Sunday, January 8, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - January 8, 2017





Saura Weekly Updates

January 8, 2017


By now you should have received the call from Dr. Rice letting you know that school is closed tomorrow for students and teachers.  At this time, we don't know how the exam schedule will be adjusted, but I will let you know as soon as we know.

Exam Reminders
Exams are currently scheduled for January 9-13. Once we know when we will return to school, I'll update you on which days we will administer exams.  I anticipate exams will still be administered in the same order (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and makeups), but we do not know at this time when they will begin.  On exam days, the exam period will be from 8:30 am until 12:30 m.  Lunch will be served and we will dismiss at 12:45 pm each day of exams. 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 at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3I-SrrrkgKWZmhtSHJ2QkFkbHRmYTQyTFdxZU92LVotMVZv/view.


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!!
We sent home letters about the Chromebook rollout on Friday.  Please remember that students and parent/guardians are required to attend a deployment meeting when Chromebooks are issued.  A $25 insurance/maintenance 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

If you would like to preview Chromebook information, including the 1:1 Student/Parent Handbook at http://sshschromebookcenter.weebly.com/.  


Yearbook Reminders
This is the last week to get the 2016-2017 yearbooks for $65.   The price will go up to $75 second semester.  Purchase now at school or online at www.yearbookforever.com. 

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
Week of January 9-13
EXAM 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
School Closed for Students and Teachers

Exams to be determined!

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Holiday

Tuesday, January 17
Teacher Workday - Stay tuned - this may change to a student day

Wednesday, January 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



Sports News & Schedules

Friday, January 13
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. West Stokes
7:00 pm - Wrestling @ West Stokes


** 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!