School Year
We invite you to explore these resources to prepare you for the upcoming school year!

BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS AND RESOURCES

SCHOOL HOURS

 

Regular Schedule Times

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

Elementary Schools ---- NEW TIMES
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Middle Schools
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

High School
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.  (Block)
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Singleton)
 

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS ONLY

 
Please take note of the following information regarding your child's first week of school:
 
Monday, August 3: This is the first day of school for Kingsport City Schools. Kindergarten students in GROUP A (only) will attend school from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. A video orientation will be made available for each school. Videos will be emailed to parents and posted on school Twitter accounts at 9 .m. on Thursday, June 30, 2020.
 
Tuesday, August 4: Kindergarten students in GROUP B (only) will attend school from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Wednesday, August 5 - Friday, August 7: All Kindergarten students (GROUP A and GROUP B) will attend school from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Monday, August 10: All Kindergarten students attend class on a regular school schedule.

STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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

ZONING AND TUITION APPLICATION

 
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 to apply now.

STUDENT NUTRITION SERVICES

 
The School Nutrition Services department works to provide a variety of healthy and appetizing food options to over 7,000 KCS students and employees each day.  Tasked with implementing and meeting USDA guidelines in all meal selections, SNS staff are continually seeking ways to increase service and food choices to meet individual needs and tastes.  During the 2019-20 school year, almost one million meals were served in KCS cafeterias!  Click here for school menus, meal prices, and payment information. 
 
The School Nutrition Meal Benefit Application for the 20-21 school year is now available online. You can apply by clicking into the following link: onlinemealapplication.k12k.com. Applying online eliminates the possibility of lost applications and makes the approval process faster. All information is secure and confidential.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

 
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.

TN IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS


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.