Saturday, August 1, 2020

Saura Summer Updates - August 2, 2020




Orientation & Enrollment

South Stokes will be hosting Orientation for all students the week of August 17-21.  Appointments are available for freshmen on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18.  Appointments for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are available on Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20.  We ask that no more than two (2) family members attend the session with their student to limit the number of individuals gathered at one time.

Orientation sessions will begin in the gym at your appointment time. A small group of students and their families will meet with Mrs. Cheek and Mr. Tedder to learn about the school year and review the schedule for Orientation.

Following the introduction session, students and their families will visit the library for Chromebook checkouts and to gain access to student and family accounts.

You will then visit your students' teachers to learn about the courses they will be taking, how to access course materials, and ask any questions you have about expectations and communication.

Please plan to be on campus for approximately 60-90 minutes.

 

Click here to schedule an Orientation Appointment for FRESHMEN

 

Click here to schedule an orientation appointment for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students

 

When you arrive for Orientation, please enter through the main entrance. A staff member will be on hand to screen students and their family members (including temperature checks). Please remember to wear a mask.

If you have not completed your enrollment forms, please do so before Orientation.

If you have questions about Orientation, please contact the school at 336-994-2995.


Schedule for 2020-2021 School Year
The week of August 17 will be Orientation for all students.  The website to schedule your orientation session will be live on

Beginning the week of August 24, Stokes County will follow Plan C, all remote learning.  Students and families will learn more about how coursework will be delivered during their orientation sessions.  Remote instruction this year will include regular live instruction during the school day allowing students to follow a traditional school schedule whether on campus or working remotely.  On September 8, Stokes County will move to Plan B participating in in-school and remote learning on an alternating schedule.  Students whose last names begin with A-K will attend school on "A" Days and last names L-Z will attend on "B" Days.  The calendar for this alternating schedule is available in the Stokes County Schools Re-Launch 2020-2021 Plan.  The South Stokes calendar has been updated with this schedule as well.

Students who are interested in the 100% Remote Plan should indicate this on their 2020-2021 Enrollment Forms.  We ask that anyone opting for the 100% remote instruction commit to at least one quarter. 

Please review the re-launch plan and contact the school with any questions.



What Will School Look Like?
Many of you have asked what school will look like when students are back in school.  Stokes County Schools will be using guidance from local, state, and federal agencies to ensure a safe and healthy environment for students and staff.  Requirements will include masks and social distancing throughout the school.  You can view much of the guidance in the North Carolina Health and Human Services' StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12).  The guidance is  updated regularly based on the latest data and we will continue to update our plans accordingly.  We will share about the changes students will see at school during orientation appointments.  Please call the school if you have any questions.





Summer Workout Information
This week the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced the fall sports season is delayed until at least September 1.  Football, volleyball, and soccer workouts continue until fall sports begin.  The week of August 17 will be a "dead period" with no workouts that week.    Contact coaches for information

You can view all of the NC High School Athletic Association's guidance regarding summer workouts online at https://www.nchsaa.org/news/2020-6-8/nchsaa-summer-guide-reopening-sportsactivities.






School Fees
School fees will be collected once schedules for students are finalized.  We ask that families please set up an account on School Cash Online.  When fees are applied for your student, you will receive a notification and be able to see the fees on the site.  You can then pay the fees online or in the office at school.




Chromebooks

Students should return Chromebooks, chargers, calculators, and other school materials this week.  The office will be open 7:30 am until 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday.  Please call the school and let us know if you need assistance getting materials back to school and we will work with students to get items returned.  Students who do not return risk not having an up-to-date device for the start of the school year.  Students who do not return Chromebooks will be charged $250.










Upcoming Events
August 17-21

August 24
Remote Learning Begins

September 8


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

LINKS:

Stokes County Schools