Saturday, September 8, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - September 9, 2018

SSHS School Report CardIt was another great week at South!  We were excited to celebrate our School Performance Grade which was released on Wednesday.  For the fifth year in a row, South Stokes earned a "B" grade and for the 2017-2018 school year we EXCEEDED GROWTH which is the highest growth distinction awarded.  We invite students to celebrate with us on Monday with a free cup of ice cream in the cafeteria at lunch!

Events This Week

Monday, September 10
Issue Parking Permits During Lunches

Tuesday, September 11
Start Collecting Fall Fees
8:00 am - SGA Officer Meeting (D5)

Wednesday, September 12
7:50 am - BETA Club Officers Meeting
6:30 am - Athletic Boosters Meeting (At Concession Stand) - CANCELLED

Thursday, September 13
8:00 am - SGA Meeting (D5)

Friday, September 14
UNC Chapel Hill Representative on Campus (See Mrs. Sawyer for details)

Other dates to remember...

Tuesday, September 18
Progress Report Time - Grades Updated in PowerSchool

Wednesday, September 19
3:30 pm - SIT Meeting (F2)

Wednesday, September 26
6:30 pm - BETA Club Inductions

School Fees
Information about the fees students owe for fall semester went home with students on Friday in homeroom.  We will begin collecting school fees in the office on Tuesday, September 11.  If paying by check, be sure to include a phone number on the check.

Stokes County Fee Schedule, 2018-2019

Anatomy – Adv. Sci.
Athletic Fee (one time)
Chemistry – Adv. Sci.
Driver’s Education
Lock Rental
Lost Lock
Parking Permit
Physical Education
Science – Regular
 -AP Science
Spanish Workbook

SGA Officers

Students voted on class officers this past week.  Congratulations to our student leaders for 2018-2019:

Student Body President:  Carly Hall
Student Body Vice President:  Brianna Phipps
Senior Class President:  Ethan Belanger
Junior Class President:  Jorja Brewer
Sophomore Class President:  Carson Birchfield
Freshman Class President:  Katelyn Price

Powder Puff

Girls interested in participating in the Powder Puff Game in October should see Mrs. Dunn in C9.

Free & Reduced Lunch and Fee Waivers
We encourage all families to complete the Free & Reduced Lunch Forms to see if they qualify.  You can now complete them ONLINE or on paper.  If you need a paper form for Free & Reduced Lunch or a Fee Waiver form, you can pick them up in the office.

Chromebook Pick-up
Most of our students have picked up their Chromebooks for the year.  If your child has not picked up their Chromebook and you need the parent training, please call the school for an appointment.  If the $25 insurance fee is a significant hardship, contact Mrs. Cheek for information about a payment plan.

Update Student Registration Information Online
You should have received an email to complete student registration or a paper copy of your SnapCode attached to your child's schedule at Open House.  If you have not already done so, please complete your child's student information materials online at  Completing these forms will help ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information to help us maintain contact with you about your child's progress at school.  

New Security Features
Installation should be completed soon on our new security system.  When it is completely installed, there will be a sign on the front doors as a reminder to ring for entrance.

Parking Permits
Parking permits will be distributed beginning on Monday.  Students need to start parking in their assigned places on Wednesday.  Students parked on campus without a permit beginning on Wednesday are subject to ticketing.  Applications for parking are available in the office or online at  A complete application includes a signed application, "It's My Call/It's Your Call" form, and the $40 permit fee.  Parking places will be assigned based on when applications are received.  

Sports News and Schedules
All students interested in participating in athletics must have a current physical on file (PHYSICAL FORM).  For more information about teams, practices, and more, see Coach Adams or the coaches of each sport.  

Monday, September 10
4:00 pm - Golf @ Cross Creek CC (Conference Teams)
4:30 pm - JV & Varsity Volleyball @ East Wilkes
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Elkin
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. NC Leadership Academy

Tuesday, September 11
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Bishop McGuinness
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. East Surry

Wednesday, September 12
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Forbush
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting (@ Concession Stand) - CANCELLED
7:30 pm - Varsity Football @ Elkin (moved from Friday)

Thursday, September 13
4:30 pm - Tennis @ East Surry
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ Mt. Airy
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Elkin

Friday, September 14


Fall Sports Schedules