Friday, October 2, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - October 4, 2020

 


Schedule for October 5 - October 9

This week, the schedule for on-campus attendance is

Monday, October 5 -  Last Names A-K ("A" Day)
Tuesday, October 6 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)


Wednesday, October 7 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)
Thursday, October 8 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)
Friday, October 9 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)



The calendar for "A" Day and "B" Day students can be found in the Stokes County Schools Relaunch Plan.  These dates have also been added to the South Stokes calendar as well.



Student Progress
Thank you to families who contacted teachers to check on student progress this past week.  Please continue to reach out with any questions or concerns you have about instruction.  We appreciate you checking on student grades in PowerSchool and reminding students the importance of attending class each day and submitting assignments.  We want students to be successful and communication is extremely important to student success!





Driver's Education Class
The next driver's education class will be held October 13-21 from 3:30-8:30 pm.  Students who were enrolled in the March 2020 class that was cancelled due to the school shutdown are included on the class roster for this next class.  There are 11 slots left for the class and registration will open on Monday at 8:00 am.  Registration will close on Wednesday, October 7 at 4:00 pm and the 11 oldest students registered will be added to the class roster.  

The $65.00 registration fee must be paid in the office by the first day of class. Students MUST also bring their birth certificate, social security card, driver’s training book, and a completed 800 form on the first day of class.

Find the registration form and complete information on the Driver's Ed Page of the South Stokes website.


Throwback to when some of our seniors were taking Driver's Ed!





Reminders about Plan B
Students returning to in-school instruction should review some of the changes they will see on campus.  

  • Bus transportation (will need attestation form and mask)
  • Student drivers - park in front lot in numbered spaces (no permit required at this time) and exit vehicle and enter school when you arrive
  • Breakfast (free for everyone)
  • Where to report when arriving at school (the main lobby will not open until 7:30 am; report to 1st period at 8:00 am)
  • Social distancing (don't gather in groups, maintain space between students)
  • One way hallways (follow the arrowheads)
  • 3rd Period begins at 11:40 am
  • Lunches (delivered to classrooms - eat with 3rd period MENU)



School Pictures
School pictures for underclassmen and senior makeups will take place in October.  The schedule can be found below.  Please note, there will not be a makeup day for underclassmen, so students who would like to be pictured in the yearbook will need to have their pictures made on one of these dates.

9th - 11th Graders


Tuesday, October 13
"A" Day Students (during 4th Period)
3:20 - 4:20 pm for Plan C students

Friday, October 16
"B" Day Students (during 4th Period)
3:20 - 4:20 pm for Plan C students











Senior Make-ups 

Wednesday, October 21
"A" Day Students (during 4th Period)
3:20-4:20 pm - "B" Day & Plan C Students 
(last day for seniors who did not have pictures made during the summer to be photographed for the yearbook)







PSAT
Sophomores and juniors planning to attend a four-year college after high school are encouraged to sign up for the PSAT.  The test will be administered at South Stokes on Wednesday, October 14.  The cost is $17 and juniors may be eligible for a fee waiver.  See Mrs. Sawyer or Ms. Spargo to register by October 7.






Bus Information


Students boarding the bus will need to bring a signed attestation form each day.  You can get blank forms from your bus driver, in the main office or download a form HERE.  If you need information about a bus route, please call the school or email Mr. Matt Tedder (matthew.tedder@stokes.k12.nc.us).






Yearbooks on Sale!
Yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year are now on sale.  The price is $55.00.  You can purchase yearbooks at school or online.  The link can be found on the school website under Students, click on Order a Yearbook.  Also, information about senior ads is on the school website.  Ads will be due in December.


Picture



Yearbook Contest!
The theme of the 2020-2021 yearbook is "Break Free".  Students are encouraged to share their ideas through an essay contest.  Write up to three essays using the prompts below for inclusion in the yearbook.  Winners will receive $50 and runner up will win $30 with a winner and runner up selected for each prompt.


Prompts:
1. What makes you feel free?
2. What do you do in your free time?
3. Free to be you: what makes you unique?

Any work submitted may be featured in the 2020-2021 yearbook.  Essays should be no longer than 350-500 words and share essays with Alyssa Smith by November 24.







Technology Assistance
If students are having problems with their Chromebooks, please submit a Tech Ticket on the school website and our staff will get in touch with you to help resolve the issue.







Class Schedule under PLAN B (Starting 9/14/2020)

7:30 am                               Lobby doors open
8:00 am                              Report to 1st Period
8:30 am - 10:00 am        1st Period
10:05 am - 11:35 am        2nd Period
11:40 am - 1:45 pm           3rd Period 
(teachers will announce lunch break during 3rd period)
1:50 pm - 3:20 pm           4th Period





Parking Permits
Applications for parking permits will be distributed once all students are back on campus.  While we are under Plan B, student drivers may park in any numbered spot in the front parking lot.



Sports Schedules
Sports schedules have been add to the South Stokes Calendar and are aligned to the shortened seasons announced by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA).  Volleyball and cross country begin in November and basketball begins in December.  The amended sports calendar can be found below.  Contact coaches for information about any scheduled workouts. 


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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 5 - A DAY (Last Names A-K)
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting (Cafeteria)

Tuesday, October 6 - A Day (Last Names A-K)


Wednesday, October 7 - B Day (Last Names L-Z)


Thursday, October 8 - B Day (Last Names L-Z)


Friday, October 9 - B Day (Last Names L-Z)





Looking ahead in October...

Monday, October 12
10:45 am - NC State University Virtual Visit

Tuesday, October 13
Pictures (Underclassmen) - 4th period for "A" Day students
3:20-4:20 pm - Pictures for students on Plan C (All remote instruction)
Pictures must be taken in order to be featured in the yearbook

Wednesday, October 14
PSAT Administration ("A" Day Students)
End of 1st 9-weeks

Friday, October 16
Pictures (Underclassmen) - 4th period for "B" Day students
3:20-4:20 pm - Pictures for students on Plan C (all remote instruction)
Pictures must be taken in order to be featured in the yearbook

Monday, October 19
No School for Students - Teacher Workday

Tuesday, October 20
10:30 am - Jostens Cap & Gown Information for Seniors

Wednesday, October 21
REPORT CARDS
Senior Make-up Pictures - 4th Period for "A" Day students
3:20 - 4: 20 pm - "B" Day and Plan C (all remote instruction)
This will be the last opportunity for seniors to have their pictures made for the yearbook

Thursday, October 22
10:30 am - Jostens Cap & Gown Information for Seniors

Thursday, October 29
PSAT Administration ("B" Day Students)
2:00-4:30 pm - Senior Graduation Order Day (Information about appointment times to come)





Helpful Links

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

LINKS:

Stokes County Schools

Stokes County Schools Re-Launch 2020-2021 (includes Hybrid A Day/B Day Schedule)

Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

Link to 2020-2021 Stokes County Schools Calendar (revised May 2020)






GO SAURAS!!!