Thursday, December 29, 2016

Saura Weekly Updates - January 1, 2017





Saura Weekly Updates

January 1, 2017


2017 has arrived!  It is amazing how fast the years go by.  Before you know it we'll be setting up the stage for graduation.  In the meantime, we have a lot of work to do at South and a lot of exciting new opportunities in the near future.  I hope each one of you has a blessed new year!

I want to pass along a huge "THANK YOU" to the families and friends of our school.  I received several compliments over the past month about our huge fan base that comes out to support our Sauras.  We truly appreciate your support of our school and students!


Exam Reminders
We have just four days until exams for first semester begin.  Exams will be January 9-13.  The exam period will be from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm.  Lunch will be served and we will dismiss at 12:45 pm each day of exams.  Please check your calendars now and schedule any doctor or dentist appointments after 1:00 on exam days.  Students cannot be dismissed early during exams.


  • Monday, January 9 - 1st Period Exams
  • Tuesday, January 10 - 2nd Period Exams
  • Wednesday, January 11 - 3rd Period Exams
  • Thursday, January 12 - 4th Period Exams
  • Friday, January 13 - Make-Up Exams 
A list of classes with exams can be found on our website.

Lunch Policy Changes
Stokes County charge procedures will change at the beginning of second semester.  When these changes take effect, students will not be able to charge from the Grab and Go line.  For complete details, see http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/nutritionpayment.html.


Chromebook Countdown!!
Students and parent/guardians are required to attend a deployment meeting when Chromebooks will be issued.  A $25 insurance fee will be collected at the time of the meeting.  Meetings will begin in the gym and then students and parents will report to homeroom locations for more information and to pickup Chromebooks.  

Put the following dates on your calendar now:

Wednesday, Jan 18 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 9th & 10th Graders

Thursday, January 19 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 11th & 12th Graders


Yearbook Reminders
Yearbooks are for sale at school and online at www.yearbookforever.com for only $65. This price will go up to $75 during the second semester, so the chance to get a discount is coming to a close. 

Also, senior ads are on sale. Flyers went home last week and are also available online. Senior ads are due at the end of January and are a great way to commemorate a senior's success.


Here Comes the Bus App
Do you want to set an alert for when the bus is near?  Download the "Here Comes the Bus" app to track your bus.  For complete information check out http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/trans-busapp.html.



Dates to Remember
Tuesday, January 3
Students Return to School

Week of January 9-13
EXAMS WEEK!!  All students will be dismissed at 12:45 pm.  
No early dismissals allowed during the 8:30 am - 12:30 pm exam period.

Monday, January 9
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting
1st Period Exams 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Early Dismissal at 12:45 pm

Tuesday, January 10
2nd Period Exams 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Early Dismissal at 12:45 pm

Wednesday, January 11
3rd Period Exams 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Early Dismissal at 12:45 pm

Thursday, January 12
4th Period Exams 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Early Dismissal at 12:45 pm

Friday, January 13
Make-up Exams 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Early Dismissal at 12:45 pm
End of 1st Semester

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Holiday

Tuesday, January 17
Teacher Workday

Wednesday, January 18
Students report to homeroom when the bell rings
Beginning of Second Semester
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 9th & 10th Graders

Thursday, January 19
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 11th & 12th Graders



Sports News & Schedules

Tuesday, January 3
4:00 pm - Basketball @ Forbush

Friday, January 6
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Surry Central
5:00 pm - Swimming @ Stokes YMCA
7:00 pm - Wrestling @ Surry Central

Saturday, January 7
9:30 pm - Rick Williams Wrestling Tournament
2:00 pm - Varsity Boys Basketball @ East Surry
3:15 pm - JV Boys Basketball @ East Surry

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


** Note dates and times are subject to change.
For a full schedule of athletic events, see the South Stokes High School Athletic Calendar.  

Don't forget to follow South Stokes on Twitter @saurapride or connect on Facebook @southstokesauras.  Links to both social media accounts along with much more can be found on our website www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us.




GO SAURAS!