2022-23 Back to School Information

 
Kingsport City Schools first day of school is Monday, August 1, 2022. 

BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS AND RESOURCES

SCHOOL HOURS

 

Regular Schedule Times

Pre-K
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(Drop-off begins at 7:45 a.m.)

Elementary Schools
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(Drop-off begins at 7:45 a.m.)

Middle Schools
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
(Drop-off begins at 7 a.m.)

High School
7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.  (Block)
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Singleton)
(Drop-off begins at 7 a.m.)
 
You can find school hours, early dismissal times, and a list of all KCS schools on www.k12k.com under the "Schools" dropdown on the homepage.

CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS & CLASS SCHEDULES

 
Schedules and assignments will be distributed in the following ways:
 
  • Elementary School: Parents can view homeroom placements online via their Aspen Parent Portal account starting Wednesday, July 20, 2022. 
  • Middle School: Provided at the middle school Back to School events
    • Robinson: Thursday, July 28th --> 6th Graders 2-3 p.m. and 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders 5-6 p.m.
    • Sevier: Thursday, July 28th from 5-6:30 p.m.
  • High School: Check email and Aspen on Thursday, July 28th.
 

You may access or sign up for your Aspen Parent Portal account by clicking here.

If you have questions or need assistance in accessing your Aspen Parent Portal:

  • In-person support will be available in the Dobyns-Bennett High School front lobby (1 Tribe Way) on Tuesday, July 19th and Thursday, July 21st from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. each day; or
  • Email [email protected] to request portal information.
 
The first day of school for students is Monday, August 1.

ASPEN PARENT PORTAL INFORMATION

 

You may access or sign up for your Aspen Parent Portal account by clicking here.

If you have questions or need assistance in accessing your Aspen Parent Portal:

  • In-person support will be available in the Dobyns-Bennett High School front lobby (1 Tribe Way) on Tuesday, July 19th and Thursday, July 21st from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. each day; or
  • Email [email protected] to request portal information.

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS ONLY

 
Please take note of the following information regarding your child's first week of school:
 
Monday, August 1: 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. Additional school-specific details will be shared by each school prior to Back to School events.
 
Tuesday, August 2: Kindergarten students in GROUP B (only) will attend school from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Wednesday, August 3 - Friday, August 5: All Kindergarten students (GROUP A and GROUP B) will attend school from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Monday, August 8: All Kindergarten students attend class on a regular school schedule (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.).

STUDENT CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION - RISING 6TH & 9TH GRADERS

 
New student Chromebook devices will be distributed to KCS 6th and 9th grade students prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year.  Please plan on attending one of the following pick-up events so your child may receive their Chromebook and be best prepared for the first day of school.
 
  • Pick-up Location for All Students:  
    • John Sevier Middle School Small Gym (1200 Wateree Street)
    • Enter through exterior gym doors on Wateree Street (Enter between the two large trees. Do not enter the school at the main entrance.)
  • Pick-up Dates:
    • Monday, July 11, 2022
    • Thursday, July 14, 2022
    • Monday, July 18, 2022
    • Thursday, July 21, 2022
  • Event Times (same times for all four pick-up days):
    • 9 - 11 a.m.
    • 4 - 6 p.m.
 
Here are some details regarding the distribution process, so you will know what to expect:
  • A parent/guardian will be asked to accompany the student, with both needing to sign the KCS Responsible Use Policy.
  • Your student will be asked to provide their name.
  • Your student will be handed a Chromebook.
  • Your student will proceed to an area to unbox the Chromebook and login.  This will confirm that the device is operational before leaving.

DOBYNS-BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION ONLY

 

Dobyns-Bennett High School 9th graders and new students are invited to attend one of our new student information sessions below. As always, parents are welcome to attend if they would like on Friday, July 29, 2022 located in the Dobyns-Bennett Theater.

  • Last Name A-M: 9–10:30 a.m.
  • Last Name N-Z: 1– 2:30 p.m. 
 

The first day of school for students is Monday, August 1. All students will report to homeroom at 7:45 a.m. Homeroom assignments will be listed on student schedules as well as posted on our website and signs will be posted throughout the school.

STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 
Student registration is now open for new 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 not 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.
 
Click here for school menus, meal prices, and payment information. 
 
The School Nutrition Meal Benefit Application for the 22-23 school year is now available online. You can apply by clicking here. 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 the nurse practitioner program which 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.

P3 Campus
Students, staff, and the community are empowered to anonymously submit reports and other feedback to authorized KCS school administrators and school resource officers at the Kingsport Police Department via P3 Campus. 

 

Reports can now be submitted through multiple platforms: Visit the district website (k12k.com) or any school website and click on the light blub icon, visit P3Campus.com, download the P3 Campus mobile app, or scan the QR code printed on school posters. The reported issues include topics such as bullying/cyberbulling, drugs, alcohol, fighting, harassment, and suicide threats.

 

Reports are monitored 24/7 to ensure that time-sensitive matters are dealt with promptly. (When reporters use the mobile app, they are notified when action has been taken on their report, which demonstrates the value of their time and concern.) Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents or audio recording to their reports, and they can anonymously engage in two-way dialogue with a real person; both of these features greatly facilitate swift interventions. 

 

Click here to submit a report.