Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - February 23, 2020














Spring Semester Conferences
Mark your calendars now for Spring Semester Conferences and Curriculum Fair which will be held Thursday evening, February 27. Teachers will be available in their classrooms to conference with families from 5:30-6:30 pm.




Curriculum Fair & Registration for 2020-2021
Immediately following Spring Semester Conferences, teachers will be available in the gym 6:30-7:15 pm to share information about courses available for the 2020-2021 school year. An informational meeting for rising 9th graders will also be held this evening from 6:00 until 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.








Student Progress

Be sure to stay informed of your student's progress on PowerSchool.  Parents and guardians can login to see grades, attendance and more on their mobile devices and computers.  If you do not have a PowerSchool login and would like access to your student's information, please contact Jill Tuttle at South Stokes.  If you have questions or concerns about their progress, be sure to attend Spring Semester Conferences or contact your student's teachers.


New Website & Climate Survey
Be sure to check out our new South Stokes website if you have not already.  While you're there, help us continue to grow and improve by completing the climate survey to help us identify areas of strengths and opportunities for growth within our school. A link to the survey is now available on the school website and below. We ask parents, families, and community members to provide insight into our school climate to help us identify areas in need of improvement. We value your feedback and will use it to plan for the future! Staff and students will also be completing surveys at school.

PARENT / FAMILY / COMMUNITY SURVEY LINK




North Carolina School Report Cards 2018-2019
The North Carolina School Report Cards for the 2018-2019 school year are now available on the North Carolina School Report Card Website.  Students were given cards about the school report cards for more information.

The South Stokes Library will be open on Thursday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30 pm during Spring Semester Conferences for parents and community members who would like to use the school computers to complete the Climate Survey or view the 2018-2019 School Report Card. You are also welcome to visit during the school day to use school computers if needed. Please check in at the office and ask to access the survey and/or school report card.




School Fees
Spring semester fees are due.  You may pay online or in the office at school.  Students brought home information about their fees owed last week.  If you have questions about fees, please contact the school.


Stokes County Fee Schedule, 2019-2020

Course/Activity
Fee
Anatomy – Adv. Sci.
$10.00
Art
$12.00
Athletic Fee (one time)
$5.00
Band
$12.00
Chemistry – Adv. Sci.
$10.00
Drama/Chorus
$10.00
Driver’s Education
$65.00
Lock Rental
$3.00
Lost Lock
$5.00
Math
$5.00
Parking Permit
$45.00
Physical Education
$8.00
Science – Regular
$5.00
  -AP Science
$10.00
Spanish Workbook
$12.00


Upcoming Events


Monday, February 24 - Friday, February 28
FFA Week Activities @ Lunch


Monday, February 24
Check student progess in PowerSchool (Progress Report time)
Camo Day - Calf Roping

Tuesday, February 25
ACT Administration (ALL JUNIORS)
PJ Day
4:30 pm - Baseball Scrimmage @ Parkland
1st Round Basketball State Playoffs 

Wednesday, February 26
Wacky Tacky Day - Corn Hole
Thursday, February 27
Blue & Gold Day - Petting Zoo
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Spring Semester Family/Teacher Conferences (Classrooms)
6:00 pm - Rising 9th Grader Meeting (Cafeteria)
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - Curriculum Fair (Gym)


Friday, February 28
Dress Like a Farmer Day


In the weeks ahead... 
Monday, March 2
4:00 pm - Baseball vs. Surry Central
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. McMichael

Tuesday, March 3
ASVAB Administration (See counselor to sign up)

Wednesday, March 4
6:00 pm - Soccer @ Mount Airy

Thursday, March 5
UNCG Representative Visit During Lunch
4:00 pm - Baseball @ West Stokes
4:30 pm - Track & Field @ North Stokes (SSHS, NSHS, WS Prep)
6:00 pm - Softball @ Glenn

Friday, March 6
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Rockingham
6:00 pm - Softball vs. Reagan

Monday, March 9
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting








Sports News

The spring sports season is just around the corner.  For information about a specific sport, please call the school or contact coaches. All athletes need to have a current physical form on file before they begin workouts or tryouts.

Spring Sports schedules are almost complete. You can find the softball and baseball schedules linked below. Others will be added as available. Sports schedules can be also be found on the South Stokes Calendar. You can find additional information on players and more at MaxPreps.com. Additional schedules will be added as available

Sports Physicals: Student athletes all must have a current sports physical on file to participate in workouts, practices, and competitions. Your doctor will need to complete the sports physical form and should be signed by the student's parent/guardian.


SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES



Helpful Links
Check out the links below to access for much of the information you'll need this school year!

LINKS:

Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications
 - Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch


Child Nutrition Information - Lunch menus, pre-payment options, nutrition and allergy information and more

Athletic Handbook

Here Comes the Bus App to track your bus (Currently not updating information correctly, but should be fixed soon)

Student Accident Insurance

Update Student Information (SnapCodes went to parent/guardian email or contact Jill Tuttle for code)

Link to 2019-2020 Stokes County Schools Calendars



Regular Bell Schedule

8:00 – 8:25 Smart Breakfast (Tutoring)
8:30 – 10:00 1st Period (90 min)
10:05 – 11:40 2nd Period (95 min)
11:45 – 1:40 3rd Period (90 min) & Lunch
1:45 – 3:20 4th Period (95 min)

LUNCH DURING 3rd PERIOD
11:45 – 12:10 1st Lunch: C Building
12:15 -12:40 2nd Lunch: D, E, & F Buildings
1:15 – 1:40 3rd Lunch: PE, JROTC & Outer Buildings



GO SAURAS!!!






Sunday, February 16, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - February 16, 2020














Career & College Day went great.  We appreciate our guest speakers, Capella Church of Christ, and our staff for making the day a success!  We plan to gather feedback from students and staff about the day to help make any necessary changes for the future.  Thank you for your patience as we know it was not ideal that the buses were delayed leaving from school.






New Website!
Our new website went live on Thursday.  We will continue to load content, but you should be able to find all the current Saura news available already.  A HUGE "Thank you" to Amanda Campbell for being our webmaster!



Climate Survey
South Stokes is committed to continuous growth and needs your help!! We are completing a climate audit to identify areas of strengths and opportunities for growth within our school. A link to the survey is now available on the school website and below. We ask parents, families, and community members to provide insight into our school climate to help us identify areas in need of improvement. We value your feedback and will use it to plan for the future! Staff and students will also be completing surveys at school.

PARENT / FAMILY / COMMUNITY SURVEY LINK




Spring Semester Conferences
Mark your calendars now for Spring Semester Conferences and Curriculum Fair which will be held Thursday evening, February 27. Teachers will be available in their classrooms to conference with families from 5:30-6:30 pm.




Curriculum Fair & Registration for 2020-2021
Immediately following Spring Semester Conferences, teachers will be available in the gym 6:30-7:15 pm to share information about courses available for the 2020-2021 school year. An informational meeting for rising 9th graders will also be held this evening from 6:00 until 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.








North Carolina School Report Cards 2018-2019
The North Carolina School Report Cards for the 2018-2019 school year are now available on the North Carolina School Report Card Website.  Students were given cards about the school report cards for more information.

The South Stokes Library will be open on Thursday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30 pm during Spring Semester Conferences for parents and community members who would like to use the school computers to complete the Climate Survey or view the 2018-2019 School Report Card. You are also welcome to visit during the school day to use school computers if needed. Please check in at the office and ask to access the survey and/or school report card.




School Fees
Spring semester fees are due.  You may pay online or in the office at school.  Students brought home information about their fees owed last week.  If you have questions about fees, please contact the school.


Stokes County Fee Schedule, 2019-2020

Course/Activity
Fee
Anatomy – Adv. Sci.
$10.00
Art
$12.00
Athletic Fee (one time)
$5.00
Band
$12.00
Chemistry – Adv. Sci.
$10.00
Drama/Chorus
$10.00
Driver’s Education
$65.00
Lock Rental
$3.00
Lost Lock
$5.00
Math
$5.00
Parking Permit
$45.00
Physical Education
$8.00
Science – Regular
$5.00
  -AP Science
$10.00
Spanish Workbook
$12.00


Upcoming Events

Monday, February 17
Teacher Workday
NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament @ South Stokes
4:00 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - North Stokes vs. WS Prep (Women)
5:15 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - North Stokes vs. South Stokes (Men)
6:30 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - Mount Airy vs. South Stokes (Women)
7:45 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - East Surry vs. Bishop McGuinness (Men)



Tuesday, February 18
NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament @ South Stokes
6:00 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - East Surry vs. North Stokes/WS Prep Winner (Women)
7:30 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - WS Prep vs. North Stokes/South Stokes Winner (Men)


Wednesday, February 19
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting
NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament @ South Stokes
6:00 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - Bishop McGuinness vs. Mount Airy/South Stokes Winner (Women)
7:30 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - Mount Airy vs. East Surry/ Bishop McGuinness Winner (Men)
Thursday, February 20
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum


Friday, February 21
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum
NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament @ South Stokes - Championship Games


Saturday, February 22
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum



In the weeks ahead...


Monday, February 24 - Friday, February 28
FFA Week Activities @ Lunch

Tuesday, February 25
ACT Administration (ALL JUNIORS)


Thursday, February 27
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Spring Semester Family/Teacher Conferences (Classrooms)
6:00 pm - Rising 9th Grader Meeting (Cafeteria)
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - Curriculum Fair (Gym)

Tuesday, March 3
ASVAB Administration (See counselor to sign up)






Sports News

The spring sports season is just around the corner.  Sign ups for boys tennis and softball are in the office, baseball tryouts will begin Wednesday, February 12 after school, and soccer workouts have begun.  For information about a specific sport, please call the school or contact coaches. All athletes need to have a current physical form on file before they begin workouts or tryouts.

Spring Sports schedules are almost complete. You can find the softball and baseball schedules linked below. Others will be added as available. Sports schedules can be also be found on the South Stokes Calendar. You can find additional information on players and more at MaxPreps.com. Additional schedules will be added as available

Sports Physicals: Student athletes all must have a current sports physical on file to participate in workouts, practices, and competitions. Your doctor will need to complete the sports physical form and should be signed by the student's parent/guardian.


SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES



Helpful Links
Check out the links below to access for much of the information you'll need this school year!

LINKS:

Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications
 - Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch


Child Nutrition Information - Lunch menus, pre-payment options, nutrition and allergy information and more

Athletic Handbook

Here Comes the Bus App to track your bus (Currently not updating information correctly, but should be fixed soon)

Student Accident Insurance

Update Student Information (SnapCodes went to parent/guardian email or contact Jill Tuttle for code)

Link to 2019-2020 Stokes County Schools Calendars



Regular Bell Schedule

8:00 – 8:25 Smart Breakfast (Tutoring)
8:30 – 10:00 1st Period (90 min)
10:05 – 11:40 2nd Period (95 min)
11:45 – 1:40 3rd Period (90 min) & Lunch
1:45 – 3:20 4th Period (95 min)

LUNCH DURING 3rd PERIOD
11:45 – 12:10 1st Lunch: C Building
12:15 -12:40 2nd Lunch: D, E, & F Buildings
1:15 – 1:40 3rd Lunch: PE, JROTC & Outer Buildings



GO SAURAS!!!






Saturday, February 8, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - February 9, 2020














It will be another busy week at South with College and Career Day, Sweetheart Court, Financial Aid Night and more. Be sure to check out details below!






Career & College Day - February 11, 2020

South Stokes will be holding a Career & College Day for all students on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Each grade level will be participating in readiness activities that day.


Seniors - Life Skills Courses with Guest Speakers and WorkKeys Study Tips

Seniors helped select topics important to them for after high school such as managing finances, how to study in college, information on trade programs at Forsyth Tech, grocery shopping on a budget, basic car care, types of insurance and many more!

Juniors - All juniors will be taking the ACT on February 25. Not only does the ACT help with admission to four-year colleges and universities, but the scores can also be used to place into coursework at the community college. South Stokes has contracted with a professional organization skilled in preparing students for the ACT to provide an ACT workshop on that day. In addition, we will have door prizes for students and we are providing lunch for students.

Freshmen & Sophomores - Juniors and seniors usually go on college tours, but we want to have our students start early! Freshmen and sophomores have been offered five different tours to choose from on February 11: Appalachian State; NC State; Winston-Salem State & Forsyth Tech; UNC-Charlotte; and UNC-Greensboro & Greensboro College. Permission slips need to be returned on Monday.

We look forward to a great day helping students plan for the future!




Sweetheart Court & Senior Night
The pep rally/mock sweetheart court will be Monday afternoon, February 10. Sweetheart Court and Senior Night will take place during Tuesday night's basketball games against East Surry. Be sure to come out and celebrate our Sauras!







Makeup Day - Friday, February 14, 2020
Friday, February 14 will be a student day instead of a teacher workday to make up for the missed day on Friday, February 7.



Climate Survey
South Stokes is committed to continuous growth and needs your help!! We are completing a climate audit to identify areas of strengths and opportunities for growth within our school. A link to the survey is now available on the school website and below. We ask parents, families, and community members to provide insight into our school climate to help us identify areas in need of improvement. We value your feedback and will use it to plan for the future! Staff and students will also be completing surveys at school.

PARENT / FAMILY / COMMUNITY SURVEY LINK



North Carolina School Report Cards 2018-2019
The North Carolina School Report Cards for the 2018-2019 school year are now available on the North Carolina School Report Card Website.  Students were given cards about the school report cards for more information.

The South Stokes Library will be open on Thursday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30 pm during Spring Semester Conferences for parents and community members who would like to use the school computers to complete the Climate Survey or view the 2018-2019 School Report Card. You are also welcome to visit during the school day to use school computers if needed. Please check in at the office and ask to access the survey and/or school report card.



School Fees
Spring semester fees are due.  You may pay online or in the office at school.  Students brought home information about their fees owed last week.  If you have questions about fees, please contact the school.


Stokes County Fee Schedule, 2019-2020

Course/Activity
Fee
Anatomy – Adv. Sci.
$10.00
Art
$12.00
Athletic Fee (one time)
$5.00
Band
$12.00
Chemistry – Adv. Sci.
$10.00
Drama/Chorus
$10.00
Driver’s Education
$65.00
Lock Rental
$3.00
Lost Lock
$5.00
Math
$5.00
Parking Permit
$45.00
Physical Education
$8.00
Science – Regular
$5.00
  -AP Science
$10.00
Spanish Workbook
$12.00




Spring Semester Conferences
Mark your calendars now for Spring Semester Conferences and Curriculum Fair which will be held Thursday evening, February 27. Teachers will be available in their classrooms to conference with families from 5:30-6:30 pm.


Curriculum Fair
Immediately following Spring Semester Conferences, teachers will be available in the gym 6:30-7:15 pm to share information about courses available for the 2020-2021 school year. An informational meeting for rising 9th graders will also be held this evening from 6:00 until 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.



Upcoming Events
February 10-14
Love the Bus Week - Show your appreciation for your bus driver!


Monday, February 10
Mock Sweetheart Court/Pep Rally


Tuesday, February 11
Career & College Day
5:00 pm- Basketball vs. East Surry - No JV Girls (SENIOR NIGHT & SWEETHEART COURT)


Wednesday, February 12
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm - Financial Aid (FAFSA) Night


Thursday, February 13
8:00 am - Beta Club Meeting
4:00 pm - Basketball @ North Stokes (Changed from 2/14/2020)


Friday, February 14
STUDENT DAY (Make up for February 7)
Wrestling Individual Regionals @ Uwharrie Charter


Saturday, February 15
Wrestling Individual Regionals @ Uwharrie Charter



In the weeks ahead...


Monday, February 17
Teacher Workday
4:00 pm - Basketball Conference Tournament @ South Stokes


Tuesday, February 18
6:00 pm - Basketball Conference Tournament @ South Stokes


Wednesday, February 19
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting
6:00 pm - Basketball Conference Tournament @ South Stokes


Thursday, February 20
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum


Friday, February 21
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum
6:00 pm - Basketball Conference Tournament Championship Game @ South Stokes


Saturday, February 22
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum


Tuesday, February 25
ACT Administration (ALL JUNIORS)


Thursday, February 27
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Spring Semester Family/Teacher Conferences (Classrooms)
6:00 pm - Rising 9th Grader Meeting (Cafeteria)
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - Curriculum Fair (Gym)






Sports News

The spring sports season is just around the corner.  Sign ups for boys tennis and softball are in the office, baseball tryouts will begin Wednesday, February 12 after school, and soccer workouts have begun.  For information about a specific sport, please call the school or contact coaches. All athletes need to have a current physical form on file before they begin workouts or tryouts.

Spring Sports schedules are almost complete. You can find the softball and baseball schedules linked below. Others will be added as available. Sports schedules can be also be found on the South Stokes Calendar. You can find additional information on players and more at MaxPreps.com. Additional schedules will be added as available

Sports Physicals: Student athletes all must have a current sports physical on file to participate in workouts, practices, and competitions. Your doctor will need to complete the sports physical form and should be signed by the student's parent/guardian.


SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES



Helpful Links
Check out the links below to access for much of the information you'll need this school year!

LINKS:

Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications
 - Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch


Child Nutrition Information - Lunch menus, pre-payment options, nutrition and allergy information and more

Athletic Handbook

Here Comes the Bus App to track your bus (Currently not updating information correctly, but should be fixed soon)

Student Accident Insurance

Update Student Information (SnapCodes went to parent/guardian email or contact Jill Tuttle for code)

Link to 2019-2020 Stokes County Schools Calendars



Regular Bell Schedule

8:00 – 8:25 Smart Breakfast (Tutoring)
8:30 – 10:00 1st Period (90 min)
10:05 – 11:40 2nd Period (95 min)
11:45 – 1:40 3rd Period (90 min) & Lunch
1:45 – 3:20 4th Period (95 min)

LUNCH DURING 3rd PERIOD
11:45 – 12:10 1st Lunch: C Building
12:15 -12:40 2nd Lunch: D, E, & F Buildings
1:15 – 1:40 3rd Lunch: PE, JROTC & Outer Buildings



GO SAURAS!!!